Evo Morales proposes that WHO assume control of the drug industry at ALBA-TCP conference

The Bolivian indigenous leader Evo Morales proposed on Wednesday that the World Health Organization and the States to assume control over the world drug industry, which “cannot be in the hands of private or transnational companies”, as part of an international campaign that raised the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).

During his participation as a special guest in the High Level Conference: Post Pandemic Economy at ALBA-TCP, he expressed that “life cannot be a commodity”, highlighting the Cuban and Venezuelan experiences in guaranteeing the right to health.

In economic matters, Evo Morales welcomed ECLAC’s approach by suspending interest payments and foreign debt in the context of the crisis caused by the pandemic. “I think we should jointly debate what we do with the external debt, if it is not to forgive it, how to reschedule, defer payment”, he insisted.

In another order of ideas, he affirmed that “the so-called world power is not such”, referring to the erroneous response of the United States Government to COVID-19, which maintains the North American nation as the epicenter of the pandemic.

He also argued that the:

“line of American politics and the coup, fascist and racist right-wing does not want elections (in Bolivia), they want to postpone indefinitely, they want to depose the 1994 Constitution, through a law decree, which is to return to the colonial State, leaving aside the Plurinational State”.

Morales warned of the danger posed by these intentions of the fascist wing and maintained that his responsibility is “for now to guarantee how to take care of the national elections that are scheduled for September 6”.

Regarding the internal panorama that his country is experiencing, he regretted that areas of the economic sector have begun to be privatized and all the works that were taking place have been paralyzed, in order to stop all public companies, before which “the Bolivian people are outraged, they have been disappointed by the de facto government”.