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Latortue leads delegation urgently seeking cash aid

Haiti’s interim prime minister, Gerard Latortue, on Monday said he’s banking on the generosity of the international community for $924 million the nation needs to push it toward recovery. That is the amount needed to reach the $1.3 billion that experts say Haiti requires over the next two years to bounce back from years of fiscal mismanagement and political upheaval. Latortue and dozens of top Haitian government and private sector officials are in Washington for a two-day international donors conference that ends today at World Bank headquarters. Their challenge is to convince over-extended donors that the millions of dollars they’re being asked to give will be well spent. Full Story

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