Over 50 secretaries-general of communist parties worldwide
are to participate in a seminar called "Scientific Socialism:
Contributions for its Construction," that is taking place
at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela next July 18th-19th,
said the official news agency ABN.
The event was organized by the Venezuelan BolívarMarx Institute. The seminar is to address topics such as socialism, the Bolivarian process, electoral fraud in Mexico and other issues.
Delegates from Puerto Rico, Mexico, United States, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Greece, Australia, Portugal, South Africa, Bolivia, Belgium, England and Spain are to attend the event.
LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.
LOPEZ'S CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of detained opposition leader Leopoldo López, asserted on Tuesday that "justice is militarized in Venezuela," because the Venezuelan government "has not observed" the resolution issued by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) asking for the release of her husband.