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Civil society networks welcome European Parliament position on the future EU development cooperation with Latin America

Civil society networks ALOP, APRODEV, CIDSE, CIFCA, GRUPO SUR and OIDHACO welcome the European Parliament (EP) resolution of 12 June 2012 on defining new development cooperation with Latin America.

In a region where 180 million people – one in three persons -live below the poverty line, it is paramount that the EU take due consideration of the widespread poverty and inequality when defining its development cooperation. In particular we support the following recommendations of the EP and urge that they be effectively included within the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI):

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