By Simón Rodríguez Photo credit: Extracted from Maduro's Twitter account. While the international scientific community invests significant efforts and resources into developing an effective treatment for COVID-19, the Venezuelan government has announced it has the cure. Actually it's the fourth time Maduro claims to have a treatment for the virus that has so far claimed … Continue reading Maduro discovers the cure for COVID-19…again
By Jefersson Leal Photo credit: All photos in this article are taken from Revista Cuerpo y Territorio. Sixty-four years ago, the student movement of Venezuela’s Central University (UCV) went on strike to break the silence against the military dictatorship led by Marcos Pérez Jiménez. A few days before that some high schools in Caracas had … Continue reading To the streets again!
By Simon Rodriguez Picture by Carlos Ramírez. Operation Liberation of the People, Caracas, 2017. On December 6 took place the election of the members of the National Assembly (AN), the unicameral Venezuelan parliament. The campaign was almost non-existent in much of the country and few voters went to the polls. In many places the lines … Continue reading How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?
LaClase.info interviews sociologist Emiliano Terán Mantovani Photograph: Ultimas Noticias. Maduro handing the "antiblockade law" to Constituent Assembly president Diosdado Cabello. Caracas, October 14- On October 8, 2020 without prior consultation and amid criticism from several of its members, the National Constituent Assembly approved the so-called "anti-blockade" constitutional law, provoking a series of questions among broad … Continue reading “The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”
Photograph by Provea depicts a protest in february 2020 in Caracas, demanding freedom for Rodney Alvarez and Ruben Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a presidential pardon but Alvarez did not and is still in jail. Note by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: On August 31st of this year, after negotiations with Opposition leaders mediated by Turkey, the Venezuelan Government … Continue reading Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists
Photo: Omar García, BBC Communiqué available in its original spanish version at Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela We, legitimate authorities, in full exercise of our rights as communal captains, consecrated, and in accordance with the customs and traditions recognized in Article 119 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and protected in … Continue reading Statement of the Pemón people rejecting the Venezuelan Mining Corporation’s installation in Canaima
Venezuelan Workers Solidarity We demand the immediate release of all workers imprisoned for engaging in struggle in defense of their rights, regardless of their political affiliation. We also demand justice for the workers, peasants and other activists murdered or otherwise harmed when engaging in protests, strikes, land repossessions and other actions. With this statement, we … Continue reading We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela
When the police kill young men in Venezuela, often their mothers are the only ones who seek justice. Institutional barriers to accountability have increased during the pandemic. By Francisco Sánchez; article originally posted in NACLA. Photo caption: Two young boys walking in Petare, Caracas. There is fear on the streets due to police incursions. September … Continue reading Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence
By Simon Rodriguez P. Image extracted from Simon Rodriguez's website On June 30, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held a hearing on the territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo territory. We have arrived to this after decades of failed mediation attempts by the UN, arranged under the 1966 Geneva Agreement signed … Continue reading The only fair way out of the Essequibo Conflict
Photo credit: Image extracted from heartsonvenezuela.com website In May 2020, the National Assembly presided by Juan Guaido recognized, through a parliamentarian agreement, the higher vulnerability experienced by the LGBTIQ+ community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the approved document includes a guarantee of article 77 of the National Constitution, which establishes marriage as a … Continue reading Joint statement: The silence of the Venezuelan State, institutions, and political parties against LGBTIQ+ rights