Palestinian Solidarity Group Holds First Latin American Congress in Venezuela

Venezuela has been a strong defender of the Palestinians, both under the late President Hugo Chavez and current President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Caracas, May 16, 2014.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Caracas, May 16, 2014.Credit: Reuters
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The Global Campaign to Return to Palestine is currently holding its first Latin American congress of the in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

“Venezuela is the focal point for the Palestinian cause in Latin America,” said Linda Sobeh Ali, the Palestinian ambassador to Venezuela, as reported on the teleSUR website.

The campaign was founded two years ago to coordinate the work of Palestinian solidarity activists around the world, with particular focus on the right of Palestinian refugees to return to lands taken over by Israel.

It first held congresses in the Middle East but now aims to hold congresses throughout the world in order to increase support and visibility for Palestine solidarity work.

Venezuela has been a strong defender of the Palestinians, both under the late President Hugo Chavez and current President Nicolas Maduro.

Participating in the congress are Palestine solidarity activists from throughout Latin America, including representation from Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Cuba and Venezuela.

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