The political, economic and social status of Venezuela has been under scrutiny for many years. The current president, Hugo Chavez, has been under fire from the media since his first term of office which was in 1999. Although poverty and illiteracy levels have fallen, inflation and crime have increased greatly. Venezuela has had a recent history of corruption, as well one of the greatest numbers of homicides in South America.
The subject of this conference will be “Showing There Is an Alternative in the 21st Century.”
There will be guest speakers from Venezuela as well as guests from Europe, Nicaragua and Ecuador, some of which include H.E. Samuel Moncada, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Colin Burgon, Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and local society leaders.
Several topics will be discussed such as social progress in Venezuela, culture and change, women leading progressive change, Latin America: the advance of the Left throughout the region, students and the Venezuelan Revolution, and Green Venezuela and the new Latin America.
This conference will take place in the University of London Union from 9:30am to 5:00pm. The nearest tube station is Russell Square. For more information, visit the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign webpage http://www.venezuelasolidarity.co.uk/