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UN hostility in Haiti 'political'


Tensions remain high in Haiti after anti-UN riots caused by the country’s recent Cholera outbreak left two people dead, one of whom was shot by a peacekeeper.

In Cap Haitien in the north of the earthquake ravaged nation, troops were out in force.

The city saw some of the worst violence on Monday, with many demonstrators pinning the source of the deadly disease on the UN’s Nepalese force.

But, the organisation blamed, political and criminal ‘spoilers’ for the attacks, saying the agitators wanted to stoke public fear, in a bid to sabotage a presidential poll later this month.

In the capital, Port-au-Prince the situation was said to be calm but simmering hostility towards the UN comes as the latest death toll from Cholera topped 1000.

The virus is now said to be present in all of Haiti’s ten provinces.

So far nearly 17,000 cases have been reported piling more misery on the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.

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