Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

Class Unitary, Revolutionary and Autonomous Current (C-cura) Puerto Ordaz, April 20, 2022 For the past few days at Sidor there is a genuine rebellion of working rank and file, overcoming bureaucratic pro-government and treacherous leadership in Sutiss (government controlled union) and the Bolivarian Force of Workers (FBT, officialist). Since Monday 18, workers decided to rise … Continue reading Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

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

A look back at our third year

by Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: Oswaldo Pacheco, Caño Amarillo in Caracas Our third year publishing on the Venezuelan situation was marked by an ebb in social struggles. It was also a year in which the resounding decline of the economy came to a halt, after 8 disastrous years in which the Maduro government managed to reduce the … Continue reading A look back at our third year

Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Simon Rodriguez P. In an interview with the BBC published on January 21, Gabriel Boric dissociated himself from the governments of Nicaragua and Venezuela. In a matter of hours, some of the intellectuals and political leaders who had celebrated Boric's triumph sourly polemicised with the Chilean president-elect. "(The) main demonstration of (Maduro's) failure is the … Continue reading Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Fraudulent regional elections and humiliation for chavismo in Barinas

Photo credit: Getty Venezuelanvoices.org On November 21 of last year, elections for mayors and governors were held in Venezuela. Product of an agreement reached in negotiations in Mexico earlier in the year, the government reinstated the MUD electoral credential and thus November's was the first election with participation of the majority of the right-wing opposition … Continue reading Fraudulent regional elections and humiliation for chavismo in Barinas

Leopoldo López bet on Kast in Chile, and lost

Photo credit: Agencia Uno Venezuelanvoices.org Leopoldo López visited Chile in December, in the final days of the presidential campaign, to support the candidacy of José Antonio Kast, a supporter of the Pinochet dictatorship and son of a German Nazi militant. Kast's resounding defeat on December 19, by center-left Congressman Gabriel Boric, therefore also became a setback … Continue reading Leopoldo López bet on Kast in Chile, and lost

Venezuela: left perspectives from below

By Eva María Photo: Federico Parra Note: The following interview with venezuelan activist and and editor at Venezuelanvoices.org, Simón Rodríguez, was livestreamed by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in July, and afterwards transcribed, edited and published by Tempest. We present for our readers an abbreviated version. Eva María: The first question is one on most people’s minds … Continue reading Venezuela: left perspectives from below

Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads

By Andy Heintz Originally published by NACLA When the subject of Venezuela is brought up, there are often two distinct narratives. In the right-wing and much of the mainstream media, Venezuela is often depicted as a once vibrant, thriving democracy that has been ruined by socialism. Meanwhile, in certain left-wing circles, the country’s many troubles are … Continue reading Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads

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 in defense of Lusbi Portillo

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