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Now is the time to step up international campaigning against illegal US sanctions in Latin America

by Ken Livingstone THE United States has an extensive sanctions programme affecting two dozen countries across the globe, and three of those states singled out for coercive measures are in Latin America: Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.  The cost to those three nations of US sanctions imposed allegedly “to counter threats to national security” are breathtakingly …

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If he is different from Trump, Biden must change track on Venezuela

After Venezuela’s elections, constructive engagement should follow, writes Tim Young. Venezuela has successfully held elections for its National Assembly, despite the extreme difficulties imposed on it by the US’s economic blockade of the country and the coronavirus pandemic. On 6 December Venezuelans voted for 277 legislators from more than 14,400 candidates drawn from 107 national …

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Free Elections In Venezuela Are A Blow To Regime Change

By Leonardo Flores, CODEPINK, for Popular Resistance. Venezuela held legislative elections on December 6 and, as has become the norm, the U.S. and sectors of the opposition that boycotted the election are claiming fraud without presenting evidence. The coalition of parties supporting President Maduro won 68% of the vote and a supermajority in the National …

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Venezuela: Biden should live up to his promise of mutual respect & cancel sanctions

By Susan Grey, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign & Vauxhall CLP Member As Joe Biden takes over the US presidency there is much speculation over how much his Latin America policy will differ from that of Donald Trump. Whilst Trump’s sanctions on Venezuela have undoubtedly been harsher and more damaging than those that went before, it’s important …

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VSC STATEMENT ON APPEAL COURT GOLD RULING

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign applauds the ruling by the Appeal Court overturning the earlier judgement of the Commercial Court that had endorsed the British Government’s recognition of Juan Guaidό, the self- proclaimed “interim president”, as the leader of Venezuela rather than the elected president Nicholas Maduro. The Commercial Court’s decision, if allowed to stand could have …

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ANALYSIS: Trump’s sanctions are hindering Venezuela dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

By Tim Young. Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Venezuela’s efforts to protect its population from the COVID-19 pandemic are being jeopardised by Trump’s aggressive tactics towards the country. Trump’s strengthening of illegal US sanctions against Venezuela since 2017 – creating an economic blockade of the type employed against Cuba since the 1960s – have weakened its health …

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No to Trump and the pirates of the Caribbean | Tim Young

THE US’s recent action of seizing the cargoes of four oil tankers allegedly carrying Iranian petrol to Venezuela has provided the Trump administration with the perfect opportunity to simultaneously attack two of its enemies in election year. Iran and Venezuela, both oil-producing countries, are subject to swingeing illegal sanctions through which the US seeks to …

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VIDEO: Interview with VSC’s Francisco Dominguez for the Orinoco Tribune

This piece originally appeared in the Orinoco Tribune In this new episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas we had the pleasure and honor to interview Francisco Dominguez in London, UK. Dominguez is a Chilean academic and political refugee devoted to building solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution not only in the UK but also all over …

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