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Haiti's cholera outbreak sparks violent protests

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Haitians hold anti-U.N. protests in Cap-Haitien, yelling anti-U.N. slogans, hurling stones at U.N. peacekeepers and setting up burning barricades. The protesters are accusing Nepalese of bringing cholera to Haiti.

 

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A woman lies on the pavement near the General Hospital where people infected by cholera are being treated, Nov. 16, 2010, in Port-au-Prince.

AP’s Jonathan M. Katz reports:

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 1,000 people, the Haitian government said Tuesday as it sent top officials to the country's north in hopes of quelling violent protests against U.N. peacekeepers accused of spreading the disease.

Read the full story: Haiti's cholera death toll grows, fueling riots

 

Frustration over the slow response to Haiti's cholera outbreak erupted into violence for a second day on Tuesday. NBC's Brian Williams reports.