All content tagged: Venezuela

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2016-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Certains identifient la genèse des médias alternatifs à l’essor d’Internet. D’autres, prenant une perspective plus large, voient dans les médias indépendants la continuité d’une longue tradition de journalisme populaire, existant déjà sous la forme des libelles au Moyen-Âge. De tout temps, les...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-25 - Original post - cached version

Sandinistas, Solidarity and the Two Lefts

I feel it’s necessary to respond to Roger Harris/Chuck Kaufman’s recent article in Dissident Voice (and elsewhere), not because they inaccurately depicted my own personal political perspective on Venezuela (which, indeed, they did), but because I...

Aletho News - 2016-01-21 - Original post - cached version

By Z.C. Dutka – Venezuelanalysis – January 20, 2016 Santa Elena – Journalist Ricardo Duran, official Press Secretary for Venezuela’s socialist government, was shot dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning while arriving at his Caracas home. Upon leaving his vehicle in the residential...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-15 - Original post - cached version

Five hours after the polls had closed, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced a landslide victory for the opposition in Venezuela’s the National Assembly elections.

Almost immediately after, President Maduro addressed the nation accepting “these adverse results,” the worst defeat...

Aletho News - 2016-01-13 - Original post - cached version

By Gregory Wilpert | teleSUR | January 13, 2016 Venezuela is heading for two confrontations, each reinforcing the other – a political and an economic one. The future is very uncertain. Following the Venezuelan opposition’s recent electoral victory in the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections, the...

Aletho News - 2016-01-13 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | January 13, 2016 The Venezuelan Supreme Court had declared the leadership of the right-wing dominated National Assembly in contempt over their defiance. Three right-wing Venezuelan politicians have finally decided to follow the rule of law and accept the Supreme Court ruling that...

Aletho News - 2016-01-11 - Original post - cached version

By Bjorn Hilt | International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War | January 11, 2016 At the UN General assembly last fall there was an essential vote on the future of mankind. Resolution number A/RES/70/33 calling for the international society to take forward multilateral nuclear...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-09 - Original post - cached version

For now, Argentina is lost and Venezuela is deeply wounded, divided and frustrated. Virtually everywhere in socialist Latin America, well-orchestrated and angry protests are taking place, accusing our left-wing governments of mismanagement and corruption.

What was gained during those...

Aletho News - 2016-01-08 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | January 7, 2015 All 112 members of the Venezuelan right-wing coalition MUD elected to the National Assembly were sworn in as legislators Wednesday, despite three being suspended pending an inquiry into electoral fraud. Three members of MUD and one of the socialist alliance PSUV from...

BSNEWS - 2016-01-07 - Original post - cached version

NGOs like Amnesty end up providing a kind of “idea laundering” for the U.S. government and its allies. Many years ago, that’s how Canadian writer Linda McQuaig described the function of corporate funded think tanks in debates about domestic policy. Not everybody will be happy to believe what the...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-06 - Original post - cached version

Kevin Zeese has long amazed me because of the number of things he does to make a better world. Mondays he does a radio program with Margaret Flowers called Clearing the FOG, which is one of the best alternative programs in the world, informing people of what is happening beyond the narrow scope...

Aletho News - 2016-01-05 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR – January 4, 2016 On Dec. 30, 2015, the electoral chamber of the Venezuelan Supreme Court accepted a request to challenge the results of the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections in the states of Amazonas, Yaracuy, and Aragua, as well as one of the seats reserved for Indigenous peoples. The...

Aletho News - 2016-01-05 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR – January 5, 2016 A key U.S. lawmaker accused the Venezuelan government on Monday of interfering in the National Assembly, which will convene for the first time on Tuesday. “I write to urge you and your administration to take immediate steps to ensure that Mr. Maduro’s regime is denied...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-02 - Original post - cached version

Mark Weisbrot, a co-director with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), has written an enlightening book that pulls together many of the analyses that CEPR has been producing over the past several decades. The book, Failed: What the “Experts” Got Wrong about the...

Aletho News - 2016-01-02 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | December 30, 2015 The electoral chamber of the Venezuelan Supreme Court accepted Wednesday a request to challenge and analyze the results of the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections in the states of Amazonas, Yaracuy, and Aragua, as well as one of the seats reserved for indigenous peoples....

Natural Society - 2015-12-19 - Original post - cached version

The country of Venezuela, through its National Assembly, has approved a law that will ban GMOs and prohibit seed-patenting.

