Haiti and the Loan that Wasn't

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Loans were denied to Haiti because the Bush Admin objected to Haiti's internal politics, a decision that violated the IDB's charter. The development loans were being used as a weapon to oppose the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. $54 million of the loan was intended for desperately needed water and sanitation projects, meaning that this decision likely resulted in the needless deaths of an untold number of poor Haitians.

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