Owing to its proximity to Haiti and the large local Haitian population, Miami has become something of a domestic headquarters for U.S. efforts to provide relief to Haiti after being devastated by a massive earthquake.
This morning, President Obama announced Vice President Joe Biden will be in the area this weekend.
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"I've asked Vice President Biden to meet in South Florida this weekend with members of the Haitian-American community and with responders who are mobilizing to help the Haitian people," the president said.