Evo Morales proposes world youth summit against capitalism

EFE, October 11 - Bolivian president, Evo Morales, proposed his country as host for an international summit of “revolutionary youth” who defend the environment with the aim of “putting an end to capitalism.”

The head of state, who is seeking reelection in the December 6 poll, raised the proposal during an event in which youth groups aligned with his government announced their support for his candidature in the eastern region of Santa Cruz.

The event also counted with the participation of youth from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, followers of the guerrilla, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who arrived in the country this week to participate on Thursday [October] 8 in the event to mark 42 years since the death of the Argentine-Cuban revolutionary.

In the midst of songs and chants, Morales announced that he would “urgently” convoke a meeting of youth of America that “are with the people and not with the empire”, referring to the US government.

He added that they would also organize another event to bring together the “youth of the world” who supported “revolutionary processes to put an end to capitalism.”

“To advance in the defense of humanity, to save mother earth, we will convoke a meeting of the revolutionary youth of all the world in Bolivia,” he said.

Moreover, the head of state ratified his government’s rejection of foreign military presence in South America and reiterated “if any president or government allows US bases, they are the worst traitor of Latin America and the world.”

Morales was alluding to the agreements between Bogota and Washington, which include the use of Colombian military bases by US troops and which has been discussed by the member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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