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U.S. partially lifts Haiti arms embargo

The United States partially lifted a 15-year-old arms embargo against Haiti, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday, allowing the troubled Caribbean nation to buy weapons for police battling violent — and often better armed — street gangs. The move comes after President Rene Preval’s new government openly criticized the embargo, saying it was hampering its ability to restore order and confront gangs that flourished after a 2004 revolt toppled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Full Story

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