11 Apr 2010
Obama punishes Bolivia for fighting climate change
Well I am not surprised. If you do something real about climate change you get punished. Chris Bryant MP as a Foreign Office MInister visited Peru and failed to make any public protest about the massacre of indigenous people defending the Amazon on June 5th last year at Bagua (make my day if lost on May 6th).
Sadly good deeds are punished.
Countries that reduce the barriers to oil exploration, biofuels that cut down forests, mining in national parks get rewarded by countries like the UK and US.
Typically Britain's best friends in Latin America are Peru and Colombia, i.e the countries with the worst human rights.
The news today is that because Bolivia is calling for real cuts in CO2 Obama has cut aid to the country to deal with climate change.
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