The Chilean MIR (Movement of Revolutionary Left) kidnaps millionaire Brazilian businessman Abilio Diniz, keeps him prisoner for 6 days in a small room dug in the bottom of a well, and asks for a ransom of $30 million to fund its revolutionary activities against the Pinochet government.
In the first democratic elections in Brazil after 30 years of military dictatorship, the Workers’ Party emerges as a powerful political organization, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, its presidential candidate, however, is defeated by Fernando Collor de Mello in the Brazilian presidential elections.
In the next year, both the Wokers' Party, Lula, and the Chilean Mir will be dicussing strategies for the Latin American left at the first meeting of an organization which will be known as the São Paulo Forum.
Convened by the Brazilian Workers’ Party in the month of July, the São Paulo Forum is founded and presided over by Fidel Castro and former Brazilian president (but then defeated presidential candidate and leader of the Workers’ Party) Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, with the avowedly purpose, in Castro’s words, of “reconquering in Latin America the empire that has been lost in Eastern Europe.” The first meeting took place in the city of São Paulo—hence the name of the organization—and gathered together representatives of 42 leftist political organizations, parties, and movements from all throughout Latin America. Among its members are:
National Liberation Army (Colombia)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Alternative Democratic Pole in Colombia
Workers’ Party (Brazil)
Cuban Communist Party
Broad Front (Uruguay)
Socialist Party (Chile)
United Left of Peru
Free Bolivia Movement
Socialist Movement of Bolivia
Ecuadorian Socialist Party
Fifth Republic Movement of Venezuela (now the United Socialist Party of Venezuela)
Party of Democratic Revolution (Mexico)
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (Nicaragua)
Guatemalan National Revolution Unit
Democratic Revolutionary Party of Panama
Lavalas Movement (Haiti)
In a document named “São Paulo Declaration,” the members of the Forum stated their goals, summarized their internal debates, and expressed their intention to “seek to advance agreed-upon proposals for taking unified action in the anti-imperialist and popular struggle.” From its inception the “Forum,” more than simply discussing issues and exchanging information, intends to plan, organize, and take action. Some paragraphs later, after proclaiming its rejection of a new form adopted by the old American imperialism, the members of the São Paulo Forum state that they seek to establish, “in contrast with the proposed integration under imperialist domination, the foundations of a new concept of unity and continental integration.”
The second meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Mexico City, from June 12th to 15th, assembling 68 participants from 22 countries from all over Latin America. The meeting is convened by Mexico’s Party of Democratic Revolution and also is attended by 12 political parties and organizations from Europe, Canada, and the United States.
The SPF reaffirms its commitment to fight "American imperialism" and "neo-liberal economic policies" in a public statement called “Mexico Declaration” and expresses that it considers as it primary “duty of solidarity” “the defense of the sovereignty of Cuba and the making of efforts to thwart the plans of the American imperialist power against the Cuban Revolution.”
The third meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Managua, Nicaragua, by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). 61 left-wing political parties and movements from 17 Latin American and Caribbean countries and 60 guest organizations from North American, Europe, Africa, and Asia participate in the meetings of the umbrella organization.
The fourth meeting of the São Paulo Forum takes place in Havana. The spearhead of the Communist revolution in Latin America has grown in number in the period of one year. Now counting with 112 member organizations, the 1993 Forum's meeting is attended by 25 guest organizations from Latin American and 44 others coming from North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In its final declaration, the members of the São Paulo Forum renew their "condenation of the imoral and imperialist economic blockade agaisnt Cuba and
Lula, president and founder of the São Paulo Forum, is the Workers’ Party presidential candidate for the second time.
The fifth meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Montevideo, Uruguay, gathering more than 200 leftist parties and organizations and praised by Gadhafi as
The sixth meeting of the São Paulo Forum takes place in San Salvador.
The seventh meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The eighth meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Mexico City.
Lula, president and founder of the São Paulo Forum, is the Workers’ Party presidential candidate for the third time.
The ninth meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Managua, Nicaragua.
