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World Bank chief: ‘No country’ immune to unrest from inequality

By Kay Steiger
Friday, June 28, 2013 13:01 EDT
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2013. (AFP)
 
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No country in the world is immune from unrest arising from poverty and inequality, like that in Brazil, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told AFP in an exclusive interview.

“It shows that the power of civil society and the power of citizens to rise up is unlike anything we’ve seen in history. We saw the Arab Spring, we’re seeing it in Turkey, even in governments that have done so well in terms of paying attention to the needs of the poorest,” he said.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
 
 
 
 
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