vruz: this is horrible. no apology in the world can absolve us from this shame. the military seems to always have a knack for the national stain. this is what happens when you recruit brutalised ignorant people with guns joining the army in a high-risk environment only because it’s marginally better than starving doing nothing. ethical, sensible people need not apply.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica apologized to Haitian President Michel Martelly over the alleged rape of an 18-year-old Haitian man by Uruguayan U.N. peacekeeping troops in the poor Caribbean state, Uruguay’s government said on Tuesday.
Public outrage in earthquake-ravaged Haiti has surged over a video shot by a cellphone camera and circulating on the Internet that shows laughing Uruguayan marines pinning the young Haitian face down on a mattress and apparently assaulting him sexually.
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