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18 January 2006

Inter Press Service News Agency

CITE SOLEIL — It was 1:30 in the morning and the sound was deafening — machine gun fire, the crack of rifles, and the boom of heavy artillery, as bullet tracers flew through the black sky like fireworks. Some 200,000 residents of Cite Soleil, a slum on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, heard the explosions and knew that even in their beds they were not safe. Across the city, fist-sized holes in building walls showed that bullets can penetrate thick cement. One... (

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