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Bruce Cockburn Visits Venezuela During Their Presidential Elections in December 2006
POSTED: NOVEMBER 27TH, 2006
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TORONTO ­ November 27, 2006 - An eight member delegation has been put
together of peace, religious and human rights activists from the United
States and Canada to visit Venezuela during the time of the December
presidential elections from November 28 to December 7, 2006. The purpose of
the delegation is to have a direct experience of changes taking place in
Venezuela, with a special attention to the lives of the poor. The group will
also have the chance to observe the electoral experience first hand. The
eight days in the country will be divided between Caracas and the state of
Lara in order to experience both urban and rural realities. Participants
will visit community groups involved in new initiatives in the areas of
health, education, agriculture, cooperatives, culture and communication. The
group will also have the chance to dialogue with religious leaders, members
of the government and the opposition, and representatives of the United
States government in Venezuela and to reflect on the experience and
strategize about follow up.

Cockburn has traveled extensively on many fact-finding trips including:
Cambodia, Vietnam, Chile during the Pinochet Dictatorship, Honduras, El
Salvador, Kosovo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Somalia and in 2004 war-torn
Baghdad.
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