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Haiti Hosts Donors Conference, Looking to Raise $5 Billion


Haiti hosts a donors conference Tuesday, hoping to secure at least $5 billion in pledges to help the impoverished Caribbean nation jump start its economy and make vital repairs to infrastructure.

Delegates at the conference will include representatives from the United States, European Union, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Haitian leaders say building roads, revitalizing agriculture, and boosting education and health care services are their priority.

Haiti's economic problems continue and living standards remain low more than two years after a rebellion that overthrew President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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