[Marxism] Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America - DVD screening New York March 17

Ocean Press edit at oceanpress.com.au
Thu Mar 10 20:59:05 MST 2005

Thursday March 17 at 8:00 pm


Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America

Speakers: Leonor Osorio (Venezuelan Consul General) and others

In February 2004, Aleida Guevara conducted an exclusive and extensive
interview with Hugo Chávez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela. The interview explored Venezuela's explosive revolutionary
terrain post-April 2002--when Chavez survived a coup attempt instigated by
the United States.

Portions of the interview have been included by Oceanfilm in a one hour
documentary to be screened at the Brecht Forum Thursday March 17 at 8pm.

Leonor Osorio is the Venezuelan Consul General in New York. She will be
joined by a speaker from the Cuban Mission to the United Nations.

In this extraordinary encounter, Chavez explains his vision for Venezuela
and his commitment to a unified Latin America. He discusses Venezuela's new,
democratic constitution and his country's relations with the United States
and Cuba. Chavez also reveals his personal commitment to the politics of Che
Guevara, Aleida's father.

Ocean Press has just published the full and fascinating text of Aleida
Guevara’s interview with Hugo Chávez as a book, in English and Spanish
(Chávez, Venezuela & the New Latin America / Chávez: Un hombre que anda por
ahi). The book and the DVD also feature an interview with General Jorge
Garcia Carneiro, head of the Venezuelan armed forces, who was instrumental
in encouraging the popular resistance that thwarted the 2002 coup.

Copies of the DVD are available for US$25 (for individuals).

DVDs and the books can be ordered direct from Ocean Press:

Suggested donation for Brecht Forum event: $6/$10/$15

The documentary screening and discussion on Venezuela will be preceded at
the Brecht Forum by a book party / forum on Dilemmas of Domination: The
Unmaking of the American Empire with Walden Bello as guest speaker (5.30 pm
to 7.30pm)

The Brecht Forum (new location!)

451 West Street (between Bank and Bethune Streets)

New York, New York 10014


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