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Claudia Valdes

International Traffic Department, Diamonds International Corporation

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Is it really possible to eliminate poverty around the world? or is it just an utopia?

I'm from Mexico, and this Sunday Mexicans will elect a new president. Why do I give this explanation? Because the main topic that all the candidates had was the elimination of poverty in our country. But those statements really make me think deeper in the subject, and look back across human kind history, just to find out that poverty is almost inherent to human kind, and across all this years the people have been in this world, there always have been poverty.
Why? simply for the very own nature of the human kind and the relation between each other.
Then I ask myself, how a single person, in this case the president of a nation, can promise millions of persons, that will eradicate such a big problem, that has been with us for thousands of years.
Going in another line, millions of persons across the world are becoming more aware of the world situation about poverty, but it just stay there, very few people do something about it, including myself, I must say. But how can a few persons can make a difference? and going on with that idea, will it be sufficient to really solve the problem? Will it be eradicated for good? or just because our nature it will never be possible?

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  • Jun 29 2012: Hi Claudia. I do agree with you. Nonetheless, one cannot deny the fact that poverty has been proportional to the rise of population within society. Albeit poverty did exist within the middle ages, the stats were not what they stand as today.the governments today have successfully implemented several laws and thus would hold the capacity to implement a law to decrease the population growth. China;s government was successfully able to decrease its population growth and increase the standards of living without falling into a dictatorship. Unfortunately, the uprising within the Middle East, coupled with the uprising tensions due to the financial crisis have lead to increased levels of instability. Alliance systems do continue to exist, coupled with problems between individual nations. In the past few years, none of the nations have had the opportunity to get rid of the aggression and the problems continue to boil up. Unfortunately , the prelims will explode, lead to war , which would be during our lifecycle.

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