affirms that as long as imperialism exists there
will never be peace
During the second day of
discussion in the UN General Assembly various heads
of state and government reiterate their condemnation
of the U.S. blockade of Cuba
NATIONS.—Bolivian President Evo Morales stated
September 25 at the UN that as long as imperialism
exists, there will never be peace, justice or
sovereignty for the peoples of the world, and that
war is the business of capitalism.
Speaking during the second day of
the 68th period of sessions of the UN General
Assembly, Morales added that while some nations are
working to end poverty, to search for peace and
social justice, certain powers are promoting wars
and acts of intervention in other countries.
In this context, he proposed the
creation of "a tribunal of the peoples" to try U.S.
President Barack Obama for crimes against humanity,
giving the example of the bombing of Libya, the war
in Iraq, the promotion of acts of international
terrorism, and the financing of terrorist groups.
At another point of his speech,
Morales said that U.S. espionage services in the
region are violating the privacy and sovereignty of
other states. He also reiterated his support for the
transfer of UN headquarters to a country which has
ratified the treaties of that international body.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala
agreed with the stand of a number of Latin American
leaders in relation to reforming and extending the
UN Security Council, "in a way that it reflects the
realities of the 21st century."
More than 30 heads of state and
government participated in the debate, among them
the presidents of Panama, Estonia, Ivory Coast,
Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Serbia, Chad, Rwanda,
Kiribati, Poland and Georgia. Issues addressed
included the conflict in Syria, human rights,
climate change and disarmament.
The leaders of the international
community also agreed during this General Assembly
session to hold a summit in September of 2015 to
establish new goals of sustainable and anti-poverty
development, thus giving continuity to the
The condemnation of the U.S.
economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba
was another issues addressed by presidents.
Timor Leste President Taur Matan
Ruak stated that this U.S. policy does not consider
Cuba’s reality and, in reference to the case of the
Five, urged President Obama to act in accordance
with his powers and release Antonio, Gerardo, Ramón
and Fernando, still incarcerated in the United
The Prime Minister of Antigua and
Barbuda, Winston Baldwin Spencer, expressed his
pride in the relations of his people and government
with Cuba, and condemned any discriminative policies.
"Once again, I reiterate my
government’s firm condemnation of the implementation,
in a unilateral and extraterritorial manner, of
coercive laws and measures contrary to international
law, the United Nations Charter and the principles
of free navigation and international trade," he
stated referring to the blockade.
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes
described the blockade as a bad habit of the past
and said that Cuba was part of the soul of America.
The Presidents of Bolivia, Evo
Morales and of Chad, Idriss Déby, also denounced
this criminal policy in their speeches. (SE)