Haiti holds day of mourning over quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The United Nations said the Haitian government declared an official day of mourning Friday for the one-month anniversary of the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Clinton assures Haiti of U.S. assistance

Clinton assures Haiti of U.S. assistance

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Haiti's president Saturday, pledging "we will be here today, tomorrow and for the time ahead."
Obama offers help to Haiti for now, later

Obama offers help to Haiti for now, later

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama pledged near-term aid for the devastating earthquake and long-term redevelopment help Friday to Haitian President Rene Preval.

Haiti: Anarchy risk without more aid

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Haiti faces a descent back into anarchy if the government can't find as much as $100 million to plug a budget gap, Haitian President Rene Preval said.

Official ensures U.N. commitment to Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A top U.N. official has promised continued support to ensure the future security and stability of Haiti.

Haitian storm refugees seek immigrant deal

MIAMI, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Florida immigrant advocates want victims of recent devastating Haitian storms to be allowed into the United States under "temporary protected status."

Haitian president has new PM nominee

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 26 (UPI) -- Haitian President Rene Preval Thursday chose a new nominee to become the country's prime minister, Haitian radio reported.

Haiti: President picks new prime minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 27 (UPI) -- Haitian President Rene Preval has chosen a new candidate to become the country's prime minister after lawmakers rejected his first choice, officials said.

IMF to work with Preval on Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 26 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund will work with the Haitian government and donors to relieve the food crisis in Haiti, the mission chief for Haiti said Friday.
Haiti appeals to Caricom for help

Haiti appeals to Caricom for help

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 19 (UPI) -- Haiti is appealing to member nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, for help in its ongoing food price crisis, Haitian officials said.

Haiti: Food shortage strains aid groups

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 17 (UPI) -- The food crisis in Haiti has ratcheted up pressure on international aid groups already feeding the country's poor, a relief official said.

Haitian demonstrators won't drop protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 9 (UPI) -- Haitian President Rene Preval told angry demonstrators Wednesday to end their violent protests, Haitian radio reported.

Haiti: Food protests persist

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 8 (UPI) -- Protesters attempted Tuesday to storm the presidential palace in Haiti's capital amid outcries against rising food prices, Haitian radio reported.

First lady arrives in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Laura Bush arrived in Haiti Thursday for meetings with President Rene Preval and a visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic.

5,000 Aristide supporters rally in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 1 (UPI) -- An estimated 5,000 people rallied in Port-au-Prince this week in support of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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Rene Preval
Rene Preval, Haiti's new president-elect, answers questions by the media during a press conference held at the United Nations on March 27, 2006 in New York City. (UPI photo/Monika Graff)

René Garcia Préval (French pronunciation: ; born January 17, 1943) is a Haitian politician and agronomist who was the President of the Republic of Haiti from 14 May 2006 to 14 May 2011. He previously served as President from February 7, 1996, to February 7, 2001, and as Prime Minister from February 1991 to October 11, 1991.

Préval was born in Marmelade, Northern Haiti. He studied Business at the College of Gembloux and the University of Leuven in Belgium and also studied Biology at the University of Pisa in Pisa, Italy.

Préval's father, an agronomist also, had risen to the position of Minister of Agriculture in the government of Général Paul Magloire, the predecessor of Duvalier. Leaving Haiti because his political past presented him as a potential opponent, Preval's father found work with UN agencies in Africa.

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