Moreno and Hugo Blanco

Armand Diego causebellum at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 1 14:51:56 MDT 2002


Louis:
Oh yeah, one other thing. This is highly unlikely.
Argentina is 1/8 the size of the USA, so a Marxist
group in the USA with the same numbers
proportionately would have 200,000 members.

DA:

Moreno's party in Argentina in the 80s had at least
25,000 members.  That is fact, or a footnote if you
wish, of Marxist history.

Louis:
 In fact,
you could probably say that Blanco is the most
important Trotskyist figure
in Latin American history.

DA:

Hugo Blanco deserved fame comes from a) having led a
mass guerrilla, pesant-based, defensive guerrilla
warfare; b) being condemned to the death penaly and
live to tell about it and C) the creation of the mass
FOCEP (Frente Obrero, Campesino y Estudiantil del
Peru).

All three of these events he led as part of the Moreno
tendency. As a matter of fact, with the personal
advise and guidance from Moreno.  After leaving the
Moreno tendency, Blanco went to become just a record
of the achievements of the past.

Blanco was recruited to Trotskyism in the University
of La Plata by the Moreno tendency.  He militated in
the Argentinean section for a few years and then he
returned to Peru as part of an expansion effort of the
Moreno's tendency.

He remained a member of Moreno's party in Peru all
throughout the process of the guerrilla warfare, the
peasant organizing and the FOCEP launching.

By the way, Moreno's tendency organized the world
campaign to save Blanco's life.

One should not confuse fame or popularity with
political and ideological importance.





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