Maduro: 236,000 New Homes To Be Built Thanks To Petro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is set to finance an estimated 236,000 new homes thanks to the recent presale of its oil-back cryptocurrency – Petro. President Nicolas Maduro says the government is set to finance an estimated 236,000 new homes thanks to the recent presale of Venezuelan oil-back cryptocurrency – Petro. Talking from…

Venezuela Builds 2 Million Affordable Homes in Just 7 Years

The government plans to build another million homes by 2019. The Venezuelan government has built two million houses in seven years as part of the People’s Social Protection System. President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement in a Venezuela Housing Great Mission (GMVV) event in the new “Mirador de Caiza” housing complex in Charallave, state of…

Colin Burgon: Time to Stand Up to Trump on Venezuela & Latin America

When he was running for President in 2016, Trump’s hostile campaign rhetoric towards Mexicans was picked up by the press internationally and his comments on Mexican immigrants – “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” – showed the world what kind of leader Trump was striving to be. Unfortunately, his aggression towards Latin Americans did not…

Noam Chomsky, Danny Glover Condemn US Sanctions on Venezuela

“It is no secret that Venezuela is targeted for regime change” due to Venezuela’s leadership in resisting U.S. hegemony, the activists argued. Scholar Noam Chomsky and actor Danny Glover are among a group of over 154 activists who have condemned the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States and Canada. In an open letter…

Venezuela: Presidential Elections Moved to May, Falcon & Maduro Agree to Electoral Guarantees

The government and electoral opposition have agreed to push presidential elections back until May 20. By Paul Dobson for venezuelanalysis Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) made the shock announcement this Thursday that it would postpone much anticipated presidential elections scheduled for April 22 until May. According to declarations made by CNE President Tibisay Lucena at…

White House Mulls Venezuela Oil Embargo

The US government is actively evaluating an oil embargo against Venezuela, alleged sources within the Trump administration have told press. (1/3/18) According to McClatchy, the White House, the National Security Council, the State Department and the Treasury Department are currently considering different mechanisms to remove elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office ahead of April…

The media’s fake news about Latin America

TIM YOUNG demonstrates how Western coverage of South America is heavily biased against the continent’s progressive leaders, movements and governments (1/3/18) Fake news” may have shot to prominence in 2017, courtesy of Donald Trump, but the power of the corporate media to mislead, misinform and under-inform for political purposes — usually to protects the interests…

The Other Side of the Story: Exposing Extreme Right Wing Violence in 2017

Much international corporate media coverage of Venezuela last year focused on violence in the country, but failed to tell the whole story, writes Callum Stevens (28/2/18)   Supporters of Trump’s ‘regime change’ agenda have characteristically ignored the scale of violence from extreme elements of the right-wing opposition in Venezuela with the aim of destabilising, and ultimately…

Sign the petition – No to Trump’s Illegal Sanctions on Venezuela

Sign the petition We note with concern the growing impact and reach of the Trump administration’s sanctions on Venezuela, and call on governments internationally (including the UK) not to follow this path. US financial sanctions are opposed by a majority of both pro- and anti-government Venezuelans. They will not help Venezuela’s people or solve the…

Shades of Chile 1973 as US moves against Venezuela

The Trump administration returns the US to its infamous and bankrupt policy of treating Latin America as if it were its ‘own backyard,’ endangering peace and stability in the region. TIM YOUNG reports (15/2/18) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently suggested that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro might be removed by a military coup —…