Bolivia's Morales Wants FIFA Scandal to Be Discussed at the EU-CELAC Summit



Bolivian President Evo Morales says the FIFA corruption scandal must be addressed at the upcoming CELAC-EU summit. 

Bolivian President Evo Morales said the recent corruption scandal involving leaders of the international soccer organization (FIFA) should be discussed at the upcoming European Union (EU)-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit to be held in Brussels on June 10-11. 

During a press conference Saturday, the Bolivian leader described the corruption scandal as unacceptable, stating “I do not understand how this is possible. This is why I am asking that the issue be discussed at the CELAC-EU conference; the issue must be addressed.” 

Morales, an avid soccer fan and semi-professional player, went on to criticize the reelection of FIFA president Joseph Blatter. The 79-year-old Blatter, who has not been indicted but may be implicated in the investigation, won the controversial reelection Friday at FIFA’s Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. 

“Blatter won the election but football lost,” Morales stated. 

Blatter is currently not named in the indictment of FIFA officials and denies any personal involvement in alleged acts of bribery, however the 2011 FIFA Presidential Election – which Blatter won – is named as one of the incidents in question. 

Meanwhile, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa also took time Saturday to weigh in on the FIFA scandal, stating, “In my opinion, this is something terrible and extremely embarrassing, especially because six of the individuals whom were arrested were from Latin America and the Caribbean: It is embarrassing for the region.”

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Bolivian President Evo Morales says the FIFA corruption scandal must be addressed at the upcoming CELAC-EU summit. Bolivian President Evo Morales said the recent corruption scandal involving leaders of the international soccer organization (FIFA) should be discussed at the upcoming European Union (EU)-Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit to be held in Brussels on June 10-11. RELATED: 'Rampant, Systemic and Deep-Rooted' Corruption at FIFA During a press conference Saturday, the Bolivian leader described the corruption scandal as unacceptable, stating “I do not understand how this is possible. This is why I am asking that the issue be discussed at the CELAC-EU conference; the issue must be addressed.” Morales, an avid soccer fan and semi-professional player, went on to criticize the reelection of FIFA president Joseph Blatter. The 79-year-old Blatter, who has not been indicted but may be implicated in the investigation, won the controversial reelection Friday at FIFA’s Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. “Blatter won the election but football lost,” Morales stated. Blatter is currently not named in the indictment of FIFA officials and denies any personal involvement in alleged acts of bribery, however the 2011 FIFA Presidential Election – which Blatter won – is named as one of the incidents in question. Meanwhile, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa also took time Saturday to weigh in on the FIFA scandal, stating, “In my opinion, this is something terrible and extremely embarrassing, especially because six of the individuals whom were arrested were from Latin America and the Caribbean: It is embarrassing for the region.”

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Evo Morales: Bolivia is not a Refuge for Criminals, Unlike US



President Evo Morales says the United States should stop harboring former Bolivian officials accused of human rights abuses. 

Bolivia's president Evo Morales personally oversaw Friday the handover of a fugitive wanted by Peruvian authorities. 

“I want the common criminals and corrupt foreigners to know that Bolivia is not going to be a refuge for corrupt people,” Morales said from the northern Bolivian border town of Desaguadero. 

Morales observed as Bolivian authorities handed fugitive Martin Belaunde over to Peruvian police. A prominent Peruvian businessperson, Belaunde is wanted for corruption and unlawful association by Peruvian authorities. 

Once President Ollanta Humala's campaign adviser, Belaunde has been accused by Peruvian prosecutors of being involved in a massive criminal organization with links deep in Peru's government. Belaunde has denied the allegations, but in 2014 he fled to Bolivia after authorities announced charges were being filed against him. After his capture and stipulated house arrest in La Paz, earlier this week Belaunde fled and was on the run for nearly four days. On Thursday he was re-apprehended after being sighted in a market. 

"He was walking … there was no resistance," Bolivian deputy justice minister Rene Martinez said on local Peruvian broadcaster RPP. RELATED: Bolivia Names New Minister aft

During Friday's hand-over, Morales said his government's handling of the extradition was an example of Bolivia being a responsible neighbor to Peru. 

"It is our obligation as Bolivians, first this fight against against corruption,” he said, adding that anyone who aided Belaunde in his escape will face charges. 

