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Main challenges identified in the Americas Conclusions Report: inequality, poverty, corruption, violence and political parties ethical renovation

Jorge Quiroga, Vicente Fox, Ricardo Lagos, Yves Leterme, Belisario Betancur, César Gaviria, Alejandro Toledo, Luis Alberto Lacalle, Enrique Iglesias, Laura Chinchilla and Carlos Mesa, participated in a three days round table held in Bogotá 24-26 of August, and here you can read the conclusions report of the event.

The fight against inequality, poverty corruption and violence plus, the ethical renovation of political parties were identified as the main challengues to be faced in the Americas in the three day forum held in Bogotá. The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and 10 former Presidents and Members of the Club de Madrid, contributed to the discussions.

The debate, aimed to identify practical and transformative democratic ideas in the region, taking into account three main dimensions: New democratic values and institutional reforms, Progress towards equality and political, economic and social inclusion and new democratic and effective public policies. Moreover, sub-regional groups of countries facing similar political and economic situations will be considered.