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It’s time to bury the Monroe Doctrine and foster positive relationships across Latin America and the Caribbean. Join us at American University on Saturday, April 29th, from 10am to 5:30pm for the Forum: "In Search of a New U.S. Policy for a New Latin America: Burying 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine," followed by an arts and culture event that night. The day before, April 28th, is an Advocacy Day in Congress, to promote policies that foster cooperation and mutual respect towards our neighbors in the South.

Register now to be part of the conversation either in person or online!



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. 

9:30 AM

Greet and Meet

Meet at the Rayburn Cafeteria (ground floor of the House Rayburn building).

10:00 AM  

Congressional Teach-In

12:00 PM 


Lunch at Rayburn Cafeteria

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Visit congressional offices 

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

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 - 10:45 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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10:45 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

Coffee Break

12:15- 1:15

Countering Militarism with Peace and Cooperation

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

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1:15 - 2:15

Lunch Break

2:15 - 3:45

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 - 5:00 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 Guest