• Categories
  • Archives

UN Troops in Haiti Get New Commander. A Brazilian Again.

The announcement of the name of the next general in charge of the United Nations (UN) military forces in Haiti depends solely on administrative and operational procedures, says the current commander of the UN Peace Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Brazilian General Augusto Heleno Pereira.

“The Ministry of Defense has already chosen the Brazilian general who will take my place. The general should go to UN headquarters, where he will take some tests, and then his name will be announced,” Pereira says.


According to the Army’s center of social communication, the officer nominated by the Ministry of Defense is Major General Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar. The nomination, however, still has to be approved by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.


General Pereira’s contract to remain in Haiti terminated on May 31, but he will not abandon the command until the new general takes over. “I was told that the replacement should take place at the end of August. Then I want to return to Brazil,” he said.


According to a UN Security Council resolution, a temporary reinforcement contingent of 750 additional troops should be sent to Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti as well as one of its most violent regions.


The unit will constitute the capital’s new general headquarters and will be responsible for controlling disturbances and guaranteeing security during the elections scheduled for the end of this year.


Another group of 50 military personnel will be sent to work in the coordination of the activities of the mission. According to General Pereira, the Brazilian military contingent will not change. “We have 1200 soldiers in Haiti. The new troops should come from countries like Jordan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines,” he said.


The MINUSTAH was installed in Haiti in June of last year with the mission of ensuring the country’s social and political stability after the ouster of ex-President Jean Bertrand Aristide, in February, 2004.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    repression..repression, etc
    Big deal. Now that they have worked to destroy democracy in Haiti, thousands of political prisoners,thousands dead…Lula’s skirt is showing in HAITI and it is blood red. Remember the coup in 1961 in Brazil that led to 21 years of military rule? They are letting them get away with atrocities in Haiti Brazil’s people would never tolerate. But then again…..let’s wait and see.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Spain Writes Another Check for Brazil’s Zero Hunger

The Spanish Embassy in Brazil is going to help diminish the effects of drought ...

Olodum, the sound of Bahia

Their name is an abbreviation of Olodumaré, Yoruba’s god of gods. In sixteen years ...

Brazil Confident Its Stem-Cell Treatment Will Save 200,000 Lives in Three Years

In what is described as the world’s biggest experiment in the use of stem-cell ...

Brazil’s Lula Excited With Addition of Biofuel to Diesel

With the production of H-Bio, consumers may be able to pay less for diesel ...

Arab Investors Looking for Productive Land in Brazil

Sotheby's International Realty, which sells real estate, is preparing a portfolio of investment options ...

So Near, Yet So Far

José Serra virtually destroyed Ciro Gomes on television. If he unleashes this force against ...

Brazil Air Transportation Model Scares Investors and Keeps System Broken

As Brazil suffers with shortcomings in its airport infrastructure, the airport management business around ...

Brazil Earmarks Over Half a Billion Dollars for Agricultural Research

Brazil's Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), one of the companies that is mainly responsible for ...

Shrinking Global Markets Draw Businesses to Brazil and LatAm

Brazil in particular as well as other Latin American countries continue to be attractive ...

Shoe Exports Drop 4% in Brazil, But Revenues Are Up

Revenues with Brazilian shoes exports increased by 3% in the first quarter of the ...