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Announcement :: International
Encuentro5 - Boston Gathering to Watch Venezuela Election Night Coverage - 20 May 6pm9pm
19 May 2018
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Venezuelan Election night streaming coverage from TeleSUR

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Sunday May 20 is election day in Venezuela. Working for regime change, the US government says it will not recognize the results of the elections. We will be gathering Sunday May 20 observe the election night coverage from Venezuela on TeleSUR, the TV network giving good coverage of Latin America.

Also interspersed with the coverage will be some local and internationally skyped comments by Venezuelan solidarity activists.

6 to 9 PM

6 PM streaming starts

6:30 to 7:45 streaming with commentary by activists in Venezuela and US, including background information.

7:45 to at least 9 streaming continues.

Check out TeleSUR

Note that at the time of the event the polls will be closed but the election results will most likely not be final.

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Coverage is the US media of the situation in Venezuela is the real “fake news”.

CLAP* delivers food to communities throughout the country.

(CLAP -- Local Committee for Production and Supply -- is a program that delivers subsidized food to provide some insurance against the use of food as a weapon by US policies and the Venezuelan right wing.)

The socialist party leader said the sanctions are part of an “asymmetrical war.”

While Venezuela does have a food crisis that has resulted in mass food shortages, the blame is often pinned on the country’s socialist government. Government officials accuse right-wing opposition forces and their allies in the private sector and in international finance of intentionally sabotaging the economy.

Last year, over 750 opposition-controlled offshore companies linked to the Panama Papers scandal were accused of purposely redirecting Venezuelan imports of raw food materials from the government to the private sector. Many of these companies sell their products to private companies in Colombia, which resell them to Venezuelans living close to Colombia.

In one of many attacks on food warehouses and distribution during recent opposition-led violence, in June protesters attacked a state-owned storehouse, setting fire to the building and destroying food reserves that were kept there.

About 50 tons of food that would have been distributed through the Mercal subsidized food market and subsidized government programs were ravaged by the flames, affecting some 40,000 families.

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