Haiti’s police cannot beat gangs without international force – U.N.

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Haiti’s police will not win a fight against criminal gangs without more international support, including the key deployment of a rapid action force, the United Nations envoy to the impoverished Caribbean country said on Wednesday. While it has been three months since U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed such a force – after it was requested by Haiti’s government – diplomats say discussions appear to be stuck on which country would take the lead. The U.N. envoy to Haiti, Helen La Lime, told reporters she was “still hopeful” a rapid acti…

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