The Humanist Cafe
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 pm
James Bay New Horizons 234 Menzies Street, Victoria
Discussion Topic: The Destabilization of Venezuela; Repercussions in Latin America
Presenter: Dr. Joan Russow
moderator: John Pope
The momentum of social justice in Bolivia has top officials in La Paz arguing that now is not the time to cut short a productive presidency on what they argue are the mere technical grounds of term limits. “From being a republic of classes, castes, skin colours,
Bolivia today has become a country that by law has to be inclusive,” said Valeria Silva Guzmán, through slashing school truancy, infant and maternal mortality, and old-age poverty, she argued, Morales has “definitively changed the everyday reality of Bolivians”.
The US state department expressed “deep concern” about Bolivia. Some Bolivian opposition leaders warn of an imminent Venezuelan style dictatorship.
Does the pursuit of social justice ever justify bypassing a technicality?
Is a dictator only in the eyes of the beholder?
Critique of Human Rights Watch Report
Leopoldo Lopez is not Venezuela Saviour
Blaming socialism: US distorts food crisis
Venezuela’s highly unusual presidential election Gregory Wilpert
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