Paraguayan Communist Party
|Founded||19 February 1928|
|Headquarters||Brasil 228 c/España, Asunción, Paraguay|
|Political position||Left-wing to far-left|
|National affiliation||Frente Guasú|
Foro de São Paulo|
International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
Paraguayan Communist Party (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Paraguayo) is a communist political party in Paraguay. PCP was founded on February 19, 1928. Later it was recognized as a section of the Communist International. It was brutally suppressed during the military regimes of the country. It gained legality for a brief period in 1936 and then again in 1946-1947. After the fall of the Alfredo Stroessner regime the party re-emerged as a legal party.
After the Cuban Revolution the PCP began armed struggle. Its armed wing was the United National Liberation Front (FULNA). It was defeated in 1963. In 1967, the party split, and the pro-China wing formed the Paraguayan Communist Party (independent). The general secretary of the PCP is Najeeb Amado.
PCP was a founding member of United Left (IU) in 2002, but later it withdrew in 2003. However a fraction of PCP, Movimiento por la Recuperación Democrática del Partido Comunista Paraguayo, chose to continue to work within IU. The withdrawal was motivated by differences over electoral strategy and candidature.
PCP publishes Adelante (Forward).
- "La Resistencia Armada a la dictadura Stroessner" (PDF). Novapolis. Revista de Estudios Políticos Contemporáneos (No. 8). August 2004.
- Ríos, Miguel. "Por el pan y por a tierra. Tesis del Partido Comunista del Paraguay". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- "Facebook page of the PC-Paraguay". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
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