Tag: <span>IMF</span>

Brazil and U.S. Back Lagarde For IMF Post; Chances Look Dim For Mexico’s Carstens

UPDATE: French finance minister Christine Lagarde was named the new head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) earlier this afternoon. Mexico’s Agustín Carstens, who Lagarde beat out for the post, […] Read More >

Mexico’s Carstens Meets With Geithner; Says Lagarde Appointment Could Be “Conflict of Interest”

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico’s central bank head Agustín Carstens was in the United States Monday to meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in an effort to […] Read More >

Mexico’s Agustín Carstens Bids To Head IMF; Faces Tough Competition From France’s Lagarde

Mexican central bank chief Agustín Carstens announced his bid Tuesday to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped down earlier this month in the midst […] Read More >

IMF Cancels Haiti’s $268 Million Debt

Today in Latin America Top Story — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved Wednesday the cancellation Haiti’s $268 million outstanding debt. On top of the debt cancellation, the IMF’s executive […] Read More >

G-7 Members To Cancel Haiti’s Bilateral Debt

The world’s seven wealthiest countries said they will cancel the debt Haiti owes them at a meeting of the G-7 in Canada on Saturday, The BBC reports. The G-7 also […] Read More >

Haiti Must Build A Strong State To Recover From Earthquake, Experts Say; Call For Haitian “Marshall Plan”

NEW YORK — A Port-au-Prince school collapsed on a sunny day in Nov. 2008, leaving 80 children dead. The school, perched precariously on a hillside, had been built without a […] Read More >