1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America

The First Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 1–12, 1929.[1] Thirty-eight delegates, representing Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, took part in the meeting. The only established communist party in the region that did not participate was the Communist Party of Chile, which at time suffered a period of harsh repression under the government of Carlos Ibáñez del Campo.[2]

The conference agreed on an analysis of the Latin American political development, considering that the revolution in Latin America ought to be anti-imperialist, agrarian, and democratic. The conference also committed itself to an accord of solidarity with the Soviet Union.[2]

Ronaldo Munck, Ricardo Falcón, and Bernardo Galitelli wrote that the conference "set the 'Third Period' course for Latin American communism as a whole."[3]

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  • Carr, E. H. (1978). Foundations of a Planned Economy, 1926–1929. Vol. 3. London: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-19493-5.
  • Guerra, Sergio; Prieto, Alberto (1980). Cronologia del movimiento obrero y las luchas por la revolución socialista en América Latina y el Caribe (1917–1939) (in Spanish). Havana: Casa de las Américas.
  • Miller, Nicola (1989). Soviet Relations with Latin America, 1959–1987. Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-521-35193-5.
  • Munck, Ronaldo; Falcón, Ricardo; Galitelli, Bernardo (1987). Argentina: From Anarchism to Peronism: Workers, Unions and Politics, 1855–1985. London: Zed Books. ISBN 978-0-86232-570-1.