Haiti Will Receive $25 Million Dollars from Latin America and the Caribbean

first_imgBy Dialogo February 24, 2010 What a good thing you are doing for Haiti. What happened to Haiti was terrible. I’m sorry but I wish I could help. I hope this doesn’t happen anymore in Haiti. Haiti will receive 25 million dollars this week, according to an agreement reached by the presidents attending the Unity Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, the summit’s host, announced. This amount will be in addition to the aid already agreed on in various hemispheric forums following the earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation on 12 January. A “short-term credit package” being prepared by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caja Andina de Fomento will be added to this total, Calderón explained. The thirty-two countries participating in the summit, according to Calderón, agreed with Haitian president René Preval that “more than rebuilding Haiti, it’s necessary to rethink Haiti” in order to decrease centralization in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and achieve “more just and balanced” development. As a result, the Mexican government made a commitment to send the Caribbean country fifty thousand field tents and five million dollars “over the short term.”last_img read more

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