Earthquakes

Haiti to rebuild National Palace smashed in 2010 earthquake

A new National Palace will be built over the next several years to resemble the iconic 90-year-old structure smashed during Haiti's cataclysmic 2010 earthquake, authorities announced Wednesday.

President Jovenel Moise, who took office in February, launched a palace reconstruction commission that includes Haitian architects and historians. He pledged that the Parliament and the Palace of Justice will also be rebuilt during his five-year administration.

"The new National Palace will make the connection between the history, the culture and the future of the Haitian nation," Moise said at the site of the former structure, where peacocks wander the grounds and officials...

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