Haiti queues

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PORT-AU-PRINCE - Motorists queued at garages in the Haitian capital yesterday after Shell resumed petrol sales despite last month's UN oil embargo, Reuter reports.

An army-backed court ruling last week ordered Shell, with Esso and Texaco, to sell whatever petrol remained in their huge storage tanks. The two other companies were expected to follow Shell's lead, which diplomats said would help the army to cling to power for at least several more weeks.