The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

By Alicia P.Photo credit: Image taken from eldukeoficial Instagram's account. A few days ago, a friend who lives in Caracas did some reading recommendations that echo the pandemic situation. Thus, among other things, he advised us to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death". This short story tells the tale of an … Continue reading The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

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

Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis

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

‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura

Interview by David Turpin with national union leader of C-cura, Orlando Chirino, about the current situation of the workers' movement in Venezuela. David Turpin belongs to the Antiwar Committees, an anti-imperialist leftist organization in the US initially driven by activists who moved away from the pro-Assad positions on the Syrian war raised by most anti-war … Continue reading ‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura