IN THE FACE OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, WE DEMANDED A CHANGE IN MODEL Social leaders of Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, belonging to the Hemispheric Social Alliance, meeting in Quito on 15 November 2008 — at the same time as the leaders of the G20 in Washington– discussed the implications of the current global financial crisis and the actions that the peoples of the Continent should take. To the event we invited the Minister for the Coordination of  Economic Policy of Ecuador, Pedro Páez;  the Senator of the Alternative Democratic Pole of Colombia, Jorge Enrique Robledo; and the Ambassador of Bolivia in Ecuador, Juan Javier Zárate, who expressed their views on the subject that brought us together read more