Buenos Aires, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) With a strong call for rebuilding unity in Latin America, the members of the Puebla Group built on Friday the bases of a Progressive Manifesto grounded in a solidarity model, far from neoliberalism.
A deep two-hour-virtual debate marked the 5th Meeting of the alliance, with the words of Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez, one of its promoters in 2019, and other political figures such as the former presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Brazil), the Ecuadorian Rafael Correa and the Colombian Ernesto Samper.
A very active member of the Group, Samper was in charge of drawing the conclusions of the participants on the Manifesto, a proposal under construction, which seeks through progressivism to consolidate Latin America as a zone of peace and to put an end to inequality through the solidarity reactivation of the economy, among other things.
With the need to strengthen integration, the interventions were diverse but all agreed on pressing issues such as the concern for access for all to vaccines against Covid-19.
The document is proposed as an initiative to try to start looking for common denominators within progressivism, referring to the strengthening of the State, the control of the market, the organization of civil society, explained Samper as drawing conclusions of the Manifesto.
He also emphasized proposals from several participants on the role of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, the digital gap, the need to be united and reinforce integration, as well as not leaving out sister nations such as Cuba and Venezuela.