Luis Moreno has been president of the Inter-American Development Bank since 2005. The bank seeks to reduce poverty and social inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. As well as providing loans, the bank offers grants, technical assistance, and carries out research. One of their priorities is building citizen security and justice, this includes promoting efficient police management, improving the capacities of the criminal justice system, and redeveloping public spaces. In 2012 11.4 billion dollars was given in loans and grants. Before becoming president Moreno served as Colombia’s ambassador to the United States for seven years. In 2012, he received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Public Service.
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