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Haiti Prepares for Presidential Election

Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out Tuesday to guard against attacks by heavily armed gangs as Haiti prepared to hold its first presidential election in nearly six years, a vote authorities called a key step toward steering this bloodied, impoverished nation away from total collapse. Helicopters, trucks and even mules ferried election supplies into remote corners of the Caribbean nation on Monday. U.N. officials said that 92 percent of the 3.5 million people who registered to vote had collected their identity cards, a sign that turnout could be high. Full Story

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