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Ibero-American Summit Blasts Bush for Wall of Shame. Brazil Leader Is Absent

At the end of the 16th Ibero-American Summit of Chiefs of State and Government, last Sunday, November 5, representatives of 22 countries signed 12 multilateral documents.

Regarding the Montevideo Declaration and the Montevideo Commitment on Migration and Development, the representatives agreed that the main concern is to manage migration flows, legalizing migrants and fighting their criminalization.

In addition to effectively ensuring human rights for migrants, the nations involved made a point of fostering Latin American socio-economic development, thus reducing labor exports.

The participating governments signed special documents as well, committing themselves to support the fight against terror, cited by president ílvaro Uribe as the reason why many Colombians leave the country.

In the presence of Mexican president Vicente Fox, they also issued a memorandum against president George W. Bush’s decision of building a wall separating Mexico and the United States, which Fox calls the wall of shame.

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as well as Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez didn’t show up at the summit. Lula explained that he was too tired after his reelection campaign was extended for one more month since he wasn’t able to win in the first round.

The Brazilian president, who has just won a second mandate by a landslide, was seen shirtless, wearing briefs, together with first lady Marisa Letí­cia, basking under Bahia’s sun, in a secluded beach owned by the Brazilian Navy.

The 16th Summit was the first meeting of authorities in the region to deal with an issue as specific as migration. Up until last year, democracy in general was the subject of discussions.

In 2007, the Summit will be held at Santiago (Chile), along the same lines of the meeting held in Uruguay, dealing with social development.

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  • Rick

    We all know that the only public opinion that really matters on this subject is that of the U.S. voters. The news today of a well known actress in NY allegedly being murdered by an illegal alien from Ecuador (he confessed) will do more to extend the fence and budget funding for same than all the discussions on all the blogs of the world. Hats off to Pres. Lula who had the perspicacity to be elsewhere than Uruguay last Sunday.

  • Gary

    Add another 1300 miles
    That way we can protect the entire border from the export of gang memeber and criminals, and quite possibly terrorists that come from Mexico and other Latin American countries. These criminals suck up our resources and tax dollars without giving anything back, including depress wages for our less fortunate. They rob and murder our citizens and take valuable law enforcement resources. The lack any respect for assimilating into our culture and make no effort to learn our customs and language. Finally we are doubling our Border Patrol, deploying National Guard and taking serious a very serious matter. New laws being passed at the State level now allow local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws, landlords can not rent to illegals and their children can not attend our universities. So all of you who want to come to the country you hate so much, had better think twice about spending your hard earned money on a Coyoyte, you just might not make it this time…and yes, perhaps perish in the desert. On my last trip to Sao Paulo (from Miami) last week, TAM had 9 deportees…it filled my heart with joy.

  • Rick

    Simply put, I was born and raised in L.A. and have been on foot in the Imperial Valley and the Chocolate Mountains, as well as in Os SertÀƒµes, NE Brazil. Unlike the people in N. Mexico, middle class mineiros from Gov. Valadares are just not equipped to survive in the desert north of Yuma. DonÀ‚´t you believe in national sovereignty?

  • zztop

    “No matter how much the wall costs or who is insulted by it, if it saves just one Brazilian from dying of thirst in the desert, it will have been worth it.”

    The perfect example of gringo canastrÀƒ£o. Oh your tears are showing!! Simply disgusting, this wall is the materialization of part of American mentality, havent ypu heard your thoughts criate in a phenomenal efect? Partially nazi, the other part fascist. The day the wall goes down its going to be a historical date and a human victory!! Poor Americans, poorer in the soul that they cannot even realize it.

  • ch.c.

    And I am quite sure…….
    that all those who signed will open their border to the millions of South and Latin Americans to the other millions neigbopurs.
    SA and LATAM have a booming economy ! Right ? Thus jobs should be plentiful and well paid during those times ! No doubt Brazil should open the border to a few millions Bolivians, and Venezuela should open their doors to a few millions Brazilians….for example ! And Mexico could absorb a few millions bolivians and brazilians !

    You will finally be able NOT TO GO TO THE COUNTRY YOU HATE SO MUCH !!!!!!

    Everybody will be happy….finally ! Even the USA ! No Need for a wall….in such case !

    Laugh……laugh….laugh !

    Ohhh I forgot, you could accept a few millions Haitians, and a few millions Mexicans could go to HaÀƒ¯ti too….of course !!!!!!!

  • Rick

    No matter how much the wall costs or who is insulted by it, if it saves just one Brazilian from dying of thirst in the desert, it will have been worth it.

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