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The Progressive Wave in Latin America
Tue May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Join CODEPINK Congress and Massachusetts Peace Action
As Chair of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, the United States refuses to allow Cuba, Venezuela or NIcaragua to participate in the June meeting in Los Angeles. In response, Mexico says it won’t participate either. Sounds like the summit–a huddle of arms buyers & free market cheerleaders–could be a bust.
Enter the People’s Summit, a grassroots alternative, slated for June 8-10th, also in LA. The People’s Summit will include discussions of the changing landscape in Latin America, where progressives in Chile and Honduras are winning elections to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and privatization. Join us on CODEPINK Congress for a discussion with an organizer of The People’s Summit and a researcher for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a progressive think tank founded by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot.
Manolo de los Santos is the Co-Executive Director of The Peoples Forum and a key organizer of The Peoples Summit, a progressive gathering June 8-10 in Los Angeles to counter to the official Summit of the Americas. Manolo is a popular educator and organizer from the Caribbean who is engaging a new generation of internationalists.
Francesca Emanuele is a researcher with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Peruvian journalist, Columbia election oberver, and a Ph.D. student of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC.