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12 Years Of People’s Democracy In Venezuela

February 2, 2011 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

12 Years Of People’s Democracy In Venezuela

Boy with Venezuela flagFebruary 2nd marks the 12th year anniversary of the inauguration of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and the beginning of the counties’ Bolivarian Revolution. Some of Venezuela’s most impressive achievements include: A reduction in poverty by 44% between 1998 and 2008 according to the United Nations Development Program and the OAS, a fall in unemployment from 16.8% in 2003 to 7% in 2010, an increase by 10 places on the Human Development Index of the United Nations from 1998 to 2008, and the near obliteration of illiteracy.

Speakers:

  • Deputy Francisco Torrealba, member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and honored speaker.
  • Sonia Umanzor– Committee of the FMLN-DC
  • Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuelan Ambassador to Washington will deliver a special message from Venezuela.
  • Moderated by Reverend Graylan Hagler, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ,

Co-sponsors: Alliance for Global Justice, ANSWER, BlackCommentator.com, FMLN Committees of Washington DC, MD, VA, The Institute for Policy Studies’ SALSA prgram, and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

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Date:
February 2, 2011
Time:
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Venue

Festival Center
1640 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC United States
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