Youth School 2005

Strategies for taking power in Latin America

Willem 24/8/05


Why Latin America?

What is strategy?.


1. Cuba 1958

a. programme

b. lessons

          Armed struggle

Mystification and reality



2. Chile 1969-1973

Problem of armed struggle posed in a different way

          Failure of the 'peaceful road to socialism'

          Failure of foquismo


3. Nicaragua 1979

Beyond foquismo

Combined strategy

A new state

Who was in power?

End of a period

Strategic framework

A new century, a changed situation


4. Zapatistas

Influence, inspiration and power


5. Venezuela

Elections and state power: what is the perspective?


6. Brazil

The PT, a party of a new type.

Participation in the government

The dilemma