By Cesar Romero, originally published on Revista SIC of Centro Gumilla. HeartsOnVenezuela translation revised by Venezuelan VoicesPhoto credit: infoamazonia.org The Maduro government declared a collective quarantine on all 23 states of Venezuela and the Caracas Capital District on March 17, after 33 cases of COVID-19 were officially announced in the country. Although certainly the quarantine … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Orinoco Mining Arc: A Large-Scale Ticking Time Bomb
By Xili DuranPhoto: 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
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
By Laclase.infoPhoto: Oswaldo Pacheco On October 19, the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) published new data for the year 2019, which shows the deepening of the crisis in all sectors of the economy at the national level. According to data provided by the institution, for the first quarter of 2019 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell … Continue reading Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis
Between November 2018 and February 2019, 1,557 patients died in public hospitals for lack of medical supplies.
On the afternoon of 7 March 2019, the electricity supply was cut off in more than 80% of Venezuela. This blackout was the highest point in a decade long electricity crisis, a collapse that industry workers had warned about for years, despite government attempts to completely silence their reports
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.