Its aim is to promote sustainable agriculture and real food security. Grassroots efforts for years has finally culminated in the passing of a law that prohibits...

Dissident Voice - 2015-12-13 - Original post - cached version

The December 6, 2015 election resulted in a clear victory of the opposition over the Bolivarian alliance led by the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV). The opposition won 112 seats, obtaining votes from 67.7% of the approximately 74% of the electorate who voted. The Bolivarian...

Dissident Voice - 2015-12-09 - Original post - cached version

First of all I know many of you must be doing some soul searching right now. I’ve spent the past two years retracing my steps and trying to understand the nature of the Bolivarian project I once supported and why I supported it.

The latter question I can...

Dissident Voice - 2015-12-09 - Original post - cached version

Pundits and commentators on the Left and Right are pronouncing ‘the end of the progressive cycle in Latin America’. They cite the recent presidential elections:

1. Argentina, where hard-right Mauricio Macri was elected;

2. Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff has...

Aletho News - 2015-12-06 - Original post - cached version

By Mark Weisbrot | The Huffington Post | December 4, 2015 On November 30, Hillary Clinton stated that she was “outraged at the cold blooded assassination of Luis Manuel Díaz on stage at a rally last week.” She was referring to the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela on November 25...

Aletho News - 2015-12-03 - Original post - cached version

By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas – Venezuelanalysis – December 1, 2015 Caracas – US Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused Venezuela’s leftist president Nicolas Maduro of attempting to “rig” the upcoming National Assembly elections. Speaking at the...

Aletho News - 2015-11-27 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR – November 27, 2015 As the world commemorates the United Nations’ International Day for Solidarity with Palestinians, it is important to remember that many countries in Latin America have been some of the most vocal supporters of Palestine and its people. On several occasions Palestinian...

Aletho News - 2015-11-23 - Original post - cached version

RT | November 23, 2015 World demand for gas is growing faster than any other energy source, and will grow by a third in the next 25 years, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The growing demand opens up great opportunities for increasing production and exports of gas. At the same...

Aletho News - 2015-11-19 - Original post - cached version

By Charles Davis and Andrew Fishman – teleSUR – November 18, 2015 The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company’s top officials...

Aletho News - 2015-11-18 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | November 17, 2015 The head of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, criticized irregularities in the arrest of two Venezuelans, calling it a kidnapping. The president of the Venezuela’s National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, strongly criticized the actions of the U.S. Drug Enforcement...

Media Monarchy - 2015-11-13 - Original post - cached version

Portugal votes for hope and change as austerity bites back; New report details bribery to sports leagues for paid propaganda; And the town that went "offshore".

Dissident Voice - 2015-11-04 - Original post - cached version

With the collapse of the Communist countries in the 1990s and their conversion to capitalism, followed by the advent of neo-liberal regimes throughout most of Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America, the imperial regimes in the US and EU have established a new political spectrum, in which...

Dissident Voice - 2015-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Are you confused by the Middle East? Here are some things you should know. (But you’ll probably still be confused.)

The US, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the Gulf monarchies have all in the recent past supported al Qaeda and/or the Islamic State (ISIS) with arms, money, and/or...
Dissident Voice - 2015-11-01 - Original post - cached version

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro firmly rejected recent statements by US Southern Command Chief John Kelly on Tuesday, which he dismissed as unacceptable interference in the South American nation’s internal affairs.

Speaking on CNN Español, the head of US military operations...

Dissident Voice - 2015-10-27 - Original post - cached version

If the U.S. is to ever change its foreign policy based on dominance and aggression to a foreign policy based on diplomacy and respect for international law, there needs to be a foundation of realistic assessments. Foreign policy decisions need to be based on reality not fantasy and propaganda....

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-10-15 - Original post - cached version

Here’s a huge opportunity Bernie’s campaign can either take or lose. Bernie Sanders states that he wants to create a political revolution in order to fight the Billionaire Class and decrease inequality. Hugo Chávez did that in Venezuela. (Do a little research and you will be able to verify that...

Aletho News - 2015-10-14 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | October 13, 2015 Venezuela’s government erected a statue, in central Caracas, in honor to Guaicaipuro, the Indigenous chief who led the resistance against the Spanish colonialism 500 years ago. The sculpture replaced a Christopher Columbus statue that stood there for over a century,...

Aletho News - 2015-10-02 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | September 30, 2015 Venezuela called on the UN to do its job, Wednesday, and be a leader in enforcing international law and the right to sovereignty. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, speaking at the UN Security Council as it discussed the situation in the Middle East and...

