Venezuela & ALBA Weekly

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.2.2022: Venezuela Dialogue Releases Some Frozen Venezuelan Funds; NATO in Latin America; Roger Waters on Alex Saab

Tortilla con Sal (Jorge Capelan): NATO threats to the heart of Abya Yala Faced with a new wave of governments of self-defined progressive orientation in recent years in several countries of the region, there are alarming maneuvers by the United States and NATO to prevent a rapprochement of the countries of Latin America with China…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.25.2022: Cuban President Condemns Campaign against Russia; Rightwing Unrest in Bolivia Continues

Cuba Cuban President Diaz-Canel Speech to Russian Duma “Cuba strongly condemns the sanctions that are imposed today unilaterally and unfairly on the Russian Federation. The causes of the current conflict in this area must be found in the aggressive policy of the United States and in the expansion of NATO towards Russia’s borders, which Cuba…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.18.2022: Continuing Rightwing Violence in Bolivia; Daniel Ortega: A Gang of Assassins Control the Global Economy

Bolivia PeoplesWorld (Tom Whitney): Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising  This article summarizes the background leading to the rightwing protests, as well as the importance of Santa Cruz to the whole Bolivian economy.  Orinoco Tribune: Santa Cruz Campesinos Describe Attack on Facilities as Terrorism, Camacho Coup in the Making  The leadership of the Single…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 11.11.2022: Maduro’s COP27 Speech; Bolivia Still Faces Coup; Blockade Creates Crisis Problems in Cuba; Sandinista Election Win

FreeAlexSaab U.S. Department of Justice continues its extraterritoriality in Alex Saab’s immunity case The US Department of Justice, in full disregard of Venezuela’s internal laws and processes, filed a motion which seeks to cast doubt on the appointment of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab in 2018, as a justification to disregard the order to declassify documents…

Venezuela & ALBA News 11.4.2022: Venezuela Resuming Relations with Brazil and Colombia; Continuing Rightwing Coup Operation in Bolivia

Bolivia Resumen: Bolivia, The Shadow of the Coup The strike that yesterday (10/31) completed its 10th  day in the province of Santa Cruz,, brings with it echoes of the coup d’état that three years ago deposed former president Evo Morales and installed a coup government headed by the now imprisoned Jeanine Áñez. The script repeats…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.28.2022: Bolivia Rightwing Coup Attempt; More US Sanctions On Nicaragua

Bolivia Resumen: Elitist Coop Attempt in Santa Cruz The ultra right-wing governor of the department of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, and his separatist clique have been maintaining an elitist and bosses’ strike against the government of Bolivia since October 21, which has already cost one life and economic losses of tens of millions of…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.21.2022: Biden Adm Keeps Cruel Policies even after Hurricanes Batter Cuba and Nicaragua

TeleSur: 26 Countries Call for Lifting of Unilateral Coercive Measures The statement addressed to the UN General Assembly was signed by Antigua & Barbuda, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Laos, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka,…

Venezuela & ALBA News #420, 10.14.2022: One Year of US Imprisonment of diplomat Alex Saab; Guaido’s fake government credibility erodes further

US Political Prisoner Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab Dissident Voice (Roger Harris): Why the US Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab This is an excellent review of the case, and includes new information behind the US scheme. Former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper wrote that Saab is a key asset: “It was important to get custody of…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.7.2022: Rightwing coup plan in Bolivia; 77% of Nicaraguans support Daniel’s government; how to aid Cuba

Venezuela Wall Street Journal: U.S. Looks to Ease Venezuela Sanctions, Enabling Chevron to Pump Oil The Biden administration is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela to allow Chevron to resume pumping oil there, paving the way for a potential reopening of US and European markets to oil exports from Venezuela. In exchange the government…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.30.2022: UN Speeches from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras; interviews with Evo Morales, others

Speech by President Nicolás Maduro read by Foreign Minister Carlos Faría at the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2022 The North of the world has to accept the indisputable emergence of new powers and new leaderships such as China, Russia, India, Iran, Turkey. They have to open themselves to the possibility of being part of…