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Members of the Haitian National Police patrol a street amid ongoing gun battles between rival gangs.

REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol

Hard Numbers: UN chief backs Kenyan cops for Haiti, US curbs Hungarians’ perks,  US debt rating cut, Iran creates hot new holiday, Trump and Biden tie it up, Rishi Sunak’s wardrobe gets pantsed

1,000: UN chief Antonio Guterres has backed a proposal by Kenya to lead a 1,000-strong police force to Haiti, where soaring gang violence has plunged the country into an acute political and humanitarian crisis (see Ian Bremmer’s Quick Take). To our knowledge it would be the first time that an African Union country leads a UN-backed policing or peacekeeping force in the Americas.

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