Aletho News - 2015-09-18 - Original post - cached version

By Lucas Koerner | Venezuelanalysis | September 17, 2015 Caracas – Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders lashed out at the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez this week in response to a Clinton super PAC email linking him the late socialist leader. “Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton...

Aletho News - 2015-09-17 - Original post - cached version

By Lucas Koerner – Venezuelanalysis – September 16, 2015 Caracas – In the lead-up to talks with his Colombian counterpart, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed a series of measures aimed at resolving the tense border conflict, including the sale of Venezuelan gasoline in the Colombian...

Aletho News - 2015-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Nil NIKANDROV – Strategic Culture Foundation – 14.09.2015 “Airtec Inc. has been awarded a contract for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Southern Command. The deal is expected to be completed in September 2018. The contractor will provide ISR...

Aletho News - 2015-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Gone With the River, or Dauna: Lo que lleva el río in Spanish, directed by Venezuelan-based Cuban filmmaker Mario Crespo. | Photo: Twitter | ‏@anagaly20 teleSUR | September 11, 2015 A Venezuelan movie spoken almost entirely in the Indigenous Warao language was selected last week to represent the...

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Recently I was invited to post blogs focusing on Latin America on the Tikkun Daily Blog. My first post is HERE, a slightly revised version of my “Ten Things I Learned from Hugo Chávez.” (NOTE: If you do a quick read of the ten headings, you may be able to spot one “tone-it-down” revision in the...

Aletho News - 2015-08-24 - Original post - cached version

By Eva Golinger | CounterPunch | August 24, 2015 It all began in 1835 when the British Empire sent a German-born naturalist and explorer to conduct geographical research in the South American territory it had colonized and named British Guiana. In the course of his explorations, a map was drawn...

Aletho News - 2015-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Indigenous leader Sabino Romero of the Yukpa was murdered in 2013 teleSUR – August 15 2015 One of the accused murderers of the prominent Venezuelan indigenous leader Sabino Romero was sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide on Friday in a landmark move to prosecute the killer of an...

Aletho News - 2015-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Venezuela’s foreign minister, Delcy Rodriguez, insists that U.S.-Venezuela relations must be based on mutual respect. teleSUR | August 2015 Responding to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest comments on Venezuela, foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez called on him to stop interfering in... Original Content - 2015-07-28 - Original post - cached version

The recent Iran nuclear deal represents a thaw in the American cold war against that country. It is a welcome sequel to the Obama administration’s partial normalization with Cuba announced late last year. Hardliners denounce these policies as “going soft” on theocracy and communism. Yet, it is...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-26 - Original post - cached version

On July 16 this year protests erupted outside Greek parliament as lawmakers were approving further harsh austerity plan in exchange for a third European bailout. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won by 229 votes to 64 while 32 members of his own Syriza party voted against the measures,...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-14 - Original post - cached version

From April 28 – May 5, 2015 representatives of the July 26 Coalition of New York-New Jersey organized a people-to-people program to Cuba with a dozen travelers.

Our delegation included doctors and other health care providers, teachers, trade unionists, and activists against the decades-...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-13 - Original post - cached version

The post neo-liberal regimes which flourished in five Latin American countries in the first decade of the 21st century were a product of three inter-related historical processes. The breakdown of the neo-liberal development model, which in turn ignited mass popular movements for radical...

Aletho News - 2015-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Tortilla Con Sal | July 9, 2015 Later this month the outcome is expected of the completely unjust and incompetent show trials held in Libya over the last year or so of around 200 former officials of the Libyan Jamahiriya. If that outcome is reported at all in North American and European media,...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Defaults are difficult.  But even more so is austerity.
— Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman, Huffington Post, June 30, 2015

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey, spoke about how an attack by his conservative counterpart Geoffrey Howe was...

Aletho News - 2015-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Iran’s Minister of Industry Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez talk to reporters in Caracas Press TV – June 27, 2015 Iran has agreed to a $500 million credit line for Venezuela to finance joint investments there, President Nicolas Maduro has...

Aletho News - 2015-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela | June 19, 2015 Communique Caracas – The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela publicly rejects the attempts made by the national and international rightwing to pull a political media manoeuvre based...

Dissident Voice - 2015-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Indigenous Venezuelans blocked the landing strip of Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in protest at illegal miners destroying their lives and lands.

The Hoti in Venezuela and other Amazon Indigenous peoples depend on the forest for...


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