“I want the corrupt and foreign criminals to understand and not confuse Evo with (U.S. President Barack) Obama or confuse Bolivia with the United States,” he said. 

The comment referred to Washington's refusal to extradite former Bolivian officials accused of repressing protesters in 2003. Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is among the officials wanted in Bolivia, where he is accused of overseeing the killing of protesters. 

“Here, not only because of an issue of legality do we fight corruption, but for a question of dignity, ethics and morals,” Morales said. 

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President Evo Morales says the United States should stop harboring former Bolivian officials accused of human rights abuses. Bolivia's president Evo Morales personally oversaw Friday the handover of a fugitive wanted by Peruvian authorities. “I want the common criminals and corrupt foreigners to know that Bolivia is not going to be a refuge for corrupt people,” Morales said from the northern Bolivian border town of Desaguadero. Morales observed as Bolivian authorities handed fugitive Martin Belaunde over to Peruvian police. A prominent Peruvian businessperson, Belaunde is wanted for corruption and unlawful association by Peruvian authorities. Once President Ollanta Humala's campaign adviser, Belaunde has been accused by Peruvian prosecutors of being involved in a massive criminal organization with links deep in Peru's government. Belaunde has denied the allegations, but in 2014 he fled to Bolivia after authorities announced charges were being filed against him. After his capture and stipulated house arrest in La Paz, earlier this week Belaunde fled and was on the run for nearly four days. On Thursday he was re-apprehended after being sighted in a market. "He was walking … there was no resistance," Bolivian deputy justice minister Rene Martinez said on local Peruvian broadcaster RPP. RELATED: Bolivia Names New Minister after Businessman Flees Justice During Friday's hand-over, Morales said his government's handling of the extradition was an example of Bolivia being a responsible neighbor to Peru. "It is our obligation as Bolivians, first this fight against against corruption,” he said, adding that anyone who aided Belaunde in his escape will face charges. “I want the corrupt and foreign criminals to understand and not confuse Evo with (U.S. President Barack) Obama or confuse Bolivia with the United States,” he said. The comment referred to Washington's refusal to extradite former Bolivian officials accused of repressing protesters in 2003. Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is among the officials wanted in Bolivia, where he is accused of overseeing the killing of protesters. “Here, not only because of an issue of legality do we fight corruption, but for a question of dignity, ethics and morals,” Morales said.

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President Evo Morales says the United States should stop harboring former Bolivian officials accused of human rights abuses. Bolivia's president Evo Morales personally oversaw Friday the handover of a fugitive wanted by Peruvian authorities. “I want the common criminals and corrupt foreigners to know that Bolivia is not going to be a refuge for corrupt people,” Morales said from the northern Bolivian border town of Desaguadero. Morales observed as Bolivian authorities handed fugitive Martin Belaunde over to Peruvian police. A prominent Peruvian businessperson, Belaunde is wanted for corruption and unlawful association by Peruvian authorities. Once President Ollanta Humala's campaign adviser, Belaunde has been accused by Peruvian prosecutors of being involved in a massive criminal organization with links deep in Peru's government. Belaunde has denied the allegations, but in 2014 he fled to Bolivia after authorities announced charges were being filed against him. After his capture and stipulated house arrest in La Paz, earlier this week Belaunde fled and was on the run for nearly four days. On Thursday he was re-apprehended after being sighted in a market. "He was walking … there was no resistance," Bolivian deputy justice minister Rene Martinez said on local Peruvian broadcaster RPP. RELATED: Bolivia Names New Minister after Businessman Flees Justice During Friday's hand-over, Morales said his government's handling of the extradition was an example of Bolivia being a responsible neighbor to Peru. "It is our obligation as Bolivians, first this fight against against corruption,” he said, adding that anyone who aided Belaunde in his escape will face charges. “I want the corrupt and foreign criminals to understand and not confuse Evo with (U.S. President Barack) Obama or confuse Bolivia with the United States,” he said. The comment referred to Washington's refusal to extradite former Bolivian officials accused of repressing protesters in 2003. Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is among the officials wanted in Bolivia, where he is accused of overseeing the killing of protesters. “Here, not only because of an issue of legality do we fight corruption, but for a question of dignity, ethics and morals,” Morales said.

