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 Socialist International, an international organization that gathers social-democratic and labor parties, has unanimously approved a request for the release of Leopoldo López, the leader of Venezuelan dissenting party Voluntad Popular (People's Will), and opposition former mayors Enzo Scarano and Daniel Ceballos.
HUMAN RIGHTS On December 10, 2009, it only took 15 minutes for the life of Venezuelan Judge María Lourdes Afiuni to change its course.
PRISONS The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) underscored on Thursday Venezuela's duty to prevent unsafe situations inside jails.