Colombia, the Bering Straits Tunnel, and the Darien Gap

1 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Colombia, the Bering Straits Tunnel, and the Darien Gap</h1><p>May 1 (EIRNS)--The following statement was released on April 27, 2007 by the president of the Lyndon LaRouche Association in Colombia, Maximiliano Londoño Penilla. The title of his statement is "Colombia, the Bering Straits Tunnel and the Darien Gap."</p><p>President Alvaro Uribe should be informed that with the conference on "A Eurasian-American Transcontinental Link via the Bering Straits," held in Moscow on April 24, a new era for humanity has begun, in which the physical connection between continents, via great corridors of development and infrastructure, marks the beginning of a strategic discussion among the nations of the world on achieving a lasting peace.</p><p>Colombia should immediately place on the world's agenda the plan to build a high-speed railway corridor that would cross the Darien Gap, thereby completing the physical integration between Eurasia and the Americas. The only two significant bottlenecks that have prevented a physical connection between the old and new continents have been the Bering Straits and the Darien Gap; if these are overcome, the Eurasian Landbridge becomes a World Landbridge, and Colombia, especially, will once again play a positive role among the nations of the world.</p><p>Instead of insisting on a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, which would end up wiping out the incipient industrial and agricultural activity in our country, Colombia should seek instead to make the construction of a development and infrastructure corridor that would traverse the Darien Gap, a key part of the mega-construction project of a tunnel that would link Russia with Alaska across the Bering Straits. Therefore, Colombia should begin immediate negotiations with Russia and the United States in this regard.</p><p>On the webpage of the Political Action Committee of U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche (www.larouchepac.com), one can find the details of this historic Moscow conference. For more than 20 years, Lyndon LaRouche and his wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche have been in the forefront of promoting this great Eurasian Landbridge project. In parallel to this, LaRouche has advocated the creation of a new just international monetary and financial system, to replace the old, usurious International Monetary Fund (IMF).</p></div></body>