Venezuelan people defy imperialist threats and blackmail, re-elect Nicolás Maduro as president. Canadian and US respond. | MARGARET VILLAMIZAR
On May 20, Venezuelans re-elected Nicolás Maduro as president in an election held under huge pressure from the U.S. and Canada that it should not take place. When their threats of dire consequences, including the intensification of their blockade of Venezuela, did not lead to the election being cancelled they declared the election “illegitimate” and said they would not recognize its results. In sync with this imperial decision, a faction of the Venezuelan opposition that take their direction from Washington refused to participate in the election and called for people to abstain from voting. Continue reading
Long live the legacy of the founder of the Bolivarian Revolution | MARGARET VILLAMIZAR
Commander Hugo Chávez Frías (July 28, 1954-March 5, 2013)
March 5 marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Comandante Hugo Chávez Frías, historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution and President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 1999 until his untimely death on March 5, 2013. Continue reading
On December 10, mayoral elections were held in Venezuela’s 335 municipalities, marking the third set of successfully held elections in less than five months. Elections were held in July for the National Constituent Assembly and in October for state governors. On all three occasions the people demonstrated their support for the Bolivarian Revolution and rejection of the imperialist destabilization campaign to turn them against the Bolivarian Revolution and its leadership, using violence, economic warfare, lies and the threat of military invasion. Continue reading
Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, replied to Trump’s speech at a September 19 press conference: “The United States Government is in complete violation of all the principles of the UN Charter.” Venezuela is a country of peace and no country can or has the right to violate Venezuela’s sovereignty, he said. “We do not accept threats from President Trump, we are a people of peace and what we want are relations of mutual respect, not only with the United States, but with all the countries of the world,” he added. Continue reading
Vancouver picket, July 7, 2017, defends Venezuela’s sovereignty and opposes U.S. and Canadian interference.
Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) have once again failed to reach a consensus to “take action on Venezuela,” TeleSur reported on July 26. Continue reading
Mass rally in support of the constituent assembly, Caracas, Venezuela, July 27, 2017.
On Sunday, July 30, the people of Venezuela will elect a National Constituent Assembly. Nearly 20 million Venezuelans will choose from 6,120 candidates representing diverse sectors of society and areas of the country to represent them. Their aim is to consolidate the Bolivarian political process so as to resolve the country’s problems peacefully and end the foreign-inspired violence and interference in the country’s internal affairs. Continue reading
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Elections for a National Constituent Assembly are being held in Venezuela on July 30th. Here are some common questions — with the answers — that are being asked about the Assembly.
What is a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), under Venezuelan law? Continue reading