Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments

Ricardo Vaz US threats of secondary sanctions have seen Chinese oil company CNPC cancel shipments from Venezuela for the second month in a row. (VTV) Venezuela’s oil output has continued its downward trend according to figures from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The latest report from the oil cartel detailed that, based…

U.S. Sanctions Hit Venezuela’s Diplomatic Corps in Switzerland

Mison Verdad Swiss private banks reject transactions and close Venezuelan accounts for fear of reprisals from the United States (Photo: Reuters) Another Instance of Extraterritorial and Illegal Application of White House Measures Commercial and financial punitive measures are depriving Venezuelan representations of their diplomatic powers in Bern and Geneva. This was revealed by the Swiss…

US Imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela’s Food Program

Lucas Koerner The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday targeting three individuals and sixteen companies allegedly tied to Venezuela’s subsidized CLAP food distribution program. The measure freezes all assets belonging to Amir Luis Saab, Luis Alberto Saab and David Nicolas Rubio, as well as those of all entities in which they have 50 or more…

“Color Revolution” Rehearsal in Bolivia Imitates Nicaragua’s Format

Mision Verdad Violent protesters of the Bolivian opposition attack a MAS house in Santa Cruz (Photo: APG) “Since the Armed Forces cannot join the coup d’etat, they use paid youth to attack the MAS campaigns … Who are the anti-Democrats in Bolivia? Where do they come from and what are they preparing?” These were part…

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

Danny Haiphong Without self-determination, socialism becomes an economistic demand that fails to account for imperial rule. “Neoliberalism left workers competing against each other in a great race to the bottom.” The conditions of decline which characterize the neoliberal stage of capitalist production worldwide have no doubt led to a growth in the scope and influence of…

Hurricane Dorian: Climate Crises and Class

Patricia Gorky Many hundreds of people are still missing and feared dead after Hurricane Dorian devastated large parts of the Bahamas. The storm leveled entire areas and cities of the island nation, then making its way north. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis marked the storm as “one of the greatest national crises” to affect the…

The Sorcerer’s Fury and Roger Casement’s Revenge

Atilio Borón Mario Vargas Llosa downloaded another of his usual diatribes about progressive and leftist governments and leaders in Latin America. 1] But on this occasion he went one step further and also attacked the electorates who, according to his peculiar vision, by electing “populist” governments opt for barbarism and the backwardness of the tribe…

Politics as Spectacle

Graziella Pogolotti Neoliberal globalization has a surname. It is disseminated via a body of doctrine elaborated coherently and comprehensively by capitalist think tanks. To sustain the predominance of the market over the regulatory principles of the state, they associate with modernity a series of concepts that invade all areas of society. This includes academic reforms;…

Green-Smearing: From Nicaragua to Bolivia

Stephen Sefton On one level the intensifying deceit of Western media foreign affairs coverage corresponds to the increasing desperation of Western elites confronting their failing global power and influence. But it also signals yet another crisis of capitalist economic growth. After 1945, North America and Western Europe based their genocidal imperialism on a social compact…

Sanctions: War by Other Means

Tatuy Televisión Comunistaria< Since 2014, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been subjected to no less than 150 unilateral coercive measures or sanctions, centralized in at least 40 legal instruments and executive orders by the U.S. government and its allies: the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Lima Group, Canada, Panama, and Switzerland. All these…