Resolution on Peru

Meeting of the Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santo Domingo, 23-24 March 1998

Original: Spanish

The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (SICLAC), meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 23-24 March 1998, supports the forces of democracy in Peru, especially the Peruvian Aprista Party, in their struggle against the present brutal, neo-liberal regime, under which the majority of the population is suffering even greater poverty and unemployment than before.

It also expresses its support for the alternative position advocated by the Aprismo and its inalienable social commitment to the poor of Peru, with a view to achieving social justice.

It also supports the accusation by the Aprista Party that the present government of Peru continues to disregard human rights and citizens freedoms, refusing to investigate and punish the immorality, corruption, torture and crimes that they have committed, and that they have been systematically preparing a fraudulent election, violating the Constitution and undermining the legitimacy of the State, in order to ensure the illegitimate re-election of Fujimori.