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Haiti's prime minister visits S Fla alma mater

6:04 PM, Nov 10, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Haiti's prime minister is visiting his alma mater in South Florida.

Barry University will bestow its "distinguished alumni award" on Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and two other graduates on Saturday. Lamothe graduated from the Miami Shores university in 1996 with a degree in political science.

Barry officials say the award honors alumni who have "distinguished themselves through significant achievement." Lamothe tells The Miami Herald that he's grateful for the time he spent at the school.

Lamothe went on to earn a master's degree at St. Thomas University. Next week, Lamothe will speak at St. Thomas about entrepreneurship in Haiti.

Lamothe has appealed for international aid to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Sandy, which left dozens dead and missing and seriously damaged crops in the Caribbean country.

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