Posted by: r.m. | September 24, 2009

Evo Morales at the UN

From the excellent left i on the news:

The corporate media are filled with coverage of the appearances of Mohamar Khaddafi and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the U.N. But Evo Morales? He’s at the U.N. as well, but this Spanish-language AP coverage is the only thing I can find; there’s not a peep in the English-language corporate press. Why? I’m going to give you the money quote, and I’m not even going to bother to translate it, because I’m guessing that every one of you, even those who don’t speak Spanish, can do so for yourself:

“El primer enemigo del medio ambiente y de la humanidad es el capitalismo.”

Okay, maybe if you don’t speak Spanish you don’t recognize “medio ambiente” as “the environment” but the rest I’ll leave to you.

Morales’ prescription for the future:

El presidente boliviano dijo que es necesario construir un socialismo comunitario que defienda la vida y respete el medio ambiente.


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