NEW – VSC Newsletter: Trump Sets Sights On Regime Change

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.     

Trump’s Sanctions Aim To Financially Starve Venezuela

But a growing range of countries are beginning to oppose them, writes Tim Young (26/10/17) US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has piled the pressure on Venezuela by announcing more sanctions, despite growing opposition from a range of countries to such aggressive acts. The latest sanctions join those directed personally at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his…

Latin America Conference 2017 – Adelante!

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 9:15am Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LW In recent years, countries across Latin America have faced a resurgent right offensive and an increasing threat of intervention from the US – with Trump now at the helm of foreign policy, this is the most important Latin America conference to…

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…