The most important communist/maoist organization in the United States, Liberation Road, is building support for a ‘socialist revolution’ in Mexico.
The revolutionary socialist organization based in the United States has recently created the so-called Project of Solidarity with the People of Mexico to help promote and turn Mexico to the extreme left and it will become a tool that will enable the dissemination of socialism in the United States as well.
“Mexico, more than any other country in the world, will influence our struggle in the U.S. for a transformative shift from imperialist capitalism to socialism. Will the U.S. succeed in maintaining Mexico as a vassal state? Or will Mexico point the way for U.S. social movements to gain government power,” questions Liberation Road on its own website.
In fact, this name – Liberation Road – is new, although the organization has been around for 32 years and was formerly known as the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO).
The organization defines itself as a “revolutionary people’s movement in the United States” that has the Republican Party as its “main enemy.”
After the 2018 victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico became one of the main centers of the Liberation Road in Latin America.
Extreme left-wing history of López Obrador
According to the Washington Post, López Obrador, 65, has been active in extreme leftist forces since his youth and his political beginnings took place in the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
“Lopez Obrador saw himself as an activist, representing the state of Tabasco in negotiations with Pemex, trying to convince oil workers that they should demand better wages and benefits. He named his son Jesús Ernesto after Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the Marxist guerrilla who fought with Fidel Castro in Cuba,” explained the Washington Post.
During his career, López Obrador has been a member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (1989 – 2012) and finally founded his own party, National Regeneration Movement (Morena), which he helped him become president of Mexico.
The López Obrador has also had close ties with the Forum of São Paulo, a movement founded by communist dictator Fidel Castro and former Brazilian President Ignacio Lula da Silva in the 1990s with the aim “to save what had been lost of Communism in Eastern Europe and the old USSR.”
In May 2011, the López Obrador sent a letter to the participants of the São Paulo Forum in which he pointed out that his party was “building a citizen and popular movement that seeks to carry out the profound transformation of the country and materialize an Alternative Nation Project.”
Connection between MORENA and Liberation Road
Recently the MORENA activist, professor of history and archaeology at the University of Guanajuato Javier Bravo traveled to San Diego to participate in a conference organized by the activist of Liberation Road, Martin Eder.
“Professor Javier Bravo, a longtime activist and representative of MORENA, will be (…) talking about the current struggles in Mexico and how we are building a movement against Trump to stop the right-wing ethnic cleansing of Mexican immigrants and other immigrants,” the Mexican Solidarity Coalition reported on Facebook.
Other communist organizations in the United States
Another communist organization on American soil created to support or foster communist regimes in Latin America and linked to Liberation Road is the Committee in Solidarity with the Peoples of El Salvador (CISPES).
CISPES is systematically supporting Salvadoran communists and opposing U.S. aid to the new government of El Salvador to encourage private sector investment in the region’s “infrastructure and development.”
According to Newsweek investigative journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave, this radical organization “was formed in October 1980 as a direct result of a visit to the U.S. by Farid Handal, brother of the Secretary General of the Salvadoran Communist Party Shafik Handal. His principal adviser in this venture was Alfredo Garcia Almeida, at that time the Station Chief of the Departamento de America of the Cuban Communist Party in New York.”
“CISPES was subsequently set up as a tax-exempt organization with an office in Washington and countrywide chapters, that included 500 college campuses,” Borchgrave’s research revealed.
In summary, there are several communist organizations that, from within the United States, are promoting the implementation and consolidation of socialism in Latin America in order to “build the strategic alliance of those forces in the quest to build socialism in the United States,” as Liberation Road openly declares.