Free Trade Key To Fighting Poverty:Martin

Posted on Monday, November 07 at 10:47 by Ed Deak
"Freer and fairer trade will lift more human beings out of poverty than all of the assistance programs in the world combined." Martin's speech contrasted with the words spoken by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who brought a crowd of thousands to its feet with a marathon speech decrying colonialism, imperialism and U.S. policy. Chavez said the idea of creating a free trade area of the Americas is dead. "The planet "is being destroyed under our own noses by the capitalist model, the destructive engine of development," Chavez said, adding that "every day there is more hunger, more misery thanks to the neo-liberal, capitalist model."


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