On June 12, author and journalist Arnold August comes to Octopus Books to launch his new book “Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion” and to speak about recent developments in Venezuela. August, who was in Venezuela just before the April 14 elections, will discuss the Venezuelan democratic system, using photos and videos from his recent trip. He will explore the relationship between the U.S. on the one hand and Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, and Ecuador on the other hand and what the future might hold for the Bolivarian Revolution and the various progressive movements taking place within Latin America and the Caribbean.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Consensus Multimedia, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada, Fernwood Books, Fightback, Octopus Books, Ottawa-Cuba Connections, Ottawa Organizing Committee Pastors for Peace, Territorio Libre.
Location: 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor