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The global economic crisis mainly affected the rich countries is "a tombstone for market fundamentalists" who imposed their ideas before in Latin America, said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, in his speech to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Brazilian President appreciated the manner in which the region has alienated itself from the washington consensus and its "unique thoughts" to find their own paths of development. Lula da Silva spoke at the closing of the 33rd session of ECLAC that began last Sunday in Brasilia (capital) to analyze the directions and regional economic outlook, following the international financial crisis.
"They have taken important steps to overcome the stigma of inequality that still marks us" and has begun to "rebuild confidence and self-esteem after the lost decades," insisted the ruling. The delay in that engulfed the countries of the region for decades is the responsibility of authoritarianism, Lula said, referring to the military regimes that ruled many nations in the Southern Cone(Operation Condor). In addition to "the subordination of many heads of state, who thought that everything came from Europe and America was good."
In this sense, the picture changed in recent years as Latin American and Caribbean societies reacted and "became aware of their strength and also the need to own and run their own processes," he insisted. He reiterated that it was this reaction that led to the "wave of democracy" currently living Latin American countries, and allowed an Indian as his pair of Bolivia, Evo Morales, or a worker like himself as he came to power. "The engine of these democracies are historically the neglected classes, which have been claimed by the government to" put the social masses as its central concerns. "
During his speech Lula made a review of social policies that have been implemented in its management, and has promoted since 2003 in his first presidential term. Took the opportunity to offer their experience to ECLAC, in order to transmit it to all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The president said that social policies include recommendations that the Commission has expressed in a document discussed and approved in Brasilia on Tuesday, which is suggested to strengthen the state's role as a factor in promoting social equality and development.
Lula will work for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa The President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, pledged Tuesday to work for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa when I leave the presidency on 1 January, and to help those regions, "write their own destiny." "Latin America and Africa must become a continent of dignity and respect,"Lula said. Lula compared the way in which Latin American and Caribbean nations reacted before the 2008 economic crisis in the U.S. and currently plaguing Europe, and stated that it felt low impact because the bloc has "begun to write their fate without assistance from anyone. "
Lula condemned the Washington Consensus, that the 90 proposed reducing the state role in the economy to deliver into the hands of the market, and valued as opposed to the proposal of ECLAC to strengthen States. Members of ECLAC, which brings together 44 countries and nine partner states agreed that the next body's biannual meeting held in El Salvador, in 2012.