Venezuela & ALBA News 10.06.2023: Venezuela Report from LA Tenants Union; Condemn new UN Intervention in Haiti; Ecuador’s Election


Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition: Condemnation of the “Multinational Security Support mission” to Haiti The process to devise a new mission, using the pretext of gang violence and insecurity, has been led by the United States which once again utilizes the UN system for its own narrow objectives. The United Nations must pay restitution to the Haitian people for the harms of past interventions, including the 2010 cholera outbreak. We stand with the Haitian people in rejecting foreign intervention and with our sister organizations throughout the Americas in the Zone of Peace Campaign that justly demand an end to foreign interference in Haiti.



Report of Brigade to Venezuela 2023 by Los Angeles Tenants Union Booklet they produced about their delegation, which they have distributed at various events. A day-to-day account of their trip along with many photos.

Ultima Noticias: 3.8 million People mobilized for the Revolution in 8 Weeks Nicolás Maduro, explained that some “3.870.583 people have mobilized in these eight weeks towards seven million in all towns,” mobilizations whose purpose is to reject the illegal sanctions against the country and support the Bolivarian Revolution. He said that the national consciousness has built a new socio-political, socio-cultural majority with men, women and the youth.

Orinoco Tribune: AMLO: US Blockade Against Cuba and Venezuela Behind Migration Crisis López Obrador directly linked US imperialist foreign policy in Latin America to the 10,000 daily arrivals of migrants at the US-Mexico border. “That is why we are going to continue insisting on addressing the root causes of migration, the origins, to go deeper, stop politicizing… rights are above ideology, sanctions [blockades] cannot be maintained, and the poorest countries must be helped.” According to a report by the NGO Sures, between 2018 and 2019, migration increased by 150%, while between 2021 and 2022, it was barely 10%. This indicates that the slight recovery and the pandemic constituted a brake on the outflow of Venezuelans to other countries.

Venezuelanalysis: Venezuelan VP Delcy Rodriguez Celebrates Puebla Group at Progressive Bloc’s 9th Gathering in Mexico The Puebla Group, founded in 2019 as a space to unite progressive parties and leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, held its 9th Gathering in its namesake city in Mexico. The meeting included more than 200 representatives from 18 countries, and numerous former presidents such as Ecuador’s Rafael Correa and Bolivia’s Evo Morales. Delcy Rodríguez commended the Puebla Group for its efforts to confront aggressions and unilateral sanctions against her country by the US and allied right-wing governments in the region. “We’re not here to govern in order to manage the crisis of capitalism, [instead] this is about putting political power at the command of a project against Imperial hegemony, at the command of the unity and integration of our peoples, at the command of our economic independence.”

Venezuela-Guyana Territorial Dispute over Essequibo in pictures. Official Communiqué of the Venezuela government. Delcy Rodríguez at the Puebla Group warned that “the Southern Command has considered that geographical space (Essequibo) as an excellent territory to attack Venezuela.”

TeleSur: President of the Venezuelan National Assembly Jorge Rodriguez at Russia-Latin America Parliamentary Conference in Moscow: Unilateral Coercive Measures are a Plague on Humanity” The era of the world’s policeman has passed. The times of hegemony are no longer conceivable in the 21st century for humanity,” Sanctions are “a true scourge against humanity and real bombs that not only claim lives but also undermine the well-being that a people have worked hard to create. They attack the right to healthcare, technology, development, nutrition, culture, and education.”

Breakthrough News: Venezuela Foreign Minister Ivan Gil  on Defeating Regime Change, US Hypocrisy on Migration, and the China Alliance Also discussed building a multipolar world, the state of the internal opposition, building a diversified economy, the threat of fascism in Latin America, the border dispute with Guyana. At one point Gil states, because of US economic warfare the minimum wage collapsed from $500 a month to $10.



Rafael Correa: ‘The Ecuadorian government is infiltrated by organized crime’ He also discusses the presidential election October 15, and the progressive movement. Speaking of the chaos in Ecuador, “I have not seen, correct me if I’m wrong, such rapid and profound destruction of a country in times of peace. It hasn’t happened.”

Peoples Dispatch: Two weeks before Ecuador’s presidential runoff election, candidates debate on key issues Luisa González of the left-wing Citizens Revolution Movement party (RC) and Daniel Noboa of the right-wing National Democratic Action (ADN) alliance took part in a debate ahead of the October 15 runoff election in Ecuador. González, a lawyer and protégé of former president Rafael Correa, and young businessman Noboa debated on the economy, security, and social and political issues, and outlined their government plans.



Nica Notes: Corporate Media Spread Anti-Nicaragua War Propaganda An interview with Camila Escalante about the dishonest reporting on Nicaragua by NPR, which is supposed to be a liberal and “public” radio.



2023 Ben Linder Solidarity School, September 23 – November 18 Class topics include: Nicaragua and the Sandinista Revolution; History and current context of Latin America and US imperialism; ATC and peasant organizations / social movements; Food Sovereignty and Agroecology; Solidarity and Internationalism.

October 8 Toronto: Ernesto Che Guevara with Dr. Helen Yaffe, Jorge Yanier Castellano, Honorable Consul General of Cuba 1:00pm, 779 Bathurst St.A Different Booklist. By Toronto Forum on Cuba

October 11 Washington DC: Book Presentation: A War Without Bombs: the Social, Political and Economic Impact of Sanctions Against Venezuela

October 14 New York City: A War Without Bombs: the Social, Political and Economic Impact of Sanctions Against Venezuela

October 13-15: Annual Meeting of National Network on Cuba in Boston

October 14: Inside Biden’s Cuba Policy with Liz Olivia Fernandez, Belly of the Beast

October 21-22: (Madrid) Encuentro Sandinista de Solidaridad con Nicaragua Organizations from different parts of the Spanish state in the Sandinista Meeting of Solidarity with Nicaragua.

January 27, 2024: Latin America conference in London 18th annual conference in solidarity with Latin American progressive movements.


Upcoming Delegations to Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela

Upcoming Witness for Peace delegations to Cuba

November 20-29: Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, Popular Democracy & Indigenous Resistance 

Casa Ben Linder delegations to Nicaragua in January, and February (January: Rights of Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Peoples in Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions)

April 9-19: Venezuela: Celebrating Popular Sovereignty and Power


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