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Chilean to Lead Haiti Peacekeeping Force

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 27, 2011

Above: Mariano Fernandez Amunategui (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)

Mariano Fernandez Amunategui has been named the next head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Amunategui, a career diplomat, is the special representative of Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United Nations. The force was first sent into Haiti in 2004 after president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was exiled. He is the former Chilean foreign minister. [AP via Washington Post]

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