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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:44 PM
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I was just now reading a story about a conference for US investors in Venezuela (which raised $600 million in investment in 48 hours). Chvez spoke to them about the friendship between Bolivar and the founding fathers. He also quoted JFK:

And from Whitman to John F. Kennedy who, said Chvez, recognized that the root of revolution in the Global South was not communism, but rather hunger. Speaking to a special session of Congress in 1961, Kennedy said The great battleground for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole Southern half of the globe--Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East--the lands of the rising peoples. Their revolution is the greatest in human history. They seek an end to tyrrany, injustice, and exploitation. More than an end, they seek a beginning.

Forty years after Kennedy launched his attempt at promoting political and economic reform in Latin America through the Alliance for Progress, however, misery and hunger have actually increased, said Chvez.

To combat the situation he suggested both the North and the South must work together to create an International Humanitarian Fund, to entertain ideas such as the Tobin Tax, which would tax large international financial transactions, a Fund that would permit an historic alliance between societies, not an Alliance for Progress, clarified Chvez, but rather, an Alliance for Survival.

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