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26 May 2010

Opening of Andean office of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation


The regional office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for the Andean countries of South America is opening officially with an international seminar on the topics democracy, participation and socialism on the 2nd and 3rd of June in Quito.


Speakers are members of parliament, academics and members of social movements from Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador. They will critically analyse the social transformation processes from the left in the these three countries, which all refer to the "Socialism of the Twenty-first Century".


Popular intellectuals as there are Boaventure de Sousa from Portugal, the former constitutional judge and left presidential candidate Carlos Gaviria from Colombia, and the former President of the Ecuadoran constitutional assembly Alberto Acosta will contribute to the debate, as well as other speakers, and discuss the lessons learned from the real socialism with regard to Latin America, as there are the Cuban Aurelio Alonso of Casa de las Américas and Klaus Meschkat from Germany.

The opening of the Andean office begins with a reception including an inidgenous opening ceremony in the premises of the Foundation in Quito at the 1st of June 2010. Among the prominent guests from Germany are Bodo Ramelow, the head of the parliamentary group of the German federal state Thuringia of the the party Die Linke, and Monika Runge, head of office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Saxony.


Democracy, Participation and Socialism


Seminar with Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Portugal), Carlos Gaviria (Colombia), Klaus Meschkat (Germany) and many others.


Venue: Paraninfo Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Time: 2/3 june 2010, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact: (2) 6046945 / 6046946 (Ecuador)