An “anecdote” or “quirky proposal.” This is how the academic message of Ecuadorian businessman Álvaro Noboa and his regional integrationist message qualified on Monday, September 23.
PAÍS AMÉRICA Con Dios, Ciudadanos del mundo he resuelto iniciar una cruzada, un movimiento para unir a todos los países del continente americano inclusive los del caribe en un solo nuevo país que se llamará América. El continente americano es auto-suficiente tiene todo lo que necesitan los miembros ciudadanos de este continente, por lo tanto seremos más ricos, no habrá guerras, atacaremos mejor las enfermedades y nos volveremos el país más poderoso, con más paz, con más alimento, con más trabajo, con más universidades, con más prosperidad del mundo entero.Si ustedes desean comunicarse con nosotros, lo pueden hacer a través de las redes sociales y por internet ese será nuestro medio de comunicación firstname.lastname@example.orgUnámonos todos y saquemos adelante al nuevo país llamado América.
Posted by Alvaro Noboa on Saturday, September 21, 2019
The four-time presidential candidate published on September 21 a video on social networks where he calls for a “crusade” to create a single country called ‘America’ that integrates all Latin Americans.
We share with you the interview with Ab. Álvaro Noboa
How was your proposal to create a country called America born? The idea is born in a way of thanking God for such a blessing and I believe that the best way to be consistent with Him is to serve others. This proposal will help a lot not only the poor people, but all the members of the continent to improve their educational and economic, social, health, housing, their cars and everything they need, because in America there is everything, it is self-sufficient In America there are large car manufacturers, homebuilders, there is oil and I think, in addition, that there are two countries that are being developed: China and India with a population greater than America. How is the Chinese citizen different from the citizen of America? In which they have dedicated themselves – and that is what I want America to do – to raise their cultural and educational, technological level and work hard in genetics. As for food, America has much more capacity to generate food than China, so that is a point in our favor, it has much more steel, oil and a very large agricultural land, there are huge areas with production capacity, so we can feed ourselves and Export to other countries.
We agree that we have a continent rich in raw materials and industrialized, but how feasible is your proposal in a global context when the Donald Trump government closes its borders, the United Kingdom seeks to separate from the European Union, then there is a trend from powerful countries to maintain a certain protectionism and maintain distances with developing countries? From what I have read about Trump’s statements, he is trying to give priority to his citizens and the legal emigrant. What he does not want is for a man to come in illegally to a farm and compete in a non-competitive manner. Just with an American who pays taxes, who has social insurance, who has a thousand obligations with his country until he goes to war and comes that illegal immigrant who tells the owner of a farm I charge him half but hire me. The first one who should have reacted and did not do so was the president of Mexico, because he wants to further expand the trade he has with the US and understands Trump’s point of view that they do not come illegal to offer their work for half the price to take the work from legal and Americans.
In our America there are great economic, social, political, cultural differences, so how to unify these great differences in this unique country that you propose? We have differences but we love each other. I have traveled Latin America, the United States and Canada and I feel well received and I feel very comfortable. I am trilingual, I speak the language of Canada, which is Montreal French, I speak English and Spanish. I have a larger social and commercial life than I have in Ecuador, I went to an international school at age 13, where my classmates were relatives of Rockfeller, from the United States; from Greece; Kazavubu, son of a president of the Belgian Congo, then there they taught us that we are all equal and that we can all get along. I met Fidel Castro in New York when he summoned businessmen to invest in Cuba and I never felt Fidel’s hostility towards me. So I think those small differences are overcome.
Who or what country will maintain the leadership in this conglomerate of countries? The leader of the crusade is me, but I do not aspire – it would be a mistake of mine – to be the first president of America, that must come from a consensus of all Americans. I believe in an America that believes in democracy, freedom of the press, worship, free enterprise and commerce and respecting all religions. That America is what I want to lead until it is founded, but once founded, the figure of the president must come from the American people.
Did you talk with other leaders before launching this proposal? No. I wanted to do it spontaneously first and see the answers and yes I had a great response. The video about Hurricane Irma (September 2017), which everyone saw, has not had so many calls and people who send me positive messages. There are always some out there that tell me that I am crazy, but that is part of this. To (the extinct former president of Ecuador) Velasco Ibarra was also called crazy, (German physicist Albert) Einstein was also called crazy, that’s almost a compliment to me. But there are many reactions in burlesque networks, what opinion do they deserve? I have high self-esteem, I monitor myself and I correct myself when I am doing something wrong. And I don’t let a guy who tells me I’m crazy get to change my route.
Did anyone advise you on this crusade or is the idea originally yours? There have already been many people who want to work with me. And I hope you join too. The idea is mine, inspired by God and in gratitude to God for the thousands of blessings he has given me.
Once the proposal has been submitted, what will be the road map from now on? First, awakening an emotion, an expectation, a desire and a participation and recruitment in the crusade, and I hope you and others will be recruited. Social power will pressure politicians on that path.
How to recruit? Speaking, writing to us by email, through social networks, for whatever reason and maintaining a network at the American level, in constant communication and later making solidarity demonstrations towards this idea. Some people have said on social networks that this proposal would be related to the presidential elections of 2021 I told him that I did not accept being president of America, this dream leads me more towards serving all Americans, including Ecuador. A radio made a survey of who would vote for the next president of Ecuador and 75% answered for Álvaro Noboa, but I am no longer in the plan to be president, but to found a nation for the good of the nation.
Does he then rule out a presidential candidacy for 2021? I already proposed it the last time, that I was declining my candidacy for the great leaders to join. Just as in Ecuador they have to unite throughout America, because the political problems that have existed in Ecuador are those that have prevented a development of education, technology, of all kinds that China does have, instead we pass in scandals of Corruption and the people are disgusted by politicians.