Latino Leaders Educational Seminar to Venezuela

Meet with political candidates, elected officials and attend campaign events. Experience Venezuela’s electoral process first hand.

Dear WCVI Friends ,

On behalf of the William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI), I would like to invite you to join me in attending an Educational Seminar in Caracas, Venezuela. The seminar will entail seven days (6 nightsof activities and travel during November 26 to December 2, 2006. Venezuela’s National Elections will take place on December 3, 2006. During our trip we will experience first hand how the country prepares for the electoral process. These elections are likely to have significant implications, not only for Venezuela, but for Latin America and the United States as well.

The seminar will include attending major events for various political campaigns, as well as participating in meetings with non- governmental organizations, government representatives, and political parties of diverse perspectives. In particular, this delegation will pay special attention to Venezuela’s ongoing revolutionary and electoral processes.

The delegation to Venezuela is part of a leadership education initiative through WCVI’s Intermestic Initiative program to expand civic participation in key international issues that have domestic implications. WCVI’s travel seminars have taken some 450 prominent Latino community leaders and other professionals to Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Chile, South Africa, Cuba, France, and Sweden since 1987.

The total cost is $1,999 which includes a $250.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place. The cost of the trip includes round-trip airfare (from Los Angeles), 6 hotel-nights; transfers between airport and hotel; all program activities; translation (if necessary). Deposits are due ASAP. Full payment is due by November 3, 2006.

WCVI has been developing its leadership initiative on U.S. – Venezuela relations since 2003. WCVI has conducted leadership and other civil society-related activities in Latin America since 1987. If you should have any questions please contact Celia Brugman or myself at (323) 222-2217 or by emailing Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your participation.


Antonio Gonzalez
President, WCVI

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