On May 20, 2018, Venezuela held presidential elections, and Common Frontiers worked with progressive labour and community organizations and with rabble.ca to send a delegation. We have compiled all the blogs and videos from the delegation here. The delegation organized meetings with human rights groups, labour leaders, victims of the violence of the Guarimbas, elected officials, constitutional experts and other Venezuelans. On election day, the delegation visited about half a dozen polling stations across Caracas in El 23 de Enero, Santa Teresa, La Guaira y El Valle. At the polls, they reported that everything looked orderly.
Brent Patterson recently posted a blog entitled, Trudeau is playing willing partner to Trump's attempted coup in Venezuela. No one is denying that Venezuela is facing a crisis which is not abated through sanctions and attempted coups. Please do help.
If you want to read and share an eyewitness report of what happened in May, we are proud to share this report from the delegation. We need to end sanctions and provide support which will help rather than helping the Trump administration and its war mongers overthrow Maduro.
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