The Latin American Conference 2021 organized by British unions and solidarity organizations began today in London with a call for the United States to end its destabilizing attempts in that region.
The sanctions against Nicaragua and Venezuela and the illegal and inhumane blockade against Cuba must stop immediately, Adrian Weir, director of Unite, said at the opening of the event in Casa de la Amistad in central London.
The Academy, Kate Hudson, Secretary General of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, decried that Washington’s efforts to halt and bring down progressive government projects in Latin America have never stopped, citing the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras and another similar event in Bolivia 10 years later.
He noted that this hostile policy has intensified in recent months with the imposition of new sanctions on Nicaragua, the refusal to recognize the results of elections in Venezuela, and attempts to undermine the socialist system in Cuba.
Labor MP John McDonnell has criticized the United Kingdom’s conservative government for its refusal to condemn the Jair Bolsonaro regime in Brazil and its silence over the killing of trade union leaders and leftist militants in Colombia.
It is time to denounce the role of the British government, the politician said, noting that London has never spoken against the coup against Bolivian President Evo Morales or against the sanctions imposed by Washington on Venezuela.
Ware, Hudson and McDonnell, as well as General Secretary of the Spanish Communist Party, Enrique Santiago, and former Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Guillaume Long, who intervened via video, expressed their relief at the recent defeats suffered by the coup regimes in Bolivia and Honduras. .
They also shared the hope of an electoral victory for progressive and leftist forces in Chile, Colombia and Brazil.
There is no better place to look for inspiration for our struggle than Latin America, Hudson said.
About a hundred British, European and Latin American experts, academics, trade unionists and politicians are participating in the Conference on Latin America. (PL)
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