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HAITI'S AVRIL SAYS COUP ATTEMPT FAILS

Haitian military leader Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril said Monday that government troops foiled a coup attempt Sunday led by ``a few men blinded by ambition.'' In a nationwide television broadcast, General Avril appealed to Haitians to unite to seek democracy and called on foreign countries to give their moral support. Avril came to power in a coup last September.

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