MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio hopped a flight to Haiti early Monday morning.
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rubio is meeting with the government leaders to review U.S.-backed efforts to help the Caribbean country rebuild two years after a devastating earthquake.READ MORE: 1 Killed After Being Struck By Tri-Rail Train South Of Commercial Blvd.
Rubio was slated to meet with Haiti’s president and prime minister, private sector leaders and nonprofit organizations working there to help assess the state of the country.
This will be a quick trip – he’s scheduled to return Monday night to Miami.READ MORE: Police Ask For Public's Help In Identifying Suspected Hit-Run-Driver In NE Miami-Dade
Last Thursday was the second anniversary of the catastrophic quake that killed 316,000 Haitians and displaced 1.5 million people in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.
More than half a million people are still living in temporary camps amid a cholera epidemic.MORE NEWS: Car Slammed Into Miami Home, Three Dead, Two Hospitalized
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