Social Democrat leaders from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean met in Caracas, Venezuela from Saturday to Tuesday (22 to 25 May) to discuss future aims and to promote international co-operation.
GV Tamanaco Hotel and sign (2 shots)
SV Herr Brandt and German group (2 shots)
SCU Argentina and Senor Balbin (2 shots)
SV Bolivian group
SCU PULL OUT U.K. delegate Silkin
CU Finnish woman delegate Ulpe Tatiola (2 shots)
SV Brazilian delegates
CU Portugal's Dr. Soares
SV Spanish delegation
CU Dominican Republic group
SV Executive group
SV President Perez and party enter conference hall
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Background: Social Democrat leaders from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean met in Caracas, Venezuela from Saturday to Tuesday (22 to 25 May) to discuss future aims and to promote international co-operation. Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, Austrian Chancellor Mr. Bruno Kreisky and Danish Prime Minister Anker Jorgensen were among delegates from more that 25 nations.
Also attending were the British Minister for Planning and Local Government, John Silkin, Mario Soares, head of the Portuguese Socialist Party, Ricardo Balbin, head of Argentina's Radical Party and Victor Haya de la Torre, head of Peruvian APRA Party.
The meeting was organised by Venezuela's ruling Accion Democratic Party. A statement from the party said the delegates were not representing their countries or their respective parties nor were there any plans to establish any new international organisations. The aims of the conference were to analyse the nature of social democracy and to promote solidarity among social democrats on a world scale.
The meetings also examined how the more wealthy countries could help the developing nations and the problem of military governments in south America. The conference working sessions were not open to newsmen or the public.