Bel Air, Haiti
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Bel Air (Kreyol: Bèlè, English: Good Air) is a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is a slum area of the city and suffers from poverty. Crime is widespread, and kidnappings and killings have created panic among the local population.
Bel Air has served as a launching site for political demonstrations demanding the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In recent years it has been marred by political violence and massacres by police.
On January 5, 2005 an uprising broke out and was suppressed by hundreds of Brazilian soldiers and special units of the Haitian National Police. Five persons were reported to have been killed.The trouble in the Bel Air area of the city was seen by the authorities as a major threat to the safety of the 2005 elections in Haiti.
- "UN occupies Bel Air in Haiti". Haitaction.net. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
- Fome e sede fazem violência aumentar em Porto Príncipe no Haiti (in Portuguese), Correio da Bahia. Retrieved on January 20, 2010.
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