Evo Donates 50% of Salary to Haiti and Chile

The president of Bolivia sets an example …

Translated from CubaDebate, March 2, 2010

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has launched a five-day campaign, called “Chile and Haiti need you,” to raise funds for the two countries.

“This is a solidarity campaign with two Latin American peoples who have suffered irreparable climate damage,” said the Bolivian president. Setting an example,  Morales announced that he and his vice-president will contribute 50% of their salary for the month, and that the other cabinet ministers will donate 30%.

Funds raised during the five days will be channeled through and managed by the state bank. The Bolivian leader said that the campaign goal is for Bolivia to contribute about 2 million dollars.

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3 Responses to Evo Donates 50% of Salary to Haiti and Chile

  1. Patty Lee Parmalee March 4, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Morales has also announced that Bolivia will hold a conference on global warming (from the perspective of poorer countries?). Who knows where we can get more information on it, and perhaps even follow it as it happens?

  2. Susan Healey March 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    It is scheduled for April. See the following website in English http://pwccc.wordpress.com/

  3. J Brisson March 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    You can also subscribe for email newletters.

    I hope we’ll be able to get live reports for those of us who won’t be able to attend.

    This initiative from Evo Morales and Bolivian government is a wonderful initiative. We should work very hard to connect and build networks between progressive minds from global south and global north.

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