Venezuela’s collapsed public health system deals with COVID-19

By Xili FernandezPhoto: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Since March 13, there are 70 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Venezuela according to Maduro’s government, even though the Johns Hopkins covid-19 world map shows 77 cases. Regardless of this difference, there is no systematic testing nationwide yet, so real numbers are much higher. This crisis … Continue reading Venezuela’s collapsed public health system deals with COVID-19

Coronavirus: the government, businessmen and transnationals should pay for the crisis, not the working people

By Partido Socialismo y LibertadPhoto credit: laclase.info The worldwide spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19), turning what began as an epidemic in China into a pandemic, is exposing the deep crisis of the world capitalist system. There is real capitalist global chaos. Stock markets around the world have fallen precipitously; the world's major economies have … Continue reading Coronavirus: the government, businessmen and transnationals should pay for the crisis, not the working people

A turbulent first year

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: Several photos from Venezuelan Voices articles. Exactly one year ago, on March 18, 2019, we made our first two publications, an interview with sociologist Edgardo Lander and a report on the massacres perpetrated by the Venezuelan government through the FAES extermination groups. For those of us who work voluntarily to support this … Continue reading A turbulent first year

Purge in PDVSA

By Venezuelan VoicesPhoto Credit: Image taken from @ MIJPVenezuela Alfredo Chirinos and Aryenis Torrealba were detained by the DGCIM (General Directorate of Military Counter-Intelligence) on February 28th at their workplace at PDVSA La Campiña,  Caracas, where they held positions as operations managers. The arrests were possibly carried out at the orders of the “Ali Rodriguez … Continue reading Purge in PDVSA

The Bolibourgeoisie, Guaido, and Trump: Racketeering as the Common Denominator

By Simón Rodríguez Porras Photo credit: Image extracted from an animation by Andre Carrilho. His portfolio here. The use of the oil rent by different Venezuelan governments to feed politically aligned capitalist sectors has been a constant practice over the past century. In the two decades of Chavista governance, it has become popular to give the … Continue reading The Bolibourgeoisie, Guaido, and Trump: Racketeering as the Common Denominator

Open letter by Alcedo Mora’s son calling for solidarity

By Alcedo Mora CarreroPhoto credit: La Guarura Venezuelanvoices.org: This letter by Alcedo Mora Carrero was presented at the 2019 Left Forum in New York, at the panel titled "Perspectives of the Left Opposition". As the forceful disappearance of his father arrives at the five year mark this February 27th, we stand in solidarity with the … Continue reading Open letter by Alcedo Mora’s son calling for solidarity

Stop the Government’s Escalation in Repression against those who Struggle

By Socialism and Freedom Party (Partido Socialismo y Libertad, PSL) Photo Credit: Francisco Chirinos, El Pitazo. National Guard arrests trade union leaders in El Palito oil refinery, Jan. 28th 2020. Caracas, February 6th, 2020. In the past few weeks, the government has unleashed a brutal campaign of repression against trade union leaders and popular sectors … Continue reading Stop the Government’s Escalation in Repression against those who Struggle

Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

By Venezuelanvoices.org (Photo: Laclase.info) Workers and activists of the Venezuelan left opposition gathered in Caracas in front of the Tribunals to demand Rodney Alvarez's freedom this Monday morning. Members of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSL), the C-cura union tendency, alternative web page La Guarura and other organizations demonstrated. At the same time, a protest … Continue reading Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

PDVSA’s Privatization Plans Come with Mass Layoffs and Forced Retirements

Photo credit: Laclase.info Last week, the Presidency and Executive Direction of Human Resources of PDVSA issued a communication to different shops and bodies affiliated with the state oil company soliciting an assessment of the real situation of the corporation’s labour force, along with the workers’ control records. This management audit includes two big questions and … Continue reading PDVSA’s Privatization Plans Come with Mass Layoffs and Forced Retirements

Maduro Hands Six Months of Tax Privileges to Importing Businesses

By Laclase.info Translation by Paul Dobson for Venezuelanalysis Photo credit: Reuters. Maduro handing out credits to businessmen. September, 2018. The government’s latest economic decision only favours the “emerging” bourgeoisie. On December 26, in the Extraordinary Official Gazette No. 6.497, a presidential decree extended tax exemptions for the importing bourgeoisie for six more months until June 30, … Continue reading Maduro Hands Six Months of Tax Privileges to Importing Businesses