The President called for an end to "blockades in Latin America"

The President called for an end to "blockades in Latin America"

Fernández advocated that the countries of Latin America work “together” and called for an end to the blockades


President Alberto Fernández called this Monday for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to work “together” to reduce inequality and insisted on his demand for the end of the economic blockadesspeaking in New York at a meeting of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF)-Development Bank of Latin America.

“We must work together again and demand an end to the blockades and join the Caribbean,” said the president, warning that this region “is also our America and has the problems that our entire Latin America has.”

(Photo: Presidency).

The president participated in the Sofitel Hotel, located in downtown Manhattan, in the conference “Many Voices, One Region: Latin America and the Caribbean working on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

The meeting was held for the tenth anniversary of CAF as a permanent observer of the United Nations Organization (UN).

“We must work together again and demand an end to the blockades and join the Caribbean.”Alberto Fernandez

Fernández was invited as Argentine president and also in his capacity as president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), within the framework of the activities in which he participates in New York for his attendance at the 77th General Assembly of the ONU.

Photo Presidency
(Photo: Presidency).

In his message, the president stated that the coronavirus pandemic “exposed inequality, which forces us to redouble our efforts.”

Noting that Latin America is the “most unequal continent of all,” he warned about “the costs of working disunited.”

However, he celebrated that it is “a time of reunion that Latin America is experiencing” and highlighted the “decision” of the countries of the region of “join efforts to build the future”.

As an example, he warned that the Caribbean, which “has not been the cause of the climate crisis, is the one that suffers the most.”

“This is a region of peace, and it is not little in the times we live together”he underlined.

Fernández affirmed that the region has the “resources to face the challenges that the world imposes on us,” referring to the fact that “we are a source of food and energy,” for which he asked “to see how we work to grow with equality.”

Along these lines, he advocated “a development that integrates and does not dissociate.”

“For that we need a Development Bank, because Latin America needs to finance a lot of infrastructure to be able to secure the path of growth.”

In this regard, he insisted on “continuing to proclaim peace so that the world understands that no more war can be allowed.”

Photo Presidency
(Photo: Presidency).

Before entering the auditorium, Fernández had a meeting with Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchú, human rights defender, UNESCO goodwill ambassador and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The president was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Jaime Perczyk, and the Argentine ambassador to the United States, Jorge Arguello.

The meeting was attended by the executive president of CAF, Sergio Díaz Granados; Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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