Far Left - Communist/Socialist
Groups in Latin America
IN THIS SECTION Argentina Bolivia Brazil Colombia El Salvador Nicaragua Peru Venezuela
FARC - various locational influences-See Colombia and Venezuela, Note the Sinaloa/Mexico connection
Wikipedia Communist Part of Bolivia
The Communist Party of Bolivia (Spanish: Partido Comunista de Bolivia) is a communist party in Bolivia. It was
founded in 1950 by Raúl Ruiz González and other former members of the Revolutionary Left Party (PIR). It
remained small and did not hold its first national party congress until 1959.
International affiliation: International Meeting of ...
Split from: Revolutionary Left Party
https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Bolivia
The Communist Party of Brazil (Portuguese: Partido Comunista do Brasil, PCdoB) is a communist political party in
Brazil. The PCdoB adheres to Marxist–Leninist theory. It has national reach and deep penetration in the trade
union and students movements, but little representation in elected positions. PCdoB shares the disputed title of
"oldest political party in Brazil" with the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB). The predecessor of both parties was the
Brazilian Section of the Communist International, founded on 25 March 1922. The current PCdoB was launched on
18 February 1962, in the aftermath of the Sino-Soviet split. Outlawed after the 1964 coup d'état, PCdoB supported
the armed struggle against the regime before its legalization in 1988. Its most famous action in the period was the
Araguaia guerrilla (1966–1974). Since 1989, PCdoB has been allied to the Workers' Party (PT) at the federal level…
Colombia - FARC
What Is the Mexican Cartels’ Strategy for Post-FARC Colombia?
ANALYSISWritten by James Bargent
https //www insightcrime org/news/analysis/what-is-the-mexican-cartels-strategy-for-post-farc-colombia/
Wikipedia Illegal drug trade in Columbia
https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Illegal_drug_trade_in_Colombia
Since the establishment of the War on Drugs, the United States and European countries have provided
financial, logistical, tactical and military aid to the government of Colombia in order to implement plans to
combat the illegal drug trade. The most notable of these programs has been the Plan Colombia which also
intended to combat leftist organizations, such as the FARC guerrillas, who have controlled many coca-
growing regions in Colombia over the past decades.
https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Illegal_drug_trade_in_Colombia
2014 The FARC and Colombia’s Illegal Drug Operation
Also see far right paramilitarism in Colombia
https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Right-wing_paramilitarism_in_Colombia
Excerpt: COLOMBIA: Tier 1
The Government of Colombia fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The
government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore
Colombia remained on Tier 1. These efforts included investigating more trafficking cases, launching a new
national anti-trafficking information system, investigating and prosecuting officials allegedly complicit in
trafficking crimes, and convicting the first case of domestic servitude. In addition, the government
conducted a study on the vulnerability of Venezuelan victims, and began developing a strategy to assist
municipalities on prevention, protection, and prosecution of trafficking cases. Although the government
meets the minimum standards, it did not provide adequate services to all identified victims, and a large
number of victims, including Venezuelans, and child sex trafficking victims in cities like Cartagena, did not
receive adequate protection services or adequate reintegration assistance. The government did not
sufficiently fund civil society actors, and interagency coordination efforts to combat trafficking were
inadequate. The Ministry of Labor (MOL) made insufficient efforts to identify or investigate cases of forced
Nicaragua Leftist Groups
https //en wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Nicaragua
https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Socialist_Party
Three parties and alliances currently hold seats in the National Assembly:
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
Constitutionalist Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Constitucionalista
Independent Liberal Party
Partido Liberal Independiente
Alliance for the Republic
Alianza por la República
The Peruvian Communist Party (Spanish: Partido Comunista Peruano) is a communist party in Peru. It was
founded in 1928 by José Carlos Mariátegui, under the name Partido Socialista del Perú (Socialist Party of Peru). In
1930 the name was changed to PCP. The party is often identified as PCP [Unidad], to separate it from the
Communist Party of Peru – Shining Path.
Jorge del Prado was the general secretary between 1966 and 1991. In 1980 the PCP and other left-wing groups
formed the United Left.
The main political base of the PCP is currently located at Plaza Ramón Castilla, Lima and is led by Roberto de La
Cruz Huamán. PCP publishes Unidad (Unity) and Nuestra Bandera (Our Flag).
In the 2011 general election the party took part in the successful Peru Wins alliance of Ollanta Humala.
Wikipedia - Peru
Leftist Approach Revealed:
One view of what is recently going on in El Salvador-has left leanings
In February 3, 2019, El Salvador elected insurgent candidate Nayib Bukele to the presidency, ousting the party of
the former leftist insurgency, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), after two consecutive terms
in office. Bukele, a millionaire millennial from a wealthy Palestinian family, positioned himself as an irreverent
outsider against a corrupt and obsolete political class, claiming to transcend left-right divisions and overcome the
deep partisan antagonisms that continue to structure Salvadoran politics decades after UN negotiations brought
an end to a twelve-year civil war between the US-backed military dictatorship and the guerrillas. Despite his post-
ideological pretenses on the campaign trail, Bukele’s administration has steered El Salvador sharply to the right.
Over ten years in power, the FMLN instituted major social programs, institutional reforms, and investment in El
Salvador’s historically marginalized poor majority. But the former Marxist-Leninist insurgents failed to ameliorate
the country’s deep-rooted crisis of gang violence and extortion, or to reform El Salvador’s profoundly unequal, US-
dependent neoliberal economy. Mounting right-wing destabilization together with the regional rightward turn
left the FMLN increasingly isolated internationally and debilitated internally.
Bukele, never an FMLN cadre, was drafted to run as an FMLN mayor in 2012 through the influence of his late
father, a major party donor. The young advertising executive brought refreshing vigor to a party still led by aging
former comandantes, but his ambitions and insubordination to party discipline culminated in expulsion in 2017.
After failing to establish his own “New Ideas” party in time for the 2019 elections, Bukele sought the presidency
with the conservative GANA (Grand Alliance for National Unity) party and won a sweeping victory.
Following devastating defeats in 2018 and 2019, the FMLN has been reduced to historic lows in the legislature and
municipal governments, and its downward spiral is projected to continue in the 2021 midterms. Many militants,
long critical of anti-democratic decision-making and the distancing of public officials from the rank and file, have
clamored for introspection and a return to the party’s revolutionary roots. But the party appears rudderless, with
the leadership mired in internal power struggles and the base beleaguered and demoralized. The organization
that once inspired a rebellious spirit of hope and transformation now teeters on the brink of obscurity.
FARC Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia
2019/06 FARC in Venezuela
https //www insightcrime org/venezuela-organized-crime-news/farc-in-venezuela/
The Public Discourse this was also included in BLM Indian Country Problem for USA
https //www thepublicdiscourse com/2019/03/50316/
Bernie and the Left
https //slate com/news-and-politics/2019/02/bernie-sanders-maduro-castro-latin-america-socialism html
https //www washingtonpost com/opinions/global-opinions/bernie-sanders-is-dead-wrong-about-whats-happening-in-
https //thehill com/opinion/campaign/486535-juan-williams-democratic-voters-rebuff-bernies-revolution
https //www vox com/2020/2/24/21147388/bernie-sanders-cuba-60-minutes-nicaragua
Updates: 2021/07/12 some excessive bold fixed; 2020/11/26 the public discourse-2019/03 added; page Leftist/Communists was started 2020/05/19