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5476: preval Fernandez and 30% (fwd)

From: Yacine Khelladi <yacine@aacr.net>

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> DR1 Daily News - Friday, 10 November 2000
> 3. Fernandez and Preval meet
> In compensation, as it were, for his canceled meeting with President
> Hipolito Mejia on the Haiti-DR border, the President of Haiti met with
> former President Leonel Fernandez in his office in Port-au-Prince.
> President Rene Preval received Fernandez during the latter’s visit to
> the Haitian capital for a speaking engagement. Fernandez addressed the
> conference titled “Regional and International Competitiveness:
> Strategies and Opportunities,” sponsored jointly by the U.S. Agency
> for International Development and the Haitian Center for Free
> Enterprise and Democracy.
> Preval told Fernandez that “at least 30% of the drugs that find their
> way to the U.S. and Europe pass through [Haitian] territory,” adding
> “we do not have the resources to confront the problem.” Preval also
> told Fernandez that whatever might b the result of Haiti’s
> presidential elections, relations between the neighboring nations will
> continue to improve. Fernandez will meet today with former President,
> and current candidate, Jean Bertrande Aristide, in his Port-au-Prince
> residence today.