SI Committees

Latin America and the Caribbean
Santo Domingo
17-18 April 2008

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Latin America and the Caribbean

José Francisco Peña Gómez – TEN YEARS ON
Democratic Socialism in Latin America and the Caribbean

17-18 April 2008


Thursday 17 April

Video presentation

Singing of the Socialist International hymn, the national anthem and the hymn of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD

Opening speeches:

Ramón Alburquerque, President of the PRD, Vice-President of the Socialist International

Peggy Cabral de Peña Gómez, Vice-President and Secretary for International Affairs of the PRD

Miguel Vargas Maldonado, Vice-President of the PRD, Candidate to the Presidency of the Republic

Luis Ayala, Secretary General of the Socialist International


First Panel: “The legacy of Peña Gómez

Moderator: Miguel Vargas Maldonado


Milagros Ortiz Bosch, Vice-President of the PRD
Tony Raful, Vice-President of the  PRD

Ivelissa Prats de Pérez, Vice-President and Director of Education and Doctrine of the PRD

Milton Ray Guevara, Vice-President of the PRD
Questions and Answers

Second Panel: ¨The influence of Peña Gómez on the development of social democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean and internationally¨

Moderator: Ramón Alburquerque

Samuel Santos, FSLN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua

Antonio Gallicchio,  New Space, Uruguay

Timoteo Zambrano, Un Nuevo Tiempo, Venezuela

Victor Benoit Union of Haitian Social Democrats

Questions and Answers
Third Panel: “Democratic socialist priorities for governments in the region today

Moderator: Peggy Cabral de Peña Gómez


Miguel Angel Ibarra, National Union for Hope, UNE, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of  Guatemala

Oscar Alfaro Zamora, Member of the Executive, National Liberation Party, PLN, Costa Rica

Hermes Toledo, Member of Parliament, Socialist Party of Uruguay

Questions and Answers

Viernes, 18 de abril

Fourth Panel: “The role of social democracy as an alternative force in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

Moderator: Tony Raful

Felipe Mujica, MAS, Venezuela

Jorge Bustamante, Director of Instituto of Liberal Thought, Liberal Party of Colombia

Mayra Coffie, MAN, Curaçao

Leopoldo López, Un Nuevo Tiempo, Venezuela
Questions and Answers

Fifth Panel: “ Democratic socialism as a global force: Proposals for a changing world

Moderator: Luis Ayala

Orlando Jorge Mera, Secretary General of the PRD, Dominican Republic

Eduardo Ruas Manuel, Director of the International Departament, MPLA, Angola

Manuel Rosales, Un Nuevo Tiempo, Venezuela

Heriberto Galindo, Member of the National Executive Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico

Questions and Answers

Final words by Luis Ayala


Press Conference

Other activities

If you are looking for an earlier meeting, please consult the LIBRARY section.