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a46: Re: France Condemns Coup Attempt in Haiti (Re: #a22; #a12) (fwd)
> << "France demands all Haitians to show the greatest restraint to avoid
> blood shedding," said the French Foreign Ministry in a statement issued on
> Monday evening. >>
> Isn't this the problem right here, or a big part of it? Why are foreign
> countries "demanding" anything of the Haitian people?
I may be wrong, but I doubt that France is "demanding" anything of the Haitian
people. I wonder if, instead, there is a translation error involving the word
"demands". Probably a French verb stemming from "demander" was used in the original
French statement; probably the English translation would be something more like
"France asks (or requests) all Haitians to show ..."