Tuesday, January 20, 2009

UnoAmerica versus Unisur / Sao Paulo Forum: The Last Chance for Latin America

At last - and I hope not least - an effort emerge from South America democrat-conservative people to try to stop the madness of the Sao Paulo Forum.
I was invited to join. And I agreed.

If you interested, write me.

Delegates of several Latin-American
Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) gathered in Bogotá , Colombia ,
between December 12 and December 14, 2008, to explore ways to defend
democracy and freedom, which has been severely restricted and
threatened in the continent. The delegates decided to establish a
confederation of NGOs – christened UnoAmerica — to pursue their common
goals.  UnoAmerica will primarily function as an instrument for Latin
American democratic sectors to exchange information, coordinate action,
and support each other. The Final Declaration signed by the delegates
is the following:

            The failure of
governments to eradicate poverty in Latin America , in spite of it
being the richest continent on Earth, allowed the growth and
development of the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP), an organization that brought
together all the leftist movements and political parties in the region,
including the Colombian narco-terrorist guerrilla group FARC (Colombian
Revolutionary Armed Forces).

            The members of the Sao
Paulo Forum take advantage of people's needs in order to manipulate the
poor, promising “social justice” and better economic conditions.
However, once in power, they don't solve any of the crucial problems in
our countries, but instead introduce Marxist ideological models that
divide our societies into factions based on class and race, promoting
hate, violence and anarchy.

            At present, there are
fourteen Latin American governments connected to the Sao Paulo Forum.
Although most of them reached power through democratic elections, some
are destroying democracy from within, eliminating separation of power,
checks and balances and fundamental rights. Such is the case with Hugo
Chavez ( Venezuela ), Evo Morales ( Bolivia ), Rafael Correa ( Ecuador
), Cristina Kirchner ( Argentina ) and Daniel Ortega ( Nicaragua ).

            To achieve their goals,
the members of the Sao Paulo Forum do not resort to firing squads to
eliminate their enemies, as was done in Cuba by Fidel Castro, the most
prominent founding member of the FSP. They now use more modern and
sophisticated methods. One basic process is through constitutional
reforms that allow them  to control all three branches of power, and to
remain permanently in the Presidency. Elections are rigged and voting
secrecy is, in practice, eliminated. Although these attacks on
democracy are executed quite openly, other “moderate” members of the
FSP -- Brazil 's Lula da Silva (co-founder of the FSP along with Fidel
Castro), Uruguay 's Tabaré Vázquez and Chile 's Michelle Bachelet --
don't complain or criticize their radical counterparts.

            The FSP has a
transnational project that disregards national borders or sovereignty.
To achieve their goals, FSP members intervene in the internal affairs
of other countries, funding candidates of their liking, supplying
military equipment, and even making decisions on internal conflicts
using related organizations such as the Union of South American Nations
(UNASUR).  Democratic political and social forces, on the other hand,
have so-far limited their action to their own national territory.

            These two very different
methods of operation have so far placed Latin American democrats at a
serious disadvantage, hampering their ability to counterbalance the
advance of the FSP. UnoAmerica is an attempt to correct that imbalance.

            In addition to the goal
of counteracting FSP, UnoAmerica will design economic programs to
promote industrialization and development in our continent, in order to
help solve the oldest and most serious problems in our region –
poverty, illiteracy and even hunger -- as an antidote to

            Poverty and illiteracy
are the main barriers to the consolidation of democracy and freedom in
Latin America . There are no other real obstacles to development in a
region full of resources.

            We invite all democratic
forces in Latin America to join this initiative. We invite them to work
together to promote a better future in which freedom, social justice,
solidarity and integration, and the rule of law will prevail.  


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