Thousands of supporters join Maduro as he registers presidential bid

Morning Star | March 01, 2018

Nicolas Maduro confirmed his candidacy for the Venezuelan presidency yesterday

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro was accompanied by thousands of supporters as he officially registered as a candidate for re-election yesterday.Read More »


Will the Venezuelan Masses Still Stand with Maduro at Election Time?

by Lucas Koerner | February 26, 2018

Workers at the nationalized steel plant SIDOR rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro on February 4, 2018. (AVN)

Workers at the nationalized steel plant SIDOR rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro on February 4, 2018. (AVN)

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans could be seen marching down Caracas’ principal Urdaneta Avenue under the sweltering Caribbean sun. No, this was not a protest against the government, which we are routinely told is a dictatorship inflicting mass starvation on its people, but on the contrary, a public rally backing President Nicolas Maduro’s reelection campaign. The occasion was February 4th, which this year marked the 26th anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s revolutionary 1992 uprising against Venezuela’s oligarchic two-party system, known as the Fourth Republic. However, ahead of upcoming April 22 presidential elections that may well determine the fate of Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution, this 4F – as it is commonly known – was much more an explicit show of support for the current leftist president.Read More »

Venezuela: Impressive Petro Presale Prompts Plans for Second Cryptocurrency

by Ryan Mallett Outtrim | February 23, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the Petro raised US$735 million on its first day of its pre-sale. (EFE)
Puebla, Mexico, February 23, 2018 ( – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced this week the launch of a second cryptocurrency, after describing the Petro pre-sale as a success.

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Regime Change Fails: Is a Military Coup or Invasion of Venezuela Next?

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | February 19, 2018

Adm. Kurt W. Tidd met with Colombian military leaders to discuss Venezuela in early February
Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of US Southern Command, discussed Venezuela with Colombian military leaders in a closed door meeting in early February.

Several signals point to a possible military strike on Venezuela, with high-ranking officials and influential politicians making clear that it is a distinct possibility.

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in the country. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is also reportedly considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is discouraging other countries from buying Venezuelan oil.

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WSJ’s Epic Distortion of Colombian and Venezuelan Refugees

by Joe Emersberger | February 20, 2018

Colombia venezuela border
Venezuelans crossing the border into neighbouring Colombia (

Wall Street Journal article by Juan Forero (2/13/18) ran with the headline “Venezuela’s Misery Fuels Migration on Epic Scale.” The subhead stated, “Residents Flee Crumbling Economy in Numbers That Echo Syrians to Europe, Rohingya to Bangladesh.”Read More »

Venezuelan Charge D’Affairs: “Opposition Don’t Really Know What To Do”

Venezuelanalysis reposts an interview with the governments Charge D’Affairs in Washington DC, explaining the panorama from the government’s perspective | February 16, 2018

President Maduro
President Maduro, who is standing for reelection this upcoming 22nd April (The New Herald)

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. On Wednesday, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council announced that the next presidential elections will be held on April 22nd. International mediators and government representatives had hoped that the opposition negotiators would sign an agreement that the two side had worked out over the past several months. However, despite pressure from Spain’s former Prime Minister Zapatero, opposition negotiators have so far not signed the agreement, nor committed to participating in the next presidential election.

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Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Approves Workers’ Councils Law

by Paul Dobson | February 03, 2018

The National Constituent Assembly in session with representatives of the working class observing in the balcony
The National Constituent Assembly in session with representatives of the working class observing in the balcony. (Archive)

Merida, February 2, 2018. ( – Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) passed a new law aimed at empowering the organised working class this past Tuesday. The Constitutional Law of Workers’ Productive Councils (CPTT) was a product of the ANC’s Workers’ Commission and was drawn up as part of a broad consultation process.

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Venezuelan Workers Allege Persecution, Trade Union Leaders Arrested

by Paul Dobson | February 07, 2018

workplace problems in Lacteos Los Andes
Workers of Lacteos Los Andes “Hugo Chavez” Plant protesting in November 2017. Recent protests have led to the illegal arresting of numerous trade union leaders by the police. (

Merida, February 6, 2018 ( Venezuelan workers’ organizations have denounced illegal arrests, firings, and persecution in the Lacteos Los Andes state-run dairy company and private Venevision TV station this week, while campesino leaders in Barinas state were freed and authorized to return to their land following persecution by an ex-land owner.

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