Hugo Chavez’s little Kiwi collaborators, Socialist Worker, are touring a top Venezuelan revolutionary around New Zealand this coming week.
From the latest Global peace & Justice Auckland Newsletter
Revolutionary Venezuelan diplomat, NELSON DAVILA to speak.
Nelson, who is based in Canberra, is Venezuela’s charge d’affaires for Australia, NZ and the Pacific. He is not your traditional diplomat, starting out as a student activist, then becoming an indigenous rights activist, and joining Huge Chavez’s secret revolutionary group inside the Venezuelan armed forces. He is one of President Chavez’s closest and most trusted political collaborators right up to this day.
Nelson will speak about the nature of the Venezuelan revolutionary process, including the recent formation of the five million strong United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the government’s strong support for indigenous rights in Venezuela, and the growth of Communal Councils which have delegated powers to decide on local and regional priorities along with a huge chunk of state funding to implement their own plans at the grassroots.
Nelson is hoping that his tour will give impetus to the establishment of a broad-based, inclusive Venezuela solidarity movement in New Zealand. It is hoped Nelson’s tour (one week in NZ) will result in the creation of a nationwide Venezuela solidarity network pave the way for a visit to New Zealand by President Chavez.
Hope Chavez’s visit is not held up by a war with Colombia or one of the other few remaining free countries in Latin America