Nicolás Maduro Re-elected with 67.7% of the Votes

Cuban News Agency The re-elected president stressed that this victory marks the beginning of a new period of consolidation of Chavista power in social, political and economic terms Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros, candidate for the Frente Amplio de la Patria, was reelected this Sunday for a second term as head of the South American…

China, Russia Call for Respecting Venezuela Elections, Condemn US Intervention

A day after the Venezuelan general elections, China and Russia called Monday for respecting the country’s democratic process and rejected attempts of interfence by the United States and other regional powers. “The parties involved must respect the decision of the Venezuelan people,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang at a press conference in Beijing,…

The Losers’ Campaign Against Nicolas Maduro’s Election Victory

*Arturo Rosales Via Tortilla Con Sal According to the Observer these were “sham” elections For more than 2 years the opposition and the US were calling for early elections based on the “fact” that 80% rejected Maduro. When the poll was called in February they turned round and said that they did not want it…

South Africa: Land Occupation Defies a Broken System

Xolisa Phillip Abahlali baseMjondolo Visit any black area in the Eastern Cape and you will find a section called eNdlovini. This has a double meaning: the first literal translation is “at the elephant/place of the elephant”. The second meaning is more nuanced and slightly loaded: “the place at which we charged in and settled”. The…

Libya: Shameful EU Policies Fuel Surge in Detention of Migrants and Refugees

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion. The global human rights organisation accuses European governments of complicity in these abuses by actively supporting the Libyan authorities…