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Santo Domingo.- Dominican president Danilo Medina on Monday said trade is more effective than solidarity to fight poverty, and asked to establish clear and fair rules in the global markets.

In his inaugural speech for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Santo Domingo, Medina say allowing the region's products to enter European markets is a tool to fight poverty, since in his view, it's more transformative and effective than any aid policy for development.

Medina spoke at the start of the First Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of CELAC and the European Union, which gathers 30 foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and 59 delegations.

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Written by: grahamnzau, 26 Oct 2016 5:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic
When a President earns 40 times the average wage of his people, I doubt that he knows much about poverty. Lowering the salaries of the government elite is the first test to show an alliance with the people. When you drive in fancy cars and get treated like a king, how can anyone take him seriously? It is an act. I have visited the hospitals for the normal dominicans in this country and it is bad and yet there is so much money apparently to pay such exorbitant salaries. Just as well the people have been kept uneducated & in a state of compliance or ignorance, or the elite would have been replaced long ago. So much Socialist rhetoric in this nation, yet such little evidence. If everyone was poor and there was no money, it would be understandable, but when there is such an extreme between the haves & have-nots, some people need to read the bible more about the criteria for entering heaven as a rich man
Written by: Tuznik, 27 Oct 2016 12:15 PM
From: United States
The aid is going to stop shortly . Politics in America is going to stop that . Some Americans are sick and tired of their tax dollars going out the door in the form of aid or purchased peace . It will still come from the church and foundations . But not tax dollars . You must have heard the complaints by now .
" this has got to stop . " is the general feelings about aid any more .
Written by: guillermone, 5 Dec 2016 3:34 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

The old adage it never more true, "Give a man a fish, and he will eat for one day, but teach him how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." I believe that we don't teach people self reliance and self-sufficiency. We need to empower people by teaching them how to help themselves. However, these "International Aide" to supposedly done "help" poor countries lift them up from poverty is bull crap. It is done intentionally. There is an ulterior motive behind that. What a better, more effective tool for control and dominance then to keep people ignorant and uneducated, forcing them to be dependent and always rely on you for help. That how they were able to keep Pto Rico subjugated as a colony all of these years by using food stamps, SSI, Hud Housing and cash assistance. At one time over 50% of Puerto Ricans were getting some form of government aide and the US was extremely happy to do it.
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