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March 5, 1987 | Associated Press
In an unusual move, the United States is sending 17 financial experts to Liberia with sweeping authority to manage that country's debt-ridden economy, State Department officials said Wednesday. Under the plan, which the Liberian government agreed to as the price of U.S. economic assistance, the American experts will form what one official characterized as a shadow economic Cabinet. The program follows substantial criticism of the way U.S.
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August 26, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center, Liberia's showplace health care institution: -- Patients in the hospital are often infected with malaria two or three times during their hospital stay from the mosquitoes that breed on the swampy ground of this Monrovia suburb. The unscreened windows have to be left open all night because the air conditioning is out of order.
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January 15, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz bluntly told Liberian President Samuel K. Doe on Wednesday that his impoverished West African country must reform its chaotic economy and open up its political system if it hopes to see a resumption of U.S. aid. Shultz told a press conference that Liberia has already made substantial human rights progress since the bloody 1980 coup that brought Doe to power.
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.
NEWS
February 24, 1987
Liberia diverted millions of dollars in U.S. aid over the past six years, according to a General Accounting Office report, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said he wants new aid cut off until the funds are accounted for. According to the report, $16.5 million of commodity assistance has not been accounted for since 1984; $12 million in economic aid was diverted between 1980 and 1984, and there has been no audit of the $66 million Liberia received in military aid since 1980.
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.
NEWS
August 26, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center, Liberia's showplace health care institution: -- Patients in the hospital are often infected with malaria two or three times during their hospital stay from the mosquitoes that breed on the swampy ground of this Monrovia suburb. The unscreened windows have to be left open all night because the air conditioning is out of order.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | Associated Press
In an unusual move, the United States is sending 17 financial experts to Liberia with sweeping authority to manage that country's debt-ridden economy, State Department officials said Wednesday. Under the plan, which the Liberian government agreed to as the price of U.S. economic assistance, the American experts will form what one official characterized as a shadow economic Cabinet. The program follows substantial criticism of the way U.S.
NEWS
February 24, 1987
Liberia diverted millions of dollars in U.S. aid over the past six years, according to a General Accounting Office report, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said he wants new aid cut off until the funds are accounted for. According to the report, $16.5 million of commodity assistance has not been accounted for since 1984; $12 million in economic aid was diverted between 1980 and 1984, and there has been no audit of the $66 million Liberia received in military aid since 1980.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz bluntly told Liberian President Samuel K. Doe on Wednesday that his impoverished West African country must reform its chaotic economy and open up its political system if it hopes to see a resumption of U.S. aid. Shultz told a press conference that Liberia has already made substantial human rights progress since the bloody 1980 coup that brought Doe to power.
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