Prez Evo Continues to Kick Butt in Cochabamba – Punish Countries Harming the Planet

Posted on April 21, 2010


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Bolivian President Says Countries Harming the Planet Should Be Punished

HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 21 (acn) Bolivian President Evo Morales proposed on
Wednesday that sanctions should be established to punish those countries that fail to comply
with international environmental conventions.

Morales told the press that the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of
Mother Earth underway in Cochabamba will propose the creation of an International Court of
Justice to deal with those cases.

Morales said capitalism is the globe’s leading predator and for that reason rich countries
should be sued as they have the largest greenhouse gas emissions of the world, according to
the Bolivian News Agency.

The Bolivian president slammed the arms race led by powerful countries at the time when
mankind is dying.

He said a decision-making body recognized by the international
community should be created as strong intermediary capable of proposing sanctions against the
countries that threaten the life and nature in the planet.

Members of social and indigenous organizations and NGOs from dozens of countries are taking
part in the conference that wraps up on Thursday. The event has been organized in 17 working
tables looking to come up with initiatives to safe the planet.       

The People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth is held as an
alternative to the December 2009 Copenhagen Summit, with views to the upcoming Mexico Summit
slated for the end of the year. 


Cuban News Agency