Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Bolivian President Evo Morales signs document that demands respect for Cuba's sovereignty
Radio Cadena Agramonte
Havana, Aug 21.- Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed a call to respect Cuba's sovereignty, adding his name to nearly 13,000 personalities from around the world demanding that the United States put an end to its subversive plans against the island.
The text entitled "The Sovereignty of Cuba Must be Respected" calls to stop the US aggression against Cuba, emphasizing the Bush administration's "transition" plan against Cuba that includes a secret section with additional measures to bring about the annexation of Cuba.
Morales signature joins that of eight Nobel Prize winners, South African author Nadine Gordimer, her compatriot Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, Russian scientist Zhores Alfiorov, Portugese writer Jose Saramago, Argentine human rights activist Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Italian playwright Dario Fo and Guatemalan indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchu, as well as renown linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky (United States) and architect Oscar Niemeyer (Brazil).
Some of the first signers of the call to defend Cuba's sovereignty were: Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover (US), Mario Benedetti and Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), Ignacio Ramonet (Spain-France), Samir Amin (Egypt), Alfonso Sastre (Spain), Francois Houtart (Belgium), Juan Gelman (Argentina), Frei Betto (Brazil) and Pablo Gonzalez Casanova (Mexico). (ACN)