|Forum of Sao Paulo Opens in Venezuela
2012.07.04 - 15:04:30 / email@example.com
HAVANA, Cuba.- The 18th Sao Paulo Forum opened sessions in the Venezuelan capital Caracas with the participation of over 600 progressive organizations.
In statements to Venezuelan TV, the Forum executive secretary Walter Pomar said that the meeting is being attended by nationalists, social-democrats and communists, as well as representatives of democratic and people’s organizations, PL news agency reported.
Such a varied audience allows expressing diverse criteria by leftist Latin American sectors, and enrich the debates, said Pomar.
The fact that Venezuela hosts the forum for the first time sparks expectations about the outcomes of the event, which take place in a very special moment for the South American country, where the presidential campaign has just kicked off. It is also the moment for leftist Latin American and world sectors to offer their solidarity to the Venezuelan people.
The Forum of Sao Paulo will include 14 workshops on areas such as defense, democratization of information and communications, the environment and climate change, migrations, union and social organizations, indigenous people, food security, safety and drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, women and youths of the world present at the forum will evaluate the economic, political and social experiences of left-wing governments in Latin America.