Lula Condemns U.S. For Rejecting World Hunger Campaign

22 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow!

In others from the United Nations, the Scotsman newspaper is reporting the Bush administration is facing condemnation for failing to join more than 100 countries as part of a new campaign to raise an extra $50 billion annually to combat global hunger. The U.S. rejected proposals to raise money to fight global hunger that included a global tax on financial transactions and a tax on the sale of heavy arms. Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva responded to the US decision by saying, “How many more times will it be necessary to repeat that the most destructive weapon of mass destruction in the world today is poverty? We must harness globalisation. We must turn it into a positive force.”

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