Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean

Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Políticos de América Latina y el Caribe

Conférence permanente des partis politiques d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes
PresidentAlejandro Moreno Cárdenas[1],
Vice PresidentAlberto Aguilar Iñárritu,
Founded12 October 1979 (1979-10-12)
IdeologyBig tent
Political positionCentre to far-left

The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (French: Conférence permanente des partis politiques d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes; Spanish: Conferencia Permanente de Partidos Políticos de América Latina y el Caribe, COPPPAL) is an international organization of political parties in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was created at the behest of the Institutional Revolutionary Party on 12 October 1979 in Oaxaca, Mexico, and brings together liberal, social democratic, Christian democratic, and other leftist political parties.

Today COPPPAL is one of the most important forums of political parties in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Its first president (1979-1981) was Gustavo Carvajal Moreno of Mexico (PRI). Its current president is the Mexican politician Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas (PRI).


COPPPAL was established during a 12 October 1979 conference in Oaxaca, Mexico, on the initiative of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), the ruling party in Mexico at the time. The multilateral non-governmental organization was defined by its charter as a "forum of nationalist parties that prioritize sovereignty, while advancing a more just and egalitarian international order." [2]

The organization would advance this goal by

"defending democracy and the legal and political institutions while fostering their development and improvement; strengthening the principle of self-determination of the peoples of Latin America; promoting regional integration; supporting any initiative for disarmament; promoting the defense, sovereignty and better utilization of the natural resources of each country in the region; boosting development; promoting Latin American regional organizations and joint actions that will enable the establishment of a more just international economic order; defending and promoting respect for human rights." [2]

The organization was led by the PRI between its establishment in 1979 and 1984, and again between 1989 and 2005. Antonio Cafiero of the Justicialist Party (Argentina) was elected president of the coordinating committee in 2005, and Gustavo Carvajal Moreno of the PRI (Mexico) was elected as its adjunct president. Cafiero was succeeded in 2011 by Pedro Joaquín Coldwell of the PRI.[3] The committee coordinates youth exchange, consultative, and other activities among its member parties, as well as with the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).[4]


The following political parties from the Americas are represented at COPPPAL (associate members in italics):[5]

Nation Member Parties
 Argentina Partido Intransigente - Partido Justicialista - Partido Socialista - Frente Grande - Unión Cívica Radical
 Aruba People's Electoral Movement
 Belize People's United Party
 Bolivia Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria - Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario - Movimiento Bolivia Libre
 Bonaire Bonaire Democratic Party
 Brazil Partido Democrático Trabalhista - Partido dos Trabalhadores - Movimento Democrático Brasileiro
 Canada Parti Québécois
 Chile Partido Radical Socialdemócrata - Partido Socialista de Chile - Partido por la Democracia
 Colombia Partido Liberal Colombiano - Polo Democrático Independiente
 Costa Rica Partido Liberación Nacional
 Cuba Partido Comunista de Cuba
 Curaçao Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 Di Mei 1969 - Partido Laboral Krusada Popular
 Dominica Dominica Labour Party
 Dominican Republic Partido Revolucionario Dominicano - Partido de la Liberación Dominicana - Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata
 Ecuador Izquierda Democrática - Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano - Partido Socialista-Frente Amplio
 El Salvador Frente Farabundo Martí de Liberación Nacional - Cambio Democrático
 Guatemala Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza
 Haiti Fusion des Sociaux-Démocrates Haïtiens - Òganizasyon Pèp Kap Lité
 Honduras Partido Liberal
 Jamaica People's National Party
 Mexico Partido Revolucionario Institucional - Partido del Trabajo - Partido de la Revolución Democrática - Movimiento Ciudadano
 Nicaragua Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
 Panama Partido Revolucionario Democrático
 Peru Partido Aprista Peruano - Partido Nacionalista Peruano
 Puerto Rico Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño
 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Labour Party
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Unity Labour Party
 Uruguay Frente Amplio - Partido Colorado - Partido Nacional
 Venezuela Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela - Acción Democrática - Movimiento al Socialismo - Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo - PODEMOS

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  1. ^ "Copppal define desafíos y líneas de trabajo para próximos años". La Voz del Sandinismo (in Spanish). 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "¿Qué es la COPPPAL?". Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  3. ^ "Nombran a Pedro Joaquín Coldwell presidente de la COPPPAL". La Primera Plana. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  4. ^ "Actividades". Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  5. ^ "Partidos miembros". Archived from the original on 2016-10-23.

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