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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. Full Story

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