Third World Debt Relief

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 36•15 Apr 26, 2000

An estimated 10,000 people descended upon World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington last week, demanding debt relief for impoverished Third World nations. What do you think?

  • “No fucking way we should let them off the hook–I want back those 80 bucks I lent Honduras.”

    Reggie Bey –
    Truck Driver

  • “Damn. I wish I had known about this debt-relief argument when Ferndale State Bank repossessed my Ski-Doo.”

    Lee Doane –
    Civil Engineer

  • “I'm doing my part to relieve Third World debt: I always order the Botswana Breakfast Blend at Starbucks.”

    Jennifer Sims –
    Student

  • “I can't believe these Third World nations think they can just rack up all these international debts and never be expected to pay them back. The U.S. could never get away with something like that.”

    June Ritchie –
    Florist

  • “I agree with the EMF protesters. The musical atrocities committed by this early-'90s British dance-rock quintet are truly unbelievable.”

    Fred Singletary –
    Systems Analyst

  • “With World Bank rates at an all-time high, it makes more sense than ever for Africa to consolidate its debt with a treasury certificate from 1-800-LOAN-YES. Hi, I'm Hall Of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer.”

    Jim Palmer –
    Baseball Great

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