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Anti-War, Anti-Imperialist Forum held in Caracas, January 25, 2006

Over 80,000 people, 50,000 of whom were from outside Venezuela, marched in a trip from the Simon Bolivar International Airport to downtown Caracas as a part of the progressive world social forum held by Hugo Chavez. The World Social Forum was first held in Brazil in 2001, and is meant to coincide with the World Economic Forum, a pro-free market meeting of political and business leaders, as well as marking the anniversary of the end of the Perez-Jimenez dictatorship in Venezuela on January 23, 1958.

LA News:

"Almost 60,000 people take part in World Social Forum "
El Universal (Venezuela) January 24, 2005
"World Social Forum visitors join in Venezuelan government's 23E celebrations "
Venezuela Headline (Venezuela) January 24, 2005
"World Social Forum in Caracas opens with march against war and imperialism "
Agencia Brasil (Brazil) January 24, 2005
"Protests open Venezuela meeting "
BBC News (UK) January 24, 2005
"Bush-bashing key theme of social forum " January 24, 2005

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