Maduro Sells Off Venezuela’s Oil Assets to Pay Foreign Debt
Venezuela’s government has sold off its state-owned shares in a Dominican refinery to pay off foreign debt bonds. That’s about $86 million going into the pockets of international creditors at a time when the country is facing one of the biggest economic, social, and health crises in its history. This is an open door to the further sale of state assets to pay off defaulted bonds and fraudulent foreign debt.
La Izquierda Diario VenezuelaAugust 20, 2021
Elections in Venezuela: Socialists Reject the Maduro Government and the Pro-Imperialist Opposition
The Workers League for Socialism (LTS) in Venezuela calls on working people to abstain in the parliamentary elections this Sunday in Venezuela, and also in the "referendum" organized by Juan Guaidó. The Revolutionary People's Alternative (APR), which recently broke with the Maduro government is, unfortunately, no alternative. We publish a summary of the LTS statement.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 5, 2020
Venezuela: Against Imperialist Sanctions and for the Freedom of Working-Class and Poor Prisoners
The PTS of Argentina is proposing that the parties of the Left Unity Front begin a continuing campaign in solidarity with Venezuela that raises the struggle against imperialist sanctions and the fight for the freedom of working-class and poor prisoners.
Christian CastilloOctober 17, 2020
The United States Puts Pressure on Venezuela with New Political Sanctions
The United States continues to pressure Venezuela with new political sanctions. On Monday, the Trump administration announced sanctions on Iran and Venezuela for violating an “arms embargo.” Tuesday’s sanctions have been imposed on five political representatives linked to the opposition for allegedly being part of a plan to manipulate the parliamentary elections in December.
La Izquierda Diario VenezuelaSeptember 24, 2020
Was There a Socialist Revolution in Venezuela? Using Trotsky’s Ideas to Understand Chávez’s Legacy
20 years after Hugo Chávez won a presidential election under the country's new constitution, Venezuela lies in ruins. Does this represent the failure of "socialism," as Trump likes to claim? A Marxist conception developed by Leon Trotsky can help us understand the contradictions of Chavismo.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 8, 2020
The Arrogant Imperialist: The United States Demands American Mercenaries Release After Failed Coup Attempt
In the afternoon of Wednesday, Mike Pompeo threatened to use "all means" to repatriate mercenaries who entered Venezuela as part of the U.S. company SilverCorp and were captured in the failed military action on the country's coasts.
La Izquierda Diario VenezuelaMay 9, 2020
No to US Imperialism: Venezuelan Socialists Condemn Latest Coup Attempt
The attempted armed incursion into Venezuela, called “Operation Gideon,” came to light between Sunday and Monday. The attempted coup has ties to both Colombia and the United States. Two of the mercenaries are reportedly U.S. military veterans contracted with private security firm, Silvercorp USA, which has connections to President Trump. This is a blatant act of U.S imperialism at work. Venezuelan socialists condemn all U.S. coup attempts, as well as sanctions and imperialist policies.
League of Workers for SocialismMay 6, 2020
The U.S. Is Using Coronavirus to Push Regime Change in Venezuela
In the midst of the global crisis opened up by the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has redoubled its efforts to overthrow Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. It is dangling the lifting of devastating sanctions and offering foreign aid in exchange for Maduro’s ouster. We must demand that all sanctions be lifted unequivocally and denounce all U.S. military interference in the region.
Madeleine FreemanApril 5, 2020
The Plunder of Venezuela’s Oil
International corporations are trying to pillage Venezuelan oil, taking advantage of the economic catastrophe ravaging the country. Plans for privatization are supported by the Maduro government and the right-wing opposition.
Milton D'LeónFebruary 14, 2020
Venezuelan Workers Fight the Coup Attempt and Maduro’s Austerity Measures
On May 10, 150 Venezuelan workers representing trade unions from all over the country met in Caracas with the goal of organizing a working-class opposition against imperialism, Juan Guaidó’s coup attempt and President Nicolás Maduro’s austerity measures.
Left VoiceMay 28, 2019