Global Women’s Strike Bolivarian Circle | 06.12.2004 12:52 | Venezuela
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Venezuela is the 5th largest oil exporter but 80% of its population, mainly people of African and Indigenous descent, has lived in poverty. President Hugo Chávez was elected in 1998 to reclaim the oil revenue to tackle poverty. His programme was ratified by landslides in August’s presidential referendum and October’s regional elections. People are now working to deepen the revolution. Land is being redistributed to grow food, co-operatives, education and health ‘missions’ are steaming ahead, and community media are springing up everywhere.
And: Sara Williams of the Global Women’s Strike Bolivarian Circle (Barcelona) on
President Hugo Chávez’s recent visit to Spain.
Wednesday 8 December 2004 7.30 pm
Khalili Theatre, SOAS (School of Oriental & African Studies)
Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Tube: Russell Square, Euston & Euston Square
Supported by SOAS Latin American Society
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