Amid Hurricane Threat, Bill Clinton Heads to Haiti to Kick-Start Reconstruction

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton during his visit to Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the earthquake. Clinton will be back in Haiti this week to help jump-start reconstruction efforts there. Photo by: Jeremy Lock / U.S. Air Force

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be back in Haiti this week to help jump-start reconstruction efforts despite the looming threat of hurricanes.

    Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said Clinton will lead a meeting of the Haiti reconstruction commission, to be attended by government officials from Brazil, France, the U.S., and Venezuela, Reuters reports.

    Bellerive hopes to set specific guidelines on aid disbursement, as 140 countries pledged to provide more than USD5 billion worth of assistance to help Haiti recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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