Sao Paulo Forum to Approve Our Americas Consensus in Nicaragua

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Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Sao Paulo Forum will officially approve the Our Americas Consensus here on Tuesday, a programmatic document to promote unity among progressive and left-wing forces in Latin America and the Caribbean.

After a rich three-day exchange of opinions and ideas in Managua, more than 300 delegates from 22 countries of the region will today conclude the debates and analyses on a common action program against the offensive by imperialism and the local right-wing forces at its service.

The 24-page text contains principles, purposes, objectives and priorities, as well as a diagnosis of the reality to be transformed in favor of the majorities.

That way, the first programmatic document provided by the Sao Paulo Forum to the progressive forces, not only in the region but in the world, adopts principles like democracy and social justice, freedom and common welfare, peace and ethics, citizen’s security and the fight against corruption.

It also includes the unity of political and social organizations, the fight against all forms of discrimination, solidarity among the peoples, patriotism and internationalism.

At the meeting, the members of the Forum paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro; Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez by highlighting the force of their revolutionary legacies.

‘It is a tribute to giants,’ noted the secretary of International Relations of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Jacinto Suarez, on the initiative held at the 23rd meeting of that integration mechanism.

When evaluating the results of the regional meeting, the head of the International Relations Department of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Ramon Balaguer, recalled that the left wing is facing the challenge of not only saving its gains, but also stopping the enthronization of increasingly more aggressive neoliberalism.

Therefore, the Sao Paulo Forum continues to be an essential protagonist in the region, as it is a space to exchange experiences and build political alternatives.

Balaguer noted that the Our Americas Consensus should be seen as a proposal based on the logic that no one knows the concrete realities of their respective processes better than the political forces that play a key role in them.

The Sao Paulo Forum was created by the Workers’ Party of Brazil in the city of the same name in 1990 to unite the left wing’s efforts after the ideological schism that resulted from the demise of the European socialist camp and the advance of neoliberalism.

The meeting will conclude tomorrow, when the 38th anniversary of the victory of the Sandinista Popular Revolution will be celebrated.

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