Mothers of youth killed by the chavista police: “We will continue to demand justice”

By Laclase.info Caracas, May 25, 2022.- According to figures from human rights organizations and academic researchers, since 2015, there has been a significant increase in the number of executions perpetrated by members of the Venezuelan police forces, which occur in the midst of the deployment of repressive operations in popular neighborhoods in the main cities … Continue reading Mothers of youth killed by the chavista police: “We will continue to demand justice”

Caracas: Picket in front of the Russian embassy in rejection of the invasion of Ukraine

By PSL Press Caracas, May 13, 2022. In the morning hours, representatives of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSL), the Toromayma Cultural Collective and the Citizens' Platform in Defense of the Constitution, gathered in front of the Russian embassy in Caracas, rejecting the invasion of Ukraine, as well as in support of the resistance of … Continue reading Caracas: Picket in front of the Russian embassy in rejection of the invasion of Ukraine

Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

Class Unitary, Revolutionary and Autonomous Current (C-cura) Puerto Ordaz, April 20, 2022 For the past few days at Sidor there is a genuine rebellion of working rank and file, overcoming bureaucratic pro-government and treacherous leadership in Sutiss (government controlled union) and the Bolivarian Force of Workers (FBT, officialist). Since Monday 18, workers decided to rise … Continue reading Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment

Venezuelan Voices The midnight of April 15, Venezuela's longest standing political prisoner, Rodney Álvarez, was released from the dungeons of El Rodeo II jail, on the outskirts of Caracas. He finally won a decisive battle against the anti-worker government of Nicolás Maduro, although the struggle for his acquittal and full freedom continues. On April 11, … Continue reading Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment

A look back at our third year

by Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: Oswaldo Pacheco, Caño Amarillo in Caracas Our third year publishing on the Venezuelan situation was marked by an ebb in social struggles. It was also a year in which the resounding decline of the economy came to a halt, after 8 disastrous years in which the Maduro government managed to reduce the … Continue reading A look back at our third year

#8M2022: A day of reckoning for Venezuela’s feminist movement

By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: Feminist assembly in Caracas, March 8, 2022. Jose Daniel Ramos. IG: @danielj2511 A lot has happened in the Venezuelan feminist movement since March 8, 2021. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and just a month and a half after protesting in the streets on that March 8, the #Metoo wave … Continue reading #8M2022: A day of reckoning for Venezuela’s feminist movement

Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Simon Rodriguez P. In an interview with the BBC published on January 21, Gabriel Boric dissociated himself from the governments of Nicaragua and Venezuela. In a matter of hours, some of the intellectuals and political leaders who had celebrated Boric's triumph sourly polemicised with the Chilean president-elect. "(The) main demonstration of (Maduro's) failure is the … Continue reading Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Fraudulent regional elections and humiliation for chavismo in Barinas

Photo credit: Getty Venezuelanvoices.org On November 21 of last year, elections for mayors and governors were held in Venezuela. Product of an agreement reached in negotiations in Mexico earlier in the year, the government reinstated the MUD electoral credential and thus November's was the first election with participation of the majority of the right-wing opposition … Continue reading Fraudulent regional elections and humiliation for chavismo in Barinas

Leopoldo López bet on Kast in Chile, and lost

Photo credit: Agencia Uno Venezuelanvoices.org Leopoldo López visited Chile in December, in the final days of the presidential campaign, to support the candidacy of José Antonio Kast, a supporter of the Pinochet dictatorship and son of a German Nazi militant. Kast's resounding defeat on December 19, by center-left Congressman Gabriel Boric, therefore also became a setback … Continue reading Leopoldo López bet on Kast in Chile, and lost

Venezuela: left perspectives from below

By Eva María Photo: Federico Parra Note: The following interview with venezuelan activist and and editor at Venezuelanvoices.org, Simón Rodríguez, was livestreamed by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in July, and afterwards transcribed, edited and published by Tempest. We present for our readers an abbreviated version. Eva María: The first question is one on most people’s minds … Continue reading Venezuela: left perspectives from below