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Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

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By Philip Sherwell, New York

6:46PM GMT 11 Mar 2014














Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health
A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from Britain and other European nations for the enduring legacy of the slave trade.

The leaders of 15 states adopted a wide-ranging plan, including seeking a formal apology from former colonial powers, debt cancellation, greater development aid as well as unspecified financial damages for the persisting “psychological trauma” from the days of plantation slavery.

The series of demands to be made of former slaving nations such as Britain, France, Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands


Added: Mar-11-2014 Occurred On: Mar-11-2014
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Tags: Caribbean nations, former slaving nations, Britain and other European nations
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