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ID:

452

Date:

2008-08-08

Headline:

RFK Center Releases Documents Outlining US Action to Block Life-saving Funds to Haiti

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

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.

Keywords:

Haiti, Treasury, loan, Inter-American Development Bank, water, infrastructure

URL:

http://www.rfkcenter.org/node/63


Agencies:

TREAS

States:

DC

Categories:

community development
foreign affairs


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