This Wednesday, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, held a meeting with national and international intellectuals and scholars from various countries of the world, at the Miraflores Palace, during the development of the III School of Critical Decolonial Thought: State and Constituent Processes, which takes place from last October 22 and concludes next 26 at the National Library.

This is the third opportunity that Venezuela responds to this initiative, with days of debate and deep reflection to discuss the issues of humanity, particularly from the perspective of decolonization.

On the other hand, President Nicolás Maduro, warned about the statements of the American politician, Mike Pence, regarding the alleged link of the Bolivarian Government to the exodus of Honduran immigrants and described them as extremists.

“If it were not because a crazy extremist like Mike Pence says it, one would only laugh, they have an obsession because they have not been able to defeat us”, exclaimed the President of the Republic.

He also highlighted the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution in recent years and encouraged the conquest of new challenges.

“Venezuela has known how to face and overcome all the circumstances that have been imposed on it. 2018 was a year of deep democratic debate in society. There are great political, ideological and cultural challenges that we have, we summarize a stage of maturity and we have known how to face the fascism” he said.

Among the attendees were the People’s Power Minister for Culture, Ernesto Villegas, who was appointed by the National President as the representative of the first Venezuelan Institute of Decolonization, for the creation of new knowledge and rediscovery of Venezuelan and Latin American history.

During his speech, the philosopher, theologian and historian, Enrique Dussel, stressed the importance of the renovation of the curriculum of study for the construction of Venezuelan identity.

“We have to start changing the content of the curriculum of primary, secondary, and university education, with a non Eurocentric vision of culture, science, and the arts; that allows to refresh the mentality of the youth, so that in the short term a social change can be evidenced, allowing the Venezuelan to discover themselves in history, not to keep repeating the European one, and to start battling against the colonization of thought”, Dussel highlighted.

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People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela