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26th edition of Sao Paulo Forum begins

Brasilia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum begins on June 29th under the motto "Regional integration to advance Latin American and Caribbean sovereignty."

The event will be in session in Brasilia until July 2nd, and according to the call “it will take place in the context of a change in the correlation of forces in the region, with leftist electoral victories in 10 countries.”

For the organizers, the four days of activities will be a space of exchanges and articulation of progressive, democratic and left-wing forces, focusing on the discussion of challenges and directions of the continent.

“The need to build the integration of our countries, protect our nature, peoples and sovereignty, in addition to fighting against the effects of neoliberalism in our region, summons progressive, popular and leftist forces to meet again to reflect and debate our challenges and addresses”, says a passage of the call.

This will be the first time the forum will be held face-to-face, after the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. This meeting will bring together 150 representatives from 23 countries, including party leaders, social, union and popular movements in Latin America. Leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America will also participate as guests.

The Sao Paulo Forum emerged in July 1990, when Lula da Silva and Fidel Castro convened a meeting of left-wing parties, movements and organizations, with the aim of provoking reflection on the events after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Consensus of Washington and also to discuss the directions from the perspective of the left in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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