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New peacekeeping head for Haiti

A Brazilian general is to head the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti following the suicide of Gen Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar. Gen Jose Elito Carvalho de Siqueira was offered the role after meeting UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the Brazilian government said on Tuesday. The appointment comes amid continuing violence in Haiti, which is preparing for much-delayed elections in February. On Wednesday, two peacekeepers were killed at a checkpoint in the capital. Full Story

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