12th International Meeting of Economists on Globalization Concludes in Havana

MERCOSUR representative Hugo Varsky informed participants that a Consultative Support Council is in the works to aid the process of Latin American and Caribbean integration

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2010-03-06 | 11:43:36 EST
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The 12th International Meeting of Economists to discuss Globalization wrapped up on Friday in Havana after a week of intense debate focused on Latin American and Caribbean integration.

President of the Cuban Association of Economists and Accountants Roberto Verrier spoke at the closing ceremony about the urgency of regional unity in both politics and economics.

MERCOSUR representative Hugo Varsky informed participants that a Consultative Support Council is in the works to aid the process of Latin American and Caribbean integration.

The Latin American and Caribbean Association of Economists presented a statement supporting the decision to create a Latin American and Caribbean Community of States. The document also expressed solidarity with the Haitian people and consolation for the recent disaster in Chile.

Participating at the closing ceremony were Cuban Minister of the Economy and Planning Marino Murillo and the Cuban Finance Minister Lina Pedraza.

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