Cuban Foreign Minister calls on the financial system to eradicate poverty

Havana, October 17 (ACN) Bruno Rodriguez BarillaToday, the Cuban Foreign Minister said that eradicating poverty and saving the world depends on the creation of a “honest, fair and humane” financial system, as acknowledged by historical leader Fidel Castro.

in a International Day for the Eradication of PovertyThe Caribbean State Counsellor referred to the speech delivered on June 29, 1999 by the Commander-in-Chief at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union.

More than a “new architecture” for an old and outdated system, the urgent matter is to tear down the well-founded financial system and create a truly honest, democratic, equitable and humane system that will help eradicate poverty and save the world. shouted at that meeting.

This Saturday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that this is an evil that is on the rise for the first time in two decades, affected by inequality between North and South.

He pointed out that covid-19 pandemic He pushed nearly 120 million people into poverty last year, calling for its eradication, tackling over-indebtedness and ensuring investment for recovery in the countries most in need.

He said that there are far more women in extreme poverty than men and that the 22 richest people in the world have accumulated more wealth than all the women in the African region.

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The United Nations declared 1992 the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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