In her latest VA column, Jessica Dos Santos tells of a “quest” that saw her discover the unerasable consequences of Chavismo. (Venezuelanalysis)
A few months ago, I started a sort of personal transformation that has seen me move in extremely shaky terrain. I’ve retraced steps I had taken without stopping to look around, I’ve dreamt of new journeys, but most of all I’ve tried to remind myself of why I am where I am.
My “quest” is very clichéd, and as expected it began for very predictable reasons: economic troubles, a tough break-up, family disputes. In other words, an “existential void.”
The 2020 Venzuela solidarity delegation visited communities engaged in grassroots organising against the impacts of the US blockade. Photo: Katherine Delgado.
As the United States ratchets up its sanctions on Venezuela, organisations in Australia are stepping up efforts to promote people-to-people solidarity.
Since 2014, the US has imposed more than 300 unilateral measures on Venezuela, including new sanctions last month on its state airline CONVIASA and on Russian state energy giant Rosneft for its dealings with Venezuela’s oil company PDVSA.
Cuban surgeons performing an operation at Havana’s Luis de la Puente Uceda National Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. | Photo: Radio Artemisa
Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health announced Wednesday the opening of a professional training center for the use of robotics in medical treatment.
Cuban doctors lauded the opening of the center, given that it is virtually impossible for the socialist island to acquire the latest technology in this field. The only firm that sells necessary equipment for robotic surgery is based in the U.S., preventing Cuba from purchasing them because of the United States’ illegal blockade.Read More »