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US Sanctions on PDVSA – Latest Imperialist Provocation

On Tuesday May 25, the US imposed penalties against Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA, and another 6 companies from other countries, for conducting business with Iran. The sanctions are part of an attempt by Washington to step up the pressure against Iran in relation to its nuclear program. They are also an act of blatant bullying directed against Venezuela.
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ALBA Leads 'Collective Rejection' of U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

On Wednesday the Latin American nations that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) joined regional voices in their “indignation and rejection” of the U.S. government’s decision to impose unilateral sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
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Declaration of Rejection to US Sanctions Against Venezuela's PDVSA

In response to the US State Department’s decision to impose unilateral sanctions against Venezuela’s PDVSA this week, individuals and/or organizations within the United States are being asked to add their names to the following ‘Declaration of Rejection’.
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Venezuela’s battle for food sovereignty

When I asked Alfredo, a dairy farmer and president of the Prolesa milk processing co-operative in Tachira state, what food sovereignty meant to him, he said: “Food sovereignty is not only about being able to produce enough food to feed ourselves, it also means getting to a point where we can export food to other countries.
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Venezuela Condemns U.S. “Imperialist” Sanctions

The Venezuelan government criticised the Obama administration’s move to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company Pdvsa, calling the sanctions an “imperialist attack” against Venezuela.
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President Chavez Expresses Solidarity with Syrian People "Facing Imperialist Attacks"

The President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez held a phone conversation with the President of Syria Bashar Al Assad to give him a personal message of affection and hope at a time when imperialist forces are violently attacking the Syrian people.
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Bauxilum Workers Peacefully Recover Access to their Company

Workers at the state-run bauxite and aluminium company Bauxilum in Ciudad Guayana, peacefully recovered the main access doors at the plant after it was violently and illegally closed by a right-wing union last Thursday.
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UN Indigenous Forum Enters 2nd Week

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues entered its second week after a long debate on the reality of those communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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The peculiar medley of the opposition

After a long campaign filled with disinformation, which gathered media and financial monopolies, together with right-wing parties, the self-proclaimed ‘radical left’, casino owners, illicitly wealthy rich, bullfighting fans, and others, all part of the ‘No’ camp, who lost in the recent referendum[1], held on May 7 in Ecuador, cannot desist on their purpose, endorsing the ‘No’ against all odds. Continue reading

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What Now for a Post-Coup Honduras?

Many Latin America watchers were thrown for a loop last month when a bilateral meeting in Cartagena, Colombia between Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia suddenly metamorphosed into a trilateral encounter that included Porfirio Lobo, the controversial president of Honduras. Continue reading

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