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President Evo Morales says the United States should stop harboring former Bolivian officials accused of human rights abuses. Bolivia's president Evo Morales personally oversaw Friday the handover of a fugitive wanted by Peruvian authorities. “I want the common criminals and corrupt foreigners to know that Bolivia is not going to be a refuge for corrupt people,” Morales said from the northern Bolivian border town of Desaguadero. Morales observed as Bolivian authorities handed fugitive Martin Belaunde over to Peruvian police. A prominent Peruvian businessperson, Belaunde is wanted for corruption and unlawful association by Peruvian authorities. Once President Ollanta Humala's campaign adviser, Belaunde has been accused by Peruvian prosecutors of being involved in a massive criminal organization with links deep in Peru's government. Belaunde has denied the allegations, but in 2014 he fled to Bolivia after authorities announced charges were being filed against him. After his capture and stipulated house arrest in La Paz, earlier this week Belaunde fled and was on the run for nearly four days. On Thursday he was re-apprehended after being sighted in a market. "He was walking … there was no resistance," Bolivian deputy justice minister Rene Martinez said on local Peruvian broadcaster RPP. RELATED: Bolivia Names New Minister after Businessman Flees Justice During Friday's hand-over, Morales said his government's handling of the extradition was an example of Bolivia being a responsible neighbor to Peru. "It is our obligation as Bolivians, first this fight against against corruption,” he said, adding that anyone who aided Belaunde in his escape will face charges. “I want the corrupt and foreign criminals to understand and not confuse Evo with (U.S. President Barack) Obama or confuse Bolivia with the United States,” he said. The comment referred to Washington's refusal to extradite former Bolivian officials accused of repressing protesters in 2003. Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is among the officials wanted in Bolivia, where he is accused of overseeing the killing of protesters. “Here, not only because of an issue of legality do we fight corruption, but for a question of dignity, ethics and morals,” Morales said.

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The Dispute Between Chile and Bolivia: Michelle Bachelet and Isabel Allende Undermine Latin American Integration


Carlos Aznárez
It is very easy to speak at forums and summits about Latin American integration but those principles don’t seem to transfer well when put to the practice of everyday life.
There could be no greater proof of this than what is going on with the current government of Chile. The very government that the Chilean “left” insisted had to be elected to prevent, as that worn out phrase repeats, “the need to stop the right”. We have heard this rationale time and time again in other Latin American countries but this time it has given the government of Michelle Bachelet the green light to put Chile in the dramatic fix it finds itself in.

It is with absolute logic that neighboring Bolivia has been demanding a route to the sea for a 136 years. It is worth remembering that this situation is not new and between 1879 to 1883 it came to a war between Chile, Peru and Bolivia that ended with Bolivia losing 400 kilometers of its rightful coastline on the Pacific.
Currently Bolivia is not even asking to take back that lost territory that could cause a massive displacement of the population there. No, what Bolivia is asking for is gaining access to a very small portion of unpopulated area on the coast so they could have access to the sea and to recuperate a small area taken away from them during that military conflict. Meanwhile the Chilean social democrats have shamefully joined the right to say this would have a serious effect on the economy of Chile. It was only the government of Salvador Allende that tried to fix the problem but was not able to do it because those in power in Chile before had slammed the door shut on any resolution of this serious problem.

Bachelet is not alone in that extreme position against actual Latin America integration. It is words she often repeats but in practicality follows the advice of functionaries such as her current agent in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Felipe Bulnes who is the former minister of the right wing government of Sebastián Piñera and an active member of the fascist National Renovation Party. The political background of Bulnes was always anti-Allende, one linked to anti-communism and he is now in The Hague trying to deny Bolivia its sovereign right.
The position of Bolivia couldn’t be clearer. Through their representatives in The Hague Bolivia has explained that it has always honored international treaties, like the “Treaty of Peace and Friendship” of 1904 that included a series of clauses that was to help with the issue of the lack of access to the sea. In part of that treaty Chile committed to build a railroad between Arica and La Paz, to issue credit, allow the right of free passage to the Pacific Ports and the payment of 300 thousands pound sterling in compensation. All that ended in nothing and Bolivia once again is having to raise its rights.

And Bachelet, a so called “socialist”, continues to deny Bolivia just like during Pinochet who tortured her own father. Bachelet even goes so far as to say that, “Chile will not give up its legitimate territory and Bolivia has to accept what is decided at The Hague”.
This argument is a complete rupture with all currents and thoughts of fraternity and Latin America integration that was re-introduced by that giant of unity of the peoples Hugo Chávez. On several occasions he said that his biggest wish was that “sooner rather than later he could swim in the Bolivian Sea”. These are also the demands of the majority of the popular and revolutionary Chilean left that on several occasions has welcomed Evo Morales as a blood brother and continues to mobilize to make a reality of the demand from Bolivia.

