mardi, octobre 10, 2006

Actualité - World Indigenous Ponder Bolivia Proposal

La Paz, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) - The Continental Summit of the Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala is mulling over on Tuesday a proposal by Bolivian President Evo Morales to the second meeting of the South American Community of Nations.

Morales presented the document for consideration of the over 1,000 delegates, seeking the full inclusion of the native peoples.

The text focuses on the need to reach an agreement to turn the South American Community of Nations into a real political, economic, social and cultural bloc.

It also suggests giving the integration process a popular character and wiping out illiteracy, malnutrition and other scourges in the area.

Likewise, Bolivia pleads for a public system that guarantees the population access to health, education and drinking water services besides generating sustainable and productive jobs.

Among other goals, the text sets the legalization and industrialization of the coca leaf, as well as a fair trade that benefits the entire South America.

The Bolivian initiative proposes energy integration and the creation of a Bank of the South based on 10 percent of the international reserves of the South American states.

Morales devotes a special section to policies dealing with the preservation of the environment and biodiversity and insists on an alternative and sustainable management of the natural resources.

In addition, he champions the recovery of the harmonic coexistence practices of the indigenous peoples with nature.

The encounter called “From Resistance to Power” will give its on Wednesday and will conclude Thursday with a march.

(Prensa Latine News Agency)

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