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Rising US pressure on Venezuela and Reportback from Caracas

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston
The Venezuelan Solidarity Committee invites everyone to join an event of solidarity to commemorate the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro's second term in office as presdient.  The event will include firsthand accounts from the recent delegation that visited Venezuela in November as well as an audio/video  presentation.  We will be monitoring the situation in Venezuela during this critical date.  There will be an open discussion of current events and the political situation surrounding Venezuela.
 
Venezuela has been under US attack for many years economically and by a media propaganda campaign with the sole purpose of isolating the country to the point of submission.  Now the attacks are coming from many directions.  The Grupo Lima has called for not recognizing the new Maduro government and to suspend diplomatic relations with Venezuela.  The group members that voted in favor of this declaration were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Santa Lucia, while Mexico abstained.
 
Colombia has seven US military bases along the border with Venezuela, and now the new Brazilian president is open to establishing US military bases along its border with Venezuela as well.
 
Rumors swirl about US cutting diplomatic relations or taking other actions.  Meanwhile, Russian military aircraft landed in Caracas as part of expanded military cooperation with Venezuela.
 
Sponsored by Boston Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
 
Endorsed by United for Justice with Peace and Massachusetts Peace Action.
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