[QODLink]
Americas
Call for decrease in UN force in Haiti
Latin American nations want gradual withdrawal of UN peacekeepers amid anger over alleged sexual assault.
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 07:55

Latin American countries have called for gradual decrease in the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti during a meeting of ministers in Uruguay.

It comes amid widespread anger across quake-ravaged Haiti over an alleged sexual assault of a man by UN peacekeepers from Uruguay.

Brought in to maintain peace, the UN soldiers have often been accused of using too much force over the years.

Haitians, who have suffered decades of severe poverty and political instability, see the UN soldiers as outsiders.

Al Jazeera's Ross Velton reports from Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
NSA whistleblower Snowden and journalist Greenwald accuse Wellington of mass spying on New Zealanders.
Whatever the referendum's outcome, energy created by the grassroots independence campaign has changed Scottish politics.
Traders and farmers struggle to cope as restrictions on travel prevent them from doing business and attending to crops.
Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
join our mailing list