Vatican News talked to Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte about the recent G20 discussions on coronavirus relief efforts. Read an excerpt below, and click here for the full story.
Covid 19: G20 nations put off debt relief decisions until autumn meeting
By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ
Reacting to the latest development, Jubilee USA Executive Director, Eric LeCompte, said that he “had hoped the debt payment suspension for the world’s poorest countries would be continued into 2021 given the severity of the crisis.”
Appeals for expanded debt suspension -
Ahead of last Saturday’s meeting, Jubilee USA, an interfaith alliance of religious, development and advocacy organizations, sent a letter to the G20 Finance Ministers calling for action in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
The letter, signed by over 200 organizations, recommended expanded debt relief, more aid for developing countries, processes to curb corruption, and enacting market and financial crisis protections for more developing countries.
Read more here.