World leftwing closes ranks with Venezuelan leader
Sao Paulo Forum joins efforts to prevent the rightwing advance
Beginning on Wednesday, 120 leftwing parties from all over the world and 400 international delegates will gather for the 18th session of Sao Paulo Forum, for the first time in Caracas.
According to the master document that will guide the talks, they will take sides with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez for his reelection.
"The US meddling and influence can be felt in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through several attempts at influencing the Venezuelan election, promoting undemocratic clues ahead of the election of October 2012. For the Venezuelan and hemispheric leftwing, the reelection of Commander Hugo Chávez is of the essence," they admonished.
Rodrigo Cabeza (United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV), the chair of the Venezuelan chapter of the Latin American Parliament, explained that from the political standpoint, the meeting of the Forum in Venezuela means "support by the world leftwing to the change process, the Bolivarian revolution and President Hugo Chávez Frías."
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."