|Clinton met with Toledo and five other former Latin American presidents in Washington D.C. (Photo: Diario16)|
Peru’s ex president Alejandro Toledo met with five ex Latin American presidents and U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton to analyze the political and economic situation in the region, reported various news sources.
The former Latin American presidents that attended the meeting hosted by Clinton in Washington D.C. were Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico), César Gaviria (Colombia), Francisco Flores (El Salvador), and Martín Torrijos (Panama), and Alejandro Toledo.
The ex presidential candidate highlighted the importance of implementing a social agenda that entails a reduction of inequality in the region.
“We have reduced poverty in Latin America, but not inequality,” said Toledo.
Clinton acknowledged and approved the region’s economic growth, how the economic crisis was confronted in 2008, and the challenges that can be faced together with the United States.
Latin America is going down a different path, said Clinton, with economies such as Brazil’s that surged eight points, or the Peruvian economy “that has grown at rates that we usually associated to countries like China or India.”