Montevideo, Nov 16 (EFE) .- Thousands of trade unionists from Latin America marched through the streets of Uruguay today in the framework of the Continental Meeting for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism with it looks at the "fight to improve life" of the countries of the region.
This was expressed by Marcelo Abdala, secretary of the Uruguayan workers' union, the PIT CNT, during his speech at the opening of the meeting, in which he stressed that Latin American trade unions have "the honor commitment" to defend democracy.
"It is an honor to welcome more than 2,000 colleagues from 23 countries, the Uruguayan working class with their hearts in their hands says welcome to this homeland of Artigas, also part of our Latin America, "said Abdala.
The demonstration He started at the University of the Republic and brought together the main unions in the region that arrived in large groups with their distinctive flags, drums, fireworks and songs.
The central act was held in the vicinity of the obelisk of the Uruguayan capital where the national anthem was played and made a proclamation with claims for all countries of the region.
"Honduras and the disastrous coup d'Ã©tat, then Paraguay, then the brazen government of capital in Argentina, what is (Mauricio) Macri but the expression of the great capital? ", affirmed the secretary general of the PIT CNT.
Likewise, Abdala emphasized" the attacks on the transformative revolutionary process "of Venezuela, with" asphyxia and war economic, the blockade and the actions of a violent and fascist right "that leaves institutionality aside and questions the" legitimate right "of the Venezuelan people" to mark their destiny ".
The union leader stressed that Brazil faces a" disastrous coup d'Ã©tat "that of soft" has nothing "due to an operation to" judicialize politics "and emphasized in the labor reform carried out by the Government of Michel Temer.
Abdala also referred to the claims made by the Uruguayan head office in his country and stressed the need for "the necessary investment "in public health, education and in the National System of Care in the Accountability of 2018.
" In Uruguay we are going for more, as our president of the Republic, TabarÃ© VÃ¡zquez, in the ILO (International Labor Organization), what stagnates, regresses, "she added.
Francisca RodrÃguez, member of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile, said in his speech that this Latin American call is "for the liberation of the fascist-capitalist governments that rise fraudulently" and for "the tireless struggle" to recover the identity of the continent.
"We have to recover the people, popular sovereignty, we can not continue with warm speeches," he concluded.