Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with members of the Presidential Commission for a Constituent Assembly in Caracas, May 12, 2017.
By SAM HEATON
(May 14) – On May 12, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros met with foreign guests from more than 35 countries, including organized workers, elected legislators, representatives of political parties, social movements and academics. He was accompanied by members of the Presidential Commission for a Constituent Assembly.
The Constituent Assembly was convoked on May 1 by President Maduro as a response to the current political crisis Venezuela is facing and as a basis to establish peace in the country. He issued two presidential decrees which called for the Venezuelan people to “decide the future of the country, reaffirming the principles of independence, sovereignty, equality, peace and participatory, multi-ethnic and pluri-cultural democracy,” and established a Presidential Commission responsible for elaborating the proposal and sorting out the constituent assembly’s functioning. Continue reading →
In defence of Venezuela’s achievements against their usurpation by darkest reaction. SAM HEATON
Venezuelans in action to oppose the resurgence of reactionary forces at the opening of the National Assembly, January 4, 2016 | TeleSUR
Venezuela’s government and people are taking important measures to defend the country’s sovereignty and dignity in the face of the assault of the reactionary forces which have staged a comeback in that country. Continue reading →
Banner at the People’s Summit (see below) expresses rejection of U.S. imperialist striving for domination.
The Seventh Summit of the Americas organized under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held on April 10 and 11 in Panama City, Panama. The theme to be addressed at the gathering was “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.” The firm stand of the Latin American and Caribbean nations’ heads of state gave this theme full meaning by emphasizing that the striving of U.S. imperialism for domination would no longer be accepted. Renewal UpdateContinue reading →
Coup plotters planned on assassinating the Venezuelan president and installing a de facto government
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a public event in Caracas Feb. 12, 2015. A coup plot against the Venezuelan president was thwarted that day. | Photo: AVN
teleSUR (Feb. 13) – A coup plot against the Venezuelan government has been foiled, with both civilians and members of the military detained, President Nicolas Maduro revealed Thursday, Feb. 12, in a televised address.
Those involved were being paid in U.S. dollars, and one of the suspects had been granted a visa to enter the United States should the plot fail, Maduro said. Continue reading →
The Bolivarian government of Venezuela is currently under fire from international and domestic reaction. These forces – divided but backed by the U.S. – are attempting to destabilize and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, via a brutal economic war, spurious smear campaigns against elected leaders, and the dissemination of disinformation. LIDICE VELENZUELA
(Feb. 5) – The Bolivarian government of Venezuela is currently under continual fire from the international and domestic right wing. These forces – divided but backed by the U.S. – are attempting to destabilize and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution with plans ranging from the prolongation of a brutal economic war to smear campaigns against its leaders, through the worldwide media dissemination of misinformation. Continue reading →
(Dec. 23) – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced on December 22 the formation over the next few days of a high level task force to address the situation of the economy, and reiterated that the country will break the financial blockade to which it is being subjected. Continue reading →
Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro said that the Americas will never be a colony of the United States on Thursday (December 18) in response to U.S. President Barack Obama signing legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials.Continue reading →