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Latin American Intellectuals, Human Rights Defenders and Politicians Call on Presidents to Withdraw Troops from Haiti (INTERCONNECT)

 Peter and Gail Mott, Interconnect October 17, 2011 Latin American Intellectuals, Human Rights Defenders and Politicians Call on Presidents to Withdraw Troops from Haiti A group of renowned Latin American intellectuals, human rights defenders and political figures have signed a letter asking their respective presidents to withdraw all military personnel from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The letter’s signers hail from all of the Latin American countries that contribute to the military mission and include respected progressive figures such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel (Argentina), the authors Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay) and Frei Betto (Brazil), and the groups Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Argentina) and The Peace and Justice Service for Latin America, among others. The letter states that MINUSTAH is engaged in “an unjustified and immoral military occupation” and is responsible for “a […]

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