While this dispute has become an issue of international importance Bachelet continues to lose popularity inside and outside Chile. As Morales recently mentioned, she continues to "clutch to a Constitution inherited from Pinochet". She has ignored the demand for free education coming from Chilean students and has also ignored the territorial demands of the Mapuche people, whose leaders are imprisoned and in many cases have been assassinated. Her foreign policy shows contempt for Bolivia, and this is in and of itself is enough to understand why she is supporting the U.S. Pacific Alliance.
And as if this were not bad enough to define just how far the Socialist Party of Bachelet has gone astray the very daughter of Salvador Allende has also joined in this shameless offense of the memory of what her father stood for. Isabel Allende has stooped even further than denying Bolivia but to visit in Caracas the wives of the imprisoned right wing coup organizers Mayor Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo Lopez. She was not satisfied with this disrespect to the people of Venezuela but took it further by the calling the government of Nicolas Maduro a dictatorship.

With these spokes people defending the so called interests of Chile in The Hague it would be very healthy for the authentic socialist movement in Chile to reject this sustained rightward drift of the leadership with a militant struggle or to massively abandon their party altogether.
Republished from Resumen Latinoamericano

Evo Morales at the VII Summit of the Americas: "Latin America has changed forever":


Translation of Evo Morales' speech to the VII Summit of the Americas held April 10-11 in Panama. Translation done by Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee

Thank you very much, brother president of Panama, on behalf of the Bolivian people I congratulate the excellent organization of the Summit of the Americas. To all presidents and presidents of America, to all international organizations present here.

I was listening intently intervention brother President of Peru (Ollanta Humala). Clearly we have poverty, what we do have to discuss is what are the causes of poverty and extreme poverty. This is the topic of discussion, this is a political debate over the  programmatic and ideological differences that we  have in America.

As many of you probably, or some of you, come from this poverty, from this extreme poverty, and poverty creates suffering, and from suffering comes the feeling,  and suffering brings the thinking, an anti-imperialist thinking, an anticapitalist thinking. And there is the cause of extreme poverty, which is why I feel it is important, in this debate, to tell the truth without fear among us, especially the truth of our past history, to avoid making the mistakes of the past.

Brothers and sisters, it is important to remember that between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean there are more histories of failure than success, more asymmetrical relations than large integration projects between North  and South. Our Latin American memory is full of episodes of armed intervention from the United States, invasions, dominating impositions and constant aggression.

For example, let us never forget the annexation of the territory of Mexico by the United States, nor armed invasions against several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: Nicaragua, Panama, Grenada, El Salvador, Guatemala and others.

I believe, brothers and sisters, the world’s chief promoter of military dictatorships and coups is the United States. The colonializing imperial view of the United States towards our Latin America and the Caribbean is one of contempt and belittlement, a view of superiority, political, military, technological and economic superiority. It is the gaze of the colonizer over the colonized, the invader over the invaded, the ruler over their vassals, it is the eagle eyeing its helpless prey.

More than 200 years have passed since US independence and the country not only continues to see our region as its backyard, but as its patrimony that belongs to it by divine right. By means of its imperial power,  the United States through the imposing of neoliberal economics, with a colonial mentality or using the talk of international security, this dominating boss has classified us as either  good or evil, 'stick for the bad and carrot for the good.'

The bad countries are those of us who respond with ideas, with dignity, the bad ones are those who nationalize our natural resources and basic services, those put a brake on the political arrogance of US ambassadors who have been converted into viceroys.

Of us, the powerful will say anything. I remember perfectly well the year 2002 when I was first running for President. Ambassador Rocha, the United States said: Evo is 'Bin Laden Andino' and my fellow farmers the Taliban.

They called us the Taliban, drug traffickers, terrorists, subversives, dictators and populists. We are the bad guys because we threw out of the country the foreign aid agencies who plot, the intelligence agencies who work undercover.

We are the bad guys because we expelled the ambassadors, as in Bolivia, they were separatists who finance the corruption of the people. We are the bad guys because we defend our political and economic sovereignty.

