3.1 Million Venezuelans Cast Votes in the Primaries of the Governing Socialist Party

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This year’s parliamentary primaries marked the highest voter turnout in the country’s history reports Telesur English Ahead of national legislative elections that will be held on Dec. 6, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held its primary election Sunday, with over 3.1 million casting their vote to select the party’s candidates. Diosdado Cabello reported…

INTERVIEW: Venezuela’s Oldest Human Rights Organization: “Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights”

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By Lucas Koerner and Sister Eugenia Russia As “reports” of alleged “human rights violations” in Venezuela are unscrupulously circulated by transnational corporate media and rightwing governments, VA speaks to long time human rights activist Sister Eugenia Russian, president of Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), concerning a range of issues, including…

POLL: 62% of Venezuelans Want Socialists to Keep Governing

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The latest study from polling firm Hinterlaces shows that 62 percent of Venezuelans want the ruling Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela to stay in government. In the survey, conducted from 7 to June 16 and based on 1,200 interviews nationwide, Venezuelan respondents were asked: “Would you prefer that the government of President Maduro rectify and…

Danny Glover: Venezuela Vindicating Afro-descendents

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U.S. actor and activist Danny Glover, Afro-Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba, and Afro-Ecuadorean legislator Alexandra Ocles highlighted the shared international political struggle of African descendants on Wednesday afternoon in the Venezuelan capital. The International Committee of Recognition of Afro-American Culture held a press conference, featuring the three, on Wednesday in Caracas. Cordoba, a prominent Colombian human…

Venezuela’s Maduro Backs CARICOM Proposal for Slavery Reparations

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery. “We have supported the proposal by the Community of the Caribbean that Europe has to compensate Africa and America,” the socialist leader affirmed…

Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections Set for December 6

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From venezuelanalysis.com:Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that national parliamentary elections will be held on December 6. The announcement effectively silences an opposition-fueled rumor campaign that has filled international headlines with speculations that elections would not be held. CNE President Tibisay Lucena underlined that the much-touted rumors were baseless and that the electoral body…

EVENT: Aleida Guevara’s ‘Hugo Chavez, Venezuela & the New Latin America’ Film Showing

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Thursday, 2 July 2015 from 19:00, Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL. Get Tickets here A special film showing of this film by Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida, featuring the late Hugo Chavez, to mark Venezuela’s national independence day with a Q&A on Venezuela’s role in at the forefront of the new Latin America.

Venezuela, US Discuss Normalizing Relations in Haiti

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Top diplomats from Venezuela and the United States met on Saturday in Haiti in an attempt to normalize bilateral relations. The encounter was mediated by the host country’s president Michel Martelly. During the meeting the delegations discussed common areas of agreement, including support for the Haitian people in their struggle against Cholera. “There is an issue next week that cannot…

Venezuela Calls for Urgent CELAC Meeting Amid Ecuador Coup Plan

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for an urgent meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to discuss tensions and possible coup plots against the government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa. “It’s time for us to activate all our solidarity with the people of Ecuador and with President Rafael Correa,” Maduro said…

100s Rally to Mark 10 Years of Backing Venezuela – Morning Star Report

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MPs, activists and diplomats applaud Bolivarian revolution reports the Morning Star by Our News Desk A RALLY for Venezuela drew hundreds of people to London’s Hamilton House on Thursday night to mark the 10th anniversary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. Thunderous applause and cries of “Viva Venezuela, viva la solidaridad!” brought the house down. Politicians,…