Venezuela commemorates 20th anniversary of the failed coup against Hugo Chávez

The failed coup was the first victory of the Venezuelan people against US imperialism in the 21st century. It marked the beginning of the resistance of Venezuelans against the US attacks, which continue to this day

Tanya Wadhwa

People’s Dispatch | April 16, 2022

On April 13, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the victory of the people and the defeat of the 2002 US-backed coup against president Hugo Chávez. Photo: PSUV/Twitter

April 13, 2022, marked 20 years since the people of Venezuela defeated the US-backed right-wing coup against the democratically elected socialist president Hugo Chávez in a record time of less than two days.

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets of the capital Caracas to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the historic victory of the people against the imperialist coup. Multitudes of citizens, members of political organizations, social movements and trade unions gathered in various parts of Caracas and marched to the Miraflores presidential palace to pay tribute to the civic-military uprising that beat the coup, rescued Commander Chávez and reinstated constitutional order in the country.

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The Venezuela Coup, 20 Years Later

Dan Beeton

Center for Economic and Policy Research | April 12, 2022

On April 11, 2002, Venezuela’s democratically elected government, headed by Hugo Chávez Frías, was ousted in a military coup d’etat. Then, dramatically, two days later, the coup was overturned by a mass mobilization of Venezuelans. They demanded the restoration of democracy and the return of a government that appeared to be making good on its commitment to redistribute Venezuela’s oil wealth to benefit the country’s most marginalized sectors. These events led to lasting ramifications not just for Venezuela, but for Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole, paving the way for a “pink tide” of progressive movements that took power democratically throughout the region. In many cases, similar power struggles ensued, pitting left-leaning governments supporting economic and social gains for the poor, the working class, and marginalized communities, against powerful factions of society seeking, generally, to maintain a status quo that has served to benefit mostly a small number of elites and foreign interests while exploiting and repressing the majority population.

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Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission achieves major milestone of delivering 4 million homes

 Peoples Dispatch | April 10, 2022

On April 7, the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro celebrated the delivery of 4 million homes to citizens as part of the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela (GMVV). Photo: Nicolás Maduro/Twitter

On April 7, the socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro celebrated the delivery of a record 4 million homes to its citizens as part of a social housing program called the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela (GMVV). During a joint radio and television broadcast, President Maduro emphasized that the handing over of the 4 million homes was a “historic” event and a “world record.” “Nothing and no one is going to stop us,” he added.

The GMVV’s 4 millionth house was handed over in the “Bicentennial Battle of Bomboná” urban development, located in the Sotillo municipality in Anzoátegui state by Governor Luis Marcano. During the telecast, Governor Marcano proudly reported that “those who today inhabit these 200 homes were working on its construction.”

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Diego Sequera Discusses the Underpinnings of Venezuelan Election and Huge Maduro/Socialist Victory


MintPress News | November 30, 2021

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is celebrating as, with almost all votes counted, they appear to have won 20 out of the country’s 23 states in Sunday’s regional “mega elections.” More than 70,000 candidates stood for one of 3,082 public positions, including local mayorships, councillors, regional legislators and state governors — the vast majority of candidates affiliated with opposition parties.

The landslide victory was watched over by international observers from 55 countries, including a delegation from the European Union, who praised the organizational capacity of the National Electoral Council, effectively endorsing the proceedings.

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Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela

While much is made about the alleged lack of support for President Maduro (the millions of votes his party got will never be acknowledged by the U.S.), it’s less known that the opposition is deeply unpopular.

Leonardo Flores

MintPress News | November 23, 2021

Venezuela Elections Feature photo

For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators, and 2,471 municipal councilors. The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won at least 19 of 23 governorships (one race remains too close to call) and the Caracas mayoralty in the November 21 “mega-elections.” Of the 335 mayoral races, the vote count has been completed in 322 of them, with PSUV and its coalition taking 205, opposition coalitions 96, and other parties 21. Over 70,000 candidates ran for these 3,082 offices, and 90% of the vote was counted and verified within hours of polls closing. Turnout was 42.2%, eleven points higher than last year’s parliamentary elections.

