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.