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U.S. Troop Surge in Haiti

This week the number of U.S. troops serving in Haiti to support humanitarian efforts increased from 2,600 to 4,600. The dominant American presence in Haiti has not come without controversy. The French Cooperation minister criticized the United States for taking control of the extremely congested airport, which was forced to turn away a French aid flight last week. Additionally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the United States of occupying Haiti.

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