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Diplomats Meet to Discuss Haiti's Donor Problems


Haiti's interim leader, Gerard Latortue, has called on donor nations to help rebuild his country.

Diplomats attending a one-day conference in Cayenne, French Guiana, Friday are discussing ways to jumpstart desperately needed donations to Haiti.

They are trying to set infrastructure and development goals needed for the Caribbean nation to overcome last February's armed rebellion that ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

In the months following last year's political crisis, donor nations and organizations pledged $1.3 million for reconstruction efforts in Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation. But officials say the actual amount provided, so far, is far less than donor nations promised.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP.

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