Politicians, journalists, unionists and activists from all over Latin America will come together at this conference to discuss the threat posed in the region by Trump’s politics. The conference will take place in London on 2 December.
Since becoming president, Donald Trump seems to have forgotten about his promise to put an end to the kind of US intervention that has characterised the country’s politics in the last few years.
In fact, the widely criticised political and military intervention by the US continues to affect different countries on varying continents around the world, Latin America among them.
The United States has a long history of intervention in Latin America, supporting coups and maintaining right wing governments in power.
The region was considered a “sphere of influence” according to the Monroe Doctrine. Until March 2015, the United States had 19 military bases in South America alone.
However, since 1990, Latin American countries have started to fight back against intervention policies in order to achieve regional integration and undermine US hegemony.
Examples of this have been the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and the Citizens’ Revolution in Ecuador. At present, the resistance against US imperialism continues, and this can be seen at the large-scale conference that has already become a fixture in London, for which The Prisma is one of the media partners. Adelante is one of the more important events to promote Latin American solidarity.
In fact, more than 50 speakers from different progressive movements and governments around Latin America will be present at the event, aimed at uniting voices to resist Trump’s imperialist politics.
The Latin America speakers this year will be David Choquehuanca Cespedes from Bolivia, representing ALBA, Egle Sanchez from the Venezuelan TUC, HE Teresita Vicente from Cuba, HE Carlos Abad from Ecuador, HE Rocio Maniero from Venezuela, HE Roberto Calzadilla from Bolivia, HE Guisell Morales-Echaverry from Nicaragua. Also attending will be Julia Felmanas from Brazil and scholar Francisco Domíniguez.
Guests from the UK will include Ken Loach, Victoria Brittain, Chris Williamson, George Galloway, Ken Livingstone , Tony Burke, Lauren Collins, Jeremy Dear, Lindsey German, Kate Hudson, Sally Hunt, Tony Kapcia, Grace Livingstone, Christine Blower, David Raby, Sian Errington, Bernard Regan, Colin Burgon, (Green Party) and Doug Nicholls.
The conference will take place on the 2nd of December at the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Congress House, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3L, London. As usual, the event will take place over the course of one day, starting from 10am, and entry will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Tickets can be bought online or on the day (tickets bought on the day have a different cost).
(Translated by Lucy Daghorn) – Fotos: Pixabay