The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (French: Conférence permanente des partis politiques d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes; Spanish: Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Políticos de América Latina y el Caribe, COPPPAL) is an international organization of political parties in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was created at the behest of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) on 12 October 1979 in Oaxaca, Mexico, and brings together liberal, social democratic, Christian democratic, and some other leftist political parties. Today COPPPAL is one of the most important forums of political parties in Latin America and the Caribbean.[citation needed]

Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean

Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Políticos de América Latina y el Caribe

Conférence permanente des partis politiques d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes
PresidentAlejandro Moreno Cárdenas[1],
Vice PresidentAlberto Aguilar Iñárritu,
Founded12 October 1979 (1979-10-12)
IdeologyBig tent
Political positionCentre to far-left

Its first president (1979-1981) was Gustavo Carvajal Moreno of Mexico (PRI). Its current president is the Mexican politician Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas (PRI).


COPPPAL was established during a 12 October 1979 conference in Oaxaca, Mexico, on the initiative of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), the ruling party in Mexico at the time. The multilateral non-governmental organization was defined by its charter as a "forum of nationalist parties that prioritize sovereignty, while advancing a more just and egalitarian international order." [2]

The organization would advance this goal by

"defending democracy and the legal and political institutions while fostering their development and improvement; strengthening the principle of self-determination of the peoples of Latin America; promoting regional integration; supporting any initiative for disarmament; promoting the defense, sovereignty and better utilization of the natural resources of each country in the region; boosting development; promoting Latin American regional organizations and joint actions that will enable the establishment of a more just international economic order; defending and promoting respect for human rights." [2]

The organization was led by the PRI between its establishment in 1979 and 1984, and again between 1989 and 2005. Antonio Cafiero of the Justicialist Party (Argentina) was elected president of the coordinating committee in 2005, and Gustavo Carvajal Moreno of the PRI (Mexico) was elected as its adjunct president. Cafiero was succeeded in 2011 by Pedro Joaquín Coldwell of the PRI.[3] The committee coordinates youth exchange, consultative, and other activities among its member parties, as well as with the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).[4]


The following political parties from the Americas are represented at COPPPAL (associate members in italics):[5]

Nation Member Parties
  Argentina Partido Intransigente - Partido Justicialista - Partido Socialista - Frente Grande - Unión Cívica Radical
  Aruba People's Electoral Movement
  Belize People's United Party
  Bolivia Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria - Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario - Movimiento Bolivia Libre
  Bonaire Bonaire Democratic Party
  Brazil Partido Democrático Trabalhista - Partido dos Trabalhadores - Movimento Democrático Brasileiro
  Canada Parti Québécois
  Chile Partido Radical Socialdemócrata - Partido Socialista de Chile - Partido por la Democracia
  Colombia Partido Liberal Colombiano - Polo Democrático Independiente
  Costa Rica Partido Liberación Nacional
  Cuba Partido Comunista de Cuba
  Curaçao Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 Di Mei 1969 - Partido Laboral Krusada Popular
  Dominica Dominica Labour Party
  Dominican Republic Partido Revolucionario Dominicano - Partido de la Liberación Dominicana - Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata
  Ecuador Izquierda Democrática - Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano - Partido Socialista-Frente Amplio
  El Salvador Frente Farabundo Martí de Liberación Nacional - Cambio Democrático
  Guatemala Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza
  Haiti Fusion des Sociaux-Démocrates Haïtiens - Òganizasyon Pèp Kap Lité
  Honduras Partido Liberal
  Jamaica People's National Party
  Mexico Partido Revolucionario Institucional - Partido del Trabajo - Partido de la Revolución Democrática - Movimiento Ciudadano
  Nicaragua Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
  Panama Partido Revolucionario Democrático
  Peru Partido Aprista Peruano - Partido Nacionalista Peruano
  Puerto Rico Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
  Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Labour Party
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Unity Labour Party
  Uruguay Frente Amplio - Partido Colorado - Partido Nacional
  Venezuela Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela - Acción Democrática - Movimiento al Socialismo - Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo - PODEMOS

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Copppal define desafíos y líneas de trabajo para próximos años". La Voz del Sandinismo (in Spanish). 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "¿Qué es la COPPPAL?". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  3. ^ "Nombran a Pedro Joaquín Coldwell presidente de la COPPPAL". La Primera Plana. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  4. ^ "Actividades". Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  5. ^ "Partidos miembros". Archived from the original on 2016-10-23.

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