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BOLIVIA: The Dignity Pension – Life Pensions to Seniors

Two articles about the progress of Bolivia’s social revolution with the distribution of lifetime pensions to nearly 700,000 elderly Bolivians. Finally, the riches of the country, stolen for hundreds of years is being returned to the people of Bolivia.

It is refreshing to hear the following from the Bolivian Army Chief of the Second Division of Oruro, Bolivia, Commander Vladivostock Menacho:

“The government is changing from an economic vision to a humanist one, and
even more a Bolivian vision, looking more within,” Menacho told Prensa
Latina shortly after the first payment in Oruro.

He reiterated that the Army remains at the service of the people and of the
constitutionally elected government, and he considered any military activity
not aimed at defending the Constitution insurrectionary.

BRAVO BOLIVIA!!

Bolivia Pension, Social Revolution

Cochabamba, Bolivia, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales
announced on Friday a real social revolution has begun with a lifetime
pension benefiting almost 700,000 elderly Bolivians.

The president headed the ceremony of payment of the so called Dignity Rent
at about 25 dollars monthly.

Morales pointed out the nationalization of hydrocarbons and other natural
resources now allows to accomplish that social measure, a historic demand by
a sector ignored by previous governments.

Regarding that, he called on the mayors of the so called Crescent not to be
ungrateful with the elderly, and no longer oppose the source funding the
pension, which results from energy resources and the Direct Tax on
Hydrocarbons.

Morales recalled that the previous benefit called Solidarity Bond (Bonosol)
depended on utilities of private companies, which provided no guarantee.

“Bolivia is economically reliable now, and I can assure you that
privatization and plundering of our natural resources have ended with the
Dignity Pension,” he remarked.

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Bolivia Pays Life Pensions to Seniors

Oruro, Bolivia, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Beginning Friday, the Bolivian Armed
Forces will pay life pensions to people over 60 years of age, considering
this a moral and humanist obligation.

Chief of Oruro Second Division, Comdr. Vladivostok Menacho ratified the
commitment of the military institutions with the process boosted by Bolivian
President Evo Morales.

“The government is changing from an economic vision to a humanist one, and
even more a Bolivian vision, looking more within,” Menacho told Prensa
Latina shortly after the first payment in Oruro.

He reiterated that the Army remains at the service of the people and of the
constitutionally elected government, and he considered any military activity
not aimed at defending the Constitution insurrectionary.

A long line of senior citizens began waiting outside the Oruro regiment
early this morning, to begin receiving the monthly benefit of 200 Bolivians
(about 25 dollars).

For the first time a government recognizes the work of those who don’t live
on investment income, although in 1948 a supreme decree established 10
favorable principles in favor of the elderly, but until now, rights were
never recognized.

Education Minister Magdalena Cajias emphasized that in this way the work of
the people who “already fulfilled their role with their children, families
and their homeland is recognized, and now they have the right to be taken
care of by the State”.

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February 2, 2008 Posted by | Bolivia, Imperialism, Morales, United States | | Leave a comment