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The International Monetary Fund is increasingly irrelevant and even its own assessment found major flaws in its track record in the poorest countries.

Slavery Persists

2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but modern-day forms of slavery are devastating lives throughout much of the African world.
It's painfully clear, as the blood spills on both sides of the Chad border, that the consortium of international oil companies and their allies at the World Bank won't let anything stop a drop of oil from flowing to global markets.
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