Colombian ex-president attributes blast in Latin America to proletarianization of society


BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – The Latin American region is witnessing various popular revolts caused by social unrest in the face of a proletarianization process that has impoverished citizens, said former Colombian president Ernesto Samper, secretary general of Sputnik in an exclusive interview with Sputnik Unasur between 2014 and 2017.

"In the region there is a social outbreak due to the process of proletarianization of the middle and lower classes," said the lawyer and economist.

Until 2014 there was an effort in the region "to reduce poverty levels and to develop social inclusion programs, which allowed to remove from poverty more than 180 million people", argument.
But since then there has been a setback that has generated a reaction, since "removing something from someone who has had it is more painful than not giving it to someone who has not had it."

"He outbreak in Chile It happened violently, Argentina exploded choosing (as next president) Alberto Fernandez, and in Colombia it broke out with a radical change in regional elections by voting the population for a change and unraveling traditional parties, "the ex-president reviewed.

In Bolivia, the same social concern is raised, "although we must recognize that the Government of Evo Morales has been sustained in terms of his tenure because he has succeeded in the economic and social part," said Samper.

Within the region, Bolivia is the one with the highest average growth in the last decade, having "reduced absolute and relative poverty by two thirds, which guarantees that people think they can continue."
That during the first hours the results of the elections were not known "was an act of sanity of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to not create false expectations and feed them in a incendiary manner with results that were changing minute by minute," he said.

Pending the audit of the Organization of American States (OAS), it must be accepted that Morales succeeded in consolidating a majority "be it one vote, because that is what democracy is about."

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