Is Latin America a Victim of Consumerism? Uruguay’s President Announces This Belief at the 2015 CELAC Conference

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – What can be more powerful than a nation’s army?  According to the President of Uruguay, it’s the way a county’s people spend their money.

“It’s more forceful in the long term than the military potential that each nation may have,” said President Mujica on the great influence of capitalism in the consumer culture of Latin American countries.

He described examples of how there are people who buy a new car rather than seek shelter, or buy a new television before the much needed roofing.

“We bleed in atrocious consumption above our potential. We want to eat like the rich world and this equation cannot be fixed by government, but at least we have to start to be clear. How much we spend on useless things, we don’t spend on technical and scientific education,” expanded Mujica during his participation in the Third Summit of the Community of States Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC), which was held on January 28 and 29 in Costa Rica.

Mujica said it is much more difficult to change a concrete reality that cultural reality, calling Latin American Communities victims of ‘cultural subjugation’.

Specialists have evaluated the speech of the socialist leader of the south and it is a consumer country and considered one of the highest in Latin America, as is Costa Rica. (CulteraCR)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica

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