Latin America Conference 2017 – The most vital to date?

This year’s Latin America conference was one of the biggest to date, but with Trump in charge of US foreign policy was it the most vital yet?   The event had over 500 in attendance and was opened by renowned British filmmaker Ken Loach who explained that “US history in Latin America is cruel, brutal…

Shocking Call For Foreign Military Intervention From Venezuelan Ex-Perez Minister

Solidarity campaigners attacked former Venezuelan minister Ricardo Hausmann’s call today for a foreign military invasion to end a supposed “famine.” (05/01/18) Britain’s Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC) slammed Mr Hausmann for his article entitled D-Day Venezuela, published yesterday by the Project Syndicate website funded by billionaire speculator George Soros. The Harvard University professor and former chief…

OPINION: Ignacio Ramonet’s Full Analysis of 2017 in Venezuela

Ignacio Ramonet, former editor-in-chief of Le Monde Diplomatique, looks back on a tough year for Venezuela and shows the positive achievements of the socialist Government despite the ongoing sanctions, US threats and an economic war.     To begin with, we must remember that President Nicolás Maduro is the most unjustly harassed, slandered and assaulted president in the…

Venezuela’s Election: How it Happened

(13/12/17) Venezuelans went to the polls again at the weekend, but once again the elections and results have been misrepresented here in Britain by much of the media, writes Francisco Dominguez.    Municipal elections took place in Venezuela on Sunday, electing 335 mayors. This was the 24th national election in Venezuela since 1998 and the…

Venezuela Votes in Municipal Elections

By Francisco Dominguez Municipal elections took place yesterday (10 December 2017) in Venezuela, electing 335 mayors. There was also an election for the governorship of the Zulia state. This was the 24th national election in Venezuela since 1998 and the third in less than 4 months, with Presidential elections set to take place next year….

Latin America Rejects Trump’s Threats Against Venezuela

Peace and dialogue are what’s needed now, not sanctions or war, writes TIM YOUNG (1/12/17) THE possibility of military intervention against Venezuela is looming large following a threat made by US President Donald Trump in early August. Answering questions from reporters, he said: “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if…

NEW – VSC Magazine: Trump Sets Sights On Regime Change

ANALYSIS: New EU Measures Echo US Hostility To Venezuela

By Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (23/11/17) 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,…

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…