AFGJ Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.19. 2018: Looking Back on 2017 and Ahead to 2018

Jan 20th, 2018

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out.

It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s sovereignty and recognize that the Bolivarian Revolution has improved the lives of its citizens, led the movement toward Latin America integration, and is building participatory democracy structures that are an example for us in the US as well. -AfGJ staff

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Register Now for AFGJ Webinar with Alfred de Zayas, UN Rapporteur for Human Rights on the Situation in Venezuela

Maduro: 2017 was a Year of Important Social Advances –progress in combating the war being waged by right wing sectors both in and outside the country; success of the Bolivarian Revolution in constituent, regional and municipal elections; crack down on corruption scandals in PDVSA; country is on target to build 2 million homes; 4 million families will now receive more assistance.

President Maduro: 2017 Marked a Consolidation of Some Social Programs

PressTV: Egle Sanchez, Graphic Workers Federation President, on the Gains and Challenges of the Bolivarian Revolution

Examples of the Economic War against Venezuela

Cuba Awarded World’s Safest Country at Tourism Fair in Madrid

The Empire’s Latest Attacks: 2018 will be a Crucial Year for the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela

Cuba’s Granma Newspaper Looks at Latin America in 2017

Cuban Doctors Help Patients in South Side Chicago

Abandoned by Government, Chicago Turns to Cuba

New Venezuelan Social Welfare Program will Benefit 4 Million Families

Mercosur: the Attack of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay Against Venezuela

Ramonet: The 12 Victories of President Maduro in 2017

Allied Issues + Delegations

April Delegation to Nicaragua

May Delegation to Colombia

May Day Delegation to Cuba

Friends of the MST: Send a Message of Solidarity with Lula