As a result of loans and aid programs to developing countries, those countries owe other countries billions of dollars. “Remedies” provided by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have resulted in the most minimal quality of life for citizens of indebted countries.
UPDATE: Our letters and postcards urging cancellation of debts have resulted in victory. An amendment for deeper debt relief for impoverished nations, especially those burdened by high levels of HIV/AIDS, has been written into law. Continue to urge your congresspersons to support the cancellation of the debt of poor countries and to work for funding for HIV/AIDS relief. Indebted countries must pay off the debt rather than provide food, medicine, housing, water rights, and the like for their citizens.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
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