All Posts Tagged With: "foreign aid"

U.S. prepares to launch $100 million aid effort to Haiti

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U.S. prepares to launch $100 million aid effort to Haiti

International donor nations are rallying around the aid effort to Haiti, and President Obama announced today that this is a "moment that cries out for U.S. leadership." An estimated 50,000 are feared dead in the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude quake Tuesday evening. The U.S. has promised to send $100 million in aid. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kocher.

Posted: January 14, 2010 10:14   Comments: 53
Afghan minister of mines embroiled in corruption scandal

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Afghan minister of mines embroiled in corruption scandal

In a reminder of just how bad the problem of corruption is in Afghanistan, today's Washington Post quotes an American official as saying that the Afghan minister of mines accepted a $30 million bribe to award its largest mining project to a Chinese firm. Should the United States continue to give aid if Afghanistan doesn't clean up corruption?

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:04   Comments: 6
Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

Peter Eisner

Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.

Posted: November 3, 2009 11:50   Comments: 0
No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

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No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

Since Zelaya's ouster in a coup late June, most foreign donors have cut off aid to Honduras' de facto government. The cessation of foreign aid could continue, leaving many impoverished communities to fend for themselves. Craig Mauro of Al Jazeera English reports from the village of La Ceibita.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:15   Comments: 46

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