fredag 15. mai 2009

Åpent Møte tirsdag 19.mai


Grunnlovsendring i Venezuela: et demokratisk tilbakesteg, som opposisjonen påstår, eller et strategisk spill for å konsolidere den Bolivarianske revolusjonen og legge til rette for innføringen av et deltagende grasrotdemokrati?

Eirik Vold (frilansjournalist, som skriver bok om Hugo Chávez for Manifest Forlag) holder innlegg om betydningen av den nye grunnlovsreformen som åpner for ubegrenset gjenvalg av president. (Åpen debatt til slutt).

Tirsdag 19 mai, kl.18.00
auditorium A (først etasje) Sydneshaugen skole. Gratis inngang

Arr:Latin-Amerikagruppen i Bergen

2 kommentarer:

Robert Amsterdam sa...

I hope you can use my blog in your work.

Hugo's Struggles Abroad
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's international popularity has long depended upon two things: the belief that he acts in the interests of the poor and the workers (an assumption that we disagree with), and second, the enormous amounts of oil cash he can dispense like Santa Claus, dropping tractors into Honduras, employing a large percentage of the nation of Cuba, or even making this relatively small country the world's largest purchaser of Russian arms. However, with the crunch of the economic crisis, the Chavista piggy bank to purchase loyalty and support abroad is running dry, leaving him with a lot less influence.

So reports Simon Romero of the New York Times:

In recent years, Mr. Chávez has used his nation's oil wealth to drive his socialist-inspired agenda at home and draw other countries in the region into his sphere of influence, helping to consolidate a leftward political shift in parts of Latin America.

Nettverk for Venezuela sa...

What are you talking about my friend? These bigoted, simplistic descriptions of the ongoing process in Venezuela lend nothing whatsoever to the debate. If you don’t like attempts at changing the oppressive and unjust systems that have been prevalent in Latin America for hundreds of years then you ought to come up with something better than this.
How about:

For over a century the USA has been using the stolen wealth of other nations to drive its capitalist-inspired agenda at home and draw other countries in the region into its sphere of influence, helping to consolidate a rightward political shift in parts of Latin America.

Sounds familiar?