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Police open fire on protesters in Haiti

Police opened fire on a crowd of apparently peaceful protesters demanding the release of detainees loyal to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and at least five people were killed, U.N. officials and witnesses said. Wednesday’s shooting came as the U.S. State Department confirmed it plans to waive an arms embargo to allow sales of thousands of arms for the Haitian police, whom critics accuse of brutality, summary executions and persecution of pro-Aristide loyalists. Full Story

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