Born in Marmelade, Haiti Rene Garcia Preval is the son of a Haitian agronomist who has risen to the position of Minister of Agriculture under Paul E. Magloire.
Rene Preval was the Prime Minister of Haiti under the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He married three time. On December 6, 2009 Preval married Elizabeth Delatour
The French president Nicolas Sarkozy made a historic visit in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. He was the first French president to visit Haiti since the country 's independence in 1804. During the visit, he also announced additional aid of more than 100,000 to Haiti.
France has a long history with Haiti. The Haitian revolution was a period of conflict where the slaves of Saint-Domingue revolted against the French colonization. On January 1, 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti a free nation, the first indecent nation in Latin America and the first post-colonial independent black led nation in the world
U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton meeting with Haitian President Rene Preval. During her visit she assured the Haitian people that the US will be working with the haitian government to provide assistance after the earthquake that took the lives of so many. She stated : to assist in every way we can.
U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi meeting with Haitian president Rene Preval following the earthquake. She said: Our two countries have a strong friendship, so Members of Congress have met on many occasions with President Preval. On this occasion, we'll be focusing on assistance to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake.
Here is a picture of Leonel Fernandez , Dominican Republic president and Haitian President Rene Preval. The have been many conflicts between the two nations. The Dominican Republic occupies two-third of the island of Hispaniola, which is shares with Haiti. Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795. In 1801, Toussaint L'Ouverture conquered the Island. In 1808, the country revolted, setting the first republic. In 1814, Spain regained control and in 1821, Spain government was overthrown. In 844 Dominican Republic was conquered by the Haitians.
A picture of former U.S. President Bill Clinton with Haitian President Rene Preval
Former president Bill Clinton was appointed by the U.N. as co-czar of Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction. Prior to that, he was the United Nation's Special envoy to Haiti
Critics of former President Bill Clinton blame him for the rapid decline in Haiti economic condition.
It is reported that after the 1991 coup that removed Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide into power, Bill Clinton continued with the same policy of his George Bush which is a policy of jailing Haitian refugees in Guantanamo.
He is also accused for pressuring Aristide to adopt free market economic policy as a condition of restoring him into power in 1994. This policy actually drove the country into becoming the poorest in the western hemisphere.