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More than 10,000 intellectuals express support for Evo and Bolivia

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  • Stuart Munckton
    *More than 10,000 intellectuals in the world express support for Evo Morales government* UNITED NATIONS.—To date, more than 10,000 intellectuals and close to
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      *More than 10,000 intellectuals
      in the world express support for Evo Morales government*

      UNITED NATIONS.�To date, more than 10,000 intellectuals and close to 300
      organizations and institutions all over the world have condemned the
      conspiratorial maneuvers of oligarchic groups against the government of
      President Evo Morales of Bolivia.

      The most recent signatories to an appeal by the Network of Networks in
      Defense of Humanity, distributed by the Bolivian mission to the UN, include
      the International Commission for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, based in

      The Haitian People's Party and the Communist Party of Canada have likewise
      signed the declaration, as reflected on the website www.todosconbolivia.org.

      The signatories, which include outstanding intellectuals, famous artists,
      eminent humanitarians, scientists and other professionals, condemn the
      divisive and interfering maneuvers carried out against the legitimate
      government of President Evo Morales.

      The document rejects the so-called autonomy statute of Santa Cruz "on
      account of its unconstitutional nature and threat to the unity of one nation
      of our America."

      It also urges all people of goodwill to denounce "by all means possible that
      divisive and destabilizing maneuver."

      The text stresses how the ascent to power of an indigenous president � with
      unprecedented backing in his country � and his social programs, along with
      the recovery of Bolivia's natural resources, have had to confront oligarchic
      conspiracies and U.S. interference from the outset.

      The conspiratorial escalation has reached its highest levels in recent days,
      according to the appeal, after adding that the subversive and
      anti-Constitutional actions of oligarchic groups reflect their racist and
      elitist mentality.
      The text also emphasizes that those actions constitute an extremely
      dangerous precedent, "not only for the integrity of that country but also
      for others in our nation."

      "The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
      dummy?" - Jarvis Cocker

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