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    Re: Laying Haiti's new foundation

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    No were talking about exploitation, many people think that started with the New World, when black on black exploitation started way earlier........
    You might as well insert WHITEY, when referring to Western civilization, because that's what you mean.....
    Blaming their plight or character on 'western civilzation', is still playing the same old race card.....
    Of course the West isn't entirely to blame, but colonization certainly hasn't helped...
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    Re: Laying Haiti's new foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Of course the West isn't entirely to blame, but colonization certainly hasn't helped...
    No, it has not....
    I truly hope that the Haitian people will rise up & grab the rope that is being thrown to them.....
    ....And, grab the bull by the horns to take advantage of the goodwill both spiritual & financial that will be bestowed upon them in the coming years....

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    Update

    Nations calling themselves the Friends of Haiti have made a 10-year commitment to help the devastated island country recover from the earthquake and pull itself out of the depths of poverty.

    Participants at a Montreal conference on Monday agreed in a joint statement that “an initial 10-year commitment is essential.” They also said that reconstruction must be directed by Haitians and that it must be co-ordinated, effective and transparent.

    “It is not an exaggeration to say that 10 years of hard work awaits the world in Haiti,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told members of the loosely organized group of nations that calls itself the Friends of Haiti.

    The declarations were made as the International Monetary Fund indicated it would announce a $100-million, interest-free loan for Haiti. However, the bank has no plans to meet demands from aid agencies to forgive Haiti's nearly $900-million debt.

    Mr. Harper said that when the immediate needs of Haiti's wounded, hungry and homeless have been met, the long restoration process will begin and aid nations must be prepared to go the distance.

    “The international community must be prepared for a sustained, significant effort in Haiti, relying on the leadership of the government of Haiti and in line with its priorities.”

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    World leaders commit to 10 years of hard work for Haiti - The Globe and Mail
    Wow, the IMF was nice enough to give Haiti a loan! How the hell is Haiti supposed to pay off a loan? It barely has an economy! At least the loan is interest free, better not count on getting the "loan" back. Hopefully the IMF doesn't go further indebting a nation that can't afford it.

    Aside from that minor complaint, I'm glad that the international community is making long-term commitments to Haiti.
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