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When Hugo Chavez and the people of Venezuela beat the US empire

April 11 marks the anniversary of 2002 coup in Venezuela, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE NINETEEN years ago in Venezuela a right-wing military coup briefly unseated its elected President Hugo Chavez before loyal armed forces units and a popular mobilisation of Caracas’s barrios turned the tables and restored Chavez to the presidency. The coup was mounted by …

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Venezuela Protests Biden’s Extension of Executive Order 13692

Venezuela has “categorically rejected” US President Joe Biden’s renewal of Executive Order 13692. The renewal extends a state of national emergency which has been the basis for Washington’s sanctions regime against Venezuela. The decree states that Venezuela represents an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the [US] national security and foreign policy.” The order has been …

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Report: “Trump has gone – time to end US sanctions on Cuba, Nicaragua & Venezuela”

By Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. Saturday February 13 saw hundreds of British labour movement and solidarity activists attend an event hosted by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. The event was chaired by Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords and former General Secretary of …

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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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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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Venezuela, and Trump’s Irrational Electoral Policy

By Jorge Arreaza Montserrat From Caracas, Venezuela Elections always have an interesting effect on public policy, in particular if the person in charge of designing and implementing a certain policy is up for reelection. In politics, it is logical that an incumbent candidate decides to show successful policies and accomplishments while minimizing failures or shortcomings. …

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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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