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25921: Hermantin(News)U.S. WILL ARM HAITIAN POLICE (fwd)
From: leonie hermantin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Posted Saturday August 6, 2005
U.S. WILL ARM HAITIAN POLICE
PORT-AU-PRINCE -- The United States will provide Haitian police with pistols,
rifles and tear gas to aid the fight against armed militants ahead of elections
this fall, the American ambassador said Friday.
The shipment is an exception to the arms embargo that the United States imposed
on the Caribbean nation in 1991, and is intended to help control the wave of
violence that threatens to undermine elections scheduled for October and
November, U.S. Ambassador James Foley said.