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|Latin America: It's Now or Never: Hands Off Mother Earth!|
Monday, April 26 @ 23:06:14 UTC
| It's Now or
Never: Hands Off Mother Earth! |
In Defense of our living planet and planetary life.
April 26, 2010
Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth recently
held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, by the World's People - as opposed to the
world's transnational corporations and their executive branches or
'Governments of, by and for the Elites' - has concluded with The
People's Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
(1). This final document makes it very clear that if the so called
"Copenhagen Understanding" had its way, the damages already inflicted
on Mother Earth would become totally irreversible, with a 20 to 30
percent of species condemned to extinction, our forests and glaciers at
risk of disappearing for good, with deserts expanding and droughts and
floods affecting different regions of the planet, jeopardizing world
food production and dramatically increasing the number of the hungry on
the planet, which already exceeds 1 billion people.
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|Latin America: Bush Squares Off with Bolivia and Venezuela over Hemispheric Model|
Friday, June 02 @ 22:02:29 UTC
|By: Roger Burbach, venezuelanalysis.com|
May 29, 2006
George W. Bush has come out with harsh words for the governments of Bolivia and Venzeuela. "Let me just put it bluntly - I'm concerned about the erosion of democracy in the countries you mentioned," Bush said in response to a question put to him about Venezuela and Bolivia. "I am going to continue to remind our hemisphere that respect for property rights and human rights is essential for all countries," he added.
While Bush's hostility towards Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is well known, his critical comments about Bolivia came as somewhat of a surprise, given that Evo Morales has served only four months as the country's first Indian president and has done nothing to thwart the democratic process. As Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca noted: "We are creating a participatory democracy and the world knows it. I don't understand how the United States can say democracy is eroding..."
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|Latin America: The values shared by Chavez and now Morales are not without their detractors|
Monday, May 29 @ 17:30:50 UTC
|By Larry Birns, www.coha.org|
Washington rumbles with suppressed outrage over Latin America's latest demonstrations of its sovereignty -- Bolivia's nationalization of its oil and natural gas reserves. At the same time, newly inaugurated president Evo Morales is a prime candidate to join Washington's pantheon of Latin American bad boys, presently dominated by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
Meanwhile, the region's new populist leadership, also known as the "Pink Tide," extends its colors across South America ready to leap to much of the rest of Latin America.
The "pink tide," consists of left-leaning South American governments seeking a third way to register their political legitimation to their citizens as well as to register their autonomy regarding such foreign policy issues as Iraq.
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