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I find it really sad that many of the news stories from Haiti are disappearing...but an interesting article I found was the  pledges from the G7 to wipe out Haiti's debt.

Countries are recognizing that "The debt to multilateral institutions should be forgiven and we'll work with these institutions and other partners to make this happen as soon as possible." However the relief will come in forms of grants and loans,  a really interesting approach and one I find hopefully will be a better one than the past.

The article mentions the summit was held in Canadian Arctic town of Iqaluit, and was  was attended by Robert Zoellick, the World Bank president, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During the meeting, "members discussed what long-term assistance Haiti will need." I guess the pledge is what matters and not the location. I just would like to hear Haitian leaders being included in talks about progress for their country.