Hillary appears to be preparing for Caribbean trip

Hillary Clinton with René Préval, Feb. 5, 2009 Secretary Clinton has no public appointments on her official schedule today, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t busy. It appears that Clinton will be making a trip to Haiti on Thursday en route to this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, she’ll be leading the ...

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Secretary Clinton has no public appointments on her official schedule today, but that doesn't mean she isn't busy.

It appears that Clinton will be making a trip to Haiti on Thursday en route to this weekend's Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, she'll be leading the U.S. delegation tomorrow at a donors conference on Haiti, to be held in Washington. The Miami Herald reports that the U.S. government is expected to announce $50 million in aid to Haiti, which was ravaged by storms last year.

Hillary Clinton with René Préval, Feb. 5, 2009

Hillary Clinton with René Préval, Feb. 5, 2009

Secretary Clinton has no public appointments on her official schedule today, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t busy.

It appears that Clinton will be making a trip to Haiti on Thursday en route to this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, she’ll be leading the U.S. delegation tomorrow at a donors conference on Haiti, to be held in Washington. The Miami Herald reports that the U.S. government is expected to announce $50 million in aid to Haiti, which was ravaged by storms last year.

Haitian President René Préval was the first head of state who Clinton met with after she became secretary of state. (In the photo above, the two of them meet Feb. 5 at the State Department.) And just last month, husband Bill visited Haiti with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, where they attended a food distribution event. In fact, Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Global Initiative has been involved with aid projects in Haiti, is expected to attend tomorrow’s donors conference. (Will we see photos of Hillary and Bill together?)

Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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