Sao Paulo Forum declares support for Nicaragua, opposes US intervention
The Sao Paulo Forum, meeting in Caracas from 25-28 July, passed the following resolution on Nicaragua:-
“The parties of the Sao Paulo Forum, gathered at its XXV Meeting in the city of Caracas from July 25 to 28, 2019, congratulate the Nicaraguan people, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of Nicaragua for the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution, at a time when Nicaragua consolidates peace after having victoriously faced the attempted coup d'etat perpetrated by imperialism and its local agents.
We support the efforts of the Nicaraguan government headed by President Daniel Ortega in the process of consolidating peace and continuing the social transformations that have ensured the improvement in the living conditions of the people of Nicaragua.
We condemn the interventionism of US imperialism in Nicaragua, which was manifested with the attempted coup and is expressed today with the economic aggression embodied in the so-called sanctions, such as the Magnitsky Law and the NICA-ACT, against which we are sure that the Nicaraguan people will continue to resist and overcome once again in their emancipatory path that they have been travelling for decades in defence of sovereignty, dignity and social justice.”
In its final declaration, the Forum also denounced “the intervention of the US in Nicaragua against the Sandinista Revolution, through an unacceptable attempted coup d'etat, defeated by the Nicaraguan people, whose right to peace must be defended by everyone. With economic sanctions, the US will not be able to defeat the heroic people of Sandino.”
The Sao Paolo Forum was established in 1990 by then Brazilian president Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva and leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.
Starting with just 60 participants, the forum now includes more than 120 organisations from 25 countries in “permanent debate for peace and the unity of our peoples.”
Organised under the slogan “Another world is possible,” it functions as a counterbalance to US imperialism.