Progressive leaders to commemorate Puebla Group's anniversary
Buenos Aires, Jul 10 (Latin Press) Five acting ministers, eight former presidents, two prominent economists and over 40 progressive leaders from Latin America will meet virtually on Friday to commemorate the first anniversary of the Puebla Group.
The alliance, which was born in Puebla Mexican city and in these 12 months managed to emerge as one of the blocs with an important voice in Covid-19 times. It is made up of prominent figures who seek to achieve unity and work for more progress in the continent.
According to their organizers, on Friday the Foreign Ministers Maria Aranzazu Gonzalez (Spain) and Felipe Sola (Argentina), and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero (Spain) will be at the videoconference.
Attending the virtual encounter will be also the Minister for Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta, and the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Juan Cabandie (both from Argentina) and the economists Mariana Mazzucato (Italy) and Jose Antonio Ocampo (Colombia).
All of them will join diverse voices from 17 countries to debate the progressive Agenda to overcome the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, as this meeting is entitled.
Among the permanent members of the bloc who will speak at the virtual meeting are former presidents Jose Mujica (Uruguay), Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Evo Morales (Bolivia) and Leonel Fernandez (Dominican Republic), as well as former head of the Government of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, among others.
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