Monday, 12 January 2009

Book launch for "The Real Venezuela", London (Wednesday, 14 January)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Hands Off Venezuela and Pluto Books invite you to the book launch of "The Real Venezuela" by Iain Bruce, a British journalist and film-maker who has worked extensively in Latin America, at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL on Wednesday January 14th at 7.30pm, free entry. The author will be presenting his book, with additional speakers to be confirmed.

Iain Bruce has made documentaries for Channel Four and the BBC and has worked as a BBC correspondent in Brazil and in Venezuela. He is currently an adviser at Telesur, the Latin American news channel based in Caracas. His previous book for Pluto, The Porto Alegre Alternative, looked at experiences of direct democracy in Brazil.

The Real Venezuela aims to grasp the significance of the political changes underway in Venezuela, by listening to the stories of the ordinary Venezuelans most directly affected. The book focuses on developments since the August 2004 referendum – the period described by President Hugo Chavez as “the revolution within the revolution”, intended to prepare the way for “a socialism of the 21st century”.

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