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U.S. Marines Expand Patrols in Haiti

U.S. Marines expanded their patrols in Port-au-Prince as the capital took faltering steps toward normalcy after the resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Marines trained their rifles down gritty streets and into a teeming market after rolling into the looted port area in eight Light Armored Vehicles and venturing onto the streets. As merchants scrubbed pro-Aristide graffiti off their businesses, the exiled president’s supporters vented their anger, holding up photographs of the former slum preacher who was ousted twice from the presidency. Aristide fled the country Sunday, pressured to resign by rebels fighting a popular rebellion neared the outskirts of the capital and by the United States and former colonial ruler France. Full Story

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