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Monday, March 08, 2004
 
Still wondering about US complicity in Haiti's collapse?
The Boston Globe has published an informative article on the subject. An excerpt:
"... For three years, the US government, the European Union, and international banks have blocked $500 million in aid to Haiti's government, ravaging the economy of a nation already twice as poor as any in the Western Hemisphere..."This is a case where the United States turned off the tap," said Jeffrey Sachs, an economist at Columbia University. "I believe they did that deliberately to bring down Aristide..."
Notice that the date of this aid cutoff coincides with the current Administration's taking office. Laying a little extra death and misery on foreigners is just fine with these folks, if it suits their political ends.
 
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