>Latin America is turning Red.
— Gennady Zyuganov, Chair, Communist Party of the Russian Federation; quoted in Eurasia Daily Monitor, January 27, 2006
The Twentieth Century was the century of Socialism. The Twenty-first Century is the century of the transition to Communism.
— Communist Century website introduction
First, we will take over Eastern Europe, then we will organize the hordes of Asia . . . then we will move on to Latin America; once we have Latin America, we won’t have to take the United States, the last bastion of capitalism, because it will fall into our outstretched hands like overripe fruit.
— Statement attributed to Vladimir Lenin, quoted by US President Ronald Reagan, September 9, 1985
While communists and assorted leftists throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia raise a hue and cry against the USA for failing to extradite alleged CIA operative and anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, the MSM overlooks (purposely?) Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov’s visit to Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela. In like secretive fashion, in November 2006 Zyuganov accompanied President Vladimir Putin to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hanoi. This news was only posted at the website of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), which comprises the Russian section of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union, under the leadership of August 1991 coup mastermind Oleg Shenin. Pictured above: Chairman Zyuganov addresses the Russian Federation State Duma.
The itinerary of the CPRF State Duma faction in Latin America follows. Note the reference to the planned meeting with all of the Mexican parties linked to Pretender President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, as well as the reference to the “traditional” collaboration between the CPRF and the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC). How much more proof is needed to accept the fact that the international communist conspiracy is not the product of overheated right-wing imaginations but a very real combine of anti-Western political forces, now many decades old. That the Soviet communists are bold enough to openly visit their comrades in Latin America indicates that the Communist Bloc, per KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn’s warnings, occupies a position of superiority over the benighted West.
Indeed, in a September 2006 address titled “Time to Change Course” and published at the Marxism-Leninism Today website, Zyuganov remarks: “Capitalism in its globalist stage is fast approaching a point where it will exhaust itself.” Taking due notice of the “red spread” in Latin America and the opponents of twenty-first-century socialism, he then portrays Soviet communism as the means by which to correct the ills imposed by neoliberalism/capitalism:
Our geopolitical opponents are very well aware of it. That is why they are mounting ever new attacks on the CPRF seeking to discredit it and even have it banned. The recent attempt of the Council of Europe to pass an anti-communist resolution is one more evidence of that.
The CPRF is successfully beating off these attacks with the support of the fraternal communist parties and democratic movements in the whole world. The road toward which it is calling the country is not a utopia, nor it is a call to return to the past. On the contrary, we are the only political force in Russia which, backed by its thousand year history and unique achievements of the Soviet government, is showing a real road to a new future.
The successes of Red China where the communist party is effectively guiding the development in the context of a market economy and a combination of various forms of property give the jitters to modern globalists and neo-liberals. Venezuela and Bolivia have resolutely embarked on the road of confronting imperialist diktat, of nationalization of natural resources and protecting the rights of the working population. Cuba and Vietnam continue successful construction of socialism. The whole world is waiting for a resurgence of Russia pinning on it its hopes for an end to wars and attempts to create new colonial empires, economic and political blackmail and diktat. The world is waiting for healthy changes in our country.
It is time to start acting. It is important that the broad masses finally understand that this is an imperative. At stake is the salvation of Russia, restoration of its honour and destiny and its future.
Thus, we see that the CPRF/CPSU remains committed to world revolution and the overthrow of the capitalist nations. The same spirit of triumphalism pervades the Communist Century website, which proclaims: “The Twentieth Century was the century of Socialism. The Twenty-first Century is the century of the transition to Communism.” There the site creators refer to the Eighty-One Party Congress, held in Moscow in 1961, where the communist parties of the world established their long-range strategic deception, which is currently reaching its awful culmination. KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn relates the important of this historic communist conference in his book New Lies for Old (1984).
All translations below courtesy Babelfish with some refinements by your resident blogger.
The press service of the State Duma faction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation:
For the information of the media. Respected associates!
We report to you that today begins the official trip of the delegation of the faction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the State Duma, headed by the leader of fraction Gennady Zyuganov, in the countries of Latin America. In the course of the trip they will visit Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela, as planned.
The visit to Mexico is achieved at the invitation of the Labor Party, during which time there will be an encounter with the representatives of the parliamentary factions of the parties belonging to the Broad Progressive Front.
The trip to Cuba is achieved within the framework of traditional collaboration between the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Communist Party of Cuba, including planned encounters with the leadership of the CPC and visits to educational institutions and social welfare facilities. The departure of the [CPRF] delegation to Venezuela is planned after the visit to Cuba.
Source: CPRF Website
On April 21 the CPRF website reported that in Mexico the Russian delegation met with representatives of Obrador’s Broad Progressive Front, as well as Senor Obrador himself: “In the course of his stay in Mexico, Zyuganov met with the leadership of the Labor Party, exchanged opinions about the experiences of our parties and the position of the international Communist movement. Then took place an encounter with the representatives of the parties’ parliamentary factions in the Broad Progressive Front. It was expected too that there would be a meeting with Lopez Obrador in the city hall of Mexico City.” In addition to the Labor Party, the other elements of the front include the Party of the Democratic Revolution and Convergence. Together, the front forms the second largest bloc in the Mexican Congress.
Comrade Gennady’s second stop was Havana, where he bestowed the Commemorative Medal of the Great October Socialist Revolution (pictured here) upon Cuban Tyrant Fidel Castro for services rendered on behalf of world revolution and promoting Soviet power in the Western Hemisphere. On April 25 the CPRF website reported:
Working encounters with the government of Cuba took place on Tuesday. The first meeting occurred with Comrade Fernando Remirez, leader of the International Division of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. In the course of warm, frank conversation, questions of interaction in the international communist movement were discussed. Then G.A. Zyuganov visited the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples of Foreign Countries, where he met with the leaders and activists of the Cuba-Russia Society.
During the same day the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation visited parliament, where he conversed with the chairman of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, Comrade Ricardo Alarcon. In addition, there took place encounters with members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Comrades Machado Ventura and Carlos Lage, and Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Estevan Lasso.
Zyuganov’s third stop was Venezuela, which he visited on April 26. The government of President Hugo Chavez is moving Venezuela toward a single-party dictatorship under the new United Socialist Party of Venezuela, with the parliamentary support of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and two other leftist groupings. The arrival of the CPRF chairman in the Bolivarian Republic, therefore, could not be more timely. The PCV website reports of Zyuganov’s meetings with Venezuelan government authorities and the PCV leadership:
Gennady Zyuganov, Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, visits Venezuela and the Communist Party
(PCV) Caracas, 26 abr. (TP). – The Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and deputy of the Russian Duma Gennady Zyuganov, arrived today in Venezuela, within the framework of a tour of Latin America, heading a delegation of Communist parliamentarians of the Russian Federation. On his agenda were scheduled meetings with the chief authorities of the government of Venezuela, including Chancellor Nicolás Maduro Moros. This Friday at 4 p.m. he will visit Cantaclaro, seat of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), where he will meet with the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, headed by Secretary General Oscar Figuera and President Jeronimo Carrera.
Chancellor Maduro belongs to Chavez’s cabinet and serves as minister of foreign affairs. We have unearthed no reports or photographs of Comrade Gennady meeting Comrade Hugo, but it is possible that Zyuganov and Chavez will confer through intermediaries to avoid the public spotlight. The Fifth Summit of the neo-communist political-economic bloc known as the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas is also slated to meet in Barquisimeto, which is west of Caracas, between April 28 and 29. Thus far, only the websites of the CPRF, CPC, and PCV have reported Zyuganov’s presence in Latin America’s Red Axis.