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
Biden Extends Executive Order Deeming Venezuela a Threat to U.S. Security
On Wednesday, Biden renewed an Obama-era executive order from 2015 which considers Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” in addition to maintaining the “maximum pressure” economic sanctions imposed by Donald Trump.
La Izquierda Diario VenezuelaMarch 4, 2021
Imperialism is Bipartisan: Biden Recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela
The Biden administration will continue to recognize Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela and maintain devastating sanctions. For Venezuelans, there is no lesser evil --- imperialism is bipartisan.
Otto ForsJanuary 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
Biden Bashes Trump For Being Too Soft on Regime Change in Venezuela
Joe Biden criticized President Trump’s willingness to meet with Venezuelan president Maduro, attacking him from the right and showing that U.S. imperialism is a bipartisan affair.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 24, 2020
U.S. Imperialism Is Blocking Venezuela from Receiving Fuel from Iran in the Middle of a Crisis
Venezuela is facing a brutal shortage of gasoline, but the U.S. is threatening to block badly needed shipments of oil from Iran. Venezuela has every right to market or receive gasoline from whomever it deems necessary --- not whatever is determined by a foreign imperialist power.
Milton D'LeónMay 21, 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