Yesterday began the Progressive Latin American Meeting ELAP 2014, with a lecture by President Rafael Correa, who spoke about the need to consolidate the progressive union to deal with “conservative restoration” that has been set with the “greatest political adversaries who are the left, the indigenism and the infant environmentalism,” which according to the president, “harass” governments.
The meeting was attended by over 100 special guests including former presidents, leaders and representatives of political parties and left movements in Latin America and Europe. This took place at the National Theatre of the House of Culture in Quito.
“Latin America knows what that means: more interventionism and they wanting to be arbiters of good and evil, a condition that no one has given them. Is Enough, is enough! They have to leave us alone! and respect the sovereignty of our countries,” Correa said in his speech.
Iván Cepeda, Senator of the Parliament of Colombia, said about the reality of his country, that according to him: “They keep thinking about the paramilitaries as a way to undermine the progressive processes, to encourage coups, either soft or hard and in that geostrategy Uribe is a central figure.”
Monica Valente, Secretary of the Workers Party of Brazil, said about the dependence that countries maintain with the United States: “We are not able to form our own leaders, do we have to ask for help? Certainly not,” concluded Valente.