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Brazilian Again Chosen to Lead UN Forces in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Major General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz of Brazil as the new Force Commander of the peacekeeping UN Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

The major general, 50, has been the Commander of the 13th Infantry Light Brigade since January 2005. He has also served as Chief of the Section of International Relations for the Brazilian Army General Staff as well as the Brazilian Defense Attaché to the Russian Federation.

Major General Santos Cruz joined the Brazilian Army in 1971 and was awarded a doctorate from the Command and Staff College in 1990.

He will succeed Lt. Gen. José Elito Carvalho Siqueira, also of Brazil, who was appointed to the post in January 2006.

The Secretary-General communicated his intention to appoint Major General Santos Cruz in a letter to the Security Council, which established MINUSTAH in 2004 after an insurgency forced elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile.

The mission has a mandate to promote a secure and stable environment, support the political process and monitor and uphold human rights.


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  • Maynard

    Someone said: ” Great job Brazilians ! You probably want to have the same human rights in HaÀƒ¯ti as those in Brazil ! “

    What do you know about Human Rights? Does your country have contributed to the worldwide human rights? Do you live in a Bank or a Country? People from ” pseudo-developed” countries have criticized Brazil because the most of theyr dirty money was stollen in wars and ” rebuilding contracts” on very poor and subdeveloped countries.Those are the true human rights thieves. We are improving our Human Rights Pratices.The US and European Pedophilian Team could help us, do not coming more to Brazilian Nation!Perhaps a half of our problems could be solved by this way.You bastard. 🙁

  • guest

    The Perfect Counrty….
    Hello Ch.C., where are your troops. Oh yes, How could I forget. Your preference is to sit on the side line …. Has your wonderful country returned the loot?

    Swiss face À‚£15bn Nazi art scandal
    By Godfrey Barker and Colin Randall
    Goering swapped ‘decadent’ impressionists for German old masters One woman’s hunt for family treasures
    “LOOTED ART treasures stolen from Jews and now worth up to À‚£15 billion were sent by Nazi Germany for safe-keeping in Switzerland during the Second World War, according to declassified British and American documents. Official papers lodged at the Public Record Office in Kew, west London, and in national archives in Washington show that many of the paintings, plundered from France, the Benelux countries and Eastern Europe, allegedly entered Switzerland in German diplomatic bags. Others were lodged in the Swiss freeports and those uncollected after the war will have become Swiss government property.
    Only a small number of paintings have been located. It is suspected a substantial proportion fell into the hands of Swiss dealers. Other works of art were re-exported to Spain, Portugal and Latin America. British and American officials repeatedly asked the Swiss authorities for information about the hoarded valuables in 1945. The papers reveal bitter complaints about Swiss reluctance to investigate looted art or to seize stolen goods…..”

  • ch.c.

    Some have been killed !

    Great job Brazilians ! You probably want to have the same human rights in HaÀƒ¯ti as those in Brazil !

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