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Suharto and his cronies stole about $60 billion from the Indonesian people, thereby bankrupting the economy. The United States and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rode to the rescue and "loaned" Indonesia about forty billion dollars to stay solvent. Part of such a "rescue package" is the imposition of "Structural Adjustment Programs" that essentially cut out such "frills" as affordable food and heat for the Indonesian masses, so they can pay back the "loan." The loan, like Suharto's looting, never makes it into the hands of the citizenry. Starvation and other austerity measures are imposed on them to pay off the "loan." The U.S. and IMF have provided that kind of "help" to scores of Third World nations, and they starve while they export food and other commodities to the United States in order to earn "foreign exchange," to pay off the loan. It is merely shell-game slavery, and America gets cheap imports out of the deal.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
The problem is that Africa's products were practicaly always in control of European countries, even now corporations would have control IMO...