Latin American unions signed the “Guadalajara Declaration” to strengthen business activity and democratic spokespersons

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The unions pledged to contribute their talent, skills and resources to promote the inclusive development model for Latin America

Latin American unions signed the “Declaration of Guadalajara” to strengthen business activity and the democratic spokesperson

Bruce Mac Master, president of Andi, signed the Declaration of Guadalajara for the businessmen of Colombia. REUTERS/David Estrada

Business organizations from Latin America, representing entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of companies of any size, economic activity and condition, signed the “Guadalajara Declaration”, in which they undertake to promote an inclusive and sustainable development model, with 20 areas of action to influence a greater comprehensive, fair and sustainable economic development of their countries and, therefore, of the Latin American region.

The declaration was made in < b>Meeting of the Employers' Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), and the Colombian businessmen signed the National Association of Colombian Businessmen (Andi).< /p>

In this meeting, different associations and business leaders emphasized the importance of peace, trust, and collaboration in the countries of the region first for the well-being of the population and their life projects.

The document was signed by the president of the National Association of Businessmen of Colombia (Andi), Bruce Mac Master; the national president of the Employers' Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), José Medina Mora; the president of the Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC) of Chile, Juan Sutil; the interim president of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (Uccaep) of Costa Rica, Maritza Hernández Castañeda, and the president of the National Society of Industrialists (SNI) of Peru, Jesús Salazar Nishi.

In the same declaration, the signatories proposed consolidating a model based on the principles of respect for human dignity, freedom, free competition and private property.

“Companies and the work of their employees are the source of all value for a society, they are the first link in a chain that must end in the common good; and this agreement reaffirms and strengthens the company as a fundamental part of the economic development of a country”, Bruce Mac Master specified after the signing.

For his part, Medina Mora assured that they seek to build a common homein which inclusion and opportunities prevail so that each company can perform and develop. According to him, a joint path began with enthusiasm and commitment, because they want Latin America to be a continent with social equity and opportunities for all.

In addition, he noted that the “Declaration of Guadalajara” also specifies that nations need an alternative that guarantees a better future for all, that paths are opened for overcome marginalization and misery, and that human development and peaceful coexistence be fostered.

Meanwhile, Salazar Nishi noted that the commitment as businessmen is to promote development social and economic in order to generate a positive impact in the countries and in the entire region.

“We must promote a sustainable industry with shared value by creating economic opportunities that allow meeting social and environmental demands. With this we reaffirm that Latin American businessmen will continue working to promote competitive and prosperous countries”, he highlighted.

The 20 attributes of the declaration

The 20 themes or attributes included in the “Guadalajara Declaration” are:

– Social peace, public order and security.

– Economic freedom.

– Equality before the law.

– Property rights.

– Freedom of Expression.

– Democratic Political System and Law.

– Open and effective government .

– Ethics and public integrity.

– Environmental care and sustainable economy.

– Local and regional development.

– Health, Pensions and Housing for all.

– Quality education for all.

– Social mobility.

– Digital access for all.

– Solidarity Company.

– Incentive for investment, entrepreneurship and productivity.

– Sustainable Economic Policies.

– Fair and equitable tax system.

– Research and innovation with social impact.

– Responsible and equitable market that guarantees free competition.< /p >