Meeting of the Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Managua
20-21 October 2001
The SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean met in Managua on 20 - 21 October, hosted by the Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN.
In its second meeting of the year the Committee addressed the first theme on its agenda, ‘Strengthening democracy and its institutions’ and as its second, ‘Building and ensuring an economy with opportunities and progress for all’ to respond to the two major challenges of the region: ‘deepening democracy, and economic and social development’.
The event, which was chaired by the Secretary General of the SI, Luis Ayala, counted on the participation, among the representatives of the host party, of Daniel Ortega, the presidential candidate for the National Convergence in the presidential and legislative elections of 4 November. The meeting benefited from the participation of more than 70 representatives of SI member parties in the region and other delegates. The committee issued a declaration that encompassed its discussions as well as resolutions on Haiti and Puerto Rico.