Bolivian President Evo Morales met with German and Swiss officials in Bern, Switzerland, on December 14 to sign an agreement on building one of the largest infrastructure projects of the century--a coast-to-coast railroad across South America.
The Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor, or "Panama Canal on Railway Tracks," will stretch from the Pacific coast of Peru, through Bolivia, and across Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. The total length of the projected route is 2,333 miles.
Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay also plan to add connection routes to the corridor.
Germany and Switzerland will assist in the ambitious project's construction and will also provide building materials and maintenance.
Since Bolivia is landlocked, it has been particularly eager to see the project completed. The Bolivians hope the completed railway will position their nation as "the heart of South America."
In Bern, President Morales met with Germany's state secretary of Transport, Building and Urban Development, as well as representatives of German and Swiss railway companies. Following the meeting, he tweeted, "Our meeting with the Swiss-German consortium was very productive." He also said that the final draft of the project will be ready to sign next month.
Nuestra reunión con el consorcio suizo-alemán fue muy productiva, el tramo va a ser desde Brasil, Bolivia, Perú, hacia Asia. En enero comenzará a funcionar la Secretaría Técnica que es una instancia operativa con miras a tener un proyecto a diseño final. pic.twitter.com/ceQGDxKH2U— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) December 14, 2017
"It is a project with consequences that reach far beyond the economy," said José Alberti, an economist with Bolivia's cadex export firm. "It will have a major impact on society, as it will also create many new jobs."
"The transcontinental railway is an important geostrategic project for South American countries," Alberti told Deutsche Welle. "It will improve integration and infrastructures on the continent," he said, adding that it will also "foster transatlantic networking."
This final statement indicates what the Europeans stand to gain from throwing their support behind the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor: greater access to South America's markets and resources.
The Trumpet and our forerunner magazine the Plain Truth have warned for more than 50 years that a German-led European bloc would come to dominate Latin America, to the detriment of the United States.
Back in October 1957, the Plain Truth said that Europe and South America are religious, commercial and political partners. In May 1962, it declared that "the United States is going to be left out in the cold as two gigantic trade blocs, Europe and Latin America, mesh together and begin calling the shots in world commerce."
More recently, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has said that the "connection" between Europe and Latin America "will cement" due mainly to their common religion and languages. "But it will not be a union of equals," he writes in Isaiah's End-Time Vision. "The Latin American countries will become vassal states to Europe!" (For more information, request our free booklet Isaiah's End-Time Vision.)
Mr. Flurry also explains how this European-Latin American connection will lead to the biblically prophesied besiegement of the United States: "With a German-led Europe ... possessing great maritime power, North America will be surrounded on the east by Europe and the south by Latin America. The Bible contains many prophecies of that European power attacking America--and many other prophecies of America being besieged."
The biblical prophecies that he mentions can be found in Deuteronomy 28:52, Isaiah 23, Ezekiel 27 and elsewhere. To understand how this massive railway project and other aspects of Europe's deepening inroads into South America are leading to the fulfillment of these sobering Bible prophecies, order a free copy of Mr. Flurry's booklet Isaiah's End-Time Vision .