[Marxism] France to intervene in Haiti?

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Tue Feb 17 07:13:12 MST 2004

Interfering in the US-backyard or imperialist burden-sharing?


 From the BBC:

Haiti revolt spreads to new town

A rebellion by opponents of Haiti's embattled president has spread further 
with a new attack north of the capital.

About 50 men attacked a police station in the town of Hinche, killing 
three people - one of them the police chief.

The rebels are now reported to control the town and two major roads 
leading into the north of the country.

France has raised the possibility of an international peace force being 
sent to Haiti, where the recent wave of unrest has left about 50 people 

"We have the capacity to intervene and... many friendly countries are 
ready to do so," Foreign Minister Dominique De Villepin said.

His comments followed an appeal by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide for 
the international community to help put down the rebellion which has seen 
armed opponents take over a string of towns in the north.



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