By Omar Vazquez HerediaPhoto credit: The Associated Press Since the beginning of his mandate as US president, Donald Trump has tried to achieve an orderly and negotiated transition in Venezuela, which would imply ousting Nicolas Maduro through the disavowing of his authority by a significant sector of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB). Depending on … Continue reading Why does Donald Trump want to overthrow Maduro’s government?
The new sanctions aim at destroying what’s left of the Venezuelan economy, which already shrank by more than half in the last five years of Maduro's brutal adjustment plan.
For José Bodas, general secretary of the Unitary Federation of Oil Workers (FUTPV), the scarcity of gasoline is a consequence of the state of disaster of our refineries.
The revolutionary socialists call to repudiate any threat of Trump’s military intervention and the coup attempt by Guaido and the pro-Yankee right from a position independent from the Maduro government which we do not endorse for its anti-worker and repressive nature.
Many Venezuelans viewed the mobilizations and the participation of military forces as an authentic rebellion against Maduro. However, the declarations by top US government officials confirmed that it was a coup attempt, albeit a failed one.
Simón Rodriguez: "Clearly, Venezuela is a capitalist society with a truly abysmal social gap between the bourgeoisie and the working class."