Chí¡vez, in Brazil, Accuses US of Blocking South-South Cooperation

    The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, called for more action and organization to permit South American and Arab countries to work out their own model of development.

    Chávez was the final speaker, yesterday, at the First Plenary Meeting of Heads of State and Government at the South America – Arab Countries Summit.


    Chávez said that he was encouraged when President Lula informed him of the proposal to hold the Summit. In his view, “there is a limitless potential for us to have closer ties. A new international geopolitics is arising. We must spur it on.”


    The Venezuelan President believes that the South-South integration path was interrupted after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when the United States “obliged the world to adopt its [the American] model.”


    Chávez defended an autonomous model, “linked to the history, tragedy, and future of the Arab and South American countries.”


    Chávez indicated some of the paths he considers essential to strengthen the South American and Arab regions. The first of these would be the integration of the oil-producing countries in the two regions.


    “The energy field is an area that warrants the attention of the various countries gathered here.


    The OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is a successful example of how it is possible to reach agreements despite political and geographical differences,” Chavez believes.


    “We also need to expand our alliances in the communications sector, integrating televisions for our populations to get to know one another. This is the only way to give continuity to integration projects.”


    The Venezuelan President also urged the creation of a social assistance fund to support progress in South America and the Arab countries, as well as more action on the part of development banks.


    Agência Brasil

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Rousseff and Serra

    Thanks to Women and Poor Serra Boosts Lead as Brazil’s Presidential Candidate

    Governor of São Paulo José Serra, the main opposition candidate in Brazil’s presidential election ...

    Braskem from Brazil

    Brazil and Arabs Can’t Bridge the Petrochemical Trade Gulf

    Free trade agreement negotiations between the Mercosur and the Gulf Cooperation Council were the ...

    Brazil and Sudan Sign Crops for Oil Deal

    The Ministers of Foreign Relations of Brazil and Sudan signed, yesterday, a technical cooperation ...

    Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro depicted as sphinx

    The Presence of Ancient Egypt in the Brazilian Press

    Pyramids, Sphinxes and pharaohs. These and other elements of Ancient Egypt are included in ...

    Brazilian Finance Minister’s Career Ends in Farce. Mantega Is the New Man.

    After months of charges and denials of misconduct, the main architect of Brazilian President ...

    US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    US Treasury Secretary Scolds Brazil for Corruption and Bureaucracy

    The yuan needs to "adapt" to the vigor and strength of the Chinese economy, ...

    Cezar Peluso

    As the Two-Year Tradition Goes Brazil Gets a New Chief Justice

    The Brazilian Supreme Court’s chief Justice serves only a two-year term. So every two ...

    Brazil’s Lula Faces Murder and Challenges from Right and Left

    The murder of Dorothy Stang, a 73 year-old American nun who helped peasants engage ...

    Morretes in southern Brazil

    In Brazil, Feeling Like a Hero from a Colonial Time Tale

    In the state of Paraná, Brazil, the high coastal range of Serra do Mar ...

    Under the Jack Tree, Brazil on My Mind

    From time to time I sit near a jack tree in my backyard and ...