Ibero-American News Digest
'International Achievement Award' Granted to LaRouche
The Russian-Ukrainian-Byelorussian Chamber of Commerce for South America (CCRUBAS) awarded Lyndon LaRouche its "International Achievement Award" at a Dec. 29 ceremony in Buenos Aires. The CCRUBAS works with like-minded organizations such as the Argentine-Chinese Center for Economic and Cultural Exchange (CIECAC) and the Mercosur Forum, to promote international trade and political relations with Eurasia. It is very enthusiastic about LaRouche's Eurasian Land-Bridge proposal, and its online publication Eurasia has frequently published EIR articles and Lyndon LaRouche's writings. Although there were many recipients of awards in a variety of categories, there were only a small number in the "International Achievement" category, of which LaRouche was the only American.
CCRUBAS director Ricardo Pavan announced the award "in recognition of Mr. LaRouche's international achievement," and described LaRouche as an "economist who has controversial ideas, but this is a controversy located in the framework of the search for peace." Pavan told the audience that LaRouche had been a Presidential pre-candidate in the 2004 U.S. elections, and that his wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, had been a candidate for Chancellor in Germany in 2005.
LaRouche Youth Movement member Diego Bogomolny accepted the award and briefly spoke about LaRouche's crucial role in the world, his efforts to create a New Bretton Woods system, and particularly his leadership in the United States to restore sanity to its policymaking, pointing to the fight going on now in the U.S. and LaRouche's role in rebuilding the Democratic Party, around a Franklin Delano Roosevelt policy orientation, with special emphasis on saving the auto industry and launching a mass infrastructure-building program.
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