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

Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: UquiraThis piece was originally published in Global Voices. However, the author incorporated some more info for this piece in Venezuelan Voices. Women transcend party politics to secure their rights in Venezuela In Venezuela, feminists seem to be achieving what no other movement in the country has accomplished in the past … Continue reading Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

Venezuela’s collapsed public health system deals with COVID-19

By Xili FernandezPhoto: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Since March 13, there are 70 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Venezuela according to Maduro’s government, even though the Johns Hopkins covid-19 world map shows 77 cases. Regardless of this difference, there is no systematic testing nationwide yet, so real numbers are much higher. This crisis … Continue reading Venezuela’s collapsed public health system deals with COVID-19

Coronavirus: the government, businessmen and transnationals should pay for the crisis, not the working people

By Partido Socialismo y LibertadPhoto credit: laclase.info The worldwide spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19), turning what began as an epidemic in China into a pandemic, is exposing the deep crisis of the world capitalist system. There is real capitalist global chaos. Stock markets around the world have fallen precipitously; the world's major economies have … Continue reading Coronavirus: the government, businessmen and transnationals should pay for the crisis, not the working people

A turbulent first year

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: Several photos from Venezuelan Voices articles. Exactly one year ago, on March 18, 2019, we made our first two publications, an interview with sociologist Edgardo Lander and a report on the massacres perpetrated by the Venezuelan government through the FAES extermination groups. For those of us who work voluntarily to support this … Continue reading A turbulent first year

Open letter by Alcedo Mora’s son calling for solidarity

By Alcedo Mora CarreroPhoto credit: La Guarura Venezuelanvoices.org: This letter by Alcedo Mora Carrero was presented at the 2019 Left Forum in New York, at the panel titled "Perspectives of the Left Opposition". As the forceful disappearance of his father arrives at the five year mark this February 27th, we stand in solidarity with the … Continue reading Open letter by Alcedo Mora’s son calling for solidarity

Stop the Government’s Escalation in Repression against those who Struggle

By Socialism and Freedom Party (Partido Socialismo y Libertad, PSL) Photo Credit: Francisco Chirinos, El Pitazo. National Guard arrests trade union leaders in El Palito oil refinery, Jan. 28th 2020. Caracas, February 6th, 2020. In the past few weeks, the government has unleashed a brutal campaign of repression against trade union leaders and popular sectors … Continue reading Stop the Government’s Escalation in Repression against those who Struggle

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