MIAMI (AP) - Haiti's prime minister is defending the speed of reconstruction in his Caribbean country.
Speaking Tuesday at the Americas Conference in Miami, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said rubble in the earthquake-ravaged capital is being cleared as fast as possible.
He said elections will be held in November as planned and reconstruction projects remain on track.
The accomplishments Bellerive listed included the restoration of electricity, getting students back to class and his government's plans for roads linking cities throughout the mountainous country.
Bellerive said plans to rebuild Haiti cannot move faster than funding for those projects. He implored the international community to invest in Haiti, saying job creation was the backbone of the country's recovery.