Olavo de Carvalho first publicly mentions the São Paulo Forum in a foreword he wrote for A Face Oculta da Estrela: Retrocesso, Falsidade e Ilusões (The Hidden Face of the Star: Retrocess, Insincerity, and Illusions), a book by Adolpho João de Paula Coelho. In his foreword, titled "Making Essential Information Available Again," after explaining what Antonio Gramsci's strategy for cultural revolution is and how it has been successfully applied in Brazil, Carvalho points out that the goals of that strategy have been so well accomplished that, "today, it is in the assuredness, in the pompous and arrogant ease with which people who do not know anything about the subject assure us that Communism is a thing of the past while slavishly repeating Communist slogans (being unaware that they are Communist slogans) that lies the best guarantee that the plans announced by Fidel Castro at the São Paulo Forum will be conducted with the foolish complicity of millions of quiet and self-satisfied fools."
Recolocando em circulação informações essenciais (Foreword to a book, May 15)
Making Essential Information Available Again
In an article titled "What is crime?," Olavo de Carvalho discusses the
Qual é o crime? (Jornal da Tarde, August 30)
The tenth meeting of the São Paulo Forum takes place in Havana and gathers together 518 representatives of left-wing movements and parties from 81 countries of Latin America, the Caribbean, North American, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Middle East. In a declariation issued at the end of the meeting, the members of the organization state that Cuba is a setting of "a high symbolic value, because of what that country represents for the left of the continent, because of its dignity, as an example of resistance and because of its steadfast commitment to the principles that guide the Forum."
The eleventh meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in Antigua, Guatemala.
A hora da colheita (O Globo, September 7)
Letter from Constantine C. Menges to Olavo de Carvalho (September 17)
Entrevista com o meu vizinho (Zero Hora, October 6)
Qualquer coisa e o Sr. Summa (O Globo, October 19)
A vitória do partido único (Jornal da Tarde, October 21)
Lula e lulas (O Globo, November 2)
O excelentíssimo (Zero Hora, November 3)
Escolha temível (O Globo,November 15)
Resumo da encrenca (Folha de São Paulo, November 18)
Mentiras concisas (O Globo, November 23)
Metamorfoses ambulantes (O Globo, December 9)
Os minutos finais de um justo (O Globo, March 8)
Transparent Roofs (Folha de São Paulo, April 28)
Quem pode contra isso? (O Globo, June 23)
Honra temível (O Globo, August 30)
Simbiose Obscena (O Globo, February 7)
Mundo paralelo (O Globo, March 5)
Falsas Omissões (O Globo, May 1)
Desinformação colossal (Zero Hora, July 11)
Desculpe, Dr. Menges (O Globo, July 2004)
Nada é o que é (Zero Hora, November 14)
Repetindo o aviso (Zero Hora, November 28)
The twelfth meeting of the São Paulo Forum is held in São Paulo, Brazil.
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, o sábio da Veja (February 2005)
Recado ao general (O Globo, March 19)
Obviedades temíveis (Diário do Comércio, August 1)
Aí vem tudo de novo (Zero Hora, September 4)
Brazilian Left: From Victory to Defeat to Victory Again (A brief presentation delivered at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Washington D.C., September 15)
President Lula, guilty by confession (Diário do Comércio, September 26)
Apelo público (September)
São Paulo Forum: The Backbone of Communism and Terrorism Spread in Latin America (Aleksander Boyd Interviews Olavo de Carvalho, VCrisis, November 21)
Neocommunist Rise: The São Paulo Forum and the Strategical Unity of the Latin-American Left (Presentation delivered at the Intelligence Summit 2006,Arlington, VA, February 17 to 20)
Um negócio quase honesto (April 13)
Brazil: The Usual and Not-So-Usual Suspects (FrontPageMagazine, May 22)
Por trás da subversão (Diário do Comércio, June 5)
Apelo urgente aos leitores brasileiros (June 2006)
O dever que nos espera (Diário do Comércio, May 15)
De quem é a festa? (Diário do Comércio, October 5)
A prova cabal da mentira (Diário do Comércio, October 16)
Voto consciente (censored by Zero Hora, October 29)
Sem novidades, exceto as piores (Diário do Comércio, October 30)
O Brasil de Bento XVI (Jornal do Brasil, January 11)
O Foro de São Paulo, versão anestésica (Diário do Comércio, January 15)
Lição repetida (Jornal do Brasil, January 18)
A palavra das Farc (February 14)
Salvando o comunismo (Inconfidência, March 2)
Cartas de um terráqueo ao planeta Brasil (March 20)
Top-top e fuc-fuc (July 23)
A maior trama criminosa de todos os tempos (Digesto Econômico, September)
Towards a Diagnosis of Latin America (Notes for a lecture delivered at the America’s Future Foundation, September 12)
Sem desculpa (Diário do Comércio, September 13)
O perigo sou eu (Diário do Comércio, September 24)
Aprendendo com Peña Esclusa (Diário do Comércio, October 22)
Sonsice obrigatória (Diário do Comércio, December 6)
Saindo do armário (Jornal do Brasil, December 13)
O revolucionário aburguesado (Diário do Comércio, December 13)
The fourteenth meeting of the São Paulo Forum takes place in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Read the final declaration of the fourteenth meeting.
