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Madonna Visits Haiti

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 26, 2013

Above: Madonna in Ile a Vache with Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Singer Madonna is on a visit to Haiti this week, at the invitation of Haiti Goodwill Ambassador and Actor Sean Penn. (Penn and Madonna were previously married in the early 1980s.)

The trip has included stops to areas being managed by Penn’s J/P HRO relief organization and the solar-powered Mirebalais Teaching Hospital managed by Partners in Health.

On Tuesday, she accompanied Penn and Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin on a visit to the island of Ile a Vache, where government has placed much of its hopes for future tourism development.

The singer was joined on the trip by her son, Rocco.

It’s not clear how long Madonna will be staying in the country.

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