Note to Bolivia: People's Rights Over Mother Nature

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 12:35 PM

By S.E. Cupp

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Amid all the crises now gripping the world — human rights atrocities, poverty, famine, disease, genocide — the United Nations will devote at least some of today's agenda to debating the inalienable rights of "Mother Earth." Maybe that's because Earth Day is on Friday. Or maybe it just has nothing better to do.

Bolivia's madcap coca farmer-cum-president, Evo Morales, is leading the charge to create a UN treaty that would give our planet, that mass of molten lava and rock, as well as all of the creatures that inhabit it, the same rights as humans. This is the same Morales who believes that "the central enemy of Mother Earth is capitalism," just in case you were wondering.

Certainly, capitalism seems to be the enemy of Morales' vision for Bolivia, which is among the poorest countries in South America, with more than half of its population living in poverty, according to a dire UNICEF assessment that also says the Morales government "restricts the exercise of human rights."

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