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    The Summit of the Peoples concludes with rejection of imperialism, calls for peace and promotion of integration

    The Latin American, Caribbean and European social, political, popular, union, feminist and environmental movements and collectives that attended the People’s Summit held in Brussels on July 17 and 18, have agreed, among other issues, to condemn the imperialist attempts of “dividing the world into blocs of States”, advancing towards peace and promoting popular integration, beyond multilateral structures.

    “This Summit of the Peoples understood that the meeting between CELAC and the EU is an opportunity to advance in the creating a multipolar worldwith multilateral relations that allow humanity to progress in peace, in harmony with Mother Earth,” the official statement read.

    However, they also lament “EU attempts to impose unilateral formats and methodsnot very transparent, contrary to the spirit of respect, dialogue and cooperation that should prevail in bi-regional relations”.

    In this sense, the text emphasizes that the strengthening of relations between Latin America and the Caribbean with the European Union must be based on “mutual respect” and must put “human beings at the center of public policies.”

    The signatories also condemn “external interference” and they categorically rejected “any political or military action that seeks to interfere in the normal development of the institutions and constitutional norms of any of the States participating in the Summit,” while condemning “the media campaigns aimed at destabilizing governments democratically elected by their peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

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    Europe is still in the Middle Ages

    Before reading the final resolution, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil declared that by supporting the sanctions, Europe is subjecting Venezuela to a “medieval” practice.

    Sanctions are an applicationI would say, medieval. Sanctions have existed since the Middle Ages. When a community or a fief competed with another fief, it simply restricted its ability to trade, eliminated its ability to feed, and besieged it. That is the same as applied by Europe, the EUwho defends human rights so much, about Venezuela“said the diplomat.

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    Gil took advantage of his speech to emphasize the double standards of Brussels, by trying to distance itself from the US coercion policy, when, in reality, it accompanies and endorses it through other mechanisms.

    “Europe always tries to pass the buck, presenting itself as a fair entity, which evaluates, which submits its decisions to a collegiate body for consideration, when, really, It is a society governed by the media.for the economy and the private financial structure,” he said.

    defense of sovereignty

    For the signatory organizations, it is essential to promote “solidarity regional unity and integration” and promote both CELAC and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) more forcefully, in the interest of defending sovereignty and addressing some of the regional challenges most important, like repression in Peru, the humanitarian crisis in haiti and the threats, blockades and sanctions against the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

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    In this regard, the repudiation of “the use of judicial mechanisms and false news to expel from their posts progressive leaders of Latin America democratically elected by their peoples and rejects illegal sanctions policy and unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States” against the aforementioned nations, while urging Washington to repeal these measures that “affect the full enjoyment of the human rights of the peoples.”

    In accordance with this position, they urge Celac and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) “to assume a clear and active solidarity with the fight against colonialism“, with particular emphasis on the defense of the Saharawi and Palestinian peoples, embarked on a long struggle to become independent States.

    Peaceful conflict resolution

    The participants demand “the defense of the culture of peace as the foundation of civilization” and make “a firm call” for all ongoing conflicts “to be overcome by peaceful means and through diplomatic negotiations.”

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    In particular, peace efforts were supported promoted by Presidents Lula da Silva and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Government of China and various African delegations to end hostilities in Ukraineand the efforts of President Gustavo Petro to achieve peace in Colombia with the cooperation of the Governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico were also applauded.

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    Additionally, all the organizations participating in the event were invited to the mobilizations called for next September 21, “in defense of peace and solidarity”, “against the warmongering spiral” and in favor of “the dissolution of the military blocs”, with the aim that he Atlantic and Mediterranean are zones of peace, free of military bases.

    Inclusion and protection of vulnerable groups

    In the same way, the inclusion policies advanced by the Governments of Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil are recognized, while the free movement of people through the territories is defendedas a measure to protect the human rights of migrants, today more than ever exposed to networks of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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    In a context where inequality, xenophobia, and aporophobia continue to prevail, social movements observe that these forms of intolerance continue to have a “negative impact on the enjoyment of all human rights by people of African descent, particularly women and minors who are the object of intersectional and multisectoral discrimination”.

    In this regard, the governments of the two regions are urged to “adopt laws and implement policies and programs that guarantee the effective protection of Africans and Afro-descendants subject to racial discrimination.”

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    Source: RT

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