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

Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credits: Mural by Carlos Zerpa, photo by Meredith Kohut What are the latest trends of support for Chavismo and for Maduro in Venezuela? Although both tend to get lumped together, there's an important although diminishing sector of the population which identifies itself as Chavista, but not as Madurista. This is a consequence of … Continue reading Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro

In Defense of Professor Keymer Avila’s Research Amid Police Violence in Venezuela

A statement supporting Professor Keymer Avila by around two hundred Venezuelan academics. Translation by NACLA here. Professor Keymer Ávila has recently been the target of a smear campaign in Venezuela.  Over the last few weeks, Professor Keymer Ávila has been the target of a smear campaign launched by the news daily "Ciudad CCS,” published out … Continue reading In Defense of Professor Keymer Avila’s Research Amid Police Violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis

By Xili DuranPhoto credit: Reuters, Manaure Quintero. The text in the woman's chest reads 'I disturb more naked than raped' Last week, multiple feminist groups in Merida, Maracaibo & Caracas invited people to participate in the globally famous performance of ‘Un violador en tu camino’ (a rapist in your way). Created by the Chilean interdisciplinary … Continue reading Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis

Maduro's seat at the Human Rights Council

By Xili Duran Photo by Reuters Venezuela will have a seat for the next 3 years at the United Nations Human Rights Council on January 1st 2020. With almost 5 million migrants and asylum seekers fleeing the country, mainly because of the economic crisis and misery wages imposed by the government but also often citing … Continue reading Maduro's seat at the Human Rights Council