This October, a panel discussion will be held aiming at building links and solidarity between the left movements in South America and Europe as well as opposing Trump’s political ideology.
During the past ten years, Ecuador has witnessed a great improvement in terms of economy, social welfare and employment.
Compared with 2007, its unemployment has halved, the minimum wage increased more than 120%, and poverty rates have reduced from 38% to 23%. The U.N. also found that the educational system of this country is one of the most improved ones in the region. As Lenín Moreno, the former vice-president and a follower of Correa, was elected as the new president on 24 May 2017, Citizen’s Revolution in Post-Correa Era would be safe for at least the following four years according to the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
Supported by Friends of Ecuador, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group, No Coup in Brazil, Liberation and Alborada.net, this panel discussion (“Resisting Trump – Building Links & Solidarity”) will be joined by Denis Rogatyuk, a Russian-Australian political and Latin American solidarity activist, looking at the social progress Ecuador has achieved, and how it is related to the progressive movements in Europe.
Other featured speakers include Julia Felmanas of the Workers’ Party of Brazil, Nicaraguan activist Mercedes Sanchez, Argentinian trade unionist Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Marina Prentoulis of Syriza and Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady, who recently visited Venezuela.
Apart from this, Trump’s reactionary stance will also be a highlighted topic in this discussion given that his decisions have made an impact on many Latin Americans. For example, in 2016, thousands of immigrants were deported to Central America and Mexico from the US including 33,000 to Guatemala and 1137 to Ecuador according to .
Place: The Discus, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN, London. Date and Time: October 7, 1.30 pm. – 3.30 pm. For more information click here.