Jamaicans suffer as their government repays debt

"In 1990, 97 percent of children completed primary school. Today only 73 percent do. In 1990, 59 mothers died in childbirth for every 100,000 children born. Now it is 110. Jamaica is just one of dozens of countries where people were forcibly impoverished so that their government could keep repaying ever-mounting debts" (page 25).

Nick Dearden, "Fight Debt All Together Now," New Internationalist, (2013): 25.

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