Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Evo explains the WTO

As always, telling it how it is...

President of Bolivia, Evo Morales:

International trade can play a major role in the promotion of economic development and the alleviation of poverty. We recognize the need for all our peoples to benefit from the increased opportunities and welfare gains that the multilateral trading system generates. The majority of WTO members are developing countries. We seek to place their needs and interests at the heart of the Work Programme adopted in this Declaration.
Doha World Trade Organization Ministerial Declaration, November 14, 2001

With these words began the WTO round of negotiations seven years ago. In reality, are economic development, the alleviation of poverty, the needs of all our peoples, the increased opportunities for developing countries at the center of the current negotiations at the WTO?

(Continue reading at Upside Down World)

2 comments:

Bina said...

And when you're done there, read this:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080720/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/bolivia_coca_to_rice;_ylt=Aoulyfx0wTURUcxvubZgaGe3IxIF

The AP hits Evo's farm subsidy plan with the Stoopid Stick.

Bina said...

Sorry, try this:

link to Da Stoopid