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Death Toll Hits 46 in Haitian Uprising

To cheers of approval, rebels set ablaze an accused government hit man and shot another man Wednesday, raising the death toll to 46 in a popular uprising that began in this traditional hotbed of revolutionary fervor. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said he would not resign. South of Gonaives, police attacked rebels holed up in a slum in the port city of St. Marc, and witnesses said gunmen loyal to Aristide torched homes, killing two people, as looting and reprisals raged. In northern Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second-largest city, sporadic gunshots crackled overnight, attackers looted a food warehouse and Aristide militants set up blazing barricades to prevent a possible rebel incursion. Full Story

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