New Orleans Goes Begging Abroad


Great moments in U.S. history: “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.” Nagin had to ask the King of Jordan, who heads up an economy that is two one-hundredths the size of the United States’, if he could spare any change to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

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