Venezuela

“2023, the hour of a new world” : the interview of Nicolas Maduro by Ignacio Ramonet

Ignacio Ramonet – Mr. President, first of all I would like to thank you for receiving me again for this interview, it is good to continue this tradition – this is already the seventh occasion when we meet at the…

Which Government Does the United States Recognize in Venezuela?

On January 3, 2023, Shaun Tandon of Agence France-Presse asked U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price about Venezuela. In late December, the Venezuelan opposition after a fractious debate decided to dissolve the “interim government” led by Juan Guaidó. From 2019 onward, the U.S. government  recognized Guaidó…

High-Value US Asset “Fat Leonard” Arrested in Venezuela – Possible Prisoner Swap

The principal perpetrator, in what AP News called “one of the most extensive bribery scandals in US military history,” popped up in Venezuela of all places. Leonard Glenn Francis bilked the US Navy out of at least $35 million. By…

US Hybrid War against Venezuela Goes to Court: The Case of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

Ambassador Alex Saab, a victim of the US economic war to achieve regime change in Venezuela, has been under arrest for over two years. This article recounts the developments in the diplomat’s court case. Saab is fighting against his illegal…

The day they wanted to kill, all at once, the dream and hope

What the coup against the constitutional government of Hugo Chávez on 11 April 2002 made clear was that the insurgents, civilian, religious, military, Venezuelan and foreign, did not count on the reaction of an unarmed people who took to the…

Illegally Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Faces US Court Amid a Shifting Global Context

Alex Saab’s April 6 hearing takes place in the setting of a mercurial world situation, where events in Ukraine may have indirect bearing on his case and on the larger US economic war against Venezuela. By Roger D. Harris In…

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominateits “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian…

Venezuela strengthens gender violence law

Venezuela is presently making progress to strengthen current legislation to guarantee a society free of gender violence, parliamentary and government spokespersons Venezuela´s National Assembly (Parliament) passed on Tuesday the reform of the Organic Law on the Right of Women to…

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

Jennifer Bell A year into the coronavirus pandemic, and some remote parts of the world remain in some of the strictest lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus, according to the Government Response Stringency Index developed at Oxford University.…

Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding an Election

By Vijay Prashad / Carlos Ron Venezuela’s National Assembly has been stalled ever since it was made an instrument for regime change by Washington. Now, with this election, it is hoped that the legislative process can resume. On December 6,…

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