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Marco Rubio travels to Haiti on official visit

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio traveled to Haiti Monday morning on an official visit to meet with government leaders, including Haitian President Michel Martelly.

The purpose of the trip, according to Rubio's office, is "to discuss issues of national interest with local and U.S. government officials in Haiti and to assess the state of affairs there two years after the devastating earthquake." Rubio will also meet with Haiti's prime minister, private sector leaders and non-profit organizations.

Rubio is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the top Republican in the Western Hemisphere subcommittee.

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Can't Take Any More

Marcocito is again practicing the tactic his mentor, JEB! used so well when hurricanes devastated parts of Florida in 2004-05. Show up where there are piles of rubble surrounded by a massive news crew, shake some hands, hug a few photogenic people and promise to bring them immediate help to rebuild. JEB! never came back or brought any help and neither will Marcocito.

arale norimaki

other vs. Cubans: Is There A Double Standard On Illegal Aliens?

Seems like a double standard. If you come from Cuba you are granted automatic residency, but if you come from other countries you need to have the proper documentation

jokyla

I find this article comical concerning the activities of Sen. Rubio.

peter carter

he does not need to go to Haiti, we have more than enough of them here in Miami. Or does he have another motive. like get his picture in the Herald.

peter carter

WE NEED OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, TO STAY AT HOME AND LOOK AFTER OUR LEGAL CITIZENS......
LOOKING FOR WORK!

George Fuller

Haiti has been a disaster case for over a hundred years.....

Close it down and move them all to Miami Dade

peter carter

I CAME FROM CANADA, WITH A LAW DEGREE, I WAS TREATED AS AN ILLEGAL, AND HAD TO WAIT FOR IMMIGRATION AND FBI CHECK UP, PLUS WAIT 10 YEARS TO GET MY U.S.A. PASSPORT.
SO YOU CUBANS ARE VERY LUCKY AND ITS ALL THANKS TO CASTRO.
HAITIANS WITH NO EDUCATION AND NO ENGLISH, ARRIVING IN MIAMI, ARE MORE THAN LUCKY !
IPSO FACTO.

Farm Ted

wow.....these post are funny.....dam if he do and dam if don't.

Jose Aguirre

Haitians have a rock solid work ethic and due to the color of their skin are given no breaks at all. Even the charity millions sent after the earthquake were stolen by corrupt leaders. Total double standard when compared to the other economic refugees I.e. Venezuelans and Cubans.

Mike

Maybe Marco is going there to explain the Fairness of the Wet Foot Dry Foot Act that allows Cubans to stay in the USA while the Haitians are sent home the same day?? Just sayin' Next year he will procliam to be a Foreign policy expert due to his overnight visit,,,

JJ

Marco where are you going? My lawn needs you!

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