Join us for a historic event with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.
*With special guest, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters
The Foreign Minister of a country of 30 million that has had diplomatic relations with Canada for 7 decades will present on Ottawa's efforts to overthrow his government in a talk entitled "Canadian Interference in Venezuela."
Nearly 2 years ago, the Trudeau government threw their wholehearted support behind a US-backed plan to declare an opposition politician, Juan Guiadó, “Interim President” of Venezuela.
Since then, the Trump administration has orchestrated numerous coup attempts and appealed for an army mutiny against Nicolás Maduro. It has also adopted extreme unilateral coercive economic measures against the country. The Canadian government has sanctioned Venezuelan officials and built up an oppositional International coalition.
Trump and Trudeau’s sanctions and efforts to stoke a revolt are having an ever-greater impact on ordinary Venezuelans livelihood and ability to feed themselves. At the same time, Guaidó’s chances of taking power are slimmer today than at any point since he claimed the presidency. Still, Trudeau supports Washington’s regime change efforts.
Join an online forum with Foreign Minister Arreaza direct from Caracas to discuss these matters and hear the Venezuelan government's side of the story.
The event is organized by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute & co-sponsored by Common Frontiers & Canadian Latin America Alliance
Supported by: The Canada Files, Ottawa Peace Council, The Canadian Network on Cuba, Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba, The Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, Socialist Action, The Fire This Time movement for Social Justice - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, ALBA Canada-Ottawa, ILPS Ottawa, Anti-imperialist Alliance, Hands off Latin America - Saskatoon, Frente Hugo Chávez para la Defensa de los Pueblos - Vancouver, Regina Peace Council, Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War