Citas

“And what do other countries, many other Third World countries, do with their natural resources?  They have handed them over to the imperialist monopolies.  …In the future, great poverty will await them in the midst of the expansive habits that capitalism, colonialism and imperialism have inculcated in a minority.”
References to the original: Speech delivered at the mass public farewell on the Africa Esplanade in Algiers, Algeria, May 16, 1972
“In these crucial years, the most powerful capitalist power having the most resources in all times has permitted itself the luxury of living like a parasite off the savings of the rest of the world which has not only seen itself forced to finance its fiscal and trade deficit as never before, but also an arms race without parallel in history.”
References to the original: Speech given at the Opening Session of the Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the G-77, April 20, 1987
“It is worthwhile indicating that the main responsibility for the brutal destruction of the environment lies with the consumer societies. They are the offspring of the old colonial metropolises and of imperialist policies that also begot the poverty and backwardness which are today the scourge of the overwhelming majority of humanity.”
References to the original: Speech delivered at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 12, 1992

"Let the ecologic debt be paid and not the foreign debt. Let hunger disappear and not man."

References to the original: SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 12 DE JUNIO DE 1992

"Under neoliberalism the world economy has not been growing faster in real terms; however, there is more instability, speculation, external debt and unequal exchange. Likewise, there is a greater tendency to financial crises occurring more often while poverty, inequality and the gap between the wealthy North and the dispossessed South continues to widen".

References to the original: Address at the Opening Session of the Group of 77 South Summit Conference, April 12, 2000