February 16, 2015 6:00 amLast Updated: February 16, 2015 6:00 am
Lima, Perú: Lauretta Luci, 56, Poet: The first step I would take if mayor of my city would be to work in favor of culture and education, and work more with young people and children. People have to learn to reason, develop more critical thinking. Currently, I see none of that. We should all know our rights and fulfill our obligations. There should be a "culture of debate." Society has to improve—talk more, be less discriminative, and less competitive. People fight against each other, instead of finding harmony. That’s why it is important to work with young people.
To invest in education and health care, improve job opportunities and the justice system, are important measures for a mayor to take to improve the welfare of the community. This is what Epoch Times reporters from Peru to Colombia discovered when they asked locals,
“If you were mayor of your city, what one measure would you take to improve the welfare of your people?”
Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “In your country, are children being educated to adjust to life in an ever-changing world?”