Unity, Main Weapon to Defend Latin American Revolutions

Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) is now committed to unity as the main weapon to face the aggressions by the international right towards progressive processes.

If we are capable of building unity among progressive government authorities that are still leading processes in Latin America, the left-wing political party and the popular and social movement,we can move forward in building fairer societies, OSPAAAL general secretary, Lourdes Cervantes, told Prensa Latina.

The activist recalled that Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing today a rise in the offensive of U.S. imperialism and allied oligarchies with the purpose of marring democratically elected governments, which has been recently seen in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

According to Cervantes, with that attitude, sectors of the international right seek to punish the emancipatory audacity and the defense of sovereignty the regional peoples have staged since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

Unfortunately, the counterrevolutionary offensive has inflicted in recent times a set of setbacks to the left, but only temporarily, expressed alluding to coups d’Etat or electoral defeats in countries such as Honduras, Argentina and Paraguay.

The OSPAAAL message is not only a unmistakable firmness in relation to the confrontation with the advance of the right in Latin America, it is also optimism towards those who consider that we have reached the end of the progressive cycle, the activist said.

OSPAAAL condemned some days ago the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, perpetrated on August 4.

The tricontinental organization also rejected the attempts by the internal and external right in Nicaragua to overthrow the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Founded for more than 50 years and based in Havana, OSPAAAL emerged as a result of the First Tricontinental Conference held in Cuba in January 1966.

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