The signing of twenty-seven new economic and social agreements between the nations of South America and Africa was the product of three days of meetings held between representatives of more than 60 countries in Equatorial Guinea last week.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in an open letter has urged countries of the South American and African continents to unite into a “true pole of power”, while railing against recent Western interventions in Africa.
This past Sunday in the Hotel Alba, Caracas, more than 600 delegates gathered from around the globe to initiate the 4th International Meeting of Afro-Descendents and Revolutionary Transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Forum’s main agenda is the ﬁght against racial discrimination and the role of social movements within that struggle.
By Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, Apr 29th 2011
In this Fact Sheet released by the Venezuelan Embassy in the United States, readers are provided details as to the unprecedented progress being made in combating the historical legacy of racism and recognizing the national importance of Venezuela's African heritage.
Reinaldo Jose Bolivar, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa, discuses concrete ways in which Venezuela is deepening its links to its African “motherland”, links which have gone from almost nothing to something quite significant over the last five years.
Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria Enrique Fernando Arrundell could not have offered his advice on Nigeria’s management of its petroleum resources at a better time. The anchor of government’s argument is that higher prices would draw foreign investors to the down stream sector of the industry.
new Radio of the South, formalising the Bank of the South, criticising the make-up
of the UN Security Council, and supporting Honduran President Manuel Zelaya
were among the outcomes at the second Africa-South American Summit (ASA) that
was held this weekend on Margarita Island, Venezuela.