The government of Argentina under President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, at the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit in June, will say, "No to the green economy," according to ministerial-level officials, speaking two days ago in Buenos Aires at a forum of the Youth for Sustainable Environment. This bombshell was reported on today's LaRouche Show by Emiliano Andino and Natalie Lovegren, leaders of the LaRouche movement in the South Atlantic, speaking from Buenos Aires. (see www.larouchista.com)
Andino and Lovegren reported that the two government speakers addressing the youth event were the Sub-Section Director of the Infrastructure and Environmental Policy Department, and the Secretary for Coordination, of the Chief of Staff of the Presidency. The gist of their presentations was that we must get away from the simple priority of protecting flora and fauna—e.g. the oily penguins—and understand that people are in the middle of nature, not "outside" it. National sovereignty means that the fraud of the green economy must be rejected.
Lovegren pointed out that this stance is exactly opposite that which prevailed in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, when all the Ibero-American nations, then under the sway of neo-liberal government policies, had to swallow the green lies. They were concerned with money, not truth. But now, the shift is underway.
Andino and Lovegren, during the ensuing discussion, made concrete the process of the rejection of the neo-liberal paradigm in Argentina, and restoration of actions in the interest of national sovereignty. There is a growing understanding of the capacity of winning against the enemies of humanity.
They reviewed critical breakthroughs in the economy of Argentina over the last 10 years—under the Presidencies of Nestor Kirchner and his wife, current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner—and the increasing optimism, and defiance of the British empire. The YPF energy company was re-nationalized in the last six weeks, which began in 1922 as the first state oil company in the Americas. Other critical Argentina state assets have also been re-nationalized in recent years, including the Argentine postal service and the former state passenger air carrier, which were among the 1990s squalid privatization deals.
The leading edge of this transformational process is the commitment to science and technology, and cultural optimism of the population. A broad picture of this was presented, with exciting details. There is work underway for a 4th generation modular nuclear power plant design. There is a commitment to advanced R&D in bio-science, including with agricultural applications. Among the national goals, is to double food production in a short period of time. China is collaborating on advances in agriculture and mining. The Rio Negro province is targetted for a dramatic increase in food output capacity; water is the only limiting factor, which can be solved.
New universities are opening up, giving more opportunity for higher learning, and also outflanking academic entrenchment! (Andino pointed out that the only two places where people never cooperate are cemeteries and colleges.) The public school Federal budget allocation was just significantly increased.
Lovegren gave specifics on the repatriation of scientists who had gone into exile in the 1990s over the lack of work, and sell-out of the nation. Since 2003, some 890 scientists have come back to their homeland to work, 40 percent of these from the United States. By the end of 2012, the total repatriate- scientists will number 1000.
On the matter of the Malvinas, Lovegren pointed out that you are seeing the most explicit expression of the difference beytween a republic and an empire. Moreover, the British are not merely holding on to some island property, wrongly stolen from Argentina: they are conducting militarization of the entire south Atlantic.
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