Venezuela’s VP to Mike Pence: ‘Yankee, Go Home’

teleSUR | January 22, 2019

While the so-called Lima Group and the U.S. refused to recognize Maduro’s new mandate, many progressive governments and international organizations have shown support and solidarity to Maduro.

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Tuesday said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was “openly calling for a coup d’état in Venezuela ” after Pence issued a video message of support to the Venezuelan opposition to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline U.S. backing for opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, the self-appointed head of the suspended National Assembly.

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Commentary: OAS Dangerously in Disarray vis‐a‐vis Venezuela

by Ronald Sanders | January 22, 2019

OAS countries flags. (Archive)
OAS countries flags. (Archive)


Over the last few days there has been a serious serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS).

If Mr Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will be headed for grave fracture.

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Sovereign Venezuela is a non-governmental association of progressive organizations and individuals who advocate in defense of Venezuelan sovereignty by means of research and analysis as well as building links between the North American and Venezuelan grassroots social movements. Below is a brief analysis of recent events and the positions that form the bases of our solidarity. Please consider endorsing this important effort as an organization or individual and contributing to our work.Read More »

Venezuela: What’s Been Learned Won’t Be Easily Forgotten: A Conversation with Antonio Gonzalez Plessmann

by Cira Pascual Marquina | January 17, 2019

Antonio Gonzalez Plessmann, intellectual and human rights activist. (Venezuelanalysis)
Antonio Gonzalez Plessmann, intellectual and human rights activist. (Venezuelanalysis)

Antonio Gonzalez Plessmann, who holds degrees from Venezuelan and Ecuadorian universities, has been a human rights activist and militant leftist since the 1980s. A former vice-rector of the National Experimental Security University, he took part in the process of police reform initiated in 2006. Today Gonzalez Plessmann is part of the SurGentes collective and is working with the Pueblo a Pueblo project in Caracas’ San Agustin barrio. In this interview, he presents important insights into the revolutionary potential that Chavismo unleashed during the course of the Bolivarian Process. It’s a potential that, he thinks, could be set rolling again.

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Venezuela: Platform For Peasant Struggle Holds Anti-Imperialist March Against International Aggressions

Tatuy TV/ | January 14, 2019

Merida-Duluth, January 14, 2019 ( In the region of “Sur del Lago,” located between the Venezuelan states of Mérida and Zulia, an anti-imperialist peasant march was held amidst the rising tensions in the lead up to January 10th swearing in of President Nicolás Maduro. This mobilization was organized by local, autonomous peasant, communal and revolutionary organizations of the National Platform for Peasant Struggle, in order to demonstrate rejection for the intensifying foreign aggression against their nation.Read More »

Venezuela is under siege — it needs our solidarity

A Morning Star Editorial | January 11, 2019

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores stop to greet flag-waving children upon arrival to the Supreme Court for Maduro’s inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela

DESPITE being elected with over two-thirds of the vote last May in an election given a clean bill of health by hundreds of international observers, President Nicolas Maduro’s swearing in today provoked the usual round of abuse and threats.Read More »

WaPo: Trump Needs to Destroy Venezuela to Save It

by Joe Emersberger

FAIR | December 17, 2018

WaPo: Venezuela’s health crisis demands an urgent regional response

Tamara Taraciuk Broner of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Johns Hopkins professor Kathleen Page took to the pages of the Washington Post (11/26/18) to whitewash Donald Trump’s successful efforts to make Venezuela’s economic crisis much worse.  Appropriately enough, at the end of the piece, the Post recommended four other articles (11/23/18, 9/11/18, 6/20/18, 8/21/18) that either attacked Venezuela’s government or stayed conspicuously silent about the impact of US economic sanctions.Read More »