Nation to Bolster Haiti Peacekeeping Force

From Times Wire Reports

The Philippines will send up to 150 soldiers to Haiti next week to help United Nations peacekeeping forces stem political unrest and a wave of killings, an army spokesman said.

Lt. Col. Buenaventura Pascual, a spokesman for the military, said the Philippine troops would join nearly 4,000 peacekeepers in Haiti. The country has been racked by violence since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in February.

Nearly 200 people in Haiti have been killed in the last two months.