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As moderates lose ground, G20 leaders need to restore relations between everyday people, trade

By Hector Rogelio Torres      

G20 leaders should resist the temptation of window-dressing communiqués with ambiguities and vague promises. Instead, they should launch a policy dialogue aimed at identifying the policies that each government would be ready to implement to reconcile people with trade.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, and British Prime Minister Elizabeth May at the 2017 G20 summit. World leaders are in Buenos Aires for the next few days for another global gathering. Photograph courtesy of the White House

The entry of labour-abundant countries into the world economy has pulled millions out of poverty, narrowing the income gap between developed and developing countries.

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