UNASUR declaration on Bolivia

Santiago de Chile, September 15 2008

The heads of state and the government of Unasur, meeting in the Palace of the Moneda, Santiago de Chile, September 15 2008, with the purpose of considering the situation in the Republic of Bolivia and remembering the tragic episodes 35 years ago in this very place that shocked all humanity:

Considering the the constitutive treaty of Unasur, signed in Brasilia on May 23rd 2008, enshrines the principles of unrestricted respect for sovereignty, of the non-interference in internal affairs, of the integrity and inviolbility of territory, of democracy and its institutions and the unrestricted respect of human rights;

Faced with the grave occurances reported in the sister Republic of Bolivia, and in favour of the strengthening of political dialogue and cooperation for the strengthening of citizen's security, the countries that make up Unasur express:

1. Their fullest and decided support for the constitutional government of President Evo Morales, whose mandate was ratified by a wide margin in the recent referendum.

2. They warn that its respective governments energetically reject and do not recognize any situation that implies an intent of civil coup d'etat, the rupture of institutional order, or that compromises the territorial integrity of the Republic of Bolivia

3. Consequent to the above, and in consideration of the grave situation that affects the sister Republic of Bolivia, they condemn the attack on government installations and public forces by groups that look for the destabilization of Bolivia's democracy, and demand the prompt return of those installations as condition for the start of the dialogue process.

4. At the same time, they call for all political and social actors involved to take the necessary measures so that acts of violence, intimidation, attacks on the democratic institutionality and estabished judicial order cease immediately.

5. In this context, they express the firmest condemnation of the massacre that took place in the department of Pando, and support the call made by the Bolivian government for a Unasur commission to be set up in this brother country to impartially investigate and report this lamentable occurance as soon as possible, and to formulate recommendations in such a way that it is not left unpunished.

6. They ask all members of Bolivian society to preserve national unity and the territorial integrity of that country, basic fundamentals of any State, and to reject any intent to undermine those principles.

7. They call for dialogue to establish the conditions that will permit the present situation to be overcome, and create the search for a sustainable solution, under full respect of the state of curfew and the current legal order.

8. In this respect, the Presidents of Unasur agree to create a commission open to all members, coordinated by the Pro-tempore Presidency, to accompany the tasks of the the dialogues conducted by the legitimate government of Bolivia

9. They will create a support and assistance commission to the government of Bolivia, in function to its requirements and including specialist human resources.

Translated by Inca Kola News

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HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY

HCI-FPFS
Email Contact: hugocha17@gmail.com; absankoh@gmail.com


Press Release Date: 25 September, 2008.

Subject: “DEFENDING LATIN AMERICA’S FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY”.

We, members and supporters of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) appeal to the civilised international community to oppose United States efforts to destabilise progressive Governments in Latin America, including but not limited to the democratically elected Governments of Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Cuba. We call on all peace and freedom-loving people everywhere to come together with a unified voice of condemnation of the cycle of violence initiated by Washington to topple the Governments of Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Cuba.

It should be mentioned that on 11 September, 1973 the US government, planned, funded and participated in a bloody coup in Chile and overthrew the democratic Government. President Salvador Allende was brutally murdered and a killer General Augusto Pinochet was installed US puppet to head a sadistic military Junta. At the end of the blood-soaked brutal junta of General Pinochet, it was gathered that about 50, 000 Chilean citizens were murdered and many others incarcerated unlawfully and some forced to exile.

Thirty-five years later, the US attempted to destabilise the entire Latin American region through the narco-terrorist government of Colombia, led by President Alvaro Uribe. The policy of the US is to overthrow by using all devilish means possible the progressive governments of that part of the Americas. And, to achieve this imperialist goal, the US government hides behind settlers’ oligarchy groups opposed to peace, democracy, freedom and dignity; it manipulate politicians and other domestic traitors and media cowards to libel all demonic names on the elected governments of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuba to justify its (US) policy of sedition, fascism, narco-terrorism and militarism in Latin America.

The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) welcomes the solidarity and support for the democratically elected Government of President Evo Morales of Bolivia, by the regional grouping of the UNASUR against attempt by the settlers’ colonialist empire to overthrow the legitimate Government in La Paz, destabilise the entire Bolivia nation and hang the Bolivian people on the Halter of poverty, dehumanisation, misery and want. While this unprecedented development might have brought a sigh of relief elsewhere, the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) is convinced that US accelerated efforts to overthrow elected governments in Latin America is continuing with no sign of abating.

