Venezuela on Sunday provided the world lessons about inclusive government, according to participants in the international congress “Inventing Democracy of the 21st Century: Human Rights, Culture, Living Well.”
In the framework of the event, which took place in this capital, the Venezuelan vice president of planning and knowledge, Ricardo Menendez, stated that the debate was very fruitful to continue developing strategies that involve the majorities.
On the other hand, Venezuelan Culture Minister Reinaldo Iturriza told Prensa Latina as a final assessment that “Inventing democracy of the 21st century” also responded to the country’s strategy to move to the offensive against the war media of which it is a target.
National and foreign right-wing media distorted the truth and the situation about Venezuela as a country where human rights and democracy are violated, Iturriza denounced.
Through this congress, intellectuals, artists, academics, professionals, teachers and members of social movements could review Venezuela’s situation and propose alternatives based on the experiences of their nations, he said.
The forum -in which more than 250 delegates from 14 nations participated- complied with the objective of promoting new concepts among a wide groups of social actors, the coordinator of the Cuban charter of the network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, Omar Gonzalez, stated.
This congress is only an exhibition, but it can help and influence directly on political actions, he said.