Latin American leaders attending an Ibero-American summit in El
Salvador Friday signed agreements to fight poverty among young people
after being called to do so by Colombian pop star Shakira.
Shakira’s plans to fight poverty initially were the main theme of the summit, but was made second priority, because of the current financial crisis hitting economies worldwide.
The singer, who was also present at the meeting, wanted to keep the children on the agenda, despite the world’s financial crisis and presented her plan for a food, health and education project for some 22 million poor children aged under six in Latin America.
“The lives of children are more important than banking institutions and politics,” she said.
“We know that in this world financial crisis, hunger will spread in the
poorest layers of our society and thousands of children risk dying from
hunger,” Shakira added.