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Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Latin America, Middle East on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

2009.11.03-234Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014? Learn about upcoming Reality Tours to Chiapas, Venezuela, Palestine and Burma!
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Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan Heritage

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America on 13th December, 2013 | 1 Comment

afrovenezuelans1Reality Tours communications intern William Jones Jr as he explores Afro-Venezuelan identity historically and in its current context.
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How One Woman Returned from Venezuela a Changed Woman

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 31st July, 2012 | No Comments

Venezuela-delegationGlobal Exchange Scholarship recipient Lea Murray participated in a Reality Tours delegation to Venezuela last month. Sounds like she’s a changed woman since the trip! Read how.
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A Glimpse of Venezuela: Reality Tour Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 25th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

During Global Exchange delegation visit to Venezuela. Photo Credit: Blair RedlinThe following post was written by B.C. based trade union researcher Blair Redlin who recently took part in a Global Exchange delegation to Venezuela. Here’s his report back from his Venezuelan travels.
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Venezuela: Can oil trump agony?

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 17th July, 2007 | No Comments

By Lowell Blankfort It is twilight and, as April and I sit back on their terrace sipping wine with John Pate and his wife, we enjoy a sense of tranquility hardly experienced in our almost three weeks in Venezuela. Below us lies a verdant valley, framed by a wooded green mountain which mercifully blocks the […]
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Report on Venezuela: A Thriving Work in Progress

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 21st February, 2007 | No Comments

By Natasha Mayers Just back from a two-week study tour in Venezuela with Global Exchange, I am inspired by what we heard and saw. Many Venezuelans urged us to let people here know that “Democracy is alive and well in Venezuela”, “there’s no dictator here”, “for the first time we have hope”, and “we don’t […]
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Venezuela: The Feather That Woke Up A Sleeping Giant:

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 20th May, 2006 | No Comments

By Geoff Bottoms PUBLISHED IN THE UK MORNING STAR SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2006 Charlie Hardy is a former US Catholic priest who spent eight years living among the poor of Caracas in a house of compressed cardboard without sanitation during the dying days of Venezuela’s ancien regime that were triggered by the Caracazo or social […]
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Venezuela’s battle to aid its impoverished

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 27th April, 2005 | No Comments

By Barry Freeman Published in The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) CHAPEL HILL–Venezuela has become a global hot spot. I have just returned from there, and want to share some information not readily available. I went with a group under the auspices of a Global Exchange study tour. We met with various government officials, […]
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