AFGJ Venezuela-ALBA Weekly #199: March 9, 2018 Commemorations of Hugo Chavez Call for Increased Defense of Venezuela

Hugo Chavez Commemorated Across South America, Caribbean on 5th Anniversary of His Passing

Declaration of Caracas issued social movements of the World Rejects Aggression and Sanctions Imposed by US and EU Against Venezuela 

Declaration of The 15th ALBA-TCP Summit (March 5, 2018)

Ricardo Vaz: US State Dept. “We Want Elections in Venezuela Now, Unless We’re Not Guaranteed a Win, in Which Case They’re Illegitimate”

Steve Ellner on the New York Times Comparison of Leopoldo Lopez with Martin Luther King

Joe Emersberger: Amnesty International Winks at Trump’s Economic Attack on Venezuela

Raul Castro: Joint Defense of Venezuela is the Urgent Task of ALBA

Mark Weisbrot: Trump Administration Tries to Torpedo Venezuelan Elections as It Intensifies “Regime Change” Efforts

Oscar Lopez Rivera Condemns U.S. Policy Towards Venezuela

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Honors Oscar Lopez Rivera

Other Issues

Anniversary of Her Murder: Honduras Resists on Berta Caceres

Say No to the Nica Act

Help Free Honduran Activist Edwin Espinal


April Human Rights Delegation to Honduras

May Peacemakers Delegation to Colombia

June Agrarian & Worker Struggle Delegation to Nicaragua

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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