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    Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrives for the inauguration of the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru April 13, 2018 | Photo: Reuters

Published 16 April 2018

Bolivian President Evo Morales signs U.N. agreements today to increase commitments to the prohibition of nuclear weapons and to foment political transparency.

Bolivian President Evo Morales signed U.N. agreements today to further his commitment to the prohibition of nuclear weapons and foment political transparency.

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Bolivia’s permanent representative to the U.N., Sacha Llorenti, says that both accords represent a global call to eradicate nuclear weapons and corruption.

"It is part of a commitment to mankind, even more with Latin America, which is a nuclear-weapon-free zone," punctuates the Bolivian representative.

Foreign Minister of Bolivia, Fernando Huanacuni, says his country continues to strive for peace and life. "These agreements are tools which allow ratifying our commitment with a longing of mankind: peace," says Huanacuni referring to the accords signed by Morales today.

Morales is a special guest this week at the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York taking place until the 27th of this month. He’s the only head of state who will participate in the 17th session of the event. He just attended the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru where the head of state also committed Bolivia to fighting government corruption.

"We warn about the false fight against corruption that they're using to topple democratically elected governments and projects for change," said Morales in his speech at the summit, referring to the unprovoked, joint U.S., France and U.K. attack on Syria that occurred during the international meeting. 

The summit's main discussion topic was, "Democratic Governance Against Corruption," in light of the Latin American corruption scandal that swirled around the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. The corruption and embezzlement scandal has claimed presidents and other high-level officials from Mexico to Argentina.


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