Showing posts with label Latin America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Latin America. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The farce of the debate on Cuba in the European Parliament

Brussels, 7 June 2021.  The European Parliament has scheduled for Tuesday 8 June an artificial debate on what it is pleased to call “the political and human rights situation in Cuba”. 
 
If this body indeed decides to discuss Cuba, the debate should clearly center on the massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the entire Cuban population resulting from the genocidal, immoral and illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by Washington against our country for over 60 years.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Brazilian communist leader Manuela d'Ávila received death threats from Bolsonaristas

In a statement issued on June 4th, the National Executive of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) refers to the despicable threats directed against Party cadre and former vice presidential candidate Manuela d'Ávila. 

According to the statement, Manuela and her family have been a target of hatred and propaganda by the far-right regime of Jair Bolsonaro

The full statement reads: 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Paraguayan Communist Party to hold its 9th Congress

In a statement addressed to the Parties and Movements Communists and Workers of the world, the International Relations Commission of the Paraguayan Communist Party (PCP) points out:

"With deep internationalist fervor, we inform that this June 12 and 13 we will be holding the 9th Congress of the Paraguayan Communist Party, under the slogan "Broad and deep unity for socialism."

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Chile's Communist Party won Santiago mayor's office

Chile's Communist Party (PC) candidate Iraci Hassler won Santiago mayor's office with 38.8 percent of the votes cast in the subnational elections.

Iraci Hassler will be the second woman to hold this office, which has not been headed by a communist since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1990.

She was elected as a candidate in the citizen primaries convened by the Santiago's Constituent Mayoralty platform, which brought together over 50 social, political, and women's rights organizations.

KKE and PAME express solidarity with the people of Colombia

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) have expressed their solidarity with the working class and the people of Colombia who are mobilizing against the anti-popular policies of the conservative Duque government. 

In a statement issued on 12 May, the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE points out:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Venezuela: Two Communist Party members were shot dead within 48 hours in Táchira

Within 48 hours, two communists, members of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and its youth wing, the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV), were brutally murdered at the state of Táchira, close to the borders with Colombia. The names of the slained comrades are Oscar Rankel and Tony Rojas.

Comrade Rankel, also known as Cachú, a member of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) in the municipality of Bolivar, was shot dead by armed individuals in the middle of the street. The method of the assassination points to the activity of paramilitary groups.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rio de Janeiro massacre: Brazilian Communist Party blasts Bolsonaro's "genocidal government"

"We denounce that an extermination is underway, a racist and elitist policy conducted by the extreme right government of Cláudio Castro in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in alignment with the genocidal government of Bolsonaro and Mourão", reads a statement of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) following the massacre in Jacarezinho neighborhood which led to the deaths of 25 people.

"Once again the public security policy, with its logic of confrontation and slaughter, led to panic and fear among the population. The result of this criminal action was the largest slaughter (known) in the history of Rio de Janeiro. Bursts of gunfire, helicopters with snipers, armored vehicles and grenades weaved the morning scenery in Jacarezinho, added to reports of home invasions, assaults and illegal seizures of mobile phones", points out the Rio de Janeiro Regional Committee of PCB. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE AND WORKERS OF COLOMBIA — SOLIDARIDAD CON EL PUEBLO DE COLOMBIA

Ivan Duque's government escalates repression against the people of Colombia. Already 19 people have been killed while numerous human rights violations have been reported. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and Communist Parties from Latin America have issued statements condemning the murderous violence unleashed by the Colombian state.

URGENT CALL BY THE WFTU TO EACH TRADE UNIONIST, MILITANT OF THE CLASS TRADE UNION MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE AND WORKERS OF COLOMBIA

Friday, April 16, 2021

The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba kicks off today in Havana

The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) begins today, Friday 16 April, in Havana. 

Delegates to the 8th Party Congress from several provinces arrived in the Cuban capital on Wednesday night, excited to attend the historic event and honored to represent millions of Cubans.

In strict compliance with COVID-19 sanitary protocols, delegations from five eastern provinces, plus, Camagüey and Ciego de Avila, were welcomed by Party Central Committee staff at the Palco Hotel, next to event’s venue, the Convention Center, in Havana.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cuba's Communist Party prepares for its VIII Congress

The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will be held on April 16-19, 2021 in Havana.

This Thursday, March 4, in strict compliance with established sanitary protocols, plenary sessions of Party Provincial Committees will be held, during which the delegation from each province to the Eighth Congress will be elected.

Last February, the Political Bureau analyzed and reaffirmed the scheduling of the Congress. During these first months of 2021, a broad, democratic process of election of the pre-candidates for delegate to the Congress took place in grassroots branches, from which thousands of valuable proposals emerged.

Communist Party of Venezuela's 90th anniversary celebrated

Under the slogan "History belongs to us", the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), the political vanguard of the Venezuelan working class, commemorated its 90th anniversary on Friday 5 March 2021. 
 
