|Sao Paulo Forum: Integration and social Justice vs. Neo-liberalism
2012.07.07 - 17:01:15 / email@example.com
Socialism, social justice, the respect of the environment and the right of nations to choose their own model of society make up the only alternative project against neo-liberalism, said Ramon Balaguer, member of Cuba’s Communist Party Central Committee at the final session of the Sao Paulo Forum, held in Venezuela.
Balaguer called for the strengthening of Latin American integration and the defense of the Bolivarian Revolution in the South American country. He said that the unity of leftist forces and their capacity to understand the need to increase solidarity among progressive forces constitute the only option to advance before today’s challenges and the huge imperial power.
The Cuban party official alerted that imperialism continues to increasingly talk about the disappearance of the Bolivarian Revolution and with it, the elimination of all the achievements of leftist Latin American and Caribbean forces.
Venezuela, under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez, is currently a leader of the patriotic, revolutionary and internationalist struggle, with huge capacity for changes and integration against imperialism and in favor of socialism, Balaguer pointed out.
The 18th Sao Paulo Forum held sessions during three days in Caracas Venezuela, with the attendance of over 600 delegates and about one hundred political parties and organizations from all continents. The leftist organizations’ forum worked under the slogan The Nations of
the World United against Neo-liberalism and in favor of Peace.