Poorer Countries Want Justice, Not Handouts, Says Cardinal

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MEXICO CITY, SEPT. 11, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Developing countries are not asking the World Trade Organization for handouts, but for justice, says the archbishop primate of Mexico.



Cardinal Norberto Rivera made this passing reference to this week's WTO meeting in Cancun.

"I think that while we have that burden of debt, it will be difficult for us to begin to develop, to transform our countries," the archbishop told journalists on Sunday.

"I think that handouts are not needed, charity from rich countries," he said. "Instead, they must act with justice, valuing the work of the poorer countries."