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Bolivia, global example of good living

 

 

 

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is one of the few in Latin America and in the world, where human rights are defended, respected and perfected by the State with a comprehensive vision. 

These rights are not seen as mere formality to cast votes in every election but as an active participation of citizens and indigenous and popular both in the electoral process, and in general, in everyday decision public affairs organizations. 

In addition, the Bolivian state does not limit the concept of human rights to political rights, but extends to the economic, social and cultural mentoring compliance in practice as discussed below. 

President Evo Morales is characterized by fully meet its promises to voters. 

It is not so surprising that after nine years in office he has been reelected for the third time with about 60 percent of votes, plus having had a recall referendum in 2008 which was confirmed with more than 67 percent. 

Evo therefore has defeated the conventional idea that the exercise of power wears leaders. 

In Bolivia before Evo and MAS conquered the presidency and the legislature precluded a tiny affluent minority, oppressed and denied the right to live with respect for its ancient culture and traditions of Aymara, Quechua and other Indian peoples who make up most of the population. 

Public companies created by the 1952 revolution, they were national pride, they had been privatized by neoliberal governments through scandalous business hatched between old and new oligarchs and transnational companies. 

In relation to these crucial problems Evo continues to fulfill what he promised in his first campaign ten years ago as they are targets whose fulfillment requires time. 

Its basic commitments with Bolivians were: rejection of neoliberal policies and the "free" trade, nationalization and industrialization of hydrocarbons as a trigger for economic and social development, and call for a Constituent Assembly that would facilitate the reestablishment of the state. 

The new state would seek the elimination of internal colonialism and would plurinational, recognizing the diversity of the Bolivian nation and opening channels for participation of indigenous and popular sectors. 

All this and more program has been launched with truly impressive results, though, to carry out the MAS government has faced serious subversive plans run by the US Embassy, ​​who came to the attempted coup. 

The nationalization of hydrocarbons and the redistribution of their income has enabled Bolivia to reduce poverty by 25 percent and extreme poverty by 43 so as to raise the minimum wage by 87.7 percent. 

The health budget, which in 2005 was 195 million dollars in 2012 reached 600 million with a significant decrease in infant and maternal mortality. 

 According to data from 2012, Cuban doctors had treated 58 million free consultations, performed 33,000 deliveries and 134,000 non-ocular surgery; and operated from vision to 650,000 Bolivians through Operation Miracle. Illiteracy has been eradicated and basic schooling is almost universal. The country's march towards industrialization of hydrocarbons and become energy power. 

These data prove the falsity of those who claim that the Bolivian social achievements are due to the high oil prices because if so, other countries such as Mexico, have reached similar results. 

Just compare the astronomical rise in the minimum wage in Bolivia and stagnation for decades in Mexico. 

La Paz, whose foreign policy is completely subordinated to Washington, has become a regional and international political actor frontline, which holds the rotating presidency of the G77 plus China and speaks with its own voice in international forums. 

First country to proclaim the rights of Mother Earth or Pacha Mama and fly the Andean philosophy of "good living" Bolivia has a global leadership role in the fight against climate change,

 

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