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Where is the Money? We Can Wait No Longer…

“A promise is a comfort only to a fool.”  These were the words CARICOM representative Camillo Gonsalvez used to describe the state of international pledges for the reconstruction of Haiti at a Brooklyn community forum on May 26, 2010.  Mr. Gonsalvez was referring to the startling contradiction that on March 31st international donors pledged a total of over $10 billion at the “Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti,” and yet, the Haitian Government is currently forced to operate with only 20% of its yearly budget. Continue reading Where is the Money? We Can Wait No Longer…