(Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Luis Arce called today for unity, particularly within the governing Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), against destabilization attempts, as he ratified his government’s commitment to defend the country’s natural resources.
“Our struggle will not succeed if individual ambitions and internal confrontations flourish”, he affirmed while calling on social movements, popular and professional sectors to make common cause in defense of the model promoted by MAS against the destabilizing actions of the opposition.
In his speech delivered at the Casa Grande del Pueblo on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Plurinational State, the chief executive highlighted the economic progress that places the South American nation in the third place of growth in the region.
In this regards, Arce assured that his government will continue to defend the nation’s natural resources on behalf of sovereignty and independence.
The ceremony began with the laying of wreath (wajta) dedicated to the Pachamama (Mother Earth) with the participation of the head of state and the vice president, David Choquehuanca, among other government authorities and the national Legislative Assembly.
Representatives of the Unity Pact that brings together social organizations associated to the Movement Towards Socialism, the Bolivian Workers’ Union and other sectors of society accompanied the ancestral event, with the request for unity, progress and integrity.