The United States eyes us with contempt and treated as obstinate subjects. What has our Latin America and Caribbean done to deserve imperial punishment, armed intervention, territorial annexation, or political interference by the United States against our people?

What have we people of Latin American and Caribbean done to be treated as if we were slaves in our own territory? We have done nothing but fight for our independence, for the first and second independence.

We never declared war on the United States, never tried to annex a part of their territory, we never armed ourselves to threaten their safety. Under no circumstances did we interfere in their internal affairs, we never violated their sovereignty, then why do they treat us as enemies?

"Obama, listen to the voice of our peoples"

Sister and brother presidents, colleague Obama, it's time to not only listen to the voice of our peoples and our governments,  but to listen to your people who must be tired of so much war, having buried  many dead and have so many invalids.

It's time you learned that we must live in harmony, in peace and respect. Leave in the past the speeches full of double standards, put aside the threats, blackmail and pressures that  the U.S. Capitol or the White House envelop our governments.

Stop using fear, the politics of terror and conditions of any kind. Stop behaving like an empire and let’s conduct ourselves as democratic and sovereign states. All empires perish, democracies are eternal.

Latin America and the Caribbean have changed forever, our people are changing forever, this diverse and unique continent of freedom and justice is forever changing.

Latin America and the Caribbean are no longer as before, and military dictatorships can no longer be imposed, military coups cannot thrive, neither hard coups nor soft coups.

 We have stopped being an obedient, disciplined, bowed-down and submissive region.  Today we are a rebellious continent that wants to forge its self-determination, and we are no longer the puppets like those of past governments, doing what we were told. Today our peoples decide, we are no longer your backyard.

Sisters and brothers, we are today a powerful and unstoppable force that speaks our mind and do what we say. Our people are recovering their identity and the dignity of their States.

The people are who make history, and they have finished with the history made from above and outside.  Now, history written for the few, with the sacrifices by the many, has ceased to exist. Today history is history written by our people.

Our Latin America and the Caribbean have lived while kidnapped politically, economically and militarily by the imperial power from the US Monroe Doctrine: America for the North Americans.

We want no more Monroes on our continent, no Truman's doctrine, no more Reagan doctrine, no more Bush doctrine.

We want no more presidential decrees, no executive orders declaring us threats to their country, we do not want them to watch over us, monitor our cell phones, spy on us or kidnap our presidential aircraft. We want to live in peace, let us live in peace.

Living in peace is less expensive than living in perpetual war.

President Obama, we of Latin America and the Caribbean are a continent of peace and dialogue, we invite you to dialogue and live in peace. To live in peace it is less expensive than to live in perpetual war.

No war has sown peace, all wars sow more violence and discord, we invite you to become the leader of a peaceful people showing solidarity, not a belligerent, destructive and oppressive government.

President Obama, stop turning the world into a battlefield, stop thinking that there are only friends or enemies. There are also others, others who want to show solidarity, those who strive for high ideals, those who save lives, those who cure diseases, those who relieve the  people’s suffering.

Avoid wars that you have produced so far, wars that only benefit the financial tyranny, that benefit the large armaments industry, stop destroying entire civilizations, stop chasing ghosts, stop spending so many resources without results.

Humanity does not want war, we want the basics, basic services as a human right, men and women of this world want to live in peace. It is less expensive and more productive, it is less painful and more satisfying.

 Sisters and brothers, we have an obligation to understand that freedom and democracy can speak. What democracy and freedom can the government of the United States speak of, if everyday they violate the human rights of millions of citizens worldwide, through electronic surveillance, undercover operations and persecution?

What human rights can the US government speak of if torture is a common method used by its intelligence agencies and the death penalty is still in force?

The first condition for the defense of human rights is to sign international conventions, they want to be the champions of human rights when they do not even meet the basic requirement to ratify these agreements human rights.

President Obama speaks to us of democracy and yet every day his government sends to us their sophisticated assassins to erode the legitimacy of our governments, promote coups against our democracies, funds agencies which plot against and divide our society, financing NGOs to subvert the social order our peoples.

What democracy can he speak of when he converts a revolutionary people like in Venezuela into a threat to its national security?

The Venezuelan people, together with Latin America and the Caribbean, we are no threat to anyone, we are peoples whose weapons of combat are solidarity, justice and equality, our weapons are ideas.

