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Haitian Senator Demands Withdraw of UN Blue Helmets

Montevideo, October 3 (RHC)-- Haitian Senator Moise Jean-Charles said in Uruguay that he will ask President Jose Mujica to withdraw his troops from Haiti with the UN peace-keeping mission or Minustah.

“This occupation is rejected by my people,” said Jean-Charles as he explained that the Haitian senate has demanded the progressive pull-out of the so-called blue helmets, according to the Prensa Latina news agency.

Haiti is claiming that the 900 million dollars being spent by the United Nations in the peace-keeping mission could better be used to reinforce Haitian police, build schools, hospitals and roads, as well as to replace military vehicles with tractors for Haitian farmers.

The legislator was scheduled to meet with President Jose Mujica on Thursday. He previously met with members of the Uruguayan Parliament’s International Relations Committee, as part of a tour of countries that maintain troops in Haiti in order to request the pull-out of those troops.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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