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Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 3.13.2020 US Sanctions: a Human Rights Crime against Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Iran…

Monthly Review (Lauren Smith): The US-imposed economic sanctions—the big heist Sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a given country by denying it access to U.S.-dominated markets—which restricts its ability to generate wealth, stabilize its currency against price fluctuations and provide critical services and…

Venezuela-ALBA Solidarity 2.28.2020 Delegations to Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Honduras, Colombia

Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela April 12-21, 2020 Code Pink Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba Cuba: 15th May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work & Solidarity, April 27- May 10 Canadian Che Guevara Voluntary Work Brigade to Cuba, April 27-May 10 Human Rights Delegation to Honduras, May 7-17 Building Relations with Cuban…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.7.2020 Setback at Embassy Protectors Trial; Dan Kovalik film on Nicaragua; new delegations

DefendEmbassyProtectors: Embassy Protectors Will Not Be Able to Tell Jury Guaido Is Not President, or Mention International Law On February 4, the judge ruled the courtroom cannot state that Nicolas Maduro is the lawful president of Venezuela, not the coup leader Juan Guaido. Even though everyone, including the judge and prosecutors, knows that Guaido has…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.31.2020 US Government actions against Venezuela Sovereignty Defenders

The Grayzone: US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and participation in the anti-war movement, focusing in on Code Pink and…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.24.2020 Nicaragua Advances: 13th Anniversary of Daniel Ortega’s Leadership: Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia

Nicaragua Chuck Kaufman: Poll Shows Nicaraguans Have Consigned the Coup to the Dustbin of History The latest poll covering the last quarter of 2019, shows that less than two years after the failed coup attempt of April-July, 2018, the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega is more popular than ever and all but a…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 1.17.2020 A Look at Venezuela’s Example of Successful Resistance to the Empire: Francisco Dominguez

In standing up to and outmaneuvering the US empire, the Venezuelan government and people set an example to the world. Faced with months of brutal US economic aggression, most other governments (Cuba excepted) would have collapsed or capitulated. The socio-economic model represented by the Bolivarian revolution explains Venezuelans’ resilience and resistance. Thus, the US regime…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 1.10.2020 Internet War on Venezuela and Cuba; Cuba has the most sustainable system in the world

Cuba Morning Star: Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world The Sustainable Development Index (see chart here) designed by anthropologist and author Dr Jason Hickel, calculates its results by dividing a nation’s “human development” score, obtained by looking at statistics on life expectancy, health and education, by its “ecological overshoot,” the extent…

Venezuela-ALBA News 1.3.2020 Venezuela 2019: A Series of Defeats for the US Empire

OilPrice.com: Venezuela Is Quietly Ramping Up Oil Production  Oil production in December was the highest since January. As 2020 approaches President Maduro, the ultimate survival artist of our generation, is bound to confront a new set of challenges. He has managed to clear several roadblocks in the past twelve months – easing inflation (effectively renouncing…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.27.2019 Aid Venezuela & the Embassy Protectors; Trade Union resolutions on Bolivia Coup; Venezuela border fighting

Ajamu Baraka, Bahman Azad: Embassy Protectors Are Being Denied Their Right To A Fair Trial Judge Howell ruled the jury will not be allowed to consider the contentious legality of the Trump administration’s recognition of the leadership of the coup in Venezuela, and thus the legal basis of the charges the defenders are facing. Judge…