Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 10.9.2020 European Divisions over Venezuela Regime Change; webinars and film shorts on Venezuela and Cuba

Cuba

Morning Star (Paula Barker, Member of Parliament): When it comes to international co-operation, Cuba shows the way While the world is suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, it has been truly inspirational to watch how the small island of Cuba has used its experience and professionalism to assist other countries in the fight against Covid-19. Over the past few months Cuba has responded to requests for assistance from 38 countries and has sent 45 medical teams made up of more than 3,700 doctors, nurses and other medical specialists. The virus affects people regardless of their nationality, and Cuba has shown just how countries that are able can help those who need assistance.

 

Video: The War on Cuba, episode 1

Venezuela

OrinocoTribune: President Maduro Handed Over the House Number 3 Million Two Hundred Thousand President Maduro, handed over the house number 3,200,000 of the Great Venezuela Housing Mission, and announced that this year 400,000 homes will be built, while by 2021 that goal must be exceeded.He highlighted that 70% of the houses were built using the Venezuelan Living Assembly, an organization where the same community carries out the work with the help of the government.

 

Orinoco Tribune: US Only Gave Maduro 100 Days in Office: Intelligence Sources in 2013 (Rafael Correa) Rafael Correa called Arreaza aside and in a confidential tone revealed that intelligence sources gave him the information that the US only gave Nicolás Maduro 100 days as President of Venezuela after the passing of Commander Chávez. “The United States gave 100 days to Nicolás Maduro and the Chavista government, that Chávez was no longer there and that he had to leave. Since the United States had acted against Chávez, it would be much easier for it to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela and liquidate the Bolivarian project,” explained Arreaza.

 

TeleSur: US Southern Command Chief Admits Plans Against Venezuela Foreign Affairs Minister Arreaza Monday denounced that the U.S. Southern Command Admiral Craig Faller openly admitted his country’s plans to violently overthrow President Maduro. Faller commented at an online meeting organized by the business forum Council of the Americas that the international attempts to bring down Venezuela’s government have worked, although not quickly enough for the Venezuelan people.

 

TheRealNews video: Venezuela’s Communes: Still Here, Still Fighting

 

Venezuelanalysis video: The Panal 2021 Commune

 

TeleSur: UK Appeal Court Removes Guaido’s Access to Venezuelan Gold President Maduro’s administration wins appeal related to monetary gold reserves deposited in the Bank of England. The United Kingdom Court of Appeals Monday annulled the decision that granted opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido control of 31 tons of gold that Venezuela has deposited in England.

 

Venezuelanalysis: UN Human Rights Council Passes Dual Venezuela Resolutions The first was presented by Peru and endorsed by the right wing governments which make up the Lima Group. It granted a two year extension to a controversial “fact finding” mission which is investigating the human rights situation in the country.The second resolution, which was backed by Venezuela, extends the functions of the Venezuela-based office of the UN high commissioner for human rights, as well as promising to “continue UN technical cooperation” with the government.It also denounced the human rights consequences of Washington’s blockade against the Caribbean country and urged a “constructive dialogue and cooperation with the state”

 

Ultima Noticias: Spain Rejects Extradition of Orlando Figuera’s Murderer – Black Chavista Burned Alive in 2017 The Spanish Justice rejected this Wednesday the extradition of the Venezuelan Enzo Franchini Oliveros, who is requested in Venezuela for his participation, during the 2017 guarimbas, in the criminal action, where a group of people stabbed and burned alive 22-year-old Orlando Figuera, under the accusation of “being Chavista.”

Bolivia

Morning Star: Bolivian MAS candidate warns coup regime is threatening military force to stop it winning The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce has warned that the country’s coup regime is “now threatening the use of military force” to stop his party winning this month’s election. He issued an appeal on Tuesday night for international observers to come and ensure that whatever happens “during the election campaign, on [election day] October 18 and the days after” takes place before the eyes of the world.

 

Nicaragua

Tortilla con Sal/Nica Notes:Nicaragua 2018: Uncensoring the truth—Testimonies of victims of opposition violence during the failed coup attempt of 2018 No human rights organization and practically no journalists, writers or academics out of all those who have written so glibly about the crisis of 2018 in Nicaragua have taken the trouble to talk to any of the thousands of victims of violent opposition attacks during that crisis. This fact makes nonsense of any pretense on their part to be reporting truthfully the events in Nicaragua of 2018.

Webinars and Webinar Videos

Video — Cuban Doctors Speak: 15 years of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade Danny Glover and Vijay Prashad  host  this event celebrating 15 years of the contingent.

 

Video of October 3 webinar: Fighting blockades & COVID-19: Why US sanctions in Latin America must end Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Nicaragua Solidarity Action Group and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

 

October 9, 7 pm ET: Carlos Ron, President of Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among the Peoples

 

October 9, 6 pm ET: Peoples Forum – “THE WAR ON CUBA” Premiere and Q&A with Liz Oliva

October 10, 11 am ET Nicaragua Friends of the ATC Ben Linder Solidarity School online class  with Peter Rosset