VI International Seminar on Peace and the Abolition of the Foreign Military Bases May 2-8

Start: Thursday, May 02, 2019 5:00 PM

End: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 2:00 PM


VI International Seminar on Peace and the Abolition of the Foreign Military Bases

May 2-8, 2019

The World Council for Peace, the Cuban Movement for Peace and the Sovereignty of Peoples (MOVPAZ) and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), with the co-sponsorship of the Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL), the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (CMLK) and the Oscar Arnulfo Romero Reflection Group, call for the VI International Seminar on Peace and the Abolition of the Foreign Military Bases to be held in Guantánamo, Cuba, from May 4 to 6, 2019.

Once again, the importance and full validity of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace approved by all the Heads of State and Government of the Region meeting in Havana in January 2014, during the II Summit of CELAC will be reiterated.

Once more, this 6th edition of the Seminar will be held in the city of Guantánamo, capital of the homonymous province, where exists the oldest US military base in the world, which also functions today as an international center of torture and Human Rights Violations (Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp) that arouses the repudiation of people who love peace all over the planet.

This seminar will once again bring together fighters for peace and against-war solidarity friends of Cuba and friends of the most just causes of the peoples, in order to demand the elimination of foreign bases and facilities from the countries of our region and from the whole world, as well as the cessation of the militaristic and arms race that US imperialism develops along with its NATO and Israel allies and that sets the world in the forefront of a new world conflagration.

Likewise, it will be held at a time when a great offensive of imperialism and the Latin American oligarchies are going against the democratic and progressive processes of the continent. This imperialistic offensive attempts to reverse by all means, the achievements of progressive governments in defense of their peoples and their genuine independence and sovereignty through political and media tricks and infamies, as well as through the implementation of mechanisms of economic extortion and through the tendency to deal with political issues through the courts

This International Seminar will also take place in the context of the intensification of hostile and aggressive policies of the new US Administration against Cuba, which has unilaterally imposed a setback to the process of normalization of relations between the two countries initiated in December 2014 and that is committed to strengthen the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade against the largest of the Antilles. It will be a space to strengthen the Global Coalition against the Military Bases of the United States and NATO approved in Dublin, Ireland; and within the framework of this VI Seminar the "World Day for Peace and against Foreign Military Bases” will be officially constituted on February 23.



Departure from Villa Clara

Departure point: Palace of Conventions after the closing ceremony of the Solidarity Meeting

Arrival of the delegates to Villa Clara

Check-in and dinner at Hotel Santa Clara Libre



7:00 AM Departure to the province of Guantanamo

1:00 PM Lunch at a local restaurant in Camagüey (La Campana de Toledo)

Continue driving to Guantánamo

Arrival, check-in and box dinner


6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast

7:30 AM Departure for the venue of the event

8:00 AM Accreditation

9:00 AM Opening of the VI Seminar at the Theater of the University of Medical Sciences of Guantánamo

Special speeches:

- Welcome and greetings from the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and the Sovereignty of the Peoples, Cro. Silvio Platero Yrola.

-Intervention of the President of the World Council for Peace, Cra. María do Socorro Gomes.

-Brief characterization of Guantánamo.

10: 30 AM Break

11:00 AM Conference on the situation of military bases in the world
 (Other conference or information if required)

12:00 PM Bus transfer to the hotel

12:30 PM Lunch at Hotel Guantánamo

2:20 PM Bus transfer to the venue of the event

2:30 PM Work in Commissions with the participation of delegates to the event

6:00 PM Return to Hotel Guantánamo

7:00 PM Dinner at Guantánamo Hotel

8:30 PM Cultural Gala at the Guaso Theater


6:30 AM Breakfast

7:30 AM Departure for Santiago de Cuba

9:00 AM Visit the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

Tribute from Delegates to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro

10:30 AM Panoramic tour by bus through the city of Santiago de Cuba

1:00 PM Lunch at Guantánamo Hotel

3:00 PM Departure for Caimanera Municipality. Visualize the Bay and the Naval Base from Caimanera Hotel

6:00 PM Activity with the CDRs. (Committee for the Defense of the Revolution) Exchange with settlers of the marine town of Caimanera, located at the border of the Naval Base illegally imposed by the US to Cuba

8:00 PM Arrival and dinner at Guantánamo Hotel


7:30 AM Breakfast and departure to the venue of the event

9:00 AM Continuation of work in commissions

10:30 AM Break

10:50 AM Continuation of work in commissions

12:00 PM Bus transfer to Guantánamo Hotel

12:30 PM Lunch at Guantánamo Hotel

2:00 PM Bus transfer to the venue of the event

2:30 PM Plenary session for approving the Final Declaration of the event

6:30 PM Ceremony of final declaration in 24 de Febrero Square with the presence of the people of Guantánamo

8:00 PM Dinner at Guantánamo Hotel



7:00 AM Departure of delegates to Ciego de Ávila

12:00 PM Lunch in Las Tunas (Restaurant Ranchón La Rotonda)

1:00 PM Continuation of trip

6:00 PM Arrival of the delegates

Check-in and dinner



7:00 AM Departure to Havana

2:00 PM Arrival to Havana

Box lunch

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