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U.N. Peacekeeper Wounded in Haiti

A gunbattle broke out between U.N. peacekeepers and supporters of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Saturday, wounding a peacekeeper for the first time in the force’s 4-month-old mission. The clashes, which Haitian police said also left one officer wounded, came as protesters in the northwestern city of Gonaives crowded outside a Mass for flood victims accusing Haiti’s interim president and prime minister — who were attending — of not doing enough to help hungry survivors three weeks after Tropical Storm Jeanne. Heavy gunfire erupted in the capital, Port-au-Prince, when Brazilian troops backed by Haitian police rolled through the volatile slum of Bel Air, where armed men were demanding the return of Aristide from exile, said U.N. spokesman Toussaint Kongo-Doudou. Full Story

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