Colombia: An Unusual and Extraordinary Threat to Latin America

Since 2016, more than 900 social leaders have been killed in Colombia. Between 2020 and 2021, 78 massacres have been recorded, in which 292 people were killed. Since the beginning of the strike, the figures of repression are grotesque: 84 people murdered, 75 disappeared, 3,274 detained, 1,790 people injured. With 70% of the world production,…

Cota 905 and the Role of Armed Groups in the Diffuse War

Misión Verdad Officers of the Special Actions Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) in a patrol at the entrance of the Cota 905 neighborhood, Caracas (Photo: Rayner Peña / EFE) As these lines are being written, the Venezuelan State security forces are carrying out a police operation with the objective of neutralizing the belligerent…

Terrorist Operations in Caracas: Context and Orchestration

Misión Verdad Venezuelan security forces deployed at Cota 905 (Photo: Archive). Since last Wednesday June 7 and during Thursday June 8, the capital city of Venezuela, Caracas, has been the target of important operations by armed groups, which through the facade of criminal gangs have operated in actions of terror and the generation of chaos….

Resolutions of the Congress of the Peoples of the World: Cadre and Strategy

Cindy Forster Bolivian youth delegation from the 6 Federations of the Trópico of Cochabamba participate in the Bicentennial Congress in Caracas. Photo: ANSWER Coalition “Welcome to your motherland” were the first words said at the closing session of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World last week in Caracas, that celebrated the decisive…

Venezuela: A Counterhegemonic Approach to Human Rights

Cira Pascual Marquina Venezuela’s Bolivarian democracy includes both traditional, representative polling, and communal, assambleary democracy. Top right: 2020 parliamentary elections. Top left: Tajazal Communal Council elections, near Naguanagua, Carabobo state. Bottom left: El Panal Commune assembly, 23 de Enero, Caracas. Bottom right: A Communard Union meeting in Caño Maraca, Portuguesa state. (Archives) A Conversation with…

200 Years Since the Battle of Carabobo

Kawsachun News Today marks 200 years since the Battle of Carabobo in Venezuela, the battle which dealt the deadly blow to Spanish colonialism and which would secure independence a couple of months later. This week, social movements from five continents are gathered in Caracas for the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World to…

FANB Engages in Bloody Combat at Colombian Border

Kawsachun News Venezuela’s military tests defense systems during drills in Fuerte Tiuna. April 17, 2021. Photo: Prensa FANB Weekend combat in Apure state at Venezuela’s western border with Colombia has resulted in casualties of members of Colombian paramilitary groups as well as soldiers of the Venezuelan military. The Bolivarian National Armed Forces of Venezuela (FANB)…

The People of the Colombian-Venezuelan Borders Fear War

María Fernanda Barreto FANB deployments on the border with Colombia in the state of Apure (Photo: Archivo) Since the events in Apure, a number of incidents on the Colombia-Venezuela border have been reported in the international media, hinting at a military conflict in the making during this pre-electoral year, which is expected to be the…

Colombia-Venezuela Border: The Truth about the Conflict

Yoselina Guevara L. Venezuela shares with Colombia not only 2,219 km of borders, but also a history that unites them. A union that emerged solidly under the command of the Liberator Simón Bolívar, against a common enemy such as the Spanish Empire, and that was consolidated for more than a decade when both nations were…

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…

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…