In a wide-ranging speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (3 October), the Argentinian Foreign Minister, Sr.
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"We are deeply convinced that the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America are basically facing the same problems.
"Nations rich or poor - developed or developing countries - advanced or backward nations - the haves and the have-nots - all these are similar ways of describing or disguising a single, crude and dramatical reality: domination or dependency.
"To shatter that figure and obtain more just and equitable conditions, the Third World does possess a powerful instrument: solidarity. Numerically we are many and we are imbued with principles that arm us with unchallengeable moral strength. But we must counteract our lack of individual power by bringing to bear the vitality of our unity."
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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSLATION OF A PORTION OF THE MINISTER'S SPEECH.
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Background: In a wide-ranging speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (3 October), the Argentinian Foreign Minister, Sr. Alberto Vignes, called for solidarity amongst the peoples of Latin America in their movement towards liberation.
He saw his concern over the future of Latin America fitting squarely with the wider concept of the Third World.
Senor Vignes said that the liberation process was already underway. He added that the process would not be simple, with powerful interests continuing to fan "futile divisions and create artificial antagonisms."
SYNOPSIS: On Wednesday, the Argentinian Foreign Minister addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, Senor Vignes called for solidarity in Latin America in the move towards liberation. He saw the liberation as a "joint action intended to benefit all."
Senor Vignes told the delegates his government was convinced that all Third World People were basically facing the same problems. One of the problems, he said, was that there was a clear distinction between nations, a distinction of basically domination or dependency. He saw the Third World as having a powerful weapon - solidarity. It was this solidarity that could counter-balance the Third World countries' lack of individual power.
Although the process of liberation was already underway, said the Minister, it would have to be extended and consolidated in all fields. He added it would be paradoxical if the countries were to lose their united stand at a time when the great powers were coming together to preserve their privileges. Later in his speech, the Minister referred to the recent summit conference of non-aligned nations in Algiers. In Algiers, he noted, Argentina felt it was among brothers. Senor Vignes outlined his country's plans for the new session. He indicated Argentina's concern for what he termed "the continued existence of anachronistic colonial issues that upset world peace."