The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
By United Press International

Analysis: Brazil, Haiti bond over biofuels

MIAMI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Brazilian and Haitian investors appear keen to jump-start Haiti's efforts to produce alternative biofuels as a substitute for charcoal, the country’s leading domestic fuel that has been blamed for widespread deforestation over the past several decades.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Haitian protesters want Aristide's return

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 16 (UPI) -- Protesters backing former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have called for the return of the ousted leader and denounced his successor.

Cuban official: Castro ready to return

HAVANA, March 16 (UPI) -- Cuba's Fidel Castro is in good enough shape to return from illness to run for re-election to Parliament next year, said the head of the National Assembly.

Fidel Castro says he's feeling well

HAVANA, March 14 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Fidel Castro claims he is feeling much better, months after undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, Granma newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Wyclef Jean named Haitian ambassador

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Haiti has named Haitian hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean a roaming ambassador to the country, the BBC reported Thursday.

Haiti: Protesters call for Aristide return

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of Haitian protesters gathered in Port-au-Prince to demanded the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Brazilian officer held hostage in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 19 (UPI) -- A Haitian gang took a Brazilian colonel hostage but released him after two hours, O Globo reported Friday.

Canadian diplomat visits Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, May 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean has begun a four-day trip to Haiti, returning to her birth country for the first time since her 2005 appointment.

Haiti inaugurates new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 14 (UPI) -- Haiti Sunday inaugurated President Rene Preval, who assumed office after two violence-wracked years under an interim non-elected government.

Low turnout in Haiti's parliamentary vote

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 22 (UPI) -- Turnout was low in the delayed second round of parliamentary voting in Haiti, and results are expected next week, the BBC reported.

Haitians vote in parliamentary elections

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 21 (UPI) -- Haitians head to the polls Friday for the final round of parliamentary elections.
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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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