By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas & Francisco Tovar, Mar 24th 2017
On the 163rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Venezuela, Francisco Tovar, Executive Director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA) talks to VA about systemic racism, the challenges facing the Afro-Venezuelan population today, and his new book on comparative abolitionist processes in Venezuela, Colombia and the US.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met with US actor and activist Danny Glover as well as scholar James Early after an international summit this week where they expressed their solidarity with the South American nation.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) officially recognised Thursday the Venezuela festival of El Callao on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced that it would hear a lawsuit filed by former high ranking cabinet members against a government plan to open 12 percent of the South American nation’s territory to open-pit mining.