Climate agreement is 'undemocratic'
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- 12 / 21 / 2009
Fidel Castro says an agreement forged at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen is "undemocratic" and calls President Barack Obama's speech there "misleading."
The ailing former Cuban president considers a U.S.-brokered deal that urges major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts but does not require it.
Castro claimed in one of his regular reflections published Sunday that only industrialized nations could speak at the summit, while emerging and poor nations only had the right to listen.
Meanwhile, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Sunday that he would organize an alternate climate conference.
Morales urged the world to mobilize against the failure of the Copenhagen summit, which ended Saturday after two weeks of political internal conflicts.