•$35 billion Approximate equivalent in today’s currency of Haiti’s bill to France for its “lost” colony
•$750 million Haiti’s debt in 1986, when the US-backed Duvaliers fell
•$900 million The Duvalier fortune that remains frozen in a Swiss bank
•$321 million The cost of servicing Haiti’s debt between 1995 and 2001
•$11 million The amount by which interest on debt exceeded foreign aid to Haiti in a single year (2003)
•$1.9 billion Haiti’s debt when the US gave $1.2 billion in relief (June 2009)
•$1,051 million Haiti’s debt today, 80 percent held by the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
•$100 million Projected annual debt repayments for the next ten years
•5 years Period World Bank has suspended repayments
Haiti coverage in this month’s Socialist Review:
Haiti – the making of a catastrophe, by Mike Gonzalez
The taking of Haiti, by John Pilger
Haiti – Repression and Resistance, by Mike Gonzalez
Haiti – who are the real looters?, by Patrick Acureuil and Pepijn Brandon
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