Latin American Revolution

During the 60s and 70s the focus on the development model of society based on class struggle was regarded almost as the only valid way in the pursuit of change and transformation of society. The revolution was a utopia and a way to reach the dream of socialism and communism as an alternative social model of capitalist society. It was the destruction of the old system and the construction of a new company by the assault of power. Under this conception and strategies inspired by this model, the various revolutionary struggles undertaken, especially in Latin America have not taken into account, not in his mind, nor in its strategies, the importance and the role that culture, identity and the presence of a great diversity of peoples and nationalities which constitute a major contribution to the development of society. That is why many people see their livelihoods affected because they ran the risk that their societies were destroyed and largely had to boycott the revolution or find ways to survive in hiding.

The collapse of socialism in Europe and the consequent destruction of the Berlin Wall in Germany left a great void in this model and, therefore, there was a loss of ideological referent and the myth of the revolution as a way to gain power. There were no other alternatives and proposals recreated so as to effect this vision and dropped sharply ideological and strategic principles of the model. In some areas, indigenous peoples are rapidly filling this gap and took the opportunity to put their principles and strategies of struggle and shifted the approach of the previous model which was more lyrical, discursive and applicants..

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