Hugo Moldiz: “Even with Political and Ideological Differences, We Must Unite Around the Principle of an America Without War.”

There is no doubt left for the Bolivian journalist and university professor, Hugo Moldiz, that today in Latin America we are defining, in one direction or another, what will happen to the continent in the next decade.

In this sense, Moldiz explained that this definition is given through a dispute that is expressed, on the one hand, in the emancipation of peoples and governments from the tutelage of the United States and, on the other, in the re-establishment of relations of domination, looting and the surrender of natural resources.

For the lawyer and former minister of the government of President Evo Morales, Venezuela has become a kind of retaining wall that prevents and obstructs the advance of the North American empire in the subcontinent.

This is why, according to Moldiz, the United States decided not only to displace the leftist and progressive governments of the region, but also to “head off the leftist forces, social movements, popular movements, expel them from the system once again, drive them to the most absolute margins, as happened in the demographic characterizations we had before Chávez’s victory and what has happened in successive countries,” he warned.

“At the same time, it is part of a worldwide struggle, at a time when the United States refuses to renounce the position of sole hegemon, of sole superpower in the face of the Chinese advance and Russian resurgence, which threaten the global American hegemony,” added the former Bolivian minister.

What time demands

For Hugo Moldiz, if the dam in Venezuela breaks, the next victims will be the other revolutions (Cuba, Nicaragua, etc.) and all legal spaces for struggle will be closed. For this reason, he proposed that this dispute that is developing in Latin America demands a militant commitment and a great movement of solidarity, struggle and search for peace.

“It is the demand for the right to peace that must unite Latin Americans, who must have the capacity, even with political and ideological differences, to unite around the principle of an America without war, with peace, without violence and with political and ideological pluralism,” added the professor.

Likewise, the communicator proposed to develop a great movement that would emulate anti-fascist uprisings, he claimed the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as a space for the articulation of peace since “they have had the virtue of uniting in their heart governments of left, center and right,” emphasized Moldiz.

Finally, he made a call to avoid the ideologization of international relations in order to “build the articulation of a region that in peace and diversity must build its own destiny.


Translation by Internationalist 360°