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Monday, February 23, 2009

International Economist Encounter to Begin Next Week in Havana

Havana, February 23.- The world economic crisis, its impacts and alternatives will be some of the issues discussed during the 11th International Economist Encounter on Globalization and Problems of Development to begin in Havana from March 2nd to the 6th.

Dr. Esther Aguilera, Vice President of the National Economists Association characterized the event as an exceptional moment to debate the most crucial subjects that currently face humanity among the over 1 000 specialists that will attend the conference.

The also Permanent Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Association announced that a number of figures have confirmed their participation, among them Honduran President Manuel Zelaya; Nobel Economist Laureates, Edmund Phelps (2007), Robert Mundall (1999) and Robert Engle (2003) and Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Archbishop of the Vatican's Academy of Sciences. There will also be 10 representatives from 10 international and 10 regional institutions like the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, FAO, UNESCO and other UN entities, Senators and Deputies.

The idea of these meetings emerged in 1998 at the proposal of the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro during an international economist event in 1998. (RHC).