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a385: Article: OAS to Send Special Mission to Haiti (fwd)

From: Dan Craig <dgcraig@att.net>

OAS to Send Special Mission to Haiti
January 16, 2002
Filed at 6:18 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Escalating violence in Haiti has
prompted the Organization of American States to send a new
permanent mission to the nation to help quell the disorder.

In a meeting late Tuesday night, the 34 state members of
the OAS Permanent Council passed a resolution calling for
an independent investigation into the Dec. 17 attack on
Haiti's National Palace.

Two dozen armed men stormed the presidential palace during
the attack, which the government described as a coup
attempt. The group remained there for about seven hours
before fleeing.

The Permanent Council resolution also calls for the
prosecution of anyone involved in the attack.

It also noted the willingness of the Haitian government to
cooperate with the international community to end the

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