Wednesday, February 08, 2006


NY Times "Mayor: New Orleans Will Seek Aid From Other Nations":

"NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Shortcomings in aid from the U.S. government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city. [...] Jordan's King Abdullah also visited New Orleans on Friday and Nagin said he would encourage foreign interests to help redevelop some of the areas hardest hit by the storm.

``France can take Treme. The king of Jordan can take the Lower Ninth Ward,'' he said, referring to two of the city's neighborhoods. [...] French Transport Minister Dominique Perben, leading the French delegation to a city that was founded by France in 1718, said, ``This catastrophe has deeply upset the French people and the French government.''

France, Perben said through a translator, ``wants to be a long-term partner for Louisiana and New Orleans.'' (more)


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