After the special intervention entitled The return of balance, by vice president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, David Choquehuanca, the Cuban president highlighted the importance of remembering and endorsing the values bequeathed by the original peoples, because from them comes “our identity that became wealthier afterwards.”
He pointed out the impact of the cultural colonization by the empire on the territories of Latin America, which caused a fracture in “our senses and emotions”, even fostering the belief that history is an obsolete subject and “that is what opens the doors to domination” and the denial of our roots.
Before a representation of the thousand delegates gathered at the event dedicated to the 170th anniversary of the National Hero of the island, José Martí, the dignitary recalled his approach to the native cultures of Bolivia.
He added that this allowed him to appreciate “all the wisdom of these peoples, the way they measured time or channeled the waters… that way of being and acting and above all its spirituality.”
That experience became an opportunity to get to know the essence of the region, at the same time that he based his opinion on the existence of this fundamental battle to preserve identity, since they have “much to show and we have a lot to defend together with them to continue strengthening our values.” .
In the same way, he highlighted the relevance of this space for dialogue to ensure that the peoples are increasingly represented in a genuine way.
We have to seek that each time all this is a popular debate, with the presence of social movements and the whole of society, because with this we will be achieving the long-awaited and true Latin American and Caribbean integration and the true unity that we need in these times, he stressed.
On the previous day, the president attended the conclave and spoke at the Congress of the New International Economic Order, a space that also highlighted some guidelines to balance the global order from cooperation for sustainable development.