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Brazil to remove his Minustah troop in Haiti by end of 2016

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Brazil to remove his Minustah troop in Haiti by end of 2016

Haiti is set to be free from all foreign troops in less than two years from now. If all goes as planned, all UN, MINUSTAH troops will be out of Haiti no later than 2016.

April 30th this year has marked eight years since the formation of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Brazil has played a big leadership role in MINUSTAH since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in early 2004. It was controversial then because it was regarded as a type of colonial government by the UN in the wake of Aristide's abrupt forced departure from power, following major national protests and violence. A report dated May 22, 2015, indicates that Brazil government has decided to remove its troops engaged in the MINUSTAH by the end of 2016. Currently, there are 1,343 Brazilian military acting in the country. The number will be reduced to 970 and 850 by the end of June and December respectively, this year, before the final withdrawal by the end of 2016. The forces from other countries will be withdrawn before the final withdrawal of Brazilian troop. During Brazil's ten years stay in Haiti, it has spent US$750 million (R$ 2.3 billion) of which US$ 320 million (R$ 1 billion) have been reimbursed by the United Nations.

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One thing for sure is that Brazil will not have any troop in Haiti after 2016. The Brazilian Defence Minister, Jaques Wagner, made it clear.

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