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U.S. Ambassador: Haiti Gangs Are a Problem

U.N. peacekeepers must do more to combat the armed gangs now destabilizing Haiti before elections to fill the power vacuum left after former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s ouster, the U.S. ambassador to Haiti said.Ambassador James Foley said Haitian police, armed mostly with pistols and shotguns, are outgunned by pro-Aristide gangs armed with heavy machine guns. The gangs have been blamed for increasing violence and kidnappings. “But U.N. forces are not outgunned. They have the force to counter the gangs and have to figure out a way to do it,” Foley said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.Full Story

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