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The “State is back” in Latinamerica to lessen inequalities, says top UN official

Wednesday, October 17th 2012 - 05:26 UTC
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The ‘State is back’ in Latinamerica and will help establish social policies, diminish inequality and increase inclusion said the regional director of the UN Development Program, Herlado Muñoz during a seminar in Mexico City on “Youth participation and democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean”. Read full article


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  • Guzz

    Touché :)

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    and necons sad...

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    Latin America (especially Argentina) has well known made ...

    1) not be paralysed by the fear of moral hazard,

    2)..treat sick fundamentals ,not symptoms,

    3)..cut excessive debts,

    4)..encapsulate banking risks,

    5)..change the bad habits after rehabilitation,

    6)..beware of currency redenomination.

    are these ( 6 ) enough these made matters to understand some of their improvements and technical systems.....certainly not enough.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eusebio

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAMF Paraguay

    So in other words, socialism is the solution. Spread the wealth around, that'll solve the problem.

    This guy believes that people are too dumb to know what is best for them. So the government needs to get involved and “insure” that people are safe, healthy, well fed, educated, etc. I personally don't need some social engineer telling me what I can and can't do with MY money. Yes people I make MY money, not you, and definitely not the government. How anyone else thinks they have the right to take my money away without my consent is beyond me. Is this not theft? Just because a mob, or a gang, or a government decides that the majority wants what I have, doesn't make it correct. Theft is theft.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    Mr Munoz like most Latin American leaders is “The Perfect Latin American Idiot”. States don't create wealth, they steal it. What creates prosperity is property rights and rule of law. Mexico is the crony capitalist State where the connected like Carlos Slim make fortunes the no risk way - with the help of govt boobs like Munoz

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAMF Paraguay

    wesley mouch, love the name.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5 What's wrong with you? Don't you believe that socialist governments are formed from caring, sharing people? Just look at CFK in argieland. She's “shared” the people's wealth with.....herself. She's the people's friend. And what's US$115 million between friends? Before interest! Don't be concerned for her future. As a good socialist she has a number of properties that provide her with thousands of dollars a day. A girl must have shoes!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ottona

    “Latin America” 2012, consists of three geopolitical regions: South America = UNASUR, Mexico=U.S. “associated state”, Central America and Caribbean (except Nicaragua and Cuba)= U.S.&Brit. “dependencies”. All - repeat all - have had greater economic growth in 2012 thus far then: USA, “Great Britain”, European Union . Why ? 1. Their governments have been able to dismiss “good advice” from U.S. “economists” and Wall Street Bankers - and the Libor-Gangsters of Britain. Because: The U.S. , Britain, and European Union are clueless as what to do now! 2. The Latin governments instead have increased the role of the nation's government in the economy with the aim of raising the social well-being of the MAJORITY. This is not “socialism” in the text-book or classsical marxist sense - but practical, nationalistic “independent” thinking - without further “advice” from U.S. or Brit. “experts”! You read it here first: The time has already arrived that writers in serious publications in the U.S. suggest to adopt some features which have proven beneficial in Latin America.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAMF Paraguay

    #9 - So to raise the “social well-being of the MAJORITY” we will need the money of the few rich. Then we will spread that to the “majority” through social programs such as unemployment benefits, free housing, free education, free food, free cell phones (USA), well free everything because it is their RIGHT to these free things.

    Yep sounds like socialism to me...

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Burn1938

    This is the regional director of the UN development program ! I suggest he travels through the area and then gives an opinion !

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    @9 larger 'growth' and deeper 'dips' are HALLMARKS of a developing economy, lol. Not signs of 'commom sense.

    Oct 19th, 2012 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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