Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Brazil has been moving into a leadership position over the Global South on trade issues for several years. Now the country is maneuvering into security issues as well.
UN peacekeepers are poised to arrive in Haiti to take over from a US-led multi-national force as the country struggles with devastating floods.

A total of 8,000 UN peacekeepers, including 6,700 military officials and 1,622 civilian police officers, are expected by the end of June. . . .

The UN force will include soldiers from 14 nations and will be led by 1,200 Brazilian troops, the largest contingent the South American country has sent on a UN mission.

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