EL UNIVERSAL-CARACAS, Thursday April 22, 2010

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez suggested the leaders participating in the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which is held in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, to submit a proposal to the meeting of the United Nations to be held in Cancun, Mexico. The move is intended to counter the Copenhagen Document that some governments led by the United States seek to impose at the Cancun Climate Change Summit.

Chávez complained that the US government leads a group that promotes a “selective diplomacy” in which about 120 countries would have expressed their agreement with the proposal issued from the Copenhagen meeting.

“We will travel there (Cancun) to raise our voice, because we know that our voices are the voices of our peoples. We call for an end of the world powers’ abuse and violence, so that the world continues to exist,” Chávez said.