Chega de discussão (Diário do Comércio, January 16)
Digitais do Foro de São Paulo (Diário do Comércio, January 28)
Gillez, ou: A solução do enigma (Diário do Comércio, January 29)
A força do segredo (Jornal do Brasil, January 31)
Boicotando um herói nacional (Diário do Comércio, February 14)
Agora é tarde (Jornal do Brasil, March 6)
Colaboracionistas (Jornal do Brasil, March 13)
Confusão e erro (Diário do Comércio, May 9)
Os homens certos no lugar certo (Inconfidência, May 19)
Doméstica apaixonada (Jornal do Brasil, June 5)
Uma nova fachada do Foro de São Paulo (Diário do Comércio, June 9)
“Os” Intelectuais e seu modelo (Jornal do Brasil, June 26)
Ofício proibido (Jornal do Brasil, July 17)
Falando às pedras (Diário do Comércio, August 1)
Por favor, me expliquem ( Jornal do Brasil, August 7)
Fora da lei (Diário do Comércio, October 23)
Da mentira à impostura (March 26)
O deserto dos gringos (Digesto Econômico, July)
A OEA, órgão do Foro de São Paulo (Diário do Comércio, July 20)
Apostando contra o tempo (Diário do Comércio, August 21)
Olavo de Carvalho explains Lula and the São Paulo Forum (Aleksander Boyd interviews Olavo de Carvalho, VCrisis, October 22)
Alex Newman interviews Olavo de Carvalho on Communism in Latin America (New American, March 15)
Os barões (Diário do Comércio, December 1)
O passado no presente (Diário do Comércio, July 12)
Bandidos e poltrões (Diário do Comércio, July 23)
Rabo à mostra (Diário do Comércio,August 2010)
Grande Descoberta (Diário do Comércio, November 1)
Ato de Rotina (Diário do Comércio, January 7)
Lição de diplomacia (Diário do Comércio, April 26)
A raposa e o tigre (Diário do Comércio, June 13)
A glória de Obama (Diário do Comércio, July 2011)
Perguntas proibidas (Diário do Comércio, August 8)
Frivolidade Criminosa (Diário do Comércio, August 25)
Leftists across Latin America gather for São Paulo Forum congress in Nicaragua (Christian Science Monitor, May 11).
Saudades do jornalismo (Diário do Comércio, April 23)
Demolindo Otávio de Ramalho (Mídia Sem Máscara, May 4)
South American Union Seeks Regional Law Enforcement (Alex Newman, The New American, May 7)
Depois do mensalão (Diário do Comércio,October 17)
O maior dos perigos (Diário do Comércio, October 24)
O óbvio esotérico (Diário do Comércio, October 31)
Regra geral (November 3, 2012)
Quem eram os ratos? (Diário do Comércio, December 6)
O preço do colaboracionismo (Diário do Comércio, December 17)
Duas notas (Diário do Comércio, January 8)