A group of Caribbean women have made a call (and circulated a petition) for non-interference in Venezuela, citing the past cycles of violence that the Caribbean has endured, including attempted genocide, enslavement, forced migration, indentureship, colonialism, foreign occupation, dictatorship, and neocolonial exploitation. Here is the full letter from Stabroek News. See the original for more details.
We the undersigned
Call on all parties to guarantee that the Caribbean in all its diversity be actively promoted as a collective zone of peace in which principles and practices of respectful co-existence are adhered to.
The Caribbean has endured multiple cycles of violence, from attempted genocide, enslavement, forced migration, indentureship, and colonialism in our past to foreign occupation, dictatorship, and neocolonial exploitation in the present. We know well the economic, social and cultural toll of conflict and violence in the region and on its peoples.
We view with alarm the recent escalation…
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