Federico Fuentes, March 9
Commenting on the natural disaster that has left large swathes of Bolivia’s lowland east underwater after months of flooding, and much of the Andean region covered in ice, in late February Bolivian President Evo Morales called for a global debate on the effects of climate change and environmental destruction on poor nations.
Pointing the finger at the rich
The consequences of the environmental crisis are being faced in
He added, “There needs to be a profound analysis made at the global level. Why are these changes in the climate occurring in this country and the world? Should we or should we not continue with the excessive industrialisation plans in the world? We hope that there will be a profound debate in the United Nations”.
Following months of heavy storms, a result of the El Nino effect, much of
Responding to the worst natural disaster in
Cuban ambassador Rafael Dausa was quoted by the ABI news service on February 28 as saying that the 1771 Cuban doctors and paramedics in
Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera welcomed the 138 tonnes of food donated by the UN, but said: “This can only provide for 15 days, but these waters will not be gone in 15 days. They’ll be here for two, three months.”
First published at Green Left Weekly