ANALYSIS: Trump in Latin America

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  Trump’s administration will likely capitalise on the decline of Latin America’s left-wing governments during Obama’s term, writes Alexander Main   The 2016 US election results provoked shock and horror in many parts of the world but probably in no place more than Latin America. All along the campaign trail the election winner vilified Latin American immigrants…

Opposition Deputy Found with Explosives and Arrested

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Venezuelan Vice President Tarek El Aissami announcing the arrest of opposition deputy Gilber Caro, Jan. 11, 2017. | Photo: AVN   Vice President El Aissami announced the arrest of an opposition deputy found transporting explosives as part of what the Government is calling an alleged destabilisation plot. During a nationally broadcast press conference on Wednesday,…

Interview with the Leader of the Biggest Workers’ Union in Venezuela

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By María Torrellas, June 27, 2016 Carlos López, current Secretary General of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers’ Central of Venezuela, visited Argentina in the framework of a tour with other union and social movement leaders of the region. In the talk he gave in the Venezuelan Embassy, López explained the situation of his country and how…

EVENT: Trump, Venezuela & Latin America – Regime Change Up the Agenda?

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Register online (waged) here Register online (Unwaged) here Solidarity registration (including donation for £25) here Trump’s US, Venezuela & the New Latin America – ‘Regime Change’ up the agenda? A dayschool on understanding the resurgent Right in Latin America Saturday  March 11, 11.—17.00, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR With: H.E. Ambassador Rocio Maniero, Venezuela…

The 10 Victories of President Maduro in 2016

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In the longest and hardest year, in which many thought he would fall, President Maduro, overcame all obstacles and proved his exceptional ability as a Statesman writes Ignacio Ramonet   In early 2016,Venezuela’s authorities had very difficult problems to solve. Namely, 1) the neoliberal opposition had won the legislative elections of 2015 and controlled the National…

Latin America ¡Adelante! Conference 2016

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Register Today! £10 Waged       £8 Unwaged   Saturday 26th November 2016 Congress House, Great Russell Street As the prospect of a Trump presidency looms over Latin America, join over 50 leading campaigners, politicians, trade unionists and academics from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the UK to discuss the way forward for solidarity with Latin…

Venezuela Govt and Opposition Agree to Fight ‘Economic War’

  The decision comes as part of an ongoing dialogue between the government and the opposition to resolve political and economic issues.   The Venezuelan government and the opposition coalition agreed to work together to end what President Nicolas Maduro has described as an “economic war” that has created shortages of foodstuffs and essential products,…

Francisco Dominguez explains why this year’s Latin America Conference is more important than ever

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Francisco Dominguez, 4th November, 2016 The 2008 world economic crisis has thrown the whole world into turmoil, especially commodities-exporting economies such as those in Latin America. The crisis has in many cases led to dramatic falls in revenues thus exerting huge fiscal pressures to maintain the recent years of progressive social programmes.   The region’s conservative…

President Maduro: Opposition ‘Strike’ Call a Failure

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Published 28th Oct, 2016 Despite the threats of worker strikes, it was business as usual for most of the country’s services and operations.   Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the opposition call for a general strike to bring down his government has been a “failure” after most business and services remained open Friday.   “The…

Media Deliberately Omits Critical Info to Demonize Venezuela

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By LUCHO GRANADOS CEJA, October 25th 2016   The announcement from Venezuela’s electoral authority that it would not proceed with a recall referendum has unleashed yet another wave of critical articles and opinion pieces throughout the English-speaking media, labelling the socialist government in Venezuela as “authoritarian” or even a “dictatorship.”   It is a tired tune that…