Recent events in Latin America entirely refute the claim in the Western media that the right wing was carrying all before it in the continent.
The 24th annual meeting of the São Paulo Forum gathered left-wing political parties from more than 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries between July 15th an 17th.
Under Donald Trump’s presidency US efforts to overthrow the Venezuela’s socialist revolution have been stepped up.
‘The Empire Strikes Back in Latin America – Understanding Trump and the Reactionary Right’ Summer Dayschool
Saturday 9 June
US-aligned right wing forces have been advancing in Latin America over the past three years. They have capitalised on the political instability created by an economic crisis which has engulfed the region following the crash in commodity prices in 2014. Their agenda is to reverse the huge social gains delivered by socialist and left wing governments throughout Latin America since the turn of the century and subordinate the region’s governments to US policy.
On 22 April 2018 Venezuelans will go to the polls once again to elect their President.
Incumbent President, Nicolas Maduro, is seeking re-election for a second term.
It is essential for the defence Venezuela’s socialist revolution – the continuation of Hugo Chavez’s legacy – that Maduro is re-elected.