Venezuela Votes

Venezuelans voted on Sunday in elections for 23 regional governors, the 23rd national vote (election or referenda) in Venezuela since 1998. The turnout was a healthy 61.14% (one of the highest in 18 years for regional elections), with 13,599 polling stations open across the country; plus 24,700 election machines, 90,822 election officers and about 54,000…

Elections in Venezuela this Sunday as Dialogue Moves Ahead

Caracas, October 9, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that his government is close to reaching a deal with the country’s right-wing opposition. “We are 95 percent of the way there (in reaching) an accord with the political opposition. The document is being written and it’s 95 percent complete… Next week I…

VSC AGM Challenges Media Misrepresentation of Venezuela

THE barrage of propaganda directed by media outlets and Establishment politicians against Venezuela reached new heights this summer. Misinformation about the real nature of the country’s opposition is standard. The fact that it has repeatedly tried to overthrow the elected presidency by force and that a majority of the over 120 people who died in…

US Sanctions Won’t Help the People of Venezuela

Trump’s hostile policies towards Venezuela will do nothing to solve the country’s problems, and have attracted criticism from both Venezuela and the US, writes SUSAN GREY (29/09/17)   ONCE again Donald Trump has stepped up US aggression against Venezuela with sanctions, this time aimed at harming the economy. The latest sanctions prohibit Venezuela from buying…

Message from the Venezuelan Ambassador to the Labour Party fringe meeting

Message from the Venezuelan Ambassador to the Labour Party fringe meeting Dear friends, My apologies for not being able to attend this meeting and my gratitude to the organisers of the event and participants. In terms of the subject of your event today, Venezuela is under a systematic aggression from the Trump Administration. The latest…

Resisting Trump – Building Links & Solidarity

Resisting Trump – Building Links & Solidarity for a Better World   Panel discussion with: Julia Felmanas (Workers Party of Brazil,) Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez (International Transport Workers’ Federation,) Mercedes Sanchez (Nicaraguan trade unionist,) Denis Rogatyuk on Ecuador, Kate Hudson (CND), Marina Prentoulis (Syriza, Greece) & Mickey Brady MP (Sinn Fein, Ireland.)   A unique panel discussion…

Trump’s Tough New Sanctions Will Harm the People of Venezuela – Mark Weisbrot

The Trump administration announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Venezuela on Friday that are designed to cut off financing to Venezuela. The Trump team pretends that the sanctions are only directed at the government. But as any economist knows, this is clearly false. By starving the economy of foreign exchange, this action will harm the private sector, most…

Venezuela’s Long History of Racism is Coming Back to Haunt It

BY HAZEL MARSH (16/18/17) Over the last four months, hardly a day has gone by without news coverage of the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. At least 124 people have been killed, some by security forces, while participating in or accidentally encountering opposition-led street demonstrations.     The mainstream media narrative is of an increasingly authoritarian government…

Trump’s Threats of a “Military Option” in Venezuela Rejected in Britain

After Donald Trump threatened the use of a “military option” in Venezuela this weekend, figures from Britain have joined a chorus of voices across the world expressing their opposition to such a move.   Chris Williamson MP said, “Trump’s refusal to rule out military action when it comes to Venezuela has been widely condemned by…

Dialogue is the Way Forward, not Trump’s Sanctions & Military Threats – Tony Burke

Venezuela’s crisis needs a peaceful solution based on dialogue, not violence or threats of military intervention and sanctions writes Tony Burke, Unite Assistant General Secretary. (14/08/17)   There is currently deep political polarisation in Venezuela, primarily driven by a collapse in the economy, itself fuelled by the collapse in oil prices, and undoubtedly worsened by…