Prime Minister Latortue said he missed the clauses in the U.N. agreement putting the Haitian police under international trusteeship. These won’t be validated, only those professionalizing the police.
Police grab M-14, ammunition, and camouflage uniforms in Delmas. Inspector concedes rise in kidnapping, which he attributes to cell phones, approach of Christmas and elections, and U.N. troops’ unfamiliarity with language and customs.
The leader of the 2004 rebellion and suspected former drug trafficker, now presidential candidate, insists that police with tactical intelligence could handle Cite Soleil despite use of human shields, but the political will is lacking.