Exposing Extreme Right-Wing Violence in Venezuela

Tim Young takes an in-depth look at some of the recent violence in Venezuela. (11/08/17)   Since early April, violence by anti-democratic, extreme elements associated with right-wing protests in Venezuela have resulted in at least 120 deaths and over 1,200 people injured.   The right-wing opposition coalition claim that they are defending democracy and human…

We Mustn’t Back Another US-Led Regime Change In Latin America – Chris Williamson MP

CHRIS WILLIAMSON is frustrated by the Blairites joining the Tories to use Venezuela for a proxy war on Corbyn (8/8/17)   THE silly season is well and truly in full swing with Britain’s big media obsessing about Venezuela and using it as another proxy war against Jeremy Corbyn.   The Tories have been fanning the…

What are Trump’s real reasons for sanctions against Venezuela?

This week, the U.S. announced it will impose sanctions directly on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The sanctions mean Maduro’s assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction are now frozen and people from the U.S. are prohibited from dealing with the head of state and are part of a widening of sanctions against Venezuela. Additionally, Secretary of State Rex…

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Statement – For Dialogue, Against Violence & US Sanctions

Venezuela’s current difficulties are best resolved by dialogue as a way to peacefully address the problems the nation faces, where all forces renounce violence as a way to achieve political ends. The means for a regional dialogue under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) exist, with the participation of the former…

US Ambassador Hints That ‘Support It Gives To Venezuela’ Is Behind The New Sanctions On Nicaragua

U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said the U.S. government has “noted which countries support Venezuela,” stating that Nicaragua “does not have many friends in Washington, for the support it gives to Venezuela.” (28/7/17)   The government of Nicaragua has rejected the decision of the United States to sanction the Central American nation through the…

CIA Chief Confirms US Working Against Venezuela

Trump’s intervention in Venezuela represents another chapter in the long history of US interference in Latin America, writes SUSAN GREY (2/8/17)   RECENT comments show the CIA is still working for regime change in Venezuela and encouraging the right-wing governments of Mexico and Colombia to do the same. In a Q&A session at the Aspen…

Observers and Electoral Experts Call for the International Community to Respect of Venezuela Assembly Vote

The Council of Electoral Specialists of Latin America noted that the “Venezuelan people have made their case for peace.” (31/7/17)   Some 43 international observers and electoral experts to Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly Sunday called for the international community to respect the will of the Venezuelan people.   The Council of Electoral Specialists of Latin…

Statement on Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Elections

(31/7/17) Commenting on Sunday’s elections for a Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Secretary Dr. Francisco Dominguez said:   “On Sunday over 8 million Venezuelans, representing a turnout of 41.5%, participated in elections for a Constituent Assembly to revise the constitution, and provide an elected mechanism to help resolve the country’s current difficulties.   This impressive turnout was…

Venezuelan Government Responds to CIA Chief’s Interventionist Admission

The Venezuelan Government has issued an official communique on CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s interventionist admission, as reported by The Independent here. You can read the statement in full below:   The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the declarations of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, Michael Pompeo, and denounces…

Q & A: THE NATIONAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IN VENEZUELA

Elections for a National Constituent Assembly are being held in Venezuela on July 30th. Here are some common questions – with the answers – that are being asked about the Assembly. (21/07/17)   What is a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), under Venezuelan law?   A National Constituent Assembly is essentially a constitutional convention, a gathering…