People’s Conference Brings World Politicians Together in Bolivia

Tiquipaya,  The World Conference of Peoples gathered together today politicians and representatives of social movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya.

Under the motto ‘Towards a universal citizenship and a world without walls, the event invited the former president of the Spanish government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and the former leaders of Ecuador and Colombia, Rafael Correa and Ernesto Samper, respectively.

According to the organizers, the summit of the peoples also has the presence of Vatican secretary for migratory issues, Michael Czerny, and representatives of social movements in the world.

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#Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific

La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879.

Morales hopes that the judges demand that Santiago complies with the commitments made some years ago in order to resolve the centennial maritime dispute, caused by the Chilean invasion of Antofagasta.

With a ruling in favor of La Paz, Bolivian heroes and martyrs could say that their fight to get the access to the Pacific back has been worth it’ the president told Correo del Alba magazine.

#ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth

La Paz, For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today.

According to the ECLAC, the Bolivian GDP will be four percent, although the Ministry of Economy of this country predicts 4.7.

According to the UN agency, Paraguay ranks second with (3.8), followed by Peru (3.5), Colombia (2.4), Uruguay (2), Argentina (2), Chile (1.5), Ecuador (0.6) and Brazil (0.4).

Evo Morales Says the OAS Is Biased Against Latin America’s Left

The president of Bolivia suggestedthat the Washington-based OAS is pursuing a right-wing agenda in the Americas.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday that the secretary-general of the Organization of American States, OAS, is biased and doesn’t defend leftist governments in the region that are under attack.

Morales said OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro supports only right-wing governments while attacking left-of-center leaders like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Last week, Morales criticized Almagro for releasing a letter of support addressed to a head of the Venezuelan opposition, Leopoldo Lopez, a promoter of a recall referendum against Maduro. Lopez led violent protests in 2014 in Venezuela, known as guarimbas, that left 43 people dead and over 800 wounded.

Maduro has repeatedly denounced foreign interference in Venezuela that, according to him, is orchestrated by the United States government, the secretary-general of the OAS and the opposition in Venezuela’s National Assembly, among others.

“Brother Almagro, don’t be a spokesman for the North American empire. To ask for international intervention is a colonial and undemocratic attitude,” Morales said on Aug. 23.

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Covert operations in Ecuador

Promoting the idea that a government is bad and unpopular is essential to the objective of overthrowing it.

Since the beginning of the ‘pink tide’ in Latin America, much of the international media have been actively smearing progressive Latin American countries.

These media outlets, who have the means to reach global audiences, selectively report the news in what some consider to be an effort to destabilize leftist governments that dare to challenge the economic privileges of big business, banks and financial corporations.

Several South American leaders have argued that private media discredit their governments as parts of plots to overthrow them and replace them with governments more aligned with U.S. interests.

Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned of this repeatedly, and in 2002 this materialized into a short-lived coup. The coup was broadcast live and media were shown to have played an active role, deliberately distorting information to the Venezuelan public as well as to the international community in order to justify the usurpation of democracy in the country. Though the coup failed, media attacks against Chavez continued, and have now focused intensely on his successor, President Nicolas Maduro.

Since taking office in 2007, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has also been the target of a media smear campaign both within and outside of the country. Correa has not only championed laws to democratize media in order to break up the power of monopolies, but he has also been vocal in calling out the attacks on his and other progressive governments.

“Do you think really that the difficult situations (faced by) Dilma Rousseff … in Brazil, Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Michelle Bachelet in Chile, Cristina Fernandez in Argentina and the difficulties that Evo Morales has had in Bolivia before winning an overwhelming majority, are all accidental?,” Correa told a groups of reporters in 2015. “They are all leaders of leftist governments … None of this happens to right-wing leaders.”

The Goal: End Latin American Integration

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ONG: Covert operations in Latin America

 

For the United States, “non-governmental organizations” are playing an increasingly prominent role in “democracy promotion” across the planet.

In Latin America, there is increasing awareness about the activities of these groups and those who fund them to undermine elected governments and subvert the region’s autonomy.

Modus Operandi

Starting in 1999, the United States has increasingly lost the ability it once had to determine policy in Latin America.

The Bolivarian Revolution that began in Venezuela quickly grew throughout the region, and over the decade the idea of reclaiming national sovereignty through regional integration gained momentum. A decade later, organizations like ALBA, CELAC and Unasur were formed by countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, who came to consensus on the benefits of excluding the United States (and to a lesser extent, Canada).

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