Former advisor to Hugo Chavez to give public lecture in Galway

Professor James Petras, a senior political analyst and adviser on Latin American affairs in the US, and a former advisor to Hugo Chavez, is to speak in Galway.

Prof Petras will give his address, entitled Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Latin America, in Richardson’s in Eyre Square on Monday May 13 at 8pm. The meeting is organised by the Galway Alliance Against War.

Prof Petras was an adviser to the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, whose government was overthrown in a bloody CIA-backed coup on September 11 1973. He was latterly a close adviser to Hugo Chavez’s government in Venezuela. He has also written numerous books on Latin America as well as journalism for The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Counterpunch.

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