- Foreign Secretary Alicia Bárcena met with Vice President Jilata David Choquehuanca during his visit to Mexico to strengthen bilateral ties and promote a worldview that emphasizes a balance between human beings and their planet.
- The Vice President presented his book entitled “Geapolítica de vivir bien” (Geapolitics of Living Well).
The vice president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and ex officio president of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, Jilata David Choquehuanca, made a working visit to Mexico to strengthen bilateral ties and promote the cosmovisions of the native peoples of Mexico and Bolivia.
To strengthen parliamentary diplomacy, Vice President Choquehuanca met on July 26 with the president of the Foreign Relations Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Senator Beatriz Paredes, and deputies of the Mexico-Bolivia Friendship Group. He also met in Mexico City with senior officials of the Fondo de Cultura Económica and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples.
On July 27, he met with Foreign Secretary Alicia Bárcena to discuss strengthening the bilateral relationship, with an emphasis on assisting indigenous peoples, promoting the two nations’ cultural ties, and changing the international paradigm to deal with narcotics.
Later that day at the Foreign Ministry, the vice president’s book entitled “Geapolítica del vivir bien” (Geapolitics of Living Well) was presented by Marco Barrera Bassols, international coordinator at the Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Foreign Secretary Bárcena said that the vision put forward in the book represents a paradigm shift for seeing the world differently that coincides with the thinking of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Vice President Choquehuanca noted that the Anthropocene Epoch, based on colonialism, has pushed the planet to the limit, and that it is time to turn towards a worldview that focuses on balancing the human life-nature relationship, and respecting the knowledge of indigenous peoples.
Following the book presentation, Foreign Secretary Alicia Bárcena and Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto met with Vice President Choquehuanca to discuss cooperation in cultural matters.
The vice president’s visit continued on July 28 in the state of Oaxaca, where the Bolivian delegation met with Governor Salomón Jara Cruz and indigenous communities.