United Nations Security Council presses for elections in Haiti

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Miami Herald

Members of the United Nations Security Council are pressing for elections in a volatile Haiti amid the country’s persistent political gridlock, return of rampant kidnappings and a brewing humanitarian crisis, crushing the hopes of those pushing for a long transition to stabilize the country before going to the polls. “Haiti needs a government which has a clear mandate from its people,” Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Mexico’s permanent representative, said Monday, echoing the sentiments of his fellow ambassadors. It was the council’s first public meeting since the July 7 assassination of Haitian Pres…

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