Venezuelan Right launches challenge to new LGBTQ equality measures

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Former National Assembly member Vestalia Sampedro officially filed the Movement for Sowing Right’s opposition to same sex civil marriage in Venezuela last week. Sampedro cited “pro-family” as among the reasons for the conservative group’s filing before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ). The group’s actions comes as the struggle for marriage equality and LGBTQ rights gains…

Venezuelan opposition threatens repercussions over Recall Referendum date

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By Iain Bruce for TeleSUR English Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles warned at the end of a march by supporters that they will give the National Electoral Council until Monday to announce a date for the collection of signatures from 20 percent of voters in favor of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. “They…

Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

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As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution. While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks. In 2010,…

Hands off Latin America! Film Showing and Q&A

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Event organised by South London Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-off-latin-america-film-showing-and-qa-brazil-and-venezuela-latest-update-tickets-26028115795?aff=efbevent Doors open 6.15pm (drinks and nibbles available) Film screening of Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’ starting 6.40pm sharp. At 8.00pm Dr Francisco Dominguez, expert on Latin America with a leading role in the Venezuela Solidarity & No Coup in Brazil national campaigns will…

Analysis: Ongoing democratic charter saga in OAS exposes deep hypocrisy

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By Peter Bolton, Council on Hemispheric Affairs A meeting of foreign ministers and ambassadors of the Organization of American States (OAS) convened last week to discuss the ongoing efforts of OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to use the Inter-American Democratic Charter against the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. Though there was no vote…

Danny Glover: Yes to Dialogue, no to Intervention in Venezuela

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I recently addressed the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, in the hopes of sparking interest in the quest for reparations that so many of our hemisphere’s African descendants are due. I never would have imagined that a few short months later, the secretary general of that regional body, Luis Almagro, would be…

Analysis: A U.S. Policy of Non-intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Welcome Change

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By Mark Weisbrot The best thing that the United States government could do with regard to Venezuela, regardless of political outcomes there, would be to end its intervention there. Washington has caused enormous damage to Venezuela in its relentless pursuit of “regime change” for the last 15 years. In March, President Obama once again absurdly…

Ten Ways Venezuela Spoke Truth and Exposed Hypocrisy at the OAS Extraordinary Session

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In case you missed the Organization of American States’ (OAS) extraordinary convening Tuesday to discuss Venezuela’s ongoing dialogue between the Bolivarian government and sectors of the opposition, Minister of Foreign Relations Delcy Rodríguez continued to poetically defend her nation’s sovereignty and fiercely advocated for peace. At the meeting, Rodríguez called for organisational-wide reflection and reconstruction…

Pablo Iglesias Slams Venezuelan Parliament’s PODEMOS Probe as “Ridiculous”

Bogota, June 23rd 2016 – The leader of Spain’s leftist PODEMOS party, Pablo Iglesias, has lambasted Venezuela’s National Assembly as “absolutely ridiculous” after it announced that it would pursue an investigation into the financing of his party. Earlier in June, opposition legislators in Venezuela’s parliamentary auditing commission petitioned Spanish authorities, including the country’s tax office…

Nicaragua Demands OAS Head Step Down over Abuse of Post

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A representative from Nicaragua has said Luis Almagro’s behavior was “illegal, disrespectful and arrogant” and made him unfit for office. The recent actions by the secretary-general of the Organization of American States took center stage Wednesday when the representative from Nicaragua requested Luis Almagro step down for his repeated interference in the domestic affairs of…