U.S. Marines Arrive in Haiti to Protect Embassy

About 50 U.S. Marines flew into Port-au-Prince on Monday on a mission to protect the U.S. Embassy and other U.S. facilities in Haiti after an armed revolt against the president gathered steam.

The Marines arrived at Port-au-Prince airport in a Hercules C-130 transport plane, witnesses said. The U.S. military’s Miami-based Southern Command said in a statement earlier that a Fleet Anti-Terrorism Support Team of about 50 Marines was traveling from Norfolk Navy Base in Virginia. Full Story

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