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Dominican Republic 222
El Salvador 214
Costa Rica 447
Granma: 18th Summit of the ALBA bloc The debate focused on analysis of the current political situation and the challenges posed by the COVID-19pandemic, as well as the importance of the reincorporation of Bolivia to the bloc. Another reason to celebrate was the victory of the Great Patriotic Pole inVenezuela and the re-elections of Ralph Gonsalves as Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesand Timothy Harris as Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Some of the main agreements made at the Summit included the reactivation of the ALBA’s Economic Council and the Sucre as exchange currency, the activation of cryptocurrency, the strengthening of Petrocaribe and the Bank of the organization that provides financial aid and funds to the state members.
Venezuela condemns the political polarization and the spiral of violence in the U.S. With this unfortunate episode, the United States is experiencing what it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression.
Alison Bodine: Venezuela Elections – A Key Victory for Anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin America it should also not be forgotten that the continuation of the Bolivarian revolution, its dynamic and its impact was a driving factor of keeping the anti-imperialist movement strong and resilient in Bolivia. The resistance of the Bolivarian revolutionary people of Venezuela to U.S. domination maintains and nourishes the anti-imperialist spirit in Bolivia and Latin America.
The blow that the people of Venezuela have dealt to the domination of the United States and their imperialist allies in Latin America also gives a boost to those fighting against the war at home. Poor, working and oppressed people within the “belly of the beast,” are in a better position to fight for their rights when the beast is wounded. On February 19, 2019 the Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza tweeted “the time and resources that these imperialist gentlemen spend on Bolivarian Venezuela can only mean one thing: like 200 years ago, today we are also at the geopolitical epicenter of the multipolar world in the making #HandsOffVenezuela.”
Fred Fuentes: Venezuelan MP from Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current: ‘We need a patriotic, ethical and democratic National Assembly’ The new National Assembly has to work on laws to help the economy recover — recovering workers’ wages, recovering the purchasing power of Venezuelans, which has been annihilated as a result of the economic war against Venezuela. Currently, we face extreme levels of corruption within the state, and that has a big impact on the situation. If we are honest and objective, we have to accept that the problem is not just the sanctions or blockade; there’s a lot of corruption at different levels of the state.
Peoples Dispatch: European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela Despite the fact that the EU will no longer recognize Guaidó, they still do not recognize the results of the December 6 elections. They have also made no indications that they will address the application of unilateral coercive measures on Venezuela by EU member countries or the over-compliance to these measures by different EU based companies and financial institutions.
Jacobin: Former Ecuador consul in London: “I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets” I never trusted the security in the embassy. They were brought on in 2012, two months after Julian’s arrival. I think the company was very unprofessional. They were misrepresenting Julian’s behavior inside the embassy.
There is an obsession with trying to link WikiLeaks to Russia. I don’t think there is any ground for this — neither in terms of the Russian state, nor Russian intelligence services.
Cuba will start administering Nasalferon, a drug produced by the country’s biotechnology industry, to travelers and their relatives in order to prevent the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and strengthen their immune system.
Prensa Latina: Nicaraguan capital conceives ambitious infrastructure plan One of the pillars of the program will be the construction of 3,000 houses, after concluding the previous year with 1,200 new housing units. The new houses plus the 4,000 plots of land delivered will benefit 7,000 families from the capital, about 35,000 people.
January 9: Venezuela After the Elections Vijay Prashad; Carlos Ron, Venezuelan Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Alicia Castro, Former Argentinian Ambassador to Venezuela;
Leonardo Flores, CodePink
Dan Kovalik, Foad Izadi, University of Teheran
January 21: Venezuela’s Struggle for Food Sovereignty under the US Blockade William Camacaro will interview Hugo Alberto Nieves of Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ)
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