BRICS + S. America Developments, October 2nd, 2014
October 2, 2014 • 10:35AM

We have several developments today, on the BRICS + leading nations of South America, in their quest for development, which includes fighting off the predators, in this case the financial vultures.

The specific stories today are as follows: President Fernandez de Kirchner continues to fight back against the criminal financial attack against Argentina, and China continues developing it's water resources, as they help Aerospace capabilities in Ecuador. India points out the physical effect of it's space program, as they battle to maintain their growing pharmaceutical industry. The rate of developments in this coalition of nations is staggering, so much so that representatives of other nations, like Spain's Pablo Iglesias, is touring several South American nations to learn how to fight the oligarchy, to develop his own nation.

This used to be the relationship the United States maintained with the rest of the world.

Fernandez Points to British in War Against Argentina; "Look to the North" for Death Threats

In three separate speeches delivered Sept. 30 at the presidential palace, Casa Rosada, Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivered a stinging denunciation of the Obama administration, its allied vulture funds, and their local collaborators, for attempting to destabilize or overthrow her government, and even arrest or assassinate her—as they have done with other foreign leaders not to their liking.

Notably, she identified the British pedigree of those forces—local grain producers refusing to export, and certain factions of industry and the financial sector—who, she said, were working with the foreign vultures "in a pincher movement" to force a devaluation, destabilize her government, and ultimately overturn all of the social programs enacted over the past decade.

China

Central Route of China's South-North Water Diversion Project Will Begin Operation This Month

The Central Route of China's South-North Water Diversion project is ready to start operating this month; the project authority announced Sept. 29 that all the 55 construction units on the water route have passed a final check and are set to begin operation, CCTV reported Sept. 29.

China To Help Build Ecuadorian Aerospace Capability

Ecuador's Minister of Defense, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, announced from Beijing on Sept. 19 that Ecuador will develop its own satellite, thanks to space technology transfer from China. Agreement had been reached that the Ecuadorian Space Institute will be advised by the Great Wall corporation and the China-Asia Pacific Mobile Telecommunication Satellite Co. in building the new satellite, and Chinese officials expressed interest in training Ecuadorian aerospace professionals.

India

"Mars Mission Benefits India as Much as Clean Water"

Gurcharan Das, former chairman and managing director of Procter and Gamble India and the author of several books, wrote a column in Financial Times Sept. 28 under this title.

Modi Must Resist U.S. Pressure on Drug Patents, Says Medicins Sans Frontieres

India must not give in to pressure from the U.S. to change its laws which now allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, according to a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

India: The "Pharmacy of the Developing World"

For background on the attacks on India by the Obama Administration and the giant, multinational pharmaceutical companies, see the article by Ramtanu Maitra in the April 19, 2013 EIR, "India's Trouncing of Big Pharma Is a Victory for the World's Poor," which describes an important court defeat for the Swiss firm Novartis, denying it a new patent on a cancer drug.

Spanish Opposition Leader Travels to South America to Study How to Govern

Pablo Iglesias, the head of Podemos, the new left-wing anti-Troika party in Spain which beat out the traditional parties in the last European parliamentary elections, is visiting Bolivia, Ecuador, and Uruguay this week, to "learn" from them how to confront the financial and oligarchic powers once in power. Although neither Iglesias nor his hosts said so in public, what underlies Ibero-America's recent strength in confronting the international financial oligarchy, is the "BRICS effect"—the fact that a new center of international power has been established against the British Empire.

Ibero-America has demonstrated that "people can regain their sovereignty," Iglesias said in Bolivia, his first stop, where he met with President Evo Morales and held a public "Conversation on Political Alternatives to the Global Crisis" with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

There are no recipes, nor is history linear, Garcia Linera told Iglesias, in that public discussion. He encouraged Iglesias to "go for it, because we need you... Do not leave us alone." Europe is "a tired continent, depleted of ideas." We need a new Europe; the Ibero-American governments need allies on other continents. Imperialism is on the decline, he said, but it still exists, and the old conservatism can still lash out.