Every person with a conscious should be worried and concerning themselves with what is occurring in
The excuse is the demand for autonomy by four departments (Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando and Tarija); the instrument, the oligarchy; the means, mercenaries financed, trained and commanded by the State Department via the CIA and other agencies; the objective, fragment Bolivia, detain the revolutionary process headed by Evo Morales, start a prairie fire in the Southern Cone and create the conditions to attack Venezuela and Ecuador afterwards. Following the events of last Sunday,
The main difference with that zone, devastated by invasions, internal struggles and the constant war (already the candidate to follow George W. Bush have underlined their disposition to “devastate Iran”), is that in Latin America there exists the embryo of a continental political centre. The governments of
The emergency meeting held in the early hours of April 23, involving Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Daniel Ortega and Carlos Lage, in representation of Raul Castro, and the decisions adopted them, are indicative of the fact that this bloc is beginning to act as an international political leadership.
But that is not enough. The parties and organisations that those four governments count on are the revolutionary vanguard of the continent, but they have not yet the reach the level of uniting with the ability to convoke all active workers, peasants, youth and popular sectors from the Rio Bravo to the
The only road to carrying out this is that these vanguards, in all their dversities, discover the path of the grand majorities and find a way to explain and persuade millions of people of something that is both so clear and at the same time so murky: imperialism, the oligarchies subordinated to it and the vacillating positions of those who hesitate in taking a firm stance towards the White House, are taking as to the abyss of war. We have to stop this. It is necessary to bring together our collective wills, in the broadest spectrum possible, parting from the simple comprehension of this threat.
It is not possible to impede the violence asking Evo to negotiate with the dogs of war provoked by
There is an urgent need to convoke meetings in each city of
Luis Bilbao is the director of the magazine América XXI