December 8, 2021

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Cuba’s foreign minister calls for new financial system to end poverty

Havana.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today reaffirmed that building an “honest, equitable and humane” financial system recognized by historic leader Fidel Castro is the only way to eradicate poverty and save the world.

On his Twitter account, the Secretary of State addressed the then President of Cuba and the leaders of the Latin American government in the United States and the Caribbean on June 29, 1999, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Rather than the ‘new architecture’ for an old and outdated system, the emergency is to demolish the established financial system, build a truly honest, democratic, egalitarian and humane society and help save the world from poverty. Castro shouted.

The previous day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had warned that this was an evil that was rising for the first time in two decades and that it was suffering from inequalities between the North and the South.

Guterres noted that the Govt-19 epidemic last year plunged about 120 million people into poverty, and called for its eradication.

In addition, he pointed out that the number of women in extreme poverty is higher than men and that the 22 richest people in the world have amassed more wealth than all women in the African region.

Although the first celebration was held in Paris, France in 1987, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was declared by the United Nations in 1992.

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