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Uruguay pulling troops out of UN mission in Haiti – USNews.com


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday.President Tabare Vazquez said at a public event that his country’s troop contributions to the Haiti mission will end this month and the roughly 250 Uruguayan peacekeepers will return home in early April. The country had as many as 1,000 forces deployed in Haiti at the height of the mission.U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq in New York expressed appreciation for Uruguay’s contribution and said, “If their rotation is going to be ending now and they’ll be moving out, what we’re going to try to do is make sure that they can be quickly replaced so that there’s no security void in the country.”

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