France says it is ready to consider sending a peacekeeping force to its former colony Haiti, where civil unrest has left more than 50 people dead. France has set up a unit to monitor the crisis, as a revolt by opponents of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide spreads from the north. Another town – Hinche – came under rebel attack on Monday and President Aristide appealed for foreign help. Haiti’s neighbours have been urged to take in those fleeing the unrest. The rebels are now reported to have cut off the north and taken control of most roads leading into the main food-producing region, the Artibonite. Full Story
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