RFK Center Releases Documents Outlining US Action to Block Life-saving Funds to Haiti
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
According to documents obtained under FOIA from the Department of the Treasury, multi-million dollar loans from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to Haiti for vital infrastructure projects were hamstrung for political reasons. The loans, totaling $146 million, were initially approved in 1998 by the IDB, but subsequent communications showed officials going beyond IDB rules to impose additional conditions, according to the report.
Haiti, Treasury, loan, Inter-American Development Bank, water, infrastructure
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