Apure: Transition to a Conventional War?

Anahi Arizmendi The situation in the state of Apure is part of a strategy to measure the operational capacity of the FANB, to destabilize the central states of the country, and advance in the preparation of the military forces of the United States and Colombia for a regular war against Venezuela, as analyzed by Congressman…

Realities and Singularities of Alto Apure, a Sensitive Angle of the “Diffuse War”

Franco Vielma José Antonio Páez International Bridge between Venezuela and Colombia (Photo: El Espectador) The development of Operation Bolivarian Shield 2021 has had an emphasis on the border with Colombia on the Apureño side, with clashes between Venezuelan regular forces and Colombian armed groups, including criminal groups and so-called “dissident” forces of the Revolutionary Armed…

Combat in Apure: A Political-Military Crossroads

Fernando Rivero U.S. Military Doctrine. Neoliberal Globalization conditions the current U.S. Military Doctrine. Its principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms and symbols are based on a dense political philosophy, from a particular interpretation of the philosophy of war. U.S. military thought (based on the theoretical approaches of Hobbes, Machiavelli, Foucault and Morgenthau, among others) evolved in…

The War Scenario in Apure is Transferred to the Media and Social Networks

Misión Verdad Since the beginning of the clashes last Sunday, March 21, between Venezuelan state security forces and armed groups operating in Apure, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, attempts were made to construct a false narrative aimed at criminalizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro and involving secondary actors. The discourse framework promoted hours after the…

Venezuela: Apure Strengthens National Productive Alliance

Last Thursday, June 6 in the state of Apure, the delivery of materials and tools within the framework of the 2019 Conuquero plan was completed, as reported by Orlando Zambrano in his social networks. Through an agreement between producers organized in the National Productive Alliance and the Ministry of People’s Power for Productive Agriculture and…

Guacas, Apure: Days to Multiply and Organize Solidarity Begin

The current situation of foreign aggression and sustained attempted coup d’état in Venezuela, which implies to a large extent the economic suffocation of the country, has undoubtedly caused enormous damage to the quality of life of our people, especially the most vulnerable sectors and families. Addressing this situation from the point of view of organization,…

The Imprint of an Insurrectional Past: A Conversation with Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja

Cira Pascual Marquina Mario Sanoja and Iraida Vargas (Escuela Venezolana de Planificación) Two eminent anthropologists talk about Venezuela’s history and its relation to the present. Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja are not detached social scientists, indifferent to what they investigate. Instead, their work in anthropology and archeology is overtly engaged, seeking to link Venezuela’s history…

Venezuela: Thousands Affected by Floods, Maduro Declares 90-Day Emergency

Andreína Chávez Alava The Venezuelan government deployed personnel specialized in search and rescue operations to all the hardest-hit areas. (Twitter / @JEHYSONGUZMAN) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has declared a 90-day state of emergency after heavy rains and floods left several dead and thousands affected, mainly in the country’s western region. “This emergency decree greenlights all logistical and…

Keys to Jesús Santrich’s Assassination in Venezuela

Danna Urdaneta To Jesús Santrich the neo-baroque poet and communicator admired by the Venezuelan people the Marxist thinker who gave his life for peace with social justice for Colombia. Jesús Santrich’s assassination in Venezuela on May 17, 2021, constituted a serious violation of national sovereignty by the United States and Colombia. Despite blankets of silence being imposed…

Colombia Sends 14,000 Soldiers to Border with Venezuela

José Manuel Diaz A contingent of 14,000 soldiers was sent by the government of Iván Duque to Colombia’s border with Venezuela, specifically to the Norte de Santander region, which includes areas bordering the state of Táchira in the Venezuelan Andes. The announcement was made by Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano [a cousin of one of…