Beheadings Mark Haiti's Latest Misery

At first it looked like an old glove, black and rubbery and flattened in traffic. But a closer look revealed toenails. The human foot was the last recognizable bit of a headless and burned body still smoldering Thursday in the middle of a busy road in this capital city, which has been convulsed for a week by demonstrations that have left at least 19 people dead. Officials here said at least four people, including three police officers, have been beheaded in violence committed by supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Sentilus Sherulist, 33, stood near the smoking remains, his shoeshine kit in one hand and a little bell to call customers in the other. He said he was finally back at work here in the sprawling slum known as La Saline after the violence kept him at home for days. Asked what had caused the rioting, Sherulist said: “Things are hard. Life is not easy. A lot of people are hungry. A lot of people want Aristide to come back.” Group Profile

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