Tribute to the 50th anniversary of Salvador Allende’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Photo: Latin Press
United Nations, September 21 (RHC) Chile’s President, Gabriel Boric, will participate in New York on Wednesday in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Salvador Allende’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
The event will be held at the Cervantes Institute and will be attended by the daughter of the former president of the Popular League, Beatriz Allende, and her granddaughter Maya Fernandez, the current Minister of Defense.
“I come from Chile, a small country, but where today all citizens are free to express themselves as they choose, with unrestricted cultural, religious and ideological tolerance, where racial discrimination has no place,” Allende said on that occasion.
In his speech, he denounced the unfair international economic and monetary system, external pressures to strangle the economy and cripple trade in its main export: copper, foreign indebtedness of third world countries and the exploitation of natural resources by multinational corporations, among other evils.
Boric has a busy schedule in New York, where he addressed the 77th UN General Assembly and held bilateral meetings with various dignitaries.
In his statements before the United Nations General Committee, the President expressed his conviction that in the short term his country will have a new constitution that will satisfy and make all citizens proud.
The current Magna Carta was enacted during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), a period that began with the coup against Allende’s democratic government. (Source: Latin Press)