CHICAGO — During an Aug. 24 press conference with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who denounced televangelist Pat Robertson’s call for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s assassination, the consul general of Venezuela, Martin Sanchez, announced a multimedia cultural exhibit called “Venezuela Matters.” The exhibit will open Oct. 13-14 at Chicago’s East River Art Center. And on Oct. 15, Afro-Venezuelan Day will be celebrated at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters here.
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