Friday, September 23, 2005

Bush Waives Saudi Sex And Slave Trade.

The Associated Press is reporting that on Wednesday President Bush decided to waive any financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia for failing to halt the slave trade of prostitutes, child sex workers, and forced laborers.

Of the 14 nations that the State Department said in June that was failing to adequately address the problem of human trafficking, Bush concluded that Bolivia, Jamaica, Qatar, Sudan, Togo and the United Arab Emirates had made enough improvements to avoid any cuts in foreign aid.

However, Cuba, Myanmar and North Korea were left as the only nations on the list of 14 that are barred completely for receiving any kinds of foreign aid. The White House offered no explanation for different treatment.


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