Here’s why chavismo, the movement behind Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, won:

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The Book ‘Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping’ to be Given for Free to FILVEN 2021 Attendees (+ Pro-Saab Street Mobilizations Throughout North America Scheduled for Monday)

Orinoco Tribune | November 14, 2021

The book Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping, which describes Saab’s torture and plight during his illegal detention in Cape Verde, as well as his love for the people of Venezuela and support for its government, will be given away to attendees this Sunday, November 14, at the International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN). The book fair is being held in Caracas, at the Federal Legislative Palace, which is the headquarters of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

As part of the programed activities for FILVEN 2021, Alex Saab’s wife, Camilla Fabri, will attend a press conference scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m (Caracas time) on November 14.

In Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping, readers will find the personal letters written by Saab in his role as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union.

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Maduro: we neutralized the terrorist attack against the CNE by police intelligence

Odry farnetano

Ultimas Noticias | November 14, 2021

“We have managed to neutralize, thanks to the country’s police intelligence, the terrorist attack claimed by the extreme right, to be carried out last Friday, November 12, which would have destroyed a good part of the electoral machines in order to prevent the development of the elections of 21- Nov »declared the first president, Nicolás Maduro this Sunday, from the Miraflores Palace.

“They have already been captured, convicted and confessed,” he said.

He explained that from the confessions, it could be determined that the orders and resources to carry out this plan came from Spain. «The plan, the money, everything was planned in Spain. The mastermind, is from the Leopoldo López gang, it is he who is behind all this, with his right-wing extremist groups.

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Credit Suisse: Venezuela’s GDP to Grow 5.5% in 2021

Orinoco Tribune | October 09, 2021

Credit Suisse investment bank has forecast that Venezuela’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 5.5% in the current year.

Among the factors driving the economic growth, the first to be recorded since 2013, “are the positive effects on income due to high oil prices and the widespread use of foreign currency in daily economic activities.” According to Credit Suisse’s latest report, Venezuela may be entering a “new phase.”

“Our estimate for next year assumes the stability of oil production and non-oil GDP growth of approximately 4%,” states the October report of Credit Suisse, the well-known bank headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. “Although mobility appears higher than in the rest of the region (relative to pre-pandemic levels), Venezuela’s growth will likely be lower than that of the rest of Latin America in 2021.”

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CITGO at Risk: Are There Shady Deals Between Guaidó and ConocoPhillips?

Orinoco Tribune | September 25, 2021

Suspicious information has recently surfaced about the handling of Venezuelan assets abroad, this time referring to possible behind-the-scenes negotiations between members of the Guaidó gang and the US oil company ConocoPhillips.

A document from the US District Court of Delaware was recently revealed which suggests that an agreement was made by Juan Guaidó’s “government” to benefit ConocoPhillips, in the order of a little over $1.287 billion in the form of claims made by ConocoPhillips to Venezuela.

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Venezuela: Opposition Leader Guaidó Under Fire Over Alleged $1.3 Billion Settlement

Ricardo Vaz and Andreína Chávez Alava | September 25, 2021

Hardline politician Juan Guaidó denied the reported deal with ConocoPhillips and claimed that the court's document made a "mistake." However, the text cites his lawyers’ direct communication. (AFP)
Hardline politician Juan Guaidó denied the reported deal with ConocoPhillips and claimed that the court’s document made a “mistake.” However, the text cites his lawyers’ direct communication. (AFP)

Mérida, September 25, 2021 ( – Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaidó has drawn severe criticism over a reported agreement to pay US $1.3 billion to US corporation ConocoPhillips.
The alleged settlement was revealed in a report by Delaware District Court-appointed “Special Master” Robert B. Pincus on a proposed “sale procedure” of Venezuelan assets to meet creditor demands.
“The Venezuela Parties [opposition-appointed boards] have indicated that they have reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips regarding the outstanding amount of ConocoPhillips’ Judgment,” which “totals $1,287,664,420 as of July 20, 2021,” reads the 73-page text seen by Venezuelanalysis.
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