Cuba Calls for Peace in Sao Paulo Forum

In an interview with Prensa Latina, Fernandez said that Cuba’s delegation, which is led by Jose Ramon Balaguer, a member of the Secretariat and Head of International Relations department at the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee, has many expectations with regards to this meeting. It is considered the most important event for the leftist movements of the continent.

“We as a Cuban Movement for Peace advocate that the peoples of the region make themselves the content of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Peace Zone.” This proclamation was signed in Havana during the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, in 2014, by the heads of State and Government.

“The desire for peace is something that all peoples should have, defending peace and demanding peace,” she said. She explained that this issue will also be presented at a seminar in Havana starting in September 21st, the International Day of Peace, and finish on September the 23rd this year.

According to Fernandez, the U.S. statement that considers Venezuela a threat to its security and the recent claim by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, to invoke the Democratic Charter of the body to the Bolivarian nation, affects the region as a whole. The 22nd edition of the Sao Paulo Forum begins today in San Salvador with a discussion and the launching of a book to commemorate 35 years of the FMLN.

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