Haiti will rename an airport in the north, currently known as Cap-Haitien International Airport, to Hugo Chavez International Airport in honor of the late leader of Venezuela. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that Haiti will rename Cap-Haitien International Airport in the north to Hugo Chavez International Airport after the late leader of Venezuela, one of Haiti’s prominent supporters. This airport in particular received a loan from Venezuela in October to repave its 17,500-foot runway.

Caribbean 360 writes:

Following the earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people and left more than a million others homeless, Caracas pledged US$1.2 billion in aid to Haiti.

President Michel Martelly left here on Thursday to attend the inauguration of Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro, who was handpicked by Chavez to be his successor.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

This news brief was written by Kaitlin Higgins, editorial assistant for The Burton Wire.

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