United Nations peacekeeping troops repelled protesters (NY Times)

Not that anyone cares about Haiti, but … since when is the United Nations supposed to repress legitimate anger about election fraud? (This is really a print edition — I still read print — caption, rather than a headline. You can see the picture, but not the caption, online here.)

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After police riot in Ecuador, two people reported two people dead (La Nación, Bs.As.)

Imagine the state of social decomposition that led members of the Ecuadorian equivalent of an FBI/National Guard combo to consider holding their president hostage to demand cost-of-living pay raises.