Venezuela’s Election: How it Happened

(13/12/17) Venezuelans went to the polls again at the weekend, but once again the elections and results have been misrepresented here in Britain by much of the media, writes Francisco Dominguez.    Municipal elections took place in Venezuela on Sunday, electing 335 mayors. This was the 24th national election in Venezuela since 1998 and the…

Venezuela Votes in Municipal Elections

By Francisco Dominguez Municipal elections took place yesterday (10 December 2017) in Venezuela, electing 335 mayors. There was also an election for the governorship of the Zulia state. This was the 24th national election in Venezuela since 1998 and the third in less than 4 months, with Presidential elections set to take place next year….

Latin America Rejects Trump’s Threats Against Venezuela

Peace and dialogue are what’s needed now, not sanctions or war, writes TIM YOUNG THE possibility of military intervention against Venezuela is looming large following a threat made by US President Donald Trump in early August. Answering questions from reporters, he said: “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.”…

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ANALYSIS: New EU Measures Echo US Hostility To Venezuela

By Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign In early November the European Union, having at first declined Trump’s invitation to join the US in imposing sanctions of its own on Venezuela, decided to do so. Full details of the sanctions are not readily available, but in addition to an arms embargo on sales to Venezuela, the…

Trump Doubles Down on Sanctions and Regime Change for Venezuela

This is not “democracy promotion,” it is regime change, by any means necessary – writes Mark Weisbrot (13/11/17)   On November 3rd President Maduro of Venezuela proposed a meeting with creditors, for November 13th in Caracas, to discuss a restructuring of Venezuelan public debt. On November 8th, the Trump administration reacted by warning US bondholders…

The Empire Strikes Back – Ken Livingstone

Latin America is under threat from an increasingly aggressive Trump administration, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE (11/11/17)   FOR decades now, the US has sought to intervene and bring down progressive governments — or indeed just governments that seek to assert their national sovereignty — in Latin America, using a range of methods, from “soft coups” to…

Confronting Trump’s Agenda – The Most Important Latin America Conference to Date?

Politicians, journalists, unionists and activists from all over Latin America will come together at this conference to discuss the threat posed in the region by Trump’s politics. The conference will take place in London on 2 December, writes Marcella Via.   Since becoming president, Donald Trump seems to have forgotten about his promise to put an…

REPORT: Council of Latin American experts praise Venezuela’s elections

Political Violence in Venezuela: Summary of the Facts

Read this official report on the violence and violations witnessed during the demonstrations and protests promoted by the Venezuelan opposition between April and July of 2017.