Venezuela Has a Strategy: Bolivarian Shield

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Civilians practice combat tactics for the defense of their homeland, Feb. 15, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @Bauxilum_CVG Throughout history (at least since the end of World War II) the interventionist imprint of the United States has had the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the main actor. The entire conspiratorial framework that led…

Crisis, Sanctions & Environment: A Conversation with Liliana Buitrago & Emiliano Terán

cira Pascual Marquina Researchers from the Political Ecology Observatory talk about the environmental devastation caused by the mining and oil industries in today’s Venezuela.Venezuela’s ecological landscape is certainly grim. The crisis and the sanctions have led the government to expand extractivist activities and the poorly maintained oil infrastructures negatively impact the environment. In Part II…

ALBA-TCP Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism

Kawsachun News Venezuela’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Carolys Pérez intervenes in the ALBA-TCP meeting on Women and Gender, accompanied by the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Daniela Rodríguez on April 7, 2021. “It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination,”…

Peace in Colombia is Peace in Venezuela

Ernesto Cazal More than 2,200 kilometers of border have been shared by Colombia and Venezuela for centuries, when colonial names and statuses were different and the current republics were only dreamed-of entities. After the republics, when we were actually one with Ecuador and Panama, the borders were not determined as national, but as a cultural…

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…

Crisis, Sanctions & Environment: A Conversation with Liliana Buitrago & Emiliano Terán

Cira Pascual Marquina Researchers from the Venezuelan Political Ecology Observatory explain the grave consequences of the country’s growing mining industry. In 2016, President Nicolás Maduro began talking about “ecological mining” as a mechanism to overcome Venezuela’s crisis. Since then, there has been a government decree opening a huge area of Amazonian Venezuela to mining, the…

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…

Anti-Chavismo Raises the R2P Banner

Misión Verdad Colombia, Armed Groups and Border Fighting: Analysis Beyond Apure The Colombian-Venezuelan border is heating up again with the latest war events involving irregular criminal groups coming from Colombia and the security forces of the Bolivarian Republic, and as any hot spot of conflict, it is being oversaturated with information and crossed narratives that…

Covax and AstraZeneca: Instruments for a Humanitarian Extortion Operation

Misión Verdad The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine has been challenged for adverse side effects A few days ago, some media published news of an alleged agreement between the government of Nicolás Maduro and the anti-Chavez group apparently led by Juan Guaidó to purchase vaccines through the Covax mechanism, between 1 million 425 thousand 600 and 2 million…