I told a compañero that this phenomenon of women in the Revolution was a revolution within another revolution. And if we were asked: what is the most revolutionary thing that the Revolution is doing, we would answer that the most revolutionary thing the Revolution is doing is precisely this; that is, the revolution that is taking place within the women of our country. If we were asked: what are the things that have taught us the most in the Revolution, we would answer that one of the most interesting lessons that revolutionaries are receiving in the Revolution is the lesson that women are giving us. (…)Read More »
Chávez was the Venezuelan people, he was one of them, he was born of them, and he maintained that spirit of origin. Photo: AVN
Ignacio Ramonet, in the book My First Life, an extended interview with Hugo Chávez, describes how: “We had arrived at the center of the infinite Venezuelan plains the day before (…) the cracked, hardened earth around us was dotted with colorful bushes, splendid giant fruit trees flowering.” They were in the land of Chávez, the boy who sold dulce de lechosa (papaya in syrup), the man who embodied Venezuela’s longing for freedom, and set out to raise a rebellious continent and lead it on the path to its second independence.Read More »
New reports about the U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela describe the current mood in Washington as ‘frustration’. They also shine new light on why of the opposition’s plans failed.
When the U.S. set out for the failed ‘humanitarian aid’ stunt at the border between Colombia and Venezuela an important role was given to its puppet, the self-declared ‘president’ Juan Guaidó. It was his task to bring the aid across the border.
The Three Wobbly Musketeers: Guaidó, Duque and Pence in Bogotá. More bluster than substance.
The daily Perfil(1) publishes today a note in which it announces that the Group of Lima is discarding a military action against Venezuela. And the information is good: even though Mike Pence traveled to Colombia and went personally to put pressure on the representatives of the countries that comprise that group, the United States ended up being alone with Colombia and a faded Juan Guaidó and his idea of an alliance of sepoys to spark a fratricidal war in the territory of Venezuela to overthrow Nicolás Maduro and transfer the government to Washington.Read More »
The Northeast blackout of 2003 was a widespread power outage throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario on August 14, 2003, beginning just after 4:10 p.m. EDT.Some power was restored by 11 p.m. Most did not get their power back until two days later.In other areas, it took nearly a week or two for power to be restored. […] The outage, which was much more widespread than the Northeast Blackout of 1965, affected an estimated 10 million people in Ontario and 45 million people in eight U.S. states.
The academic laboratory of the Venezuelan coup is housed at Harvard.
As we watch a US-backed coup unfold in a distant country, as in Venezuela today, our eyes are drawn to the diplomatic, military, and economic elements of the US campaign. The picture of a scowling John Bolton with a big yellow notepad with the message “5,000 troops to Colombia” reveals the diplomatic and military elements. The New York Times headline “U.S. Sanctions Are Aimed at Venezuela’s Oil. Its Citizens May Suffer First” reveals the economic element.Read More »
On Friday, The New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.Read More »
A charred truck that was part of a humanitarian aid convoy attempting to cross into Venezuela sits parked on the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on Feb. 23, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, is escorted by Colombian Air Force Gen. Luis Carlos Cordoba, right, and Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, left, during a welcome ceremony at the military airport in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 24. The 35-year-old lawmaker has the backing of the Trump administration, but he’s so far been unable to split the Venezuelan military away from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | Efrain Herrera / Colombian presidential press office via AP
On February 23, the U.S. and Colombian governments joined in trying to push humanitarian supplies from the Colombian border city Cúcuta into Venezuela. They were using humanitarian aid as a Trojan Horse to confront Venezuelan security forces. These were supposed to have stepped aside, Venezuela’s military forces would, in theory, have disintegrated, and a take-down of its socialist government would follow. But the soldiers, police, and people’s militia remained loyal to the emancipating legacy of President Hugo Chávez. They blocked the trucks and the façade shattered.