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What is going on with Mauricio Funes?

mauricioFunesWhat is going on with Mauricio Funes?

by Omar Montilla

Translation by Diana Barahona

Funes puts his hopes in the IMF, the World Bank and Mexican oligarchs

El Salvador’s president-elect, Mauricio Funes, will participate in the joint general assembly of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. “I am going to express my opinion, present what the priorities [of the country] are, so that they can explain to us the state of the relationship with the government, what it is that they see,” Funes said in brief statements to journalists after meeting with business leaders of the country. He will also speak at a regional forum titled “Latin America and the Global Crisis.” Evidently pleased, he said, “So I will be the only Latin American president attending this forum, as a president-elect.” Has Funes asked himself why the rest of the presidents of Latin America won’t be at that meeting? Continue reading