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13th Raúl Prebisch Memorial Lecture April 2014 - ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile

"Inequality Is a Direct Challenge to Democracy"

The UNAM academic Rolando Cordera, delivered the 13th Raúl Prebisch Memorial Lecture at the headquarters of the United Nations body in Santiago, Chile.

In his lecture, Professor Cordera explained that the relationship between democracy and inequality is an equation that must have a positive result in favour of equality. He also declared that equality is a total social fact, rather than just an issue of income, access or opportunities. He added that development, as a process of social political and economic change, requires well-functioning institutions, as well as a basic restructuring of values and attitudes.

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