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LATIN AMERICAN LEADERS BEGIN TWO-DAY SUMMIT

Latin American leaders kicked off a two-day summit Thursday with talks on a larger peacekeeping force for Haiti and the impact on the region from President Bush's re-election.

While Latin America has contributed the bulk of troops to the U.N. force in Haiti, it still stands at about half the 8,000 personnel recommended by the United Nations after President Jean Bertrand Aristide fled the island in February.

At least 79 people have been killed in Haiti since Aristide supporters stepped up a violent campaign more than a month ago to demand his return from exile in South Africa.

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