Pope criticizes capitalism in Bolivia

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Pope Francis addresses the poor and unemployed in Bolivia and calls for a change to the world order. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pope criticizes capitalism in Bolivia

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)

Pope Francis on Thursday (July 9) urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labour, lodging and land.

Many of the audience wore workman’s hard hats and raised their fists in salute as the pope arrived to address the second world meeting of popular movements, an international body that brings together organisations of people on the margins of society, including the poor, the unemployed and peasants who have lost their land.

Following a speech from leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales, who wore a jacket adorned with the face of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Pope and Morales both donned straw hats given to them by a young indigenous child.

Francis praised Bolivia’s social reforms to spread wealth under Morales.

On Friday, he will walk into Bolivia’s notoriously violent Palmasola prison

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