March 10, 2010 2:31 PM

Haiti's Preval seeks renewal of direct U.S. aid to government

Haitian President Rene Preval said he lobbied both President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for direct payments to help support government services in Haiti. The U.S. had cut such payments in 2008 out of concerns about corruption in the Haitian government. But Preval said without money, the government will have to cut services, with dramatic consequences.

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