[News] Bush Protest Upstages Americas Summit

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Fri Nov 4 10:56:06 EST 2005

Bush Protest Upstages Americas Summit

Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Summit of the 
Americas will be dominated Friday by a protest against US President George 
W. Bush in this city. 
Demonstrations in Brazil 
Summit Dresses Up, Goes Nowhere

Some 50,000 people have been on the streets of Mar del Plata since dawn to 
say no to the US president and condemn the failed Free Trade Area of the 
Americas (FTAA), which has been rejected by several countries in the region.

More than 5,000 delegates who attended the Peoples Summit, which was held 
until Thursday under the motto "Another America Is Possible", will join 
former soccer star Diego Maradona and 160 Argentine and foreign 
personalities in the march.

Travelling in the so-called Alba Express, which left from Buenos Aires on 
Thursday, are Maradona, Bolivian indigenous leader and presidential 
candidate Evo Morales, moviemaker Emir Kusturica and Argentine author and 
Deputy Miguel Bonasso.

The march will conclude with a mass rally at a stadium, where Venezuela 
President Hugo Chávez will address the crowd, and Cuban singer songwriter 
Silvio Rodríguez and Argentine singer Victor Heredia will perform.

The Argentine Workers Confederation ratified a nationwide strike to condemn 
Washington´s intention to impose free trade in the region.


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