From Volume 37, Issue 11 of EIR Online, Published Mar. 19, 2010

Ibero-American News Digest

Ecuadorian Radio Host Publicizes Impeachment Fight in the U.S.

March 13 (EIRNS)—Quito, Ecuador Radio 530 AM station news host, Patricio Pillajo, sent a press release yesterday to Ecuadorian news media, titled "U.S. Congressional Candidate Proposes Impeachment of Barack Obama," summarizing the first-hand report on the Rogers March 2 electoral victory in Texas's 22nd Congressional District, which LaRouche Youth Movement organizer Guillermo Granados gave on his radio show last week.

"The victory of activist Kesha Rogers in the March 2 primary to choose the Democratic Party candidate for the mid-term Congressional elections for the state of Texas, shows the generalized repudiation of Barack Obama's government, the political advisor to that candidate, Guillermo Granados, stressed in statements made to radio station 530 AM of the city of Quito," the press release begins.

"People know that this [Obama] Administration does not look to the future. In unconditionally supporting the big banks and cutting NASA funding, it has put a halt to scientific and technological progress. What Kesha did, is tell people that if they want a future, we must save NASA and throw out Obama, who is a puppet of the financial apparatus, Granados pointed out."

Pillajo's release notes Rogers' political career as an organizer for the movement headed by former U.S. Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, "the catalyst inside the Democratic Party for the impeachment of Barak Obama, who also proposes a total reorganization of the banking system through bankruptcy procedures.

"Kesha Rogers supports the thesis of LaRouche, who proposes the restoration of the Glass-Steagall law enacted in the era of President Franklin Roosevelt ... in order to not pay for the banks' speculative losses. Lyndon LaRouche also defends a grand agreement between Russia, China, India, and the United States, to return the economy to physical production, and stop being based on monetary fiction, which has produced the current global economic crisis," Pillajo's release concludes.

Obama Invites Mass Death in Haiti

March 12 (EIRNS)—As of today, the two-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the refusal of President Barak Obama to conduct large-scale relocation to safe ground, for the 1.3 million people in the greater Port-au-Prince quake zone—now facing the coming rainy season's floods and disease—constitutes a death sentence for hundreds of thousands.

Haitian President René Préval, on his visit in Washington, D.C. this week, asked repeatedly for development outside of Port-au-Prince, to "re-invent" the nation of Haiti. Calling for "decentralization," in his March 10 press conference with Obama, he said this was essential, "in order to prevent migratory flows towards the big cities, towards Port-au-Prince...." This poverty-migration, and ramshackle buildings, is what led to the death of 230,000 people.

The day before, at a press conference with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Préval stressed the "opportunity to not only rebuild Port-au-Prince, but, first and foremost, to invest and to rebuild in the provinces." He called for seeds, fertilizer, and the development of factories in the provinces, and specifically, for the prevention of dumping of food commodities in the name of aid. "Today, we are faced with an historical situation that will allow us to rebuild, re-found this country."

Haitian Prime Minister Bellerive and government officials have asked to set up five settlements outside Port-au-Prince, to provide transitional lodging for at least some quake victims to leave the danger zone.

While in Washington, Préval also specifically requested that foreign financial aid go directly to his government, and be disbursed from there to those sectors which most urgently need it. But, using the criminal argument that the Haitian government is "too corrupt" to be entrusted with such funds, the Obama Administration is instead channelling all U.S. aid—$700 million—through the Agency for International Development, which, in turn, is funding commercial and non-governmental organizations to direct work in Haiti, in line with the objectives of the international nexus of Bill Gates, George Soros, London-serving agencies committed to depopulation.

Even in their own—completely inadequate—terms, the United Nation's goals are far short of being met, for providing food, water, hygiene, and shelter for the quake/flood zone population in situ. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who will make his first visit to Haiti this coming week, has reiterated his latest appeal for more financial resources. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) now says that only 49% of its requested $1.44 billion goal is funded for Haiti relief.

Argentina Ready To Expand Nuclear Sector

March 15 (EIRNS)—Argentine Planning Minister Julio De Vido reported March 9 that France, Russia, and South Korea are interested in participating in the expansion of Argentina's nuclear energy program.

De Vido was speaking from Paris, during the International Conference on Access to Civilian Nuclear Energy, sponsored by the OECD and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on March 8-9. He noted that he had extensive talks with French government ministers, as well as with the vice president of the French energy firm Areva, and that he had invited the latter to invest in Argentina's nuclear energy plan.

"Argentina wants to enrich uranium, and have plants with enriched uranium," De Vido told the daily La Nación. "We want a fourth and a fifth nuclear plant in the country, and with this in mind, we are working with France, Russia and South Korea."

De Vido explained that both the Russians and South Koreans have offered long-term financing for nuclear projects. "If we can get similar support from the U.S. and the French, we'll weigh all [offers], and look for the one that works best for us." De Vido mentioned that Russian President Dimitri Medvedev will be in Argentina on April 14-15, and that the Fernández de Kirchner government expects to broaden existing bilateral agreements pertaining especially to nuclear energy.

Argentina has two functioning nuclear plants—Atucha I and Embalse—and will complete Atucha II by the end of this year. The government has plans to begin building a fourth plant, of at least 1,000 MW capacity, that will be ready in four years.

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