Saving life, saving Mother Earth

 

• Cuba will firmly and resolutely support the Cochabamaba agreements, affirms Vice President Esteban Lazo • Evo gives the losing speech and Chávez calls on everyone to prepare for the Mexico Summit


COCHABAMBA, April 22.— Cuba will firmly and resolutely support the Cochabamaba agreements to defend Mother Earth, affirmed Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo Hernández, addressing more than 35,000 people attending the closing event at the First People’s World Conference on Climate Change, which was brought to a close on Thursday afternoon by Bolivian President Evo Morales, PL reports. 
 Lazo passed on greetings from the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and Cuban President Raúl Castro.
He stated that the people’s summit in Cochabamba demonstrated popular awareness on climate change and contributed to the quest for real solutions to this crucial phenomenon that is threatening the survival of humanity. 
In his closing words Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma stated that the meeting “Opens up hope for the world to fight for the life and survival of the planet.”
For his part, Hugo Chávez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, urged the social movements to unleash a new battle aimed at the UN conference planned for December of this year in Cancun, Mexico. 
Chávez pointed to the capitalist system as the cause of the climate debacle and urged the people to overthrow it and implement socialism, the only path toward the salvation of the peoples.

During the event, Ecuadorian Lina Kawuanski and American Vico Enosti read out the principal conclusions of the Cochabamba forum, listed in a document titled “Agreement of the Peoples.”
Translated by Granma International

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