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

Bolivarian National Intelligence Service arbitrarily detains chavista activist in Mérida

By Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: El Helicoide in Caracas, EFE University professor and chavista activist Aidaliz Guarisma was arbitrarily detained on August 10 in the andean city of Mérida by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). The officers arrived at her house in plain clothes, in a vehicle without license plates, and without a warrant took her … Continue reading Bolivarian National Intelligence Service arbitrarily detains chavista activist in Mérida

Open letter by Rodney Alvarez in rejection of his conviction

Image: Campaign for the liberation of Rodney Alvarez Greetings to comrades, brothers and friends. God bless Venezuela. Comrades, as you well know, this is a framing, corrupt, starving, anti-worker and vile government. This anti-worker government has taken me, Rodney Alvarez, as a scapegoat, to cover up its hit man, its criminal. I, Rodney Alvarez, have … Continue reading Open letter by Rodney Alvarez in rejection of his conviction

Maduro’s dictatorship sentences political prisoner Rodney Álvarez to 15 years

Photo credit: Punto de Corte Venezuelan Voices On Tuesday, June 8, after ten years of judicial farce during which the process was restarted ten times and the judge was changed three times, the political prisoner Rodney Álvarez was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Judge Pablo Vicentelli and the prosecutor Regino Cova participated in the … Continue reading Maduro’s dictatorship sentences political prisoner Rodney Álvarez to 15 years

Public declaration of the Venezuelan feminist movement on the MeToo

Images: Uquira. Image reads 'We need each other united' Two weeks ago, the #MeToo movement erupted in Venezuela (under the slogan #YoTeCreo - 'I believe you') with hundreds of testimonies disclosing cases of harassment and sexual violence, committed mostly by men against minors and women. Accusations started with Alejandro Sojo, singer of Los Colores, and … Continue reading Public declaration of the Venezuelan feminist movement on the MeToo

Cracks open up in the wall of official lies with the recognition of executions of dissidents

By Venezuelan Voices Photo: Federico Parra On May 1st, the Attorney General of the Venezuelan regime, Tarek William Saab, announced that the Public Prosecutor's Office had sent the day before its third report to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on the actions of the Venezuelan State regarding human rights. According … Continue reading Cracks open up in the wall of official lies with the recognition of executions of dissidents

Relatives denounce false positive on the execution of farmers in Apure (videos)

By Laclase.info Photo taken from Laclase.info According to their relatives' testimonies, on March 25 in La Victoria, Apure state, a family of farmers was executed by members of FAES special police forces, who took them out of their home in the 5th of July community and killed them to present them as guerrilla members, in … Continue reading Relatives denounce false positive on the execution of farmers in Apure (videos)

Our second year

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

Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

Maduro discovers the cure for COVID-19…again

By Simón Rodríguez Photo credit: Extracted from Maduro's Twitter account. While the international scientific community invests significant efforts and resources into developing an effective treatment for COVID-19, the Venezuelan government has announced it has the cure. Actually it's the fourth time Maduro claims to have a treatment for the virus that has so far claimed … Continue reading Maduro discovers the cure for COVID-19…again