Rubalcaba warns that the adjustment policies, the liberalizations and privatizations of the Washington consensus which were implemented in Latin American in the 90s and are intended to be transferred to the EU “only brought about unemployment, inequities and social unrest”
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During the plenary session of political leaders of the I Latin American Progress Conference organized by the IDEAS Foundation, Zapatero affirmed that globalization “is already our play ground and we must work to make it multipolar and not unipolar, which China, India the USA, Europe and Latin America playing the role of regional leaders.”
Madrid, March 2, 2012
In the last decade, Latin America has reduced by 12 points its poverty rate, but there are still 177 million poor people and 6 per cent of needy people, pockets of population who can only be rescued if the states develop social cohesion policies for which it is necessary to review the fiscal policy and increase indirect taxes, especially personal income taxation.
Madrid, March 1, 2012
Moscoso transmite a líderes progresistas de los países del Cono Sur la necesidad de que los socialistas europeos actúen de manera coordinada para evitar que el Estado del Bienestar “acabe siendo desmantelado por la derecha y se diluya el proyecto socialdemócrata”
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