Attorney General Eric Holder met Tuesday with René Préval, the president of Haiti, during his first trip to the United States following the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean country in January.
The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss drug trafficking, though the Attorney General also took the opportunity to express his sympathies for the recent tragedy in Haiti, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman.
Haiti is one of the main shipping points in the Caribbean for Colombian cocaine traffic, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration fact sheet on drug trafficking.
Préval also met with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Tuesday, and said it would be a “mistake” to rebuild Port-au-Prince as it was before the earthquake. Préval instead urged a post-quake effort to develop Haiti’s provinces, according to a report by the Voice of America.
President Obama will meet with Préval on Wednesday.
7,000 people were murdered by the Mexican drug cartels last year because we in the US kept marijuana illegal, many of the victims were children, police officers and politicians. This year the cartels are on track to kill at least 9,000 more. Who supports keeping it illegal?
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