Media Entrepeneur Gustavo Cisneros Stated that the Best Way to Defend Democracy and Freedom of Speech in Latin America is to Eliminate Poverty

    MIAMI, September 21 /CNW/ - At the Miami Herald Americas Conference
today, media entrepreneur Gustavo Cisneros claimed that if poverty and
inequality were vastly reduced in Latin America, democracy and freedom of
speech would flourish as the appeal of populism wanes.

    The head of the Cisneros Group of Companies proposed a 2008 summit of
entrepreneurs and government leaders to forge a strategy to provide the tools
of wealth creation to the 100 million poor Latin Americans. Gustavo Cisneros
said the poor needed enterprise, credit, technology and education to help
themselves escape poverty through free economic growth, and called for a
concerted US-Latin American war against poverty and ignorance.

    Among the other topics addressed during the speech, Cisneros cited the
US$1 trillion in 2006 income of 43 million Hispanic-Americans to the US
economy, calling for a fair US immigration law.


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For further information: Cisneros Group of Companies, New York Antonieta
Lopez, 212-355-0620

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