ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years, Nicaragua Sanctions U.S. in Defence of Venezuela


By Ewan Robertson, Mérida, 15th December 2014, At its 13th summit, held in Cuba last weekend, the ALBA alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary. The leftist bloc charted plans for future integration and condemned U.S. “aggression” toward its member states. The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which now comprises 11 countries after…

Venezuelans March to Celebrate 15 Years of the Bolivarian Constitution


By Ewan Robertson, Mérida, 15th December 2014, Today thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum, creating the legal framework for the Bolivarian revolution. The constitution is considered to be one of the most progressive in the world on many issues, enshrining social…

EVENT: Richard Gott Presents The Second Annual Hugo Chávez Memorial Lecture


Richard Gott, author of Hugo Chavez & The Bolivarian Revolution, will give this lecture on February 26 at 7.00pm at the Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL. Please register in advance and doors will open at 6.30pm. More details will be announced in due course. You can register for the event online here…

VIDEO: Head to Head – Should the US get out of Latin America?


Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Otto Reich, point man for Latin America for the last three US Republican presidents. With comment from VSC Secretary Dr. Francisco Dominguez, Dr. Julia Buxton and others.

U.S. Congress Passes Venezuela Sanctions, Obama Expected to Sign

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By Ewan Robertson, Mérida, 12th December 2014 for Late on Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuela. The bill was also passed by the Senate on Monday, and White House officials have indicated that President Barack Obama will sign the bill into law, although it was not specified…

ALBA Regional Bloc Rejects the Aggressions of The United States of America Against the Venezuelan People


COMMUNIQUE: The Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-PTA) express their strong rejection to the current interventionist actions of the Government of the United States of America against the People and Bolivarian Government of Venezuela through the promotion of the so-called “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights…

US Senate Passes Bill to Impose Further Sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro Blasts “Economic Blockade”

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By Z.C. DUTKA, Santa Elena de Uairen, December 9th, 2014, for The United States Senate [has] passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 by voice vote, a bill that will impose further sanctions on Venezuelan senior government officials if passed by Congress. The bill, sponsored by US senators Marco Rubio and Robert…

Venezuelan President Maduro to Reevaluate U.S. Relations Due to “Interventionism”


By EWAN ROBERTSON in Mérida, 8th December 2014 for Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has warned of “interventionist” activity emanating from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, and says he is reevaluating relations with his country’s northern neighbour. In an interview with Telesur on Saturday Maduro claimed that actions being taken by the U.S. embassy were aimed…

Venezuela Creates Council for Disabled People

Disbaled Peoples COuncils Created

By TELESUR ENGLISH Venezuela has approved the creation of a new national council for disabled people in an attempt to advance equality, announced President Nicolas Maduro in a national address late Monday. Presidential Councils in Venezuela are created on the suggestion of social organizations looking for better representation of their interests in state affairs. The Presidential Council for…

UNASUR Moves toward Continental Freedom of Movement, Venezuela Makes “Equality” Call


By EWAN ROBERTSON for The 12 member Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has taken a step toward creating South American citizenship and freedom of movement. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro also called for strategies to promote continental economic development, social equality and defence sovereignty. The new proposals for South American integration were made during a…