Latin America ¡Adelante! Conference 2016

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Register Today! £10 Waged       £8 Unwaged   Saturday 26th November 2016 Congress House, Great Russell Street As the prospect of a Trump presidency looms over Latin America, join over 50 leading campaigners, politicians, trade unionists and academics from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the UK to discuss the way forward for solidarity with Latin…

Venezuela Govt and Opposition Agree to Fight ‘Economic War’

  The decision comes as part of an ongoing dialogue between the government and the opposition to resolve political and economic issues.   The Venezuelan government and the opposition coalition agreed to work together to end what President Nicolas Maduro has described as an “economic war” that has created shortages of foodstuffs and essential products,…

Francisco Dominguez explains why this year’s Latin America Conference is more important than ever

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Francisco Dominguez, 4th November, 2016 The 2008 world economic crisis has thrown the whole world into turmoil, especially commodities-exporting economies such as those in Latin America. The crisis has in many cases led to dramatic falls in revenues thus exerting huge fiscal pressures to maintain the recent years of progressive social programmes.   The region’s conservative…

President Maduro: Opposition ‘Strike’ Call a Failure

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Published 28th Oct, 2016 Despite the threats of worker strikes, it was business as usual for most of the country’s services and operations.   Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the opposition call for a general strike to bring down his government has been a “failure” after most business and services remained open Friday.   “The…

Media Deliberately Omits Critical Info to Demonize Venezuela

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By LUCHO GRANADOS CEJA, October 25th 2016   The announcement from Venezuela’s electoral authority that it would not proceed with a recall referendum has unleashed yet another wave of critical articles and opinion pieces throughout the English-speaking media, labelling the socialist government in Venezuela as “authoritarian” or even a “dictatorship.”   It is a tired tune that…

Venezuela Right in New Coup Plot

  Maduro’s government exposes plans to force through regime change   VENEZUELA’S socialist government exposed at the weekend the right-wing opposition’s plans for a coup, set to begin on Wednesday.   United Socialist Party (PSUV) parliamentary group vice-president Diosdado Cabello presented evidence of the conspiracy — dubbed “Plan Rock ’n’ Roll” — to reporters on…

Venezuela’s Maduro Approves 2017 Budget, Deepens Tax Revolution

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By Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas for venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has approved the country’s budget for 2017, vowing to uphold his government’s commitment to social development and poverty reduction despite an acute financial crisis. Meanwhile the president’s decision to bypass the country’s opposition-controlled National Assembly for budgetary approval has prompted a slew of criticism from opposition…

Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

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By Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas for venezuelanalysis.com A poll conducted by the private firm Hinterlaces has revealed that the majority of Venezuelans prefer reform under the current presidency of Nicolas Maduro to a transition to opposition government. Published on Sunday, the Hinterlaces opinion poll was carried out between September 26 and October 4 via telephone interviews with…

Venezuela Opposition Official Caught with Grenades, Army Vests

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Venezuelan right-wing councilman José Vicente García was apprehended Tuesday by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service and caught with grenades and military uniforms in his car in the state of Tachira. Tachira state Governor Jose Vielma Mora Gregorio confirmed on his Twitter account that the arrest took place and posted pictures of García along with the…

Haitian Mother Names Newborn ‘Venezuela’ for Doctors Who Helped

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A woman gave birth and called her baby ‘Venezuela’ to thank the help of the South American doctors. A Haitian woman who gave birth with the help of Venezuelan doctors named her newborn ‘Venezuela,’ to thank them for the support they are giving the country after Hurricane Matthew devastated the island Two groups of doctors…