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The Colombian camps poised to destroy socialism in Venezuela

By Susan Grey, vice-chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign News of the recent attempted incursions into Venezuela are a timely reminder of the ever-present threat of US bases in Colombia. On May 3 Venezuelan armed forces picked up a band of mercenaries attempting to enter Venezuela from Colombia in speedboats carrying weapons and other military …

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URGENT: Statement from Dr Francisco Dominguez, National Secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

We have just received information from Venezuela, that a heavily armed mercenary invasion coming from Colombia in fast boats tried to land in the coast of La Guaira state, with clear intentions to carry out terrorist attacks probably including an assault on the presidential palace and the assassination of Chavista national political leaders, including ministers. …

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Venezuela: Pope Francis rejects illegal unilateral coercive measures in the midst of the pandemic

In the context of the global spread of Covid-19 and its devastating consequences for humanity, Pope Francis joined the calls by the United Nations and other multilateral bodies such as the Non-Aligned Movement for the suspension of unilateral coercive measures. The so-called “sanctions”, warned the Supreme Pontiff in his message this Sunday from the Vatican …

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Trump extends criminal economic blockade of Venezuela

The United States under President Trump has extended its economic blockade of Venezuela, with new punitive measures announced last month against the Venezuelan state- owned airline Conviasa and the Russian state energy giant Rosneft for buying oil cargoes from Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA. Trump has also threatened further action, saying at a press conference …

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IMF refuses Venezuela emergency coronavirus loan over refusal to back Maduro as President

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected Venezuela’s request for a $5 billion (£4.24bn) emergency-support package to help strengthen the country’s health system in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. President Nicolas Maduro wrote to the global financial organisation earlier this week asking for support as the country struggles to cope with crippling US economic …

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Venezuela Remembers: 1 Year Since Assassination Attempt on President Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro remembered the fateful day and said that “like a phoenix,” the Venezuelan people resurfaced to proudly stand today. As Venezuelans commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Aug. 4 also marks a critical day in the country’s recent history. One year ago, in a speech during the 81st anniversary, President Nicolas …

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Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) condemned US-led sanctions and called for the construction of a multipolar world after a summit held in Caracas. The weekend ministerial meeting brought together 120 member nations as well as seven observer countries, ten multilateral international organisations including the United Nations (UN), and fourteen specially invited nations. Speaking at the opening …

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Venezuela Government response to report by Michelle Bachelet on situation in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Government has made an official response to the report by Michelle Bachelet to the United Nations Human Rights Council. A translated version of this document can be viewed and shared here: COMMENTS ON FACTUAL ERRORS IN THE REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN …

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