Mexico pledges support


President Felipe Calderón of Mexico has pledged $10 million in support to Haiti in the first ever visit by a Mexican president to the country. Around half of the money, $5.5 million will go to set up an orphanage, school and 12 health clinics. The other portion will help to rebuild a supply centre and up to 15 public markets.

Mexico has already given 300 Haitian students scholarships worth $12 million as well as reconstructing a hospital in Gonaives, a town north of the capital Port-au-Prince.

In discussions with President Michel Martelly, the two presidents also agreed to revive the bi-national chamber of commerce.

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