Dear friends of the Caribbean organizations in the World Peace Council:
From Brazil, receive my warm greetings and salutation for such an important meeting of the Caribbean members of the World Peace Council, in a period of such great challenges for the peace forces in our region and in the world. The regional activities, in spite of the great difficulties we face, have to be celebrated as the strengthening of our common struggle and, therefore, I want to salute you effusively.

It is with dismay and revolt that we protest against the deportation, on Wednesday (Sept. 27), of the Sahrawi diplomat Jadiyetu El Mohtar Sid Ahmed, who arrived at Lima airport, in the Peruvian capital, on September 9, and have been since then prevented from entering the country. The diplomat was on hunger strike to denounce the controversial decision and still unsatisfactory explanations given by the Peruvian authorities.

Es con consternación y revuelta que protestamos contra la deportación, el miércoles 27 de septiembre, de la diplomática saharaui Jadiyetu El Mohtar Sid Ahmed, que llegó al aeropuerto de Lima, en la capital peruana, el 9 de septiembre, cuando se le impidió entrar en el país. La diplomática realizó una huelga de hambre para denunciar la polémica decisión y las explicaciones aún insatisfactorias dadas por las autoridades peruanas.

É com consternação e revolta que protestamos contra a deportação, nesta quarta-feira (27/09), da diplomata saráui Jadiyetu El Mohtar Sid Ahmed, que chegou ao aeroporto de Lima, capital peruana, em 9 de setembro e, desde então, continuava impedida de entrar no país. A diplomata estava em greve de fome para denunciar a decisão controversa e ainda não esclarecida satisfatoriamente pelas autoridades peruanas.

The General Assembly of the United Nations declared September 26th as International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, on December 2013, following a meeting held on September 26th that same year, where there was demand of the urgent initiation of negotiations at the Disarmament Conference towards the rapid conclusion of a general convention on nuclear weapons, that prohibit the possession, development, production, acquisition, test, stockpiling, trade, use or threat to use these weapons, and that foresees its elimination.

Between September 16 and 19, the Venezuelan people organized an important action of sovereign affirmation, in which delegates from several countries, representatives of diverse organizations, associations and social movements, as well as heads of State, could express their support and solidarity to the brotherly people of Venezuela in the fierce and sustained resistance against imperialist interference, against the offensive of the reactionary and oligarchic forces and for the continuity and deepening of the great Bolivarian Revolution.

Entre los días 16 y 19 de septiembre, el pueblo venezolano organizó una importante acción de afirmación soberana, en la que los presentes de diversos países, representantes de organizaciones, asociaciones y movimientos sociales diversos, así como jefes de Estado, pudieron manifestar su apoyo y solidaridad al pueblo hermano de Venezuela en la aguerrida y sostenida resistencia contra la injerencia imperialista, contra la ofensiva de las fuerzas reaccionarias y oligárquicas y por la continuidad y profundización de la grandiosa Revolución Bolivariana.

Entre os dias 16 e 19 de setembro, o povo venezuelano organizou uma importante ação de afirmação soberana, em que os presentes de diversos países, representantes de organizações, associações e movimentos sociais diversos, assim como chefes de Estado, puderam manifestar seu apoio e solidariedade ao povo irmão da Venezuela na aguerrida e sustentada resistência contra a ingerência imperialista, contra a ofensiva das forças reacionárias e oligárquicas e pela continuidade e aprofundamento da grandiosa Revolução Bolivariana.

Por Socorro Gomes*

On the International Day of Peace, 21st of September, the peoples have manifested their desire for a fairer world, an egalitarian international order and respect for the nations’ sovereignty, pillars for the end of wars, imperialism and colonialism, respect for the environment and solidarity between the peoples. Yet, they have also reaffirmed their resistance to the warmongering and interventionist policies promoted by aggressive and offensive policies such as those of the US president Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly.

By Socorro Gomes


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