DALLAS -- A plenary session on Latinos and the democratizationof financial services at the 34th Annual Serving the Underservedand 5th Latino Credit Union Conference provided attendees withinsight on Latin American economics as a way to better serve itsLatino members in the United States.

"Providing the understanding of issues Latinos experience intheir home country allows credit unions to keep those issues inmind when serving those Latinos here," said facilitator CarlosCalderon, president/CEO of OAS Staff Federal Credit Union.

Victor Rico, director of democratic sustainability and specialmissions of the Organization of American States in Washington,D.C., discussed how poverty and inequality continues to be thebiggest challenge in Latin America.

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