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UNESCO Underlines the Need to Strengthen Latin American Unity

Paris, December 16 (PL-RHC)-- Venezuelan ambassador to UNESCO, Luis Alberto Crespo, stated on Wednesday that more than ever is necessary to be united and to strengthen the integration mechanisms that exist in Latin America.

We must fight together. I think the right wing, protected and secure regarding the economic support and the media attention, does everything that is in its power to end our unity, for all integration mechanisms we have created in the region to lose strength and disintegrate, he told Prensa Latina.

In order to do so, it is are struggling in the most ignoble possible way, through the media campaign, the concealment of goods and services to people, and the alliance with the great imperial powers, Crespo said during a tribute to Simón Bolívar in the 185th anniversary of his death.

He stressed the importance of reaffirming the Bolivarian ideas, 'of this man that since 1815, when he wrote the Letter from Jamaica, foresaw everything that could be fatal for us if we do not unite, if there was not a Latin American integration, of nations struggling against an empire.'

At that time the empire was Spanish, but now is American, European and from the big countries that in one way or another follow the principles of savage neo-liberalism and colonialism, he pointed out.

Therefore, he said the diplomat, it is compulsory for the nations that we unite more than ever, and that we strengthen alliances like the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

In Venezuela, we are on track to regain Bolivarianism, and for that we have a Revolution that has fought hard to be able to establish itself. To the extent that we are all united, we can convince with ideas, with the Bolivarian thought, with the revolutionary thought of Commander Hugo Chávez, he said.

There are also Fidel Castro and Cuba, which is our great beacon. Cuba is always next to Venezuela and to nations wanting sovereignty, be themselves and have the passion to be different, to have the government needed by the people, he stressed.

In the meeting, held at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the film "Bolívar, the man of difficulties" was shown, directed by Luis Alberto Lamata.

The texts by the Liberator, belonging to the General Archive of the Nation, are a precious documentary heritage which was inscribed in 1997 in the register of the Memory of the World Program. They are a political, social and military record which still remains in force, diplomatic sources pointed out.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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