Virtual forum analyzes agreements of the recent High Level Conference: Post Pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP

“ALBA-TCP: International solidarity and economic recovery in times of pandemic”, was the name of a virtual forum held this Saturday with the Bolivian indigenous leader Evo Morales, the Vice-minister for Latin America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Rander Peña, and the Sandinist politician Carlos Fonseca Terán.

The space organized by the Argentine publication Pulse of the Peoples, and moderated by the journalist and international analyst Jorge Kreyness, served to speak on the weaknesses and strengths of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) in economic matters after the global contingency generated by COVID-19.

In this sense, Morales reiterated his proposal that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the States take over the world drug industry, which cannot be in the hands of private or transnational companies.

Likewise, he expressed his support for the proposal of President Nicolás Maduro to assume the vaccine and medical treatments against COVID-19 as a priority of ALBA-TCP as a block, hand in hand with the WHO and countries such as Russia and China, to guarantee immediate access and distribution to the people of the region.

Morales warned of the so-called biological warfare induced to attack the “unnecessary population” as the capitalist system calls the grandparents, the poor and other vulnerable populations. And how the United States and its allies insist on attacking integration mechanisms such as ALBA-TCP and Unasur.

On the internal panorama of his country, he commented that the de facto government, under the tutelage of the US, insists on sabotaging the elections in Bolivia because they know that the Movement to Socialism (MAS) party can win. Likewise, he regretted the privatization of areas of the economic sector and the wave of racism and discrimination against the Bolivian people and their symbols.

In another order of ideas, Venezuelan Vice-minister Rander Peña recalled during the virtual forum the proposals of Venezuela at the High Level Conference: Post Pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP, held on June 10.

Among these, the Joint Council –proposed by President Maduro for June 29, the date on which the fifteenth anniversary of Petrocaribe will be celebrated- with the Foreign Ministers of Economy of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America–Peoples’ Trade Treaty, to give substance to the proposals made during the aforementioned telematic economic conference.

Likewise, he insisted that the commitment of ALBA and other integration mechanisms to face global challenges must be made through strengthening multilateralism.

In the day, the Sandinist politician Carlos Fonseca reflected on the failure that the neoliberal model has proven to be, as it was unable to respond to the great problems of humanity.

He emphasized that, despite the current social-economic crisis, there are favorable conditions for the strengthening of popular models, the only ones capable of responding to the needs and expectations of human beings.

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