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 HRW endorsed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' call on Venezuela to release Leopoldo López.
LOPEZ CASE Without giving many details, Venezuelan Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello has claimed he saved opposition leader Leopoldo López's life, adding that there were no negotiations whatsoever days before the dissenter turned himself in to the Bolivarian National Guard earlier this year. "He (López) knew it (information about his possible assassination), too. Why did he turn himself in? He and his family were aware of that," said the legislator in an interview with daily newspaper El Universal.
HUMAN RIGHTS The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed serious concern on Monday at the continued detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in the context of public protests that took place across Venezuela over several months starting in February this year.