The Party was founded in Caracas on 5 March 1931 as a clandestine organization during the repressive military dictatorship of Juan Vicente Gomez. The foundation of the PCV emerged as a historical necessity, for the organization and guidance of the working people's struggle in Venezuela

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Joint Statement: Slander and threats against the Communist Party of Venezuela are unacceptable

More than 40 Communist and Workers' Parties sign a joint statement denouncing the attempt by Venezuela's governing party PSUV and President Maduro to politically marginalize and undermine the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV). 

Read here a PCV statement issued earlier this month.

More specifically, the joint statement reads:

Slander and threats against the Communist Party of Venezuela are unacceptable 

Monday, February 8, 2021

German Communist Party reiterates solidarity towards Cuba

A few days ago, under the pretext of "political rights" and "democracy", the German social democratic party Die Linke adopted a despicable resolution in support of counterrevolutionaties in Cuba. 
 
Contrary to Die Linke, the German Communist Party (DKP) issued a statement clearly reiterating its firm solidarity and support towards Cuba

The statement reads:

"Recently, especially in Germany, there have been more and more statements from the ranks of left forces who think they can make "clever" proposals to the people, the government and the Communist Party in Cuba for a change in Cuba's policy. The Left Party (Die Linke) calls for dialogue with the so-called opposition in Cuba. 

Friday, February 5, 2021

"President Maduro, the real dilemma is whether you are with the working class or with the capitalists" — PCV Statement

In a very interesting statement published on Tribuna Popular, the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) refers to some critical issues concerning the political direction and stance of Nicolas Maduro's social democratic government. 

The full statement is the following:

With foundations in its ideological, political and organisational autonomy and independence, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) is committed to confronting US-European imperialist aggression. It is also committed to confronting the economic, labour and agricultural policies which President Nicolas Maduro has been applying in favour of Capital and landowners.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cuba blasts the U.S. for adding it to terrorism blacklist — Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba

Cuba
strongly condemned its inclusion in a US list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

In a statement, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns "in the strongest and most absolute terms the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act."

The Cuban MINREX calls the U.S. announcement "an act by a government that is discredited, dishonest and morally bankrupt", adding that "the true motivation for this action is to impose additional obstacles to any prospect of recovery in the bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Brazil's double pandemic: Bolsonaro and Coronavirus

In Brazil we have been experiencing two simultaneous crises: a deep, political crisis that is worsening at every moment, as shown in Bolsonaro’s recent speech at the United Nations Organization, in which he stated that Brazil has been taking adequate care of the environment, on the very moment that there are fires all over the Amazon and the Pantanal regions, a speech that has brought about criticism all over the world.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

¡Aborto legal!: Argentinian communists hail Senate's decision to legalize abortion

Argentina’s Senate voted on Wednesday to legalize abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women’s rights campaigners achieved over the visceral objection of the reactionary Catholic Church.

“It was the first triumph of a battle that began decades ago in our country. Yesterday (Wednesday) the militancy, the collective strength won and today Argentina is more just since the State assumes the responsibility of guaranteeing us the right to health and a full life”, said Guadalupe Viñuela Flores, a member of the National Secretariat of the Federation of Communist Youth (FJC), the youth wing of the Communist Party of Argentina.  

Friday, January 1, 2021

62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution - Somos Continuidad!

By Nikos Mottas.

Sixty-two years ago, on January 1, 1959, the rebel forces of the 26th of July Movement, led by revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, seized the capital Havana, forcing dictator Batista to flee. Hence started a long and tumultuous journey of rebuilding a nation based on the principles of socialism.

The Cuban Revolution, the first socialist revolution in the Americas, was one of the 20th century's most significant events. It became - and continues being - a reference point for the workers-people's movement in Latin America and the whole world.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Venezuela Elections 2020: The Communist Party (PCV) is back in the National Assembly!

The parliamentary election in Venezuela is over, the people voted and the Communist Party (PCV) is back in National Assembly! Despite facing censorship and blockade by the media, the electoral alliance “Popular Revolutionary Alternative” (APR), backed by the PCV and other political groups, received 2.75% of the votes.

The Communist Party will be represented in the National Assembly by its General Secretary Oscar Figuera who has been elected a deputy.

With a low turnout of 30.5% of eligible voters, Nicolas Maduro's social democratic United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its allies swept the December 6th parliamentary elections and regained control of the National Assembly. According to the National Electoral Council, the PSUV-lead “Great Patriotic Pole” alliance has gained 68% of the votes and is projected to win at least 189 of the 277-seat assembly. 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Venezuela's Communist Party denounces censorship ahead of the December 6th parliamentary election

In a statement addressed to the Communist and Workers' Parties of the world, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) denounces the censorship that has been imposed upon the Party's electoral campaign, ahead of the December 6th parliamentary election. As the PCV points out, the communicational blockade against the Party was intensified following the decision to create the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR) together with other political and social organizations". 

The full statement is the following: