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U.S. Sees No Rebel Role in New Haiti Government

A day after armed rebel leaders swept into Haiti’s capital in triumph, the Bush administration declared Tuesday that the paramilitaries would not play a role in the country’s political reconstruction and urged them to lay down their arms and go home. Administration officials said they would seek to reach an understanding with the Haitian political opposition and leaders loyal to former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who left for exile on Sunday morning. There is no room in that effort, officials said, for gun-toting bands of former army and police officers who deposed Mr. Aristide. Full Story

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