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24-Sep-2013 00:04:05
President Cristina Fernández of Argentina, in her address to the General Assembly  asked, “what’s the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?” UNTV
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STORY: GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 2
TRT: 4.05
SOURCE: UNTV
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LANGUAGE: SPANISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 SEPTEMBER 2013, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters
2. Med shot, President Cristina Fernández of Argentina walks up to the podium
3. Med shot, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cristina Fernández, President of Argentina:
“It’s hard to comprehend how they all realized that there was a crisis in Syria only on 21 August, when the chemical weapon scandal detonated. Syria’s conflict began two-and-a-half years ago. Over 150,000 people have died, and 99.99 percent of those died by conventional weapons, not chemical weapons. I remember during the last G20 meeting, when we discussed the Syrian question, I asked, what’s the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?”
5. Wide shot, audience
6. Various shots, President José Mujica of Uruguay meeting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
7. Wide shot, President Mujica walks up to the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) José Mujica, President of Uruguay:
“I carry the oppressed native cultures, the residues of colonialism in the Falklands, with the useless and sad blockade of Cuba, with electronic surveillance of countries like Brazil that generates distrust and poisons us. I carry a giant social debt, with the need to defend the Amazons, the seas, our great rivers. I carry the need to fight for a nation for all and so than Colombia can find peace.”
9. Wide shot, audience
10. Various shots, President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara of Paraguay meeting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
11. Med shot, President Cartes walks up to the podium
12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, President of Paraguay:
“Education is the key. The central issue is the quality of learning as a means of overcoming the geopolitical constraint of backwardness and a lack of opportunity. The new rules that govern the world therefore represent an access to the ocean of development for my country.”
13. Med shot, delegates
14. Wide shot, President Cartes walks away from the podium
15. Wide shot, press conference dais
16. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales, President of Bolivia:
“The fight against terrorism is an excuse for the United States to control oil and other political interests. There is no fight against terrorism. Obama said this morning that there are now fewer people in jails in Libya and fewer deaths. As far as I know there are still deaths in Libya. But he didn’t say, after NATO’s intervention in Libya, the truth, who owns Libyan oil now?
17. Med shot, reporters
STORYLINE
President Cristina Fernández of Argentina today (24 September) told the General Assembly that it is “hard to comprehend how they all realized that there was a crisis in Syria only on 21 August, when the chemical weapon scandal detonated.”

Syria’s conflict, she said, “began two-and-a-half years ago. Over 150,000 people have died, and 99.99 percent of those died by conventional weapons, not chemical weapons.”

Fernandez asked, “what’s the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?”

Also addressing the Assembly’s general debate, President José Mujica of Uruguay spoke about Latin America’s legacy of “oppressed native cultures, the residues of colonialism in the Falklands, “ “the useless and sad blockade of Cuba,” “electronic surveillance of countries like Brazil that generates distrust and poisons us,” “a giant social debt,” “the need to defend the Amazons, the seas, our great rivers,” and “the need to fight for a nation for all and so that Colombia can find peace.”

President Mujica is mediating between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC) in their peace process.

Also addressing the Assembly, President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara of Paraguay, a landlocked country, said that education is the “key” for “overcoming the geopolitical constraint of backwardness and a lack of opportunity” and can therefore “represent an access to the ocean of development” for his country.

Addressing reporters earlier in the day, President Evo Morales of Bolivia said “the fight against terrorism is an excuse for the United States to control oil and other political interests.”

He said that after NATO’s intervention in Libya, there are no fewer deaths, and asked, “who owns Libyan oil now?
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