Do Colombians and Venezuelans Need to Become Political “Allies”?

Franco Vielma The election of Gustavo Petro as president of Colombia and his running mate as vice-president, Francia Márquez, is undoubtedly a political milestone in this country, especially considering the long cycle of right-wing conservative governments that took the form of a political caste since the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948. This event…

Nicolás Maduro’s Eurasian Tour is a Victory Lap for the Bolivarian Revolution

Owen Schalk Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro delivers a press conference, June 14, 2022. Photo from Twitter. In a major turn toward re-engagement, Maduro has announced increased ties with states in North Africa, West Asia and beyond Since June 7, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been engaged in a so-called “Eurasian Tour” aimed at reaffirming and expanding…

Venezuela and Iran Sign 20-Year Cooperation Agreement

Peoples Dispatch The governments of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi signed a 20-year cooperation agreement on June 11. (Photo: VTV) The agreement between the two sanctions-hit countries prioritizes energy and food security in both nations The governments of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi signed a 20-year strategic…

Venezuela to Host Anti-NATO Summit Amid Rising Tensions with Colombia

Uriel Araujo Nicolas Maduro’s Bolivarian government of Venezuela announced it will hold an anti-NATO “counter-summit” in San Cristóbal (state of Tachira) on the border with Colombia on June 28-29. Colombia, Washington’s main ally in South America, and also a huge human rights breacher, has been a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) since May 2022. This development comes amid a…

The Somali Model as a Mirror of the TANCOL Strategy Against Venezuela

Mison Verdad Paramilitary groups and guerrillas are considered threats to Venezuelan political stability, their radicalization goes beyond being a public order issue (Photo: CEOFANB) Last Thursday, June 2, from the command post of the Ministry of Defense, President Nicolás Maduro made an evaluation of Operation Bolivarian Shield 2022 in which he stated that the so-called…

Socialism, the Market and the Bolivarian Revolution

Jesús Faría The role of the market has long been debated throughout the economic development of human society. In simple terms, the market can be defined as the space where suppliers and demanders of a product meet, from which (and considering the characteristics of supply and demand) the price of the product is established and,…

The Venezuela Coup, 20 Years Later

Dan Beeton Chavez arrives back at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas after being freed early Sunday, April 14, 2002. | Dario Lopez / AP Dan Beeton looks at the enduring legacy of Venezuela’s short-lived 2002 coup d’etat, and the subsequent countercoup, for US-Latin American relations. On April 11, 2002, Venezuela’s democratically elected government, headed by…

Delcy Rodríguez: NATO’s Role in World Conflict

Kawsachun News Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez speaking at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum on March 11, 2022. Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez gave a speech on “Multilateralism for Peace and Stability” at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey last month. The Vice President spoke on NATO’s role in world conflict and made an appeal for…