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|January 2014 Delegation to Venezuela:
The Revolution Continues!
by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York
January 28 to February 6, 2014
While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution after the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan people there is no question. Come learn about the process currently transpiring in Venezuela as the people, reinvigorated by the legacy of Chavez, deepen and further radicalize their struggle in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. Come learn, connect, and show your solidarity at this critical moment for the Venezuelan process.
Through direct exchanges with community organizations, social movements, and political leaders, we will explore various areas of social transformation, including food sovereignty, education, healthcare, media, and direct citizen participation in the political process. There will also be trips to beaches, parks, and other sites of interest.
Cost for Activities: $1100. This will cover all lodging, all ground transportation, 2 meals per day, qualified trip leaders, and Spanish-English interpretation. Additional expenses during the trip will be low.
Airfare not included.
Tentative Itinerary. Start and end in Caracas; visits to the states of Maracay, Yaracuy, and Carabobo.
Day 1: Caracas -- arrival; orientation/welcome; visits to social programs and discussions with community leaders and local authorities.
Day 2 and 3: Visits to urban agriculture sites and other community initiatives in different communities in Caracas, including 23 de Enero, El Valle, and Petare.
Days 4, 5, and 6: Visits to rural areas in the states of Yaracuy, Lara, and Carabobo: learn about agrarian reform and agroecology through visits to agricultural cooperatives, biological control laboratories, food processing coops, and agricultural education programs.
Days 7 and 8: Visit to the Afro-Venezuelan coastal community of Chuao, known for producing some of the world's best cocoa; learn about artisanal cacao production as well as artisanal fishing and Venezuela's progressive fishing laws; enjoy beautiful beaches.
Day 9: Caracas -- free day for sight seeing, getting souvenirs,
Day 10: Departure.
To learn more and hold a spot for the trip, email email@example.com. Please be in touch as soon as possible, as space is very limited. Please allow several days for responses.
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