Lenín Moreno Garcés Speaks about Cuba’s Inclusion in the Summit of the Americas

Ecuadorian Vice President Lenín Moreno Garcés, who was speaking after a presentation on disability policies of his Government at the World Bank in Washington, said that forums such as the Summit of the Americas “are helpful for new approaches and ideas” and spoke in favor of Cuba’s inclusion in the dialogue.

“I understand that unfortunately we have walked different paths somewhat, but Latin America is one. What it is to talk, build dialogue, minimal arrangements, consensus to achieve good results,” said Moreno. The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, even proposed that no country in the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) attends the continental if the Cuban government was not invited.

Cuba has never attended these summits involving the 34 countries currently make up the Organization of American States (OAS), ie, all the continent except the island.

Ecuadorian Vice-than a decade ago was wounded in an assault and was unable, so moving wheelchair-presented a paper at the World Bank (WB) assistance projects and integration of disabled people in Ecuador.

The Bank works with Ecuador on projects to improve transportation and access for disabled people, while helping to implement the rights that people with physical or intellectual disabilities enshrined in the Constitution.

The vice president also noted the importance of Latin America have acquired in other multilateral financial institutions like the Development Bank of China, which in 2010exceeded the contributions of BM to the subcontinent, especially funding for Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador.

“That’s the dynamic of a changing world and we have to get used to new systems,” said Moreno.

For original article (in Spanish), see http://www.myblackaustin.com/news/2012/03/08/Correa-puso-su-buen-oficio-para-que-Cuba-fuera-a-Cartagena.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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