We fight so that our citizens can enjoy their status as human beings. With their logic, then, they convert all the governments of Latin America into an apparent security threat.

The threat to the security of its people does not come from any nation in Latin America, it comes from their own mistakes, their role as an empire and its ability to carry wars where peace should prevail.

What democracy can the Government of the United States speak of if it is sponsoring terrorist acts in various parts of the world?

It is not exporting democracy when it produces the greatest quantity of weapons for the destruction of humanity. No democracy can sustain itself by spying on the world, violating the privacy of millions of citizens.

What democracy can President Obama speak of when he sends thousands of armed marines to our continent to indoctrinate soldiers to fight against our peoples?

Can there can be dialogue with the United States when its entire arsenal and technology are monitoring our territories or when the fourth naval fleet sails the Pacific challenging our Pacific coast?

What a strange democracy that installs military bases in our countries, when it applies extraterritorial laws, when it has unresolved territorial issues with Cuba and Puerto Rico.

What democracy can it speak of as it cruelly blockades for 50 years a people who only want to live in peace and show solidarity as Cuba does.

Pretexts to impose economic policies

A moment ago President Obama said he will help Cuba. What you need to do is repay it for all the damages you have caused to Cuba for 50 years 
(Applause)

Let me tell President Obama that your doctrine of global security has failed, today there are more threats than a decade ago, not only against your country but also against other countries that have nothing to do with your extraterritorial wars.

Your war on drugs has failed because there is more demand for drugs and more production of synthetic drugs in the world.

Everyone knows that the supposed war on drugs was merely a pretext to impose your economic policies.

The wars against communism, against drug trafficking and terrorism have become a pretext to impose policies of fear and intervene in strategic areas to plunder our natural resources.

President Obama, stop making war, and turn your country into a democratic republic, instead of maintaining an anti-democratic and unsustainable empire.

Instead of continuing to wage war on the world, I respectfully ask you to concern yourself with the millions of Americans living in extreme poverty in your own country, to control the millions of weapons circulating in your territory which kill the innocent with impunity, to reduce demand for drugs by the millions of drug users who require medical treatment and therapies, and social state of law, to eliminate racism and discrimination against your brothers.

President, govern with your people, for your people, and don’t govern for the bankers, nor for the transnational weapons, food, medicine and oil corporations, don’t continue expelling defenseless immigrants who only seek to work in your country.

President Obama, I ask you to expel the criminals from your territory, from your country.
It is not right for your country to become a home for confessed terrorists, corrupt ones, of murderers, of separatists who have escaped. Expel those who have escaped so that they can be judged by their peoples.

We appreciate the support for our maritime claim

I also take this opportunity, sisters and brothers, there are some outstanding issues still in Bolivia. In 1879 we were invaded and the sea, the Pacific was snatched from us.

I'm not complaining, just taking advantage, thanks to many presidents and ex-presidents. For your information, four ex-presidents of the United States have supported this claim.

Pope John Paul II supported our claim, we are with the people, almost with the whole world. We came to a very important international organization at The Hague, we are very confident that this injustice will be resolved.

But also, I want to take this opportunity, to finish, I'm sorry to denounce to the world, that it is not possible for the US government, or any other country, leave this meeting without a document, without a resolution.

The information I have from my Foreign Ministry, the United States does not accept, for example, the transfer of technology without conditions to the countries with the lowest degree of scientific development of our America.

They did not agree with the principle of common, but differentiated, responsibilities on climate change, nor  the recognition of health care as a fundamental right of the people, as an essential condition for integral development.

I understand that health is a human right, it cannot be a private business. It is not possible that these kinds of proposals coming from 33 countries or 35 countries be rejected. Nor equitable, comprehensive, safe and reliable access to new information and communication technologies, respecting the right to privacy.

It is not possible for them to reject the summit of our social movements, but in addition to that, to reject the support those 33 countries have given Venezuela.  And one or two countries reject a statement on the Decree which threatens not only Venezuela, but also all Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sisters and brothers, if the United States is a power, one of the world powers, I call on President Obama to lead America, so that the American continent is a model of peace and social justice.

President Obama, if you feel that you are the leader of a world power, I ask you take the lead in saving Mother Earth, in saving life, of humanity.

We hope that President Obama can understand the profound feelings of the poor, a product of applying a model that offers no benefit to the peoples of the world.
Thank you. (Applause)