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Issue #1561      22 August 2012

Venezuelan visitor warmly received in Adelaide

Carolus Wimmer, visiting international secretary of the Communist Party of Venezuela, was warmly received at the CPA’s fifth annual “Curry with Comrades” held in Adelaide on Saturday night. About 70 guests heard his first-hand account of the intense political struggles taking place in Venezuela as the opposition continues its no-holds-barred campaign to unseat popular president Hugo Chávez.

Carolus also explained the meddling of the US in the affairs of Latin America and the threat it continues to pose to left-leaning governments in the region. He thanked progressive Australians for their continued support and expressed the hope for increased contact. Several members of previous Australian solidarity brigades to Venezuela were at the dinner.

Also present at the curry night was visiting Cuban education adviser José Chala who described the world renowned Cuban “Yo sí puedo”(Yes You Can) literacy campaign being trialled in the Aboriginal community of the NSW town of Wilcannia. He explained that the Aboriginal people involved manage the project and have already achieved outstanding results. José lived in the community and is grateful for the experience and the acceptance of the Aboriginal people. The event raised funds for the campaigns being waged by the CPA in South Australia.  

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