Also reporting on the meeting, El País (Spain, p.53) notes that in his speech to the assembly, Spanish Economy Minister Rodrigo Rato emphasized the need for reforms to the coordination and functioning of the multilateral organizations-the World Bank, the IMF and the IDB-which he said did "not adequately reflect the weight of Latin America" currently.
In a separate report, El País notes that IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat, also at the IDB annual meeting, questioned the degree to which those who protest against the multilateral organizations and "fight globalization in the streets" were representative [of public interests]. "What is the representativity of those who are protesting?" Aninat asked. "What mandate do they have."
Following the 60 arrests that were made during weekend protests against the IDB annual meeting, three more protesters were detained yesterday, notes the story.
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