Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Latin American people´s confidence in democratic government has taken a sharp downturn in the last few years, Atilio Boron, secretary general of the Latin American Council for Social Sciences reported.
In his lecture on foreign debt and government discipline, the expert told the 450 delegates and guests at the sixth Cuban National Association of Economists and Accountants (ANEC) a recent survey showed only 19 percent approval of democracy, down from 41 percent in 1997.
The Argentine expert, a distinguished member of ANEC, said the main reason is the foreign debt that countries of the region face.= Decisions adopted in the last few years by the so-called democracies of the area originated outside the region, in New York- eye of Davos, he pointed out.
Boron also said the United States and financing organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank decide the fate of Latin American populations.= Professor Johs Saxe Fernandez, of the Mexican Autonomous University, referred to the "iron triangle" of Latin American governments, corporations and the US congress.
Cuban Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Eumelio Caballero likewise highlighted the international situation in which Cuba faces the expanding US economic blockade.