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Advice to turn to Latin America

Gercine Carter

Advice to turn to Latin  America

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With the current  “deep malaise” facing “North Atlantic capitalist societies”, Barbados has been advised to look to Latin America for assistance with its development.
“We have a vested interest in Latin America under Chavez,” said president of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, as he addressed a Press conference yesterday, called to express solidarity with the Venezuelan leader as he faces re-election.
 Comissiong said Chavez had been in the vanguard of a movement to reverse the social and economic fortunes of South and Latin America, and was using the region’s resources to develop it and to help it “to come into its own”.
He said Chavez had defied the traditional big capitalist powers and embarked on several initiatives to improve the living standards and education of Venezuelans, yet he continued to be derided.