Join us for a historic event with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, will speak directly from Caracas on Canada’s interference in Venezuela and the Canadian government’s support for self-declared president Juan Guaidó

Nearly two years ago, the Trudeau government threw its support behind a US-backed plan to declare a relatively unknown opposition politician, Juan Guiadó as president of Venezuela.

Since then, the Trump administration has orchestrated numerous coup attempts and appealed for an army mutiny against the country’s elected leader, Nicolás Maduro. To this end, it has adopted extreme unilateral coercive economic measures against the country.

The Canadian government has also sanctioned Venezuelan officials and built up an international coalition through the Lima Group, designed to support a “democratic transition” of power.

Trudeau and Trump’s efforts to stoke a revolt are having an ever-greater impact on the lives of ordinary Venezuelans, 40,000 of whom are estimated to have died between 2017 and 2018 as a result of punitive sanctions. At the same time, Guaidó’s chances of taking power are slimmer today than at any point since he claimed the presidency.

Still, the Trudeau government has maintained its support for Washington’s regime change efforts.

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This event is organized by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and co-sponsored by Common Frontiers and the Canadian Latin America Alliance.

Media Sponsor: Canadian Dimension

With Support From: Ottawa Peace Council, The Canadian Network on Cuba, Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba, The Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, Socialist Action, ALBA Canada-Ottawa, ILPS Ottawa, The Fire This Time movement for Social Justice – Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Anti-imperialist Alliance, Hands off Latin America – Saskatoon, Frente Hugo Chávez para la Defensa de los Pueblos – Vancouver, The Canada Files, Regina Peace Council