We have been in debt with
They replaced aid with loans granted with under draconian conditions.
They replaced cooperation with exploitation.
They replaced a multilateral system with a plutocracy (G7, G8…).
They replaced democratic principles with the laws of the market.
They replaced a global development project with an economy of speculation and war.
The corruptors then accused the corrupt who, logically, didn’t deserve subsidies!
The time for “We, the Peoples …” has arrived, in which civil society can no longer remain silent.
It is time for NGOs and the United Nations system, joining their hands and voices to close gaps and heal wounds.
It is time to listen to
It is time to demand that Europe cease the activities of multinationals that are exhausting fishing stocks, unduly and without compensation exploiting coltan in the Kivu region of the Congo, bauxite in Guinea-Conakry… or gold, with mining procedures that seriously damage the environment.
It is time to demand that the large communications media enterprises generously distribute in
Yes: today, International Africa Day is the time to reaffirm our love for that continent, which has given so much in exchange for so little. And to ask their forgiveness. And to thank them for their smiles, despite it all.
It is time to fulfill what I wrote on the
of his island,
of his homeland
who now sails
the seas of disaffection
toward places unknown.
we do so cherish
of the countryside,
of his home,
of its shores.
They were sold
must pay the price.