Venezuela to boost food production with urban farming program

Granma | August 17, 2017

Around 20,000 Venezuelan adolescents will learn about urban farming as part of a plan launched by President Nicolas Maduro to support food production and the country’s youth programs. Under the program, thousands of members of the Chamba Juvenil program will be trained on how to grow and harvest fruits, vegetables, legumes as well as on how to raise sheep, goats, pigs and other livestock, said Minister of Youth and Sports Pedro Infante.Read More »

Chomsky, Pilger Slam Trump Threats Against Venezuela

The Dawn News | August 13, 2017

Noam Chomsky and John Pilger spoke with teleSUR, denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to Venezuela as irresponsible, but typical according to the president’s behavior and U.S. history.

During a conference Friday in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump told reporters that the U.S. has a number of solutions to Venezuela’s situation and military force was still an option being considered.Read More »

Venezuelans Reject Trump Threats with Anti-Imperialist March

teleSUR | August 14, 2017

People in Venezuela march against threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to militarily intervene in the country.

People in Venezuela march against threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to militarily intervene in the country. | Photo: @PartidoPSUV
Claudia Echeverria of La Pastora parish said that Venezuelans “will not permit imperialism to put its claws on our country.”

Residents of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, as well as representatives from social movements, worker’s unions and other organizations have mobilized to participate in the Anti-Imperialist March.

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Stand in solidarity with Venezuela against the threat of imperialist military intervention

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MR Online | August 14, 2017

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The Empire’s unhappy mood with Venezuela is old news. It is now showing its teeth to the peoples of Latin America by threatening military intervention.

The mainstream media—e.g., the APCNN and Miami Herald—parroted the U.S. line in one of their latest dispatches. President Trump said on August 12, 2017 that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela in response to (in Empirespeak) the power grab by Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela. Trump declared that all options remain on the table including a potential military intervention. “We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option. A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue,” declared the U.S. president. “This [Venezuela] is our neighbor,” he added. “[W]e are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away…. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.” Mr. Trump was speaking to reporters at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. (See “Trump Says ‘Military Option’ Possibility in Venezuela,” NBC, August 11, 2017)Read More »

Venezuelan Opposition Faces Internal Split

by RYAN MALLETT-OUTTRIM

VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM | August 11, 2017

Vente Venezuela head Maria Machado has condemned the opposition for agreeing to run candidates in the December 10 regional elect

Vente Venezuela head Maria Machado has condemned the opposition for agreeing to run candidates in the December 10 regional elections. (VV/Handout)

Puebla, Mexico, August 11, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s opposition’s internal strife spilled over Thursday, when a prominent far right party announced plans to split over an election boycott.

Far right party Vente Venezuela (VV) said it would leave the main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), unless other parties join a boycott of the December 10 regional elections. In recent months the member parties of the MUD have been sharply divided over whether to participate in the vote. That division has only deepened since allegations surfaced of possible fraud in an election last month. However, as of Thursday, the bulk of MUD parties had agreed to run candidates in December.

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Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly to Debate Economic Measures

teleSUR | August 09, 2017

The members of the assembly will analyze tactics to overcome the economic situation in Venezuela.

 

The National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela will analyze the economic situation in the country, as it has already approved measures to respect and protect the legality of the state’s institution including the opposition-led National Assembly.

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Venezuelans in the Streets to Support Constituent Assembly

teleSUR | August 07, 2017

People join Caracas march in support of the ANC.

People join Caracas march in support of the ANC. | Photo: teleSUR
The action aims to galvanize popular backing for the constituent members who were elected by more than eight million voters.

Members of Venezuelan social movements and worker’s organizations have been marching in support of the country’s National Constituent Assembly. They set off from Morelos Square in Caracas and headed to the parliament building where the Constituent Assembly is based.

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Majority of Venezuelans Think Constituent Assembly Will Protect Rights: Poll

teleSUR | August 07, 2017

Members of the National Constituent Assembly pose for a group picture during its first session.

Members of the National Constituent Assembly pose for a group picture during its first session. | Photo: Reuters

According to a poll by Hinterlaces, 54 percent of Venezuelans have full confidence that the National Constituent Assembly will successfully uphold the Constitution and safeguard their rights.

Respondents agreed that the ANC would protect social achievements, such as social missions achieved during the Bolivarian Revolution.

The research was revealed on the Jose Vicente Hoy program Sunday and was composed of 1,580 interviews which were gathered between July 4 to 20.

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People Celebrate Constituent Assembly In Caracas

Text by William Camacaro

Photographs by Rosana Silva

Compiled by Farooque Chowdhury

Countercurrents.org | August 07, 2017

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People are celebrating the recently concluded elections of the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela although the mainstream media reports completely ignore the fact.

William Camacaro describes the following scene from Caracas:

I am currently in Caracas, Venezuela, despite all the threats, and attacks of the empire and its poor puppet – Donald Trump.

Life did not stop yesterday in the popular area of San Agustin. There was a celebration for several hours until dawn. People were celebrating La Constituyente Ya (the Constituent Assembly). People were dancing and singing la Constituyente YA.

The celebration was on Friday, August 4.Read More »