Venezuela

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• Conference notes the serious impact of US sanctions imposed this year on the Venezuelan economy and on the lives of the Venezuelan people
• Conference remembers the role played by the United States in providing cover for the attempted right-wing coup against the Venezuelan government in 2002
• Conference therefore calls on the British government to condemn the current US interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela and its attempt to undermine a government that has, over the past two decades, built three million affordable homes, transformed levels of literacy, brought health care to the poorest and cut infant mortality by 40 per cent.
• Conference notes the UK right wing media bias and the silence over the recent very positive election results 18 of 23 governorships
• Conference encourages the growth of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign