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…

The Truth About Venezuela’s Right-Wing Opposition

By Susan Grey (20th July, 2017) Venezuela’s right-wing opposition groups are often portrayed in parts of the international media as defenders of democracy, but nothing could be further from the truth. Since Hugo Chavez was elected President in 1998, right wing groups have used every method imaginable to undermine and destabilise the elected Presidents, first…

Venezuelan Government Responds to Latest US Attacks

BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR FOREIGN RELATIONS   STATEMENT The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the unbelievable statement published today by the White House on 07/17/2017. It is a document of a sort that has never been seen before, which, due to its poor level and awful quality, makes it difficult…

British Transport Unions Express Solidarity After Assassination Of Jose Luis Rivas Aranguren

In response to the assassination of Jose Luis Rivas Aranguren (read more here) on 10th July, British transport trade unions have sent this statement in solidarity to their Venezuelan counterparts. “We condemn in the strongest terms, the assassination of Venezuelan Constituent Assembly candidate Jose Luis Rivera Aranguren (41), carried out on July 10th. He was…

ANALYSIS: Time for the International Left to Take a Stand on Venezuela

By: Gregory Wilpert Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real possibility. So far over 100 people have been killed as a result of street protests, most of these deaths are the fault of the protesters themselves (to the extent that we know the cause). The…

Right-Wing Opposition Violence Reaches New Low in Venezuela

Venezuela suffered through a terrorist attack. But much of the world has remained silent, writes RICHARD IRONS Right-wing opposition violence against the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro reached a new low on Tuesday 27 June when a policeman piloting a stolen helicopter fired shots and dropped grenades in an attack on the Interior…

VIDEO: Francisco Dominguez on the terrorist attack against Supreme Court & Ministry of Justice

Trump Administration Wants EU to Support, Apply Sanctions to Venezuela

In May, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington was working on expanding sanctions against the country. The United States began a series of meetings with countries of the European Union in order to have the bloc support sanctions against Venezuela, according to reports from the South American country. The information was confirmed…

ANALYSIS: Venezuela & Nicaragua once again in US crosshairs

TIM YOUNG tackles the increasing intervention tactics of Trump’s administration in Latin America.  THE United States, the world’s most powerful country with the largest economy and military budget, feels easily threatened. On its legislative books is the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) which authorises the president to declare the existence of an “unusual and…