Representatives of several left-wing parties and groups from Latin America will debate from Sunday on in Nicaragua an official proposal to strengthen the unity of all progressive movements in the region.
According to sources close to the event, participants will review Sunday and Monday their contribution to the Consensus of Our America, a document they expect to submit to the Sao Paulo forum working group as a programmatic platform to counter the maneuvers by neoliberal oligarchies in the region.
After a year in which Latin America witnessed the advent of conservatism in Argentina, the parliamentary coup d’état in Brazil and media harassment against Venezuela, it is very important for social movements to be united in such a complex scenario, pointed out the authors of the text.
For this reason, Nicaragua was the scenario chosen to become the epicenter of progress, following the overwhelming electoral victory of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and its candidate, Daniel Ortega.
As the inauguration of the reelected president next Tuesday will bring together several leaders and representatives of political parties and social movements, the Sao Paulo Forum working group will meet on January 11 and 12.
The event is expected to gather at least 40 delegates of the left-wing parties of more than 10 countries.