Cabello: Sao Paulo Forum is part of a liberation plan for our America peoples (What is the Sao Paulo Forum?)

Cabello: Sao Paulo Forum is part of a liberation plan for our America peoples (What is the Sao Paulo Forum?)

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First vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, confirmed from January 22 to 24, the meeting of social movements and political parties of Sao Paulo Forum will take place in Caracas city .

He explained this meeting is part of a “great plan for liberation of our America peoples .”

During his program Con el Mazo Dando, number 282 transmitted by Venezuelan Television (VTV), the president of the National Constituent Assembly said: “The 2020 plans for the Bolivarian breezes that going back and forth, that calm down and come back” .

What is the Sao Paulo Forum?

Given the new onslaught of US imperialism in the region, this platform of Latin American and Caribbean leftist political parties takes on vital importance.

The Sao Paulo Forum, an emblematic platform of political parties and movements of the Latin American and Caribbean leftist, was founded by Workers Party (PT) of Brazil in 1990 to discuss strategies to follow in the face of the advance of neoliberalism in the region.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of socialist camp on European continent, the international and regional scenario implied great challenges for continental left at that time only ruled in Cuba.

The advent of the presidencies of Hugo Chávez (Venezuela) in 1998, Lula da Silva (Brazil) in 2002, Néstor Kirchner (Argentina) in 2003, Evo Morales (Bolivia) in 2005, Rafael Correa (Ecuador) in 2006; as well as the return to power of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in Nicaragua, and subsequent electoral victories of the Broad Front in Uruguay, the Guasú Front in Paraguay and Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador, enhanced strongly the Sao Paulo Forum until it becomes a real counterweight to the so-called “think tanks” of the Latin American right.

Who makes up the Forum and what are its powers?

Political parties and movements, social organizations, community leaders, peasants, indigenous people, trade unionists and intellectuals from different extractions from leftist of Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe, make up the space.

When articulating common strategies and agendas, the Latin American members of the Sao Paulo Forum have a voice and vote. The delegations that participate in representation of other regions of the world have a voice in the plenary, but not a vote, a right that they can exercise within the framework of the special commissions.