Thursday, May 05, 2005

Strings Attached
Brazil turned down $40 Million in US aid for combating AIDS because of all the fine print: they can't use the money for prostitutes (a legal, regulated profession in Brazil) or for encouraging condom use. It's abstinence today, abstinence tomorrow, abstinence forever. Thanks for nothing, George.
"The US is doing the same in other countries - bullying, pushing and forcing - but not every country has the possibility to say no," [Sonia Correa, an Aids activist in Brazil] said, quoted in Britain's Guardian newspaper.
Culture of life, anyone?

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