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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 10:10 AM
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Haiti gang violence kills 16
This is from Aljeezera. For some reason, I thought they might be a bit more unbiased and more people, less government oriented. However, in the last paragraph, they give themselves away. So it is still reader beware.

UN peacekeepers found the bodies of 16 people in the southern Port-au-Prince quarter of Martissant.

The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the Haitian national police force sent teams to the area in an attempt to control the situation.

"The people who died were civilians, not gang members," said Pierre Esperance, a local human rights activist whose National Coalition for Haitian Rights has monitored gang activity in the area.

The battle began on Thursday evening and continued into Friday, according to Haitian police force spokesman Mario Andresol.


MINUSTAH was sent to stabilise the Caribbean nation after the former president Jean Bertrand Aristide fled a popular uprising in 2004.
(Of course, there was no popular uprising; it was a US and French backed coup...any uprising was the people saying stop stealing our government)
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 01:38 PM
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1. There's simply not much info. available currently about Haiti.
Nothing much since all the ballots were discovered in the garbage dump, smoldering, but still recognizable as valid votes, and the right-wing supported candidate didn't win after all, when it was all resolved!

What a shame they had no choice but to accept the Bush overthrow of their elected President Aristide prior to this election.

Here are some closer photos of some of those ballots. This link says that there were actually TWO sites where they found smoldering ballots. I only had heard of one. Unbelievable!

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