This is another very important thread to finish configuring this history of the New Society and the globalization of social democracy. Fourth thread: the Caracas Conference Here is already beginning to take shape what all the threads followed up to now had been weaving: the prestige of Venezuelan democracy "against the current", its stability, climate of peace and freedom, its progressive policies, oil boom, its international policy, Pérez, his friendship with Brandt, his desire to join the Socialist International, the large number of exiles in Venezuela, the office of the FES, the headquarters of Nueva SociedadAll this made Caracas the ideal place for one of the fundamental steps in the globalization of the Socialist International, the Caracas Conference.
We have already seen its importance through Brandt himself. Following the deliberations, speeches and resolutions of the event amazes. If the event faded until it was almost erased from south africa phone number list the memory of Venezuelans, this can only be explained by the dimension of the other things that involved it (the nationalization of oil, for example; or the North-South Conference in Paris). But in any other Third World country it would have become a historical landmark. The list of participants is impressive: in addition to Brandt and the hosts Pérez and Betancourt, none other than Bruno Kreisky, Luis Alberto Monge, Óscar Arias, Rodrigo Borja, Felipe González, Bettino Craxi, Mário Soares, José Francisco Peña Gómez and even, the legendary Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre.
The list is much longer, but let's stop at Haya de La Torre: even he, who was the first to attempt a kind of regional international , the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA), who did not allow himself to be convinced by the Comintern or Going to the Soviet Union in the 1920s, when it was not so easy not to be deluded by communism, now he agreed to commune with the International, what to expect from the rest? new societywill be generous in covering the event.