This is the second MERCOSUR Social Summit that is taking place in Caracas, after the one held in 2014 when this nation ended its first pro-tempore presidency
Social movements in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet Monday and Tuesday, in the context of the 21st Social Summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).
At the National Experimental University of Arts, activists will debate several topics under the guiding principle of social development.
According to a statement published on Monday on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, more than 50 organizations will exchange experiences and projects on international solidarity, and the integration and struggle of peoples.
Other working panels will deal with democratization and the right to communication, human rights and also the contribution of the people to the democratization of MERCOSUR.
During the next two days, social movements from each visiting country, plus 120 from Venezuela, will hold conferences and discussions.
The Foreign Ministry’s statement also says that the summit will conclude with a mobilization in this capital to express support for the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people and the social policies of the Bolivarian Government.
This is the second MERCOSUR Social Summit that is taking place in Caracas, after the one held in 2014 when this nation ended its first pro-tempore presidency.
Venezuela, which has participated in nine of the previous 20 summits, assumed the pro-tempore presidency of MERCOSUR on July 29th, when Uruguay concluded its six-month term.