Re: rn: Jubilee success- foreign debt relief


Richard Moore

10/1/1999, Jan Slakov wrote:
>What are we to make of the news, below, that the Clinton administration is
>proposing to offer debt relief to the world's poorest countries and that the
 >money saved must be used for social programs? Great news, but I can't help
  >but be sceptical...

He's forgiving debts owed to "the United States", which presumably has
nothing to do with money owed to private US banks or to the IMF.  He may be
making a significant gesture, or he may be talking about peanuts.  Does
anyone know?