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It’s time to bury the Monroe Doctrine and foster positive relationships across Latin America and the Caribbean.


On Friday, April 28, 2023, we will be walking the halls of the Capitol meeting Members of Congress and their staffers to educate and advocate for a new policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean based on the principles of non-intervention and mutual respect towards Latin America and the Caribbean. 

9:00 AM

Greet and Meet

Meet at the Rayburn Cafeteria (Rep McGovern will greet us at the Cafeteria at 9:30am)

10:00 AM  

Congressional Teach-In

12:00 PM 


Lunch at Rayburn Cafeteria

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Visit congressional offices 

Visit the offices of your representatives in both the House and the Senate

4:00 PM


Debrief at Rayburn Cafeteria​ to ​assess how to move forward with what we learned.

9:00 - 10:00 AM


Registration for Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Forum: In Search of a New U.S. Policy for a New Latin America & Caribbean: Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine.

10:00 - 10:40 AM

Opening Plenary

Calling for an end to an era of US hegemony, this conference seeks to advance a path towards decolonial futures and new models of regional integration.

Juan Gonzalez - Keynote Speaker

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10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Opposing Sanctions and Unilateral Intervention

Sanctions are coercive measures that contradict sovereignty in the region with devastating impacts on millions of people in health, human rights, and immigration.

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12:00 - 12:15 PM


12:15- 1:20

Countering Militarism with Peace and Cooperation

This panel evaluates the contradictions between U.S. backed militarism next to alternative models of regional cooperation and plurinationalism. 

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1:20 - 2:20

Lunch Break

2:20 - 3:30

Forging an independent economic model

This panel examines the regional shift away from neoliberalism and towards new economic proposals to rebalance power in the hemisphere.

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4:00 - 4:55 PM

Unearthing and addressing the causes of migration

Panelists examine the Biden/Harris immigration policy, showing the flaws of the ‘root cause strategy,’ and resistance among Afro-Descendant and Indigenous land protectors.

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Closing Session  

Special Guests