Picture: Lusbi Portillo accompanying yukpa leaders Sabino Romero and Alexander Fernandez, a decade ago, after they were freed from political imprisonment. In subsecuent years Romero and Fernandez were killed. Professor Lusbi Portillo is an academic committed to the Indigenous Peoples and the Defense of the Environment in the State of Zulia. The governor of Zulia … Continue reading Open letter in defense of Lusbi Portillo
By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year
Photo: Omar García, BBC Communiqué available in its original spanish version at Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela We, legitimate authorities, in full exercise of our rights as communal captains, consecrated, and in accordance with the customs and traditions recognized in Article 119 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and protected in … Continue reading Statement of the Pemón people rejecting the Venezuelan Mining Corporation’s installation in Canaima
Photo credit: Twitter of Aloha Nuñez, VP for Indigenous Peoples of the PSUV By Omar Vazquez Heredia Since 1999, the Chavista regime has established a relationship between the State and the indigenous peoples settled in Venezuelan territory that I have called "compensatory multiculturalism" in the context of the research "The Chavista Question. Extractive State and … Continue reading The Orinoco Mining Arc and the Kueka Stone: Chavismo’s Compensatory Multiculturalism
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
The route of the mining extractive industry in Venezuela (2014-2017)
While millions migrate out of the country, and the Petro-State falters, a new process of accumulation by dispossession can be seen from the ground. Teran-Mantovani guides us through an exploration of the geographies of extraction and plunder in Venezuela.