Sunday, December 22, 2013

Honduras sends 150 soldiers to Haiti to support UN occupation

TEGUCIGALPA - Parliament of Honduras, government majority, authorized the sending of 150 military peacekeeping mission to Haiti in response to a request from the United Nations (UN), announced today a legislative source. One of the vice presidents Honduran Parliament, the ruling Mauricio Oliva, told local press that the Legislature approved on Tuesday, "unanimously" a decree authorizing sending a contingent of troops to Haiti. Oliva explained that the Honduran military will join the Chilean Army in Haiti, a country that in January 2010 suffered a devastating earthquake that left at least 300,000 dead and 1.5 million affected. Honduran contingent will travel between January 31 and February 4, 2014 and stay one year in Haiti, Oliva, deputy of the ruling National Party said.

The cost of the stay of the military will be borne entirely by the UN, according to the decree passed by Congress, further provides that each soldier will receive $ 1,096 per month for your personal and clothing expenses. In 2006 Honduras participated around 200 military in another peacekeeping mission in Haiti, at the request of the UN, to cooperate in the preservation of world peace and the commitment of a nation with the international community. Honduras also sent troops on a peace mission to Iraq, South Dominican and the Western Sahara.

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