March 10, 2008: Series of five linoleum cuts illustrations commissioned and published 10 years ago by The Christian Science Monitor, Boston. It published during one week a five part series on ” An END to poverty – New hope for the last billion poor”. This series won “Best Series” at the Annual Association of Opinion Page Editors Conference, 2008.

Part one: “A first step for the global poor – shatter six myths – Abject poverty takes a terrible toll. We can stop it. But we must start by separating fact from fiction”.

Part two: “Why so much aid has made so little difference”, ” Is poverty cultural or technical? Such debates shouldn’t impede progress”.

Part three: ” What is to open a door to the poor – Big levers are withing reach, but tend to be overlooked or controversial”.

Part four: ” The risks of success – Are we ready for the implications of lifting everyone out of poverty?”

Part five: “Practical step to end poverty – Provided we have the will, where would we begin? How can you help?

In 2008 The Christian Science Monitor had the courage to presented the urgency on a fundamental humanitarian issue … most obviously not improve 10 years later, and it is unlikely we will see “An END to Poverty” soon…! To make the situation more acute, during that publication, the newspaper was also covering the stepping down of a high ranking politician in New York State.

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Dessin . drawing . original linoleum cut and woodcut . linogravure originale et gravures sur bois . linóleo grabado original . incisione originale . xilografie. Copyright © Raymond Verdaguer 2008

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