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article imageWorld leaders preach austerity from luxury Mexican beach resort

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, famous for preaching the need for austerity to Germany's hapless southern neighbors, is amongst a collection of world leaders attending the G20 summit in luxury at Los Cabos, Mexico.
Influential leaders attending the G20 summit will enjoy a stay at the acclaimed Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, described as "the very definition of luxury." Joining Merkel will be another advocate of austerity, British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Amongst other world leaders gathering in the hotel by an "endless expanse of sapphire sea" will be Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy, two more cheerleaders of European austerity.
Now the pesky business of Greek elections is out of the way, producing the result the EU demanded, leaders will be able to relax and enjoy their stay and put the Euro to rights, secure in the knowledge that the European Union has remained intact until the next crisis. As they wine and dine in the lap of luxury, all at the expense of taxpayers, they can plot further austere paths to keep the rest of Europe in line.
Occupying one of the G20 guest seats, and no doubt the hot seat, will be Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy whose country has just had to ask for a European bail-out and will soon be following down the road of Troika dictated austerity.
The Chron reported Rajoy was delighted with the outcome of the Greek elections, saying "The Greek citizens have done the right thing. The European Union is going to help Greece, because the European Union is and must be a joint project that seeks the well-being and the material improvement of all European citizens."
Rajoy, along with Greek political leaders,will not be expected to share in the austerity meted out to Spanish and Greek citizens.
Meanwhile Merkel has given her first statement on the Greek election results from Mexico, where she said "there cannot be any loosening of Greece's reform pledges after the election."
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