A Bold Movement that Can Avoid a War in Latin America

Jose Negron Valera Chess master Max Euwe used to say that “strategy requires thought” but “tactics require observation.”  How can we reinterpret that phrase in the political context of a nation like Venezuela? The South American nation has been the victim of a continued siege and blackmail that has led political negotiations to a dead…

The Internal Fractures of the Venezuelan Opposition

Marco Teruggi The Venezuelan government and a sector of the opposition have established a National Dialogue Table that has reached its first agreements. What about the majority opposition that did not join and what will it do? In an interview with Sputnik, Venezuelan journalist William Castillo constructs an X-ray of the right to better understand…

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…

Venezuela’s National Productive Alliance: Food Production in Times of War

Producing the food the country needs is a basic element of any economy, beyond the political character of its government. In a besieged and economically blockaded Venezuela, this becomes central, strategic. One of the planes where in recent times the population has been attacked has been precisely in its capacity to acquire the necessary food…

Collective Ownership and Community Gas in Venezuela

Marco Teruggi In Venezuela there are companies that operate entirely managed by organized communities. One of them deals with the supply of gas in a popular neighbourhood in the south of Caracas. Sputnik went to learn about this experience that illustrates one of the central themes of Chavismo. “Who is willing to take on Trump?…

Communiqué from Human Rights Organizations & Social Movements Against the Implementation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Against Venezuela

On September 11, 2019, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the validity and application of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The express objective of this action is to increase the economic blockade against Venezuela, as well as to generate the legal and…

118 Social and Human Rights Organizations Condemn TIAR’s Invocation against Venezuela

118 human rights organizations and international and Venezuelan social movements signed a communiqué on Thursday, in which they categorically condemn the invocation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). The organizations that signed the document warn that this action promoted by the governments of the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, has the…

Scandal Over Guaidó’s Photos with Colombian Narcoparamilitary Group Los Rastrojos

The Los Rastrojos drug trafficking gang helped Juan Guaidó cross into Colombia on “Venezuela Live Aid ” day. On Thursday, photos of opposition congressman Juan Guaidó and members of the paramilitary group Los Rastrojos, from Colombia, confirmed his links with this criminal organization. The images were shown by the president of the National Constituent Assembly…