Little if any media coverage was given to the 8th Summit of the Americas that was held April 13th and 14th in Lima, Peru. Alex Newman, an international freelance journalist, author, educator and consultant, joined Jim to discuss this little-known summit. His articles frequently appear in The New American. He also writes for Freedom Project Media.
The Summit of the Americas is a function put on by the Organization of American States, a hemispheric organization. The summit is held every 3 years and is attended by heads of state that discuss hemispheric issues along with inter-American institutions and agreements.
Alex described the OAS as basically a 'wanna-be' European Union. The don't have the kind of power the EU has, yet they are still an important organization. They have significant budgets and a good deal of influence as they've been meddling increasingly in domestic affairs by promoting U.N. policies they'd like to see implemented.
The OAS is now dominated by socialists and communists, perhaps not surprising, as Alex noted that most Latin American governments are controlled by communists and socialists. These individuals are members of an alliance known as the Sao Paulo Forum. In 1997 they indicated that one of their goals was to rebuild in Latin America what was lost in Eastern Europe; namely communist totalitarianism. The U.S. government knows all about this network that dominates the OAS and most inter-American institutions, yet no one, even in the Latin American media, seems to talk about it.
Believe it or not, the majority of the OAS's budget is financed via your tax dollars. Canada also contributes with Latin American nations paying the bulk of what remains.
What is the OAS seeking to accomplish? Alex explained that their surface rhetoric regarding democracy and transparency sounds nice, but if you want to know the real agenda, you need to read the outcome documents. They want to shift power away from nation-states and toward regional institutions like the OAS and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. So it's actually an attempt to undermine self-government.
Jim summed it up well when he had Alex confirm that the Lima Commitment that was put together and promoted at the Summit of the Americas is an endorsement for the U.N.'s Agenda 2030 program. According to Alex, the summit didn't even attempt to hide the connection. He reminded listeners that Agenda 2030 seeks to work for redistribution of wealth at the global level, have governments control production/consumption, provide reproductive justice/rights (abortion), turn children into agents of change to help implement sustainable development, and more.
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