11 November 2011


"As the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations discussed global finance and development at the G20 Summit in France, the people of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Thailand and many, many other nations were not represented. The voices of their people – many of whom are still under water from recent flooding, not to mention illegitimate debts -- were not heard. But they were affected by the decisions made in Cannes."

So begins an open letter from Marta Benavides a Salvadorian woman the co-chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty movement.

The letter touches on important questions about climate change and climate realities, aid policies, the legacy of bad policies, the lack of international media attention, the lack of overall awareness, the recently ended G20 meeting in Cannes, among others.

The full text of the letter can be read here

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