Covid-19 marks the strategic need for Latin America and the Caribbean to be together, said the Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, today in a ceremony held for the upcoming 238th anniversary of the birth of Liberator Simón Bolívar.
In the cancellation of a ticket with the image of the Liberator, part of the program for the 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico, he highlighted the political importance of the Liberator of America and said that the validity of his ideas summons everyone because it is the conscience that we are a Latin American and Caribbean nation.
Bolívar called in his time to regional unity and to share a common vision of the world in the face of the threats and risks of each era, then the main one was the new attempt to reconquer by Spain, but that of the United States was already beginning to emerge.
Today, he said, “we are facing a pandemic, there are no geopolitical rivalries between us at a time when a change is opening in the international order, in its governance. If anyone had any doubts about the relevance of the unit, it is enough to see what the experience of Covid-19 has been. What would have become of us if we had not acted together, if possible? ”He wondered.
"The pandemic updates the strategic need for Latin America and the Caribbean to be together for survival, if not for something else, but first of all now for survival," he emphasized.
He added that “if it is hoped that the interests and causes of Latin America and the Caribbean have more and more weight at the international level and that we are taken into account and respected, we have to act together, not then for that. survival, but for the historical significance of the civilization we represent ”,
The Mexican Foreign Minister reflected on the “periods of very great division in Latin America and the Caribbean and there are many who when they see us divided feel better, because the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, when they come together and defend common causes, and they defend, obviously they gain power at the international level ”, he affirmed.
"Someone will tell me: 'well, but you have a treaty with the United States and Canada.' Yes, we have 45 trade and investment treaties and we are one of the most open economies in the world, but we have a very clear awareness that we are part of Latin America and the Caribbean ”, he assured.
We do not lose sight of the fact that we are part of Latin America and the Caribbean and that we want and share with all the countries of the region a desire, a desire and an objective: the prosperity, autonomy, independence and greatness of the peoples of this region.
Ebrard congratulated Peru that has just concluded its exemplary electoral process, and extended his best wishes for the next government headed by maestro Pedro Castillo.