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January 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberia's interim finance minister said that the country has only $5,000 in New York bank accounts and that the national treasury is almost empty. Byron Tarr, speaking to reporters in Monrovia, the capital, said about $27 million had been deposited in two New York accounts by the government of slain president Samuel Doe in the first six months of 1990. "Last week, the Republic National Bank told me that only $2,500 remained in each of those accounts," Tarr said.
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January 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberia's interim finance minister said that the country has only $5,000 in New York bank accounts and that the national treasury is almost empty. Byron Tarr, speaking to reporters in Monrovia, the capital, said about $27 million had been deposited in two New York accounts by the government of slain president Samuel Doe in the first six months of 1990. "Last week, the Republic National Bank told me that only $2,500 remained in each of those accounts," Tarr said.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
This tropical African nation, founded a century and a half ago by freed American slaves, has steepled Baptist churches and Southern-style houses with porches and fireplaces. The flag is red, white and blue, the U.S. dollar is legal tender and only a few years ago, a fellow named George T. Washington was ambassador to the United States. Liberia has been the closest thing to an American colony in Africa.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
This tropical African nation, founded a century and a half ago by freed American slaves, has steepled Baptist churches and Southern-style houses with porches and fireplaces. The flag is red, white and blue, the U.S. dollar is legal tender and only a few years ago, a fellow named George T. Washington was ambassador to the United States. Liberia has been the closest thing to an American colony in Africa.
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