We condemn also leaked information suggesting that the US is working with a group of fascist rogues in Brazil to have monopoly and autonomous control of the provincial region of Rio Grande do Sul from the natives, and wonder whether the US has become a fascist empire in the Americas (OAS region). Whatever the motives, the US foreign policy towards its counterparts in the Americas amounts to regional gangsterism and terrorism at the highest international level.

The US intends to destabilise progressive governments in Latin America for no good reason that to pursue its heinous, plunderous, fascist and imperialist agenda. The Bush Administration in Washington with the backing and support of the narco-terrorist government of Colombia, led by President Alvaro Uribe has repeatedly lied and attempted to mislead international public opinion against Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Cuba, and supported Colombia(s violent invasion and aggression of Ecuador on 1st March, 2008.

The argument for regime change in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Cuba, to mention only a few countries on the list, has been blatantly used by the US government as a justification for attacking independent sovereign nations and members-state of the United Nations. Those wicked governments that buy US regime change madness should know that they supporting the annexation of resource-rich regions of Latin America to the detriment of peace, stability, democracy, freedom and dignity, an argument which to all intents and purposes is akin to the argument by proponents of racist terrorism, hegemonic imperialism and fascist oppression. Both arguments sow the seeds of mass pauperisation, indignities, degradation, dehumanisation, mass agony, sorrows, bitterness, violence and insecurity of life and property.

The US has no right to arrogate upon itself the role of changing and imposing governments in other sovereign independent countries. Clearly, the control of the wealth of Latin America is a major interest of US hatreds for Venezuela, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia and Cuba. It is our opinion in the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) that no certain amount of intimidation or terrorism, be it political or economic terrorism can shake the confidence of the people towards their governments.

We appeal to the good people of this world to do everything to urge their governments to oppose US plans to overthrow progressive governments in Latin America. We appeal to all to ignore US dirty propaganda for the sake of peace stability and progress.

Concluding, the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) appeals to the civilised international community to say to the US enough is enough, and engage in world wide actions that will demonstrate strong opposition to US destabilisation plan towards Latin America.

Signed:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).

For and on behalf of members and supporters of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).


NB:

We invite you to read this statement of solidarity below, issued by good people in Europe as part of their unlimited grievances against US vicious policy for Latin America and the entire world. We appeal that you forward this statement to your contacts.

No more Pinochets in Latin America

On the 35th anniversary of the military overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, which had the overt support of the United States, the presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela asked the US ambassadors accredited to their countries to leave.

They both believe they are facing the possibility of an imminent coup in which they accuse the United States’ administration of being involved. A third country, Paraguay, announced ten days previously that they had detected a conspiracy involving military officers and opposition politicians.

Latin America now faces its most serious crisis since the re-introduction of democracy at the end of the 20th century.
The plot against democracy in Venezuela centred on a conspiracy, revealed in telephone conversations between senior military officers broadcast on national television, to assassinate the democratically elected head of state, President Chavez.
In Bolivia, the separatist governors of the five eastern regions, in close touch with the US embassy in La Paz, have begun a campaign of violence and economic sabotage designed to create the conditions for a coup.

These events demonstrate unequivocally who defends democracy and who threatens it in Latin America today.
We are appalled by the failure of much of the international media to provide accurate and proportionate coverage of these events.

We call upon democrats throughout the world to rally to defend democracy, social progress and national independence in Latin America and to condemn these conspiracies against democracy and human rights.

We call upon the European Union and European governments to adopt a policy independent of the Bush administration in the US and unequivocally condemn all attempts to overthrow democratically elected governments in Latin America .

Great Britain
Ken Livingstone
Richard Gott
John Pilger
Hugh O’Shaughnessy
Colin Burgon MP
Tony Benn
Diane Abbott MP
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Ian Gibson MP
Colin Challen MP
Jim Devine MP
Rob Marris MP
Michael Connarty MP
Mark Fisher MP
David Taylor MP
Ian Davidson MP
Baroness Gibson
Chris McLaughlin, Editor Tribune

France
Bernard Cassen, Memoire del Luttes

Germany
Alexander Ulrich MP
Jörn Wunderlich MP
Heike Hänsel MP
Kornelia Möller MP
Elke Reinke MP
Inge Höger MP
Helmut Scholz, Die Linke

Portugal
Ilda Figueiredo MEP
Pedro Guerreiro MEP

España
Manuel Talens
Pascual Serrano
Isaac Rosa
Carlos Tena