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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.

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 Fors

January 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 Flakin

December 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 Castillo

October 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.

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 Flakin

August 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 Cozzarelli

June 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'León

May 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.