Communist parties reject the idea of progressive end of the cycle: “Setback is circumstantial”
Read the full statement of the Communist Parties of seven countries (Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay) gathered on Sunday (22) in Buenos Aires. The meeting analyzed the international situation of the continent, marked by a strong conservative counteroffensive.
Communists against the new challenges in Latin America
The Communist Parties, meeting in Buenos Aires on May 22, 2016, held the International Colloquium: “The Communists against the new challenges in Latin America.” After the exchange of views and analysis of the political situation that the region is going through, we express our deep concern for the advancement of the destabilizing policies of imperialism and its allies the right spot against the progressive processes and left that have developed in recent years.
We also note that these integration processes have shaped one of the most significant and valuable facts of this step and must be defended and deepened and that governments who have committed they are attacked more by his virtues than by their defects.
José Reinaldo represented the PCdoB in the conference of Communist Parties
Special attention was given to both the current situation in Brazil, with the suspension from office of President Dilma Rousseff and the advancement of the impeachment proceedings against her, which was described by those present as a “coup, legislative, media and legal”; for the development of the first months of government Mauricio Macri in Argentina and adjustment policies that are being implemented, with a high economic and social cost to broad sections of the population.
In addition to this difficult situation, we emphasize that we do not agree with the idea of “end of cycle” of progressive and leftist governments in the region. Faced with the difficulties and the counteroffensive launched by imperialism, we understand that this setback is circumstantial and that it is the forces of the popular movement, deploy a new cycle of struggles of the peoples of the region, in defense of what has been achieved and to create the necessary conditions to move into new and deeper achievements.
Moreover, the experiments it appears that popular projects in the region have failed to change the productive matrix of our countries, why have kept their power domestic and foreign monopolies that operate from there to align the forces of conservative restoration. This requires work to create a balance of power that adds the necessary transformative energies, where the only hegemony is exercised by the workers and people against their enemies, for what is necessary to advance the unity of the popular and progressive forces and their democratic leadership.
This is why we emphasize the importance of meetings like this, where communist forces share experiences, analysis and proposals within the class internationalism, which has always guided our actions and with the conviction that capitalism is not the solution but the problem facing humanity.
We know that the revolution is national in form and international in content, so committed to move forward with these initiatives will continue on 26 and 27 August this year, in Lima, Peru, with the completion of Communist Parties Meeting and Revolutionaries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We express our solidarity with the struggles of people across the region, we demand freedom of Milagro Sala, unjustly held in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, and of the six political prisoners in Paraguay.
We reaffirm our commitment to the Cuban Revolution and the struggle against the blockade, which is still in force, and commit to undertake coordinated actions at the regional level, in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, daily besieged by imperialism and the local oligarchy .
Communist Party of Brazil
Bolivia’s Communist Party
Communist Party of Cuba
Paraguayan Communist Party
Communist Party of Peru
Patria Roja Communist Party – Peru
Communist Party of Uruguay
Communist Party of Argentina