Cuba/U.S./Mexico/Canada/Venezuela Labor Conference

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A very important conference — an encounter among Cuban, U.S., Mexican, Canadian, Venezuelan and other trade unionists — will take place in Tijuana, Mexico, the 10th, 11th, and 12th of December, 2004. In response to the repeated denial of entry visas to the U.S., on the part of the U.S. government, to five Cuban trade union leaders, it has been necessary to hold the conference in Tijuana.

The event will be an opportunity to exchange experiences of labor struggles and issues among the labor participants and of their respective peoples. It will also give participants the opportunity to create new ties of fraternity and concrete solidarity among workers’ organizations. The Cuban and Venezuelan trade unionists will also speak about the social and economic gains made in their countries and how the two peoples are creating an alternative model of social and economic development.

Tijuana is 15 minutes from the U.S.-Mexico border, close to San Diego. The registration cost of the conference is $45 to cover costs of the event. The hotel cost is listed separately below.

The conference will take place at
Hotel Palacio Azteca
Blvd Cuauhtemoc Sur #213 Col. Dávila
Tijuana Mexico

Reservations can be made at:
Hotel Palacio Azteca
Blvd Cuauhtemoc Sur # 213 Colonia Dávila
22400 Tijuana, Mexico
Toll Free from USA 1 888 901 3720
Toll Free From Mexico 01 8000266660
Single Room $54 US Dollars
Double Room $70 US Dollars

Please mention the Cuba Labor Conference to get the discounted price. Reservations should be made as soon as possible since December 10-12 includes the Mexican Holiday.

Invited guests from Cuba who will speak at the Conference:

  • Pedro Ross Leal, General Secretary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC),
  • Maria del Carmen Machado, Chief of Dep’t of Education, Communication and Culture, CTC
  • Leonel González González, Director of Foreign Relations of the CTC
  • Manuel Montero Bistilliero, Director of the Americas Dep’t of Foreign Relations of the CTC
  • Edison Earl Brown, Official Interpreter of the CTC
  • Jacobo Torres de León, Coordinator of the Bolivarian Force of Workers of Venezuela (FBT)
  • Eduardo Piñate, National President of the Unitarian Force of Teachers Union (SINAFUM)
  • Oswaldo Vera, National Coordinator of the National Workers Union (UNT)
  • Angel Navas, President of the Federation of Electrical Workers (FETRAELECT)
  • Jose Ramon Rivero, Director of the Aluminium Workers Union (SUTRALUM)
  • Jose Khan, National Deputy de la Fuerza Bolivariana de Trabajadores de Venezuela
  • Andrés Gómez, Leader of the Antonio Maceo Brigade
  • Clarence Thomas, Co-Chair of the Million Workers March from the Int'l Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union Local 10, San Francisco


Friday, December 10th
Elected union officials meet with the Cuban CTC leaders

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Registration ($45 USD)

7:00 PM-10 PM
Reception to welcome our Cuban guests

Saturday, December 11th
-Registration & Breakfast Included

Plenary: Reports by distinguished speakers; questions and comments by the public

  • U.S./Cuba relations
  • Update on the economic and social situation in Cuba and the effects of the new U.S. measures against Cuba
  • The case of the Cuban 5, who are unjustly incarcerated in U.S. prisons

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Lunch

3:00 PM-7:00 PM:

  • Plenary: Report on FTAA (Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) by distinguished speakers; questions and comments by the public

7:00 PM-9:00PM: Dinner

9:00 PM-12:00 PM: Noche Cubana Party with famous singer Emilia Morales Palmero, direct from Cuba

Sunday, December 12th
8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Breakfast Included

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

  • Plenary: Report on United States & Latin America Immigration Relations by distinguished speakers and questions and comments by the public.

1:00 PM -4:00 PM

  • Plenary: the situation of the Bolivariana Revolution in Venezuela

Conference Registration

Name: _________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _________________________________________

Phone: _________________________Fax: ___________________

E-mail: ________________________________________________

Union/ Organization: _____________________________________

[  ] Enclosed is my registration fee of $45 U.S.

Mail your registration to
U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange
P.O. Box 39188
Redford Michigan 48239
Phone/Fax: (313) 561-8330
E- Mail:


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