Friday, August 13, 2010

Cuba/Venezuela/Mexico/North America Labor Conference - VII

Cuba/Venezuela/Mexico/NorthAmerica Labor Conference - VII
December, 3, 4 and 5, Diciembre 3, 4 y 5, 2010
Hotel Palacio Azteca - Tijuana, Mexico

¡La lucha obrera no tiene fronteras! The workers’struggle has no borders!

Uniting America's Working Class and Increasing its Influence

U.S.-Cuba – Latin America- International Relations •
FTAA/NAFTA: the ALBA Alternative • Crises-Integration and Solidarity
Immigration between US/Latin America– Inmigración entre Estados y Latinoamérica •
Free the Cuban Five from U.S.prisons – Family visits now!

Save the date and REGISTER NOW!
online registration available at:
Hotel Registration information below
Promotional literature will be available by Labor Day!

Cuban leaders of the Confederation of Cuban Worker s (CTC) will visit Tijuana, Mexico, a city 15 minutes from the San Diego, U.S./Mexico border. This conference will give people from North America (the United States, Canada and Mexico) the opportunity to hear first hand from the Latinoamerican and Caribbean workers. Also, you will hear from Union leaders of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Philippines, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and the U.S. discussing the social and labor movements in the Americas.

Lideres sindicales Cubanos de la Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), visitaran Tijuana, Mexico, una ciudad a 15 minutos de San Diego, CA. USA. de la frontera Mexico/EE.UU.. Esta conferencia le brindará la oportunidad a los trabajadores de Norte America de obtener informacion de pr imera mano sobre la situación de los trabajadores en Latinoamerica y el Caribea. Tambien estaran presentes lideres sindicalistas de: Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Filipinas, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador y los EEUU.


Invited International Panelist /Invitados (in formation):
CUBA: Raymundo Navarro Feranadez International Relations of C.T.C.; Carmen Godinez, CTC of Cuba; VENEZUELA: Jacobo Torres de Leon Fuerza Socialista Bolivariana de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras; Roberto Caraspe y Rolando Semprum Sindicato Metro Caracas; ECUADOR: Confederacion de Trabajadores del Ecuador; BOLIVIA: Representante de C.O.B.; NICARAGUA: Frente Nacional de Trabajadores, FNT; COLOMBIA; HONDURAS; PUERTO RICO; BRAZIL: Joao Batista Lemos Secretario Adjunto de Relaciones Internacionales CTB; MEXICO; ESTADOS UNIDOS: Cristina Vasquez; Rosie Martinez SEIU Local 721

AGENDA (Follow updates as more program details become available)
Friday, December 3, 2010 - REGISTRATION afternoon
Friday, December 3, 2010 - 6 pm -11 pm

Dinner reception to welcome family of the Cuban Five. Current developments in the international movement to Free the Five Cuban Heroes unjustly held in U.S. prisons for twelve years.

Saturday December 4, 2010 - 9 am - 1 pm
Impacto de la crisis en los trabajadores. Posiciones del movimiento sindical
latinoamericano y caribeno frente a la crisis. Alternativas

International union guests will discuss the relation s between the United States, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico,and the rest of Latin America, including the economic, financial crises, U.S. blockade against Cuba, the threats to the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela, Bolivia and the imposition of Neoliberal policies on Mexico.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 3 pm - 7 pm

ALBA as a growing alternative to the FTAA. Here we will debate the defeat of the FTAA - Neoliberal Policies and the continued pursuit of the U.S. transnationals to implement free trade agreements - one by one - in Latin America. Hear and discuss how nine member countries of ALBA are responding in collective solidarity to the urgent problems of energy and food crises, education, communication, sports, and the necessities of life for those marginalized by colonialism and imperialist globalization. Find out about the newest development, how Latin America labor federations are organizing themselves for Workers Unite for a New America.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 9 am - 3 pm

Latin American immigration to the U.S. Here we will discuss the disastrous effects of the FTAA-politicas Neoliberales imposed by the U.S. government and U.S. transnationals on Latin America that destroys the Latin American economy and forces millions of workers to emigrate to the U.S. where they become modern day slaves, have their human rights violated and are humiliated.

SPONSORS (partial):
U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange
Federacion Sindical Mundial
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five;
International Action Center ( IAC)
Union del Barrio


Conference Registration/ Datos para su inscripción a la Conferencia:


Address/Direccion: ________________________________________________________________

Phone/Telefono:_________________________________________________ Fax:______________
Email/Correo Electronico: ___________________________________________________________
Union/Organization /Sindicato: Organizacion______________________________________________

[  ] Enclosed is my registration fee of $ 80 U.S.dollars (Friday - Saturday - Sunday) including Friday "Free the Five" program and dinner.
or [  ] $55 for Saturday and Sunday only.
[  ] I would like to give a donation of $________ for a low-income participant.

[  ] Envio mi registro y mi donacion de 80 dolares US (incluye una cena especial – viernes – por Los Cincos)
        y quisiera aportar la cantidad de $_______para aquellos participantes de bajo ingreso.
o [  ] Envio mi registro y mi donacion de 55 dolares, sabado y domingo solamente.

Make checks payable to: Labor Exchange//Haga los chekes pagables a: Labor Exchange

US/Cuba Labor Exchange
P.O. BOX 39188
Redford MI 48239
Phone: (313) 575 4933
Email: laborexchange @

Reservations can be made at: Reservaciones de Hotel:

Hotel Palacio Azteca
Blvd Cuauhtemoc Sur #213 Colonia Davila 22400 Tijuana, Mexico
*Toll Free from USA 1 888 901 3720 Toll Free From Mexico 01 8000266660

Please mention the/Favor de mencionar para un descuento al:
Cuba Labor Conference to get the special price:

Single/Sencilla Room $81 U.S.Dollars *
Double/Doble Room $116 U.S. Dollars*
*(Room rates include two breakfasts and one Saturday dinner per person)
Saturday: Coffee and sweets all day
*(Este precio incluye dos desayunos y una cena por persona)
Sabado: Cafe y bocadillos todo el dia

Reservations should be made as soon as possible/Realice su reservacion lo antes possible.
*If you have a problem please call 313 575 4933 or