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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Chilean Communist Party Rejects U.S. Blockade Against Cuba

We mobilize against the criminal blockade suffered by the brotherly Cuban people, said Lautaro Carmona, secretary general of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh) during the ceremony for the 111th anniversary of that organization.

At the ceremony, held in Santiago de Chile, the political leader said that his group is part of anti-imperialist solidarity, and in that sense expressed full support for Cuba and its revolutionary process.

Before historical leaders of the CCP, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Chile, representatives of social organizations and the Government, Carmona defended the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

He also praised the full restoration of ties between Chile and Venezuela and the presence of both countries in the South American Summit convened by Brazil with the aim of relaunching integration in this subregion.

The communist leader made an analysis of the international situation at this time when, he pointed out, the claim of the United States to maintain a world hegemony clashes with the claim to establish a new multipolar world order.

On the one hand, he added, new alliances are emerging outside Washington and on the other, China's role at the global level is strengthened.

Lautaro Carmona also spoke of his party's role during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the military coup against the Popular Unity government of President Salvador Allende.

"A good part of the life of the Communist Party of Chile is closely linked to the popular project headed by Salvador Allende. They were decades and decades of construction, of struggles, of dreams, of collective and mass efforts," he said.

In this regard, he reiterated the decision and commitment not to give up on the moral duty to exhaust all resources until the whereabouts of the detainees disappeared during the military dictatorship (1973-1990) are clarified.

The Communist Party of Chile was born on June 4, 1912 in the city of Iquique, when about 30 labor leaders of the nitrate industry, employees and typographer Luis Emilio Recabarren, unanimously agreed to found a political organization.

Thus arose the Socialist Workers Party that was formalized in its first congress in the city of Valparaíso on May 1, 1915 and became the Communist Party of Chile on January 2, 1922.


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