December 20, 2014
CFK in Brazil calls to stop 'financial looting'
Upon her arrival to the BRICS summit in the Brazilian city of Brasilia, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner addressed a group of young activists that praised her presence in the meeting. “You can not allow to have your hopes, illusions, dreams endangered,” Ms. Kirchner said alluding to “financial looting” practices carried out by vulture funds.
“I know you don’t stand for Cristina but for the politics we carry out (in Argentina) where we believe in the Patria Grande,” the head of state said alluding to the “Great Homeland,” a term that refers to the sense of Latin American unity.
The “financial looting,” Fernández de Kichner said, must be stopped. “It is very important that you, the youth, that are the present and the future, you can not allow to have your hopes, your illusions, your dreams of a better Brazil, a better South American and a better world risked,” CFK affirmed ahead of the start of the gathering between UNASUR and BRICS leaders.
The Brasilia meeting takes place a day after Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa launched the BRICS’ own development bank, “a huge step”, the Argentine president affirmed as she compared the move to UNASUR’s decision to constitute the Bank of the South back in 2009.
“More and more institutions are emerging that question the functioning of multilateral organizations that instead of giving solutions do nothing else but to complicate peoples’ life.”
Call for peace, ceasefire in Middle East
In her brief message, Cristina Kirchner also took the opportunity to call for peace in the Middle East where Israeli attacks have taken the death toll in Gaza to more than 200 victims.
“It is a word crossed by violence. We make a call for peace, for a ceasefire in the Middle East to stop the death of so many children, civilians because war is something terrible.”