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France Calls for Troops to Haiti Violence

French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin on Wednesday called for the “immediate” dispatch of an international civilian force to restore order in Haiti, where a rebellion threatens to topple President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The statement by the foreign minister also said Aristide was to blame for the violence in Haiti. “This force would be charged with assuring the restoration of public order and support actions in the field of the international community,” de Villepin said in a statement. “It should have the support of a government of national union.” France also said it wants human rights observers to be sent to the troubled Caribbean nation and a “long term” engagement of international aid aimed at reconstructing Haiti’s economy. Full Story

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