Latin American Regional Seminar on Juche Idea
Held in Mexico City

- On the Subject of Building Independent and Peaceful
Latin America -

A view of the platform with distinguished personages
from various walks of life in Latin America

   A Latin American Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea was held in the Assembly Hall in Mexico F.D. on March 8, 2013.
   Present there were some 100 people in all including delegates from Juche idea study groups in Latin American countries along with Mexican scholars, politicians, lawyers, women, students and youths.
   It was held this year when the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea (LAIJI) reached the 35th year since its foundation.
   It was presided over by Secretary General Arquimedez Perez Bello of the Mexican Committee for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
   In the beginning guest speeches were made by Mr. Froylan Yescas, secretary of Political Education, Formation and Training of the National Executive Committee of the Movement of National Renovation (MORENA) (of Mexico), General Secretary Jesus Antonio Carlos Hernandez of the Socialist Popular Party of Mexico, Secretary General Pak Chang Yul of the Korean Association of Social Scientists.
   They were followed by speeches of the delegates from Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.
   In his speech Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez, director general of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea who is also chairman of the Mexican Committee for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism said as follows:
   People's demand to live along the path of independence is growing in Latin America once called a backyard of the USA and their struggles to achieve it are being enhanced as days go by.
   We are requested to educate the people so as to make the Juche idea as their own belief, let them trust in their own strength and bring it together. I believe that our getting together under the same banner and our waging struggles for independence and peace would bring about progress and support the people's struggles.
   Dr. J. F. Aguilar Bulgarelli, who is one of the founding member of the LAIJI and its director-general emeritus, said as follows:
   The basic purpose of the LAIJI lies in studying and disseminating the Juche idea.
   We ought to find Juche of our own and achieve our genuine independence.
   Let us keep in our minds that popular masses are the masters in transforming their surrounding world in the best interest of themselves and they are in charge of safeguarding the independence and sovereignty of the country and nation and advancing the construction of the independent economy. In order for them to maintain the position of being masters, they are requested to heighten their ideological standard. This is our work to do. Herein lies the essence of the dissemination of the Juche idea. We ought to encourage the people to think and act as independent beings.

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   The 17th Board meeting of the LAIJI was held at the Parliament Members' Office Hall in Mexico City on March 8, 2013.
   Present there were Directors of the LAIJI Board from Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Columbia and Brazil as well as a representative of the Juche idea study group in Latin America.
   Discussed and decided there were a report on the work, a work plan and the election of office-bearers of the LAIJI.
   About its work plan, it was acknowledged that Juche idea researchers shall make efforts to overcome their shortcomings, advance the study and dissemination of the Juche idea in the direction of achieving independence and peace in Latin America, and reaching the solution of specific problems individual countries are confronted with, while enhancing their solidarity with anti-imperialism and independent forces.