Social Organizations in Mexico Support Ecuador's Ethics Pact
22 de septiembre de 2016, 09:36Quito, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 13 Mexican organizations today joined the international support shown for the proposed Ethics Pact presented by President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, which seeks to consolidate the national fight against tax havens.
The new voices of support formalized their position in a document entitled: 'Manifesto of Social Movements in Mexico against Tax Havens', which was delivered to the diplomatic mission of Quito in the capital of this nation, the Foreign Ministry of this South American territory informed.
'Political leadership and direct participation of the population can influence some political issues that have a great significance in the evolution of peoples' the organizations declare in the text.
In their opinion, Ecuador is an example in this direction since the proposal focuses on submitting to a referendum the idea of prohibiting public officials and authorities elected in general voting processes to own goods or hidden capital outside the national territory, in tax havens.
The Mexican social movements also demanded the establishment of the commitment to denounce and combat this phenomenon, which has caused so much harm to economies, societies and democracy of their peoples.
For that reason, they support the initiative registered on June 29, in the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations, in which was approved the condemnation for the use by colonial powers of the non-self-governing territories under their administration, as tax havens.
'This fight against tax havens should be based on a transparent system of governance, the adoption of new laws and the creation of transparency and social control entities acting at a national level', they warned.
The Solidarity Movement Nuestra America, the Mexican Coordinator of Solidarity with Venezuela, and the Support Group signed the document for the Front for Victory of Argentina in Mexico, the group Frente Amplio of Uruguay in Mexico for the Left Wing and the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity (Section Mexico).
In addition, the Mexican Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, the Mexican Committee of Solidarity with Bolivia, the National Democratic Left, the National Movement for Hope, Democratic Left in Latin America, the Department of International Relations of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and the National Movement for Hope also joined the initiative.
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