Will Toussaint L'ouverture International Airport be named Hugo Chavez International Airport?

There has been some rumors and also confusion with this information just to say the least. Haiti Press Network had reported that the Haitian Prime Minister, Laurent Lamorthe announced during a visit in the United States that Haiti International Toussaint L'ouverture would be renamed. According to the online News media, the International Airport in Port-au-Prince is to be named after the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for his contribution to several infrastructure projects in Haiti. Haiti Press Network stated that the information was announced by the Creole service of Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, D.C.


(Yon Rezo te rapòte ke Premye Minis Laurent Lamorthe te anonse pandan yon vizit nan Etazini ke Ayiti Entènasyonal Epot Toussaint L'Ouverture ta dwe chanje non. Yo dwe rele Li Ayiti Entènasyonal Epot Hugo Chavez. Yo anonse Vwa nan Amerik (VOA) nan Washington, DC rapote sa)

However, this information was later clarified by member of the government. Some of the representatives present during the announcement said that the Haitian Prime Minister was referring Cap-Haitien international airport. They are considering of naming it after Hugo Chavez.

I can guarantee you that something like this would not fly if it was true.

Cap-Haitien International Airport serves the second largest city in Haiti, Cap-Haitien. It currently connects travelers between the North Department of Haiti with Miami, Providenciales, Cibao and other Caribbean Islands. Recently the Venezuelan government under Hugo Chavez funded a plan to renovate Cap-Haitian International airport.

(Sepandan, enfòmasyon an te klarifye pita pa manm nan gouvènman an. Yo di ke Premye Minis la te refere a Cap-Haitien Ayewopò Entènasyonal Epot ki pral rele Ayiti Entènasyonal Epot Hugo Chavez)

In October, 2012 U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton flew to Cap-Haitian International Airport aboard a U.S. government 757. The landing marked the first time a large aircraft had landed in Haiti's second-largest city, Cap-Haitien.

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