114 Leading British Political Figures Express Opposition to US Sanctions on Venezuela

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With the help of our supporters contacting their MPs, 114 leading British politicians of 6 different political parties/persuasions have signed a statement (copied below) supporting Latin America’s work for peace and dialogue in Venezuela and opposing US sanctions on Venezuela. You can ask your MP to add their name by using our easy online tool…

Venezuela Wins Further Regional Backing against US Threat at OAS Meeting

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At an extraordinary session of the Organization of American States, various countries called on the United States to promote dialogue, as opposed to unilateral action, including the representatives of Mexico, Grenada, Argentina and Brazil. The great majority of the country delegations at the Organization of American States meeting Thursday expressed concern about U.S. President Barack…

VENEZUELA – New US Aggression Unites Latin America

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US policies for the region are desperately out of touch and have been roundly condemned by the countries concerned, MATT WILLGRESS reports On March 9 US President Barack Obama signed an executive order declaring “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United…

Venezuela: ‘Historical Precedent’ Shows US Wants to Intervene

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Venezuela’s foreign minister has told the Organisation of American States there is a “real threat” of the United States trying to militarily attack the country. Venezuela’s foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the United States of aggression Thursday, during an extraordinary session of the Organization of American States (OAS). During a fiery speech to the regional…

Argentina Expresses Concern About the New US Measures against Venezuela

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In a statement issued by the country’s Foreign Ministry, Argentina has expressed concern about the content of the recent Executive Order in which the United States declared Venezuela a “threat to national security”. “The Argentine Government has noted with concern the content of Executive Order issued by the US government to declare a ‘national emergency…

Violent Right-Wing Hooded Militants Launch Molotov Attack on University in Tachira State

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By Rachael Boothroyd, Caracas, March 17th 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Police force (PNB) once again entered into a stand off with what appear to be political opposition groups on Monday, after around 15-20 hooded militants attacked the local Bolivarian University in Tachira at around 6.30pm. Police were called to protect the building on…

Union of South American Nations Rejects US Aggression towards Venezuela

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Venezuela received strong backing from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Saturday afternoon, at an emergency summit addressing the recent aggressions from US President Barack Obama. Obama had signed an executive order earlier in the week declaring Venezuela an“extraordinary threat to national security.” At a press conference following the meeting of the foreign ministers,…

MARK WEISBROT: Obama Absurdly Declares Venezuela a Security Threat

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By Mark Weisbrot- Al Jazeera America, March 10th 2015 Yesterday the White House took a new step toward the theater of the absurd by “declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela,” as President Barack…

ANALYSIS: 7 Reasons Why Obama’s Executive Order Against Venezuela Is Ridiculous

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U.S. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order March 9 declaring a “national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.” Here you can read 7 Reasons Why Obama’s Executive Order Is Ridiculous: 1. The U.S. has…

GREG GRANDIN: Is Venezuela Really an ‘Extraordinary Threat’ to the United States?

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By Greg Grandin- The Nation Yesterday, Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress announcing that he was applying the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to Venezuela, declaring the “situation” there to be an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.” Washington named seven Venezuelan politicians as targeted…