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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002
The Second International Gathering of Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia...

The Second International Gathering of Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia
and Latin America.

Fulfilling the decisions of the First International Gathering of Solidarity 
and for Peace in Colombia and Latin America, which took place in El Salvador 
on July 20, 21and 22, 2001, advancing the work of the Hemispheric Gathering 
against the FTAA, held in Havana, Cuba from Nov. 13 to 16, 2001, and 
developing the accords of the 10th Gathering of the Sao Paulo Forum, held in 
Havana, Cuba from Dec. 4 to 7, 2001, you are invited to the Second 
International Gathering of Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia and Latin 

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize;
Bishop Federico Pagura, President of the World Council of Churches, of 
Ahmed Ben Bella, President NOR-SUD XXI, from Algeria;
Professor James Petras of New York State University;
Doctor Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General;
Mumia Abu-Jamal, political prisoner of the United States;
R. James Sacouman, Professor of Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 
Henry Veltmeyer, Professor, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada;
Heinz Dieterich, professor of the National Autonomous Metropolitan 
University, of
Luis Eduardo Garzón, labour union leader and candidate for the presidency of 
the Republic of Colombia for the Social and Polítical Front.

1. That Plan Colombia implies, once again, the direct military intervention 
of the United States in the internal affairs of a sovereign Latin American 
state, the Republic of Colombia, in line with the Monroe Doctrine, the 
Roosevelt Corollary, the overthrow of the legitimate government of Salvador 
Allende in Chile, the continuous aggressions against the government of the 
Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the direct participation in the war in Central 
America and its continued hostility toward Cuba through the maintenance of a
criminal embargo in spite of the annual response from the United Nations.

2. That the previously mentioned intervention constitutes a flagrant 
violation of international law and a people's right to self-determination, 
and is a threat to peace and stability in the region.

3. That due to the nature of this counterinsurgency plan, “Plan 
Colombia” is directed primarily against the civilian population of 
Colombia and has the immediate objective of neutralizing or destroying 
resistance by any individual opposed to the project of neoliberal 
restructuring of the Colombian and Latin American economies.

4. That “Plan Colombia” and the complementary Andean Regional 
Initiative is in fact a military project that involves the countries of the 
region. The so-called Initiative commits them to be part of the intervention 
in various ways and is without any doubt aimed at gaining control of the 
Amazon Basin, thus threatening the sovereignty of the countries that form 
it. It threatens the consolidation of the process led by Commandant Hugo 
Chavez in Venezuela and affects those Central American countries committed 
to peaceful, democratic development.
5. That “Plan Colombia”, by its nature as a plan of war, 
constitutes the principle obstacle to the search for alternative solutions 
to war in the resolution of the Colombian conflict.

6. In addition to this it is giving rise to the massive displacement of the 
civilian population to neighboring countries.

7. The use of modern technology for warfare, including biological weapons 
against coca plantations, is a risky and unpredictable danger for Amazonia, 
the most important area of biodiversity in the world.

8. The regional military intervention “Plan Colombia” weakens 
integration and good relations between neighbors and prepares new war 
scenarios and in addition generates distress and uncertainty amongst the 
people of the region.

1. To call on the international community and democratic forces of the world
to support the International Gathering of Solidarity, for Peace in Colombia
and Latin America, in Mexico City on the 4th and 5th of March 2002.

2. To condemn and reject Plan Colombia as a US military intervention plan 
against peaceful coexistence, democratic stability and the economic 
development of the countries of Latin America.

3. To promote international solidarity among governments and countries, in 
favour of the Colombian people’s struggle to find a solution other 
than war for the current social conflict.

4. Generate and increase ties of friendship and good will that will make it 
possible to pursue peace and social justice.

5. To support the dialogue process between the Colombian Government and 
growing social forces.

6. Support proposals for the substitution of illegal crops and to fight 
against drugs without warfare. This is a social and economic phenomenon 
concerning all of humanity.

The “Simon Bolivar” Youth Camp

At the location and as an integral part of the Second International 
Gathering of Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia and Latin America to be 
held in Mexico on the 4th and 5th of March 2002, we call on people to 
participate in the “Simon Bolivar” Youth Camp to be held at the 
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).  The topics that will be 
discussed at this camp are:
-The Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), “Plan
Colombia”, the Andean Regional Initiative and Puebla Panama Plan and 
their effects on: The policies, study plans and investigation in Latin 
The life and development of young people and their movements.-concrete 
proposals for solidarity and action.

Organizing committee
Political and social organizations of Mexico
Workers Party of México (PT)
Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD)
Popular Socialist Party of México
Popular Socialist Party
Movement of Mexican Communists - PCM, PRS, PRP, PCR, MEP
PRT-Socialist Convergence
Political Grouping for a New Democracy
Mexican Movement for Peace, Anti-Imperialism and Solidarity (MOMPAS)
Mexican Juarist-Bolivarian Movement
National Alliance of Workers (ANT)
United Workers’ Central
Revolutionary Union Movement


The sending of this invitation also means the opening of the list of 
adherents of the Second International Gathering of Solidarity and for Peace 
in Colombia and Latin America, to be held in Mexico D.F., Mexico on March 4 
and 5, 2002.

We await your messages of adhesion at E-mail <
Visit event’s web page at
or call us to  the telephone/fax (52-55)52 64 20 08 in Mexico City.
We also welcome your proposals, opinions and contributions.

On February 1 at the latest, the complete programme, registration form and
technical data for the event will be circulated.

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