Source AP ©

Honduras to help with U.N. mission in Haiti

Honduras government plans to send at least 200 soldiers to help the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Congress authorized the mission late Wednesday, with only four leftist lawmakers voting against it, ruling party congressman Jose Azcona Bocock said in a news conference. The opposition lawmakers argued that humanitarian help - not soldiers - was more appropriate aid for Haiti.

It is the second time Honduras has agreed to send peacekeeping troops to Haiti. It was unclear how long they would remain.

Haiti's capital fell into chaos after a 2004 revolt toppled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Since the uprising, the U.N. force of 7,800 troops has provided the only real security for the unstable nation of about 8.7 million.

The mission's chief, Hedi Annabi, said this month that it will likely remain in Haiti for several more years.

Comments
Turkey invades Syria to Moscow's and Washington's silent consent
Cruel experiment to force living dog breathe underwater shocks Russian bloggers. Video
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
Why do Putin and Poroshenko hold secret phone talks?
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
USA prepares Russia's neighbours for WWIII
Why do Putin and Poroshenko hold secret phone talks?
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
USA prepares Russia's neighbours for WWIII
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
Tillerson must go!
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together