In Brief

They’d received their summons and were out in force. The stalwarts of the British left-wing movement gathered on Saturday at central London’s Conway Hall for a day of workshops and discussions on Venezuela.

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They’d received their summons and were out in force. The stalwarts of the British left-wing movement gathered on Saturday at central London’s Conway Hall for a day of workshops and discussions on Venezuela. One woman sported a top with an image of a beret-clad Hugo Chávez and the revolutionary slogan “Patria o Muerte” (Fatherland or death). Elsewhere, a bored-looking child in a bright red PSUV (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela) t-shirt fiddled with his iPhone.

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