Cuzco, Peru - Republic of
PRESIDENTS FROM CHILE AND BOLIVIA AT XVII RIO GROUP SUMMIT IN CUZCO.
Presidents from Bolivia Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (L) and from Chile
Ricardo Lagos talk during the opening ceremony of the XVII Rio Group
summit, May 23, 2003. More than a dozen Latin American presidents will
look for ways to rein in social unrest and strengthen challenged
democracies in a summit starting on Friday in the Peruvian city which
was once capital to the vast Inca empire. The meeting will focus on
making governance more effective in a region emerging from economic
crisis but facing rampant poverty and political instability.