“Let us unite in the rebuilding of our economy on the path of growth with social justice, on the path of dignity and of a country free from discriminations, exclusion and all forms of violence, on the path of living well,” said the President.
Arce said that Christmas should be an occasion to mobilize Bolivians to “continue working with the objective of uprooting poverty in its multiple dimensions.”
He urged to close the gaps of social and economic inequalities and to strengthen reciprocity, complementary and solidarity, that is, “sharing how much or little we have” at all times.
Referring to the year that is ending, he recalled that international organizations such as the ECLAC reported that Bolivia is the country that will reduce extreme poverty the most in the region.
Speaking of the economy, he explained that thanks to the reinstatement of the Productive Community Social Economic Model, the country returned to the path of stability and economic growth with social justice.
Arce stressed that Bolivia’s inflation rate is the lowest in the region and one of the lowest in the world, despite the adverse international context. He also said that the industrialization process with import substitution is advancing, agricultural productivity for the supply of food to the markets has increased, and tireless work is being done to achieve food security in a sovereign manner.