By Andrea Lobo, 7 January 2020
The move to sideline the opposition is largely based on calculations that it can exploit the war crisis in the Middle East and growing popular opposition to the lawlessness of US foreign policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2019
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made it clear that the target of the latest sanctions was not just Iran, but China, which accounts for half of Iran’s sharply reduced oil exports.
By Andrea Lobo, 18 September 2019
In an escalation of the US-led regime-change operation in Venezuela, the Organization of American States has invoked the 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 August 2019
Having failed to instigate a military coup, the US and its puppet Juan Guaidó are attempting to flesh out a parallel government loyal to Washington.
By Andrea Lobo, 24 August 2019
The threat by the head of the US Southern Command came as both Trump and Maduro confirmed that US and Venezuelan officials have been holding direct talks.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2019
The US president’s demand for a military option reflects growing desperation in Washington over the failure of its regime-change operation.
By Andrea Lobo, 17 August 2019
The indictment of Rubén González is part of an attempt to criminalize growing social opposition among workers and the impoverished masses.
By Andrea Lobo, 7 August 2019
US envoy Elliott Abrams declared: “If you told George Bush Sr. in 1988 that he would invade Panama, he would have called it madness. But two or three years later, it happened.”
By Julian James, 29 May 2019
The greatest influx of refugees has been to Colombia, where an estimated 1.1 million Venezuelans survive on the margins of society.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2019
The violent police seizure of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington expressed in microcosm the criminality of US imperialism the world over.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 May 2019
The raid of the embassy is of a piece with the reckless and illegal actions taken by the Trump administration in an effort to force a regime change in Venezuela.
By our reporters, 16 May 2019
For over a month, protesters opposed to the illegal US regime change operation in Venezuela have defended the embassy from being taken over by pro-Guaidó forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2019
Washington continues to threaten military intervention in the oil-rich South American country.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Bill Van Auken.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 May 2019
Washington’s brazen and reckless military threats and provocations on a world scale are driven by deep-going social and political crises within the US itself.
By Roger Jordan, 8 May 2019
Last week Canada proclaimed its support for Guaidó’s coup attempt and stepped up its efforts to bring to power a far-right, pro-imperialist regime in Caracas.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2019
Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that “military options” are under consideration.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2019
Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that “military options” are under consideration.
By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2019
In a joint press release with the far-right Brazilian government, the German Foreign Ministry gave its unconditional backing to the criminal attempted coup in Venezuela.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2019
As top Trump administration officials make increasingly explicit military threats, the corporate media acts as a propaganda service for imperialist intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2019
After Tuesday’s abortive coup attempt by Washington’s puppet Juan Guaidó, the Trump administration has issued even more explicit military threats.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2019
By late Tuesday, there was little indication that Guaidó’s call had provoked any significant uprising within Venezuela’s military.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2019
The report of active planning for US military intervention followed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s provocative visit to the Venezuelan-Colombian border on Sunday.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 April 2019
The Times has a filthy record of supporting US wars for regime change and right-wing coups across the planet.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2019
The arrival of a relative handful of Russian military personnel this week triggered a flurry of denunciations from Trump administration officials.
By Laurent Lafrance, 14 March 2019
Like its US partner, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela’s vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other “strategic rivals” from expanding their influence in the Americas.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 March 2019
With the regime change operation centered on the right-wing puppet Juan Guaidó stalling, the threat of US military intervention mounts.
Report reveals that armed troops were mobilized to force through US aid provocation on Venezuelan border
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2019
The threats of armed provocations and direct US military intervention continue to mount as Trump renews an Obama-era “national emergency” decree targeting Venezuela.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 March 2019
The US-backed “interim president” staged a five-nation tour of Latin America, shepherded by the CIA, to drum up support for the coup in Venezuela.
By Johannes Stern, 5 March 2019
The Left Party’s European election congress last month sent a clear message: the bourgeoisie can rely on the Left Party’s support for war and attacks on the working class.
By Eric London, 26 February 2019
“All options are on the table,” Pence said in a speech that combined threats of war with denunciations of socialism.
By Genevieve Leigh, 26 February 2019
Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has tweeted his support for the staged “humanitarian aid” provocation in Venezuela.
By Eric London, 25 February 2019
The threat of a disaster of world historic proportions looms as the US moves toward war in Venezuela.
Amid US provocation at Venezuelan border
By Miguel Andrade, 25 February 2019
The media is promoting the military’s supposed “independence” from the US-aligned policies of Bolsonaro.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 February 2019
The presentation of Trump’s presidency as a global—and domestic—crusade against socialism resurrected the kind of language that characterized not only McCarthyism, but the rise of fascism in the first half of the 20th century.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2019
The focus of the attempt to oust the Venezuelan government is a cynical charade over the delivery of USAID relief supplies across the country’s borders.
Brazil’s Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation
By Miguel Andrade, 9 February 2019
As it feigns opposition to regime change in Venezuela, the PT has sent representatives to meet EU leaders who have been at the forefront of the siege of the country.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2019
Testifying before the Senate Thursday, SOUTHCOM chief Admiral Faller linked the Venezuelan coup to the “great power” conflict with China and Russia.
By Keith Jones, 8 February 2019
Canada is front and center in Washington’s drive to install a virulent right-wing regime that will throw open the country to unbridled imperialist exploitation.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2019
Behind the cynical pretense of concern over Venezuela’s social crisis, the Pentagon and CIA are setting the stage for an armed confrontation on the country’s border.
By Alex Lantier, 6 February 2019
Amid growing repression of “yellow vest” protests, it is critical for workers in France and across Europe to oppose attempts to impose a far-right regime in Venezuela.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2019
With the aid of European and Canadian imperialism and the right-wing governments of Latin America, Washington is preparing to either invade Venezuela or plunge it into civil war.
By Eric London, 4 February 2019
A military intervention in Venezuela—population 30 million—could kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of people and transform Latin America into an imperialist slaughterhouse.
By Alejandro López, 4 February 2019
The Venezuelan coup is exposing the PSOE government and its pro-imperialist ally, the pseudo-left Podemos party.
By Alex Lantier and Alejandro Lopez, 2 February 2019
The European powers’ support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 February 2019
US officials have made no secret that control over Venezuelan oil, and its denial to Russia and China, are the driving force of the coup.
By Gabriel Black, 31 January 2019
Venezuela’s massive reserves are seen by the United States and its allies as a vital chess piece in the war drive against China.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 January 2019
Berlin and Brussels are backing the Venezuelan coup because they are pursuing their own imperialist interests in Latin America.
By Alexander Fangmann, 29 January 2019
The sanctions, which amount to an act of war, were imposed in order to bolster support for a coup among Venezuelan military officers.
By Eric London, 28 January 2019
The escalating conflict raises the prospect of a US-instigated civil war with devastating consequences for Venezuela and Latin America.
By Cesar Uco, 28 January 2019
The mob attacks in Ecuador’s northern region, bordering Colombia, came as the country’s government joined Washington in support of the coup attempt in Venezuela.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2019
Washington is keeping its embassy in Caracas open in defiance of the Venezuelan government, using diplomatic personnel as bait for a potential military confrontation.
26 January 2019
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2019
Secretary of State Pompeo is to speak to the UN Security Council Saturday on Venezuela, a patent propaganda gesture aimed at preparing intervention.
By Keith Jones, 25 January 2019
Justin Trudeau, presiding over what has been hailed as the most diverse cabinet in Canadian history, has signed on to Washington’s coup plot against Venezuela.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 January 2019
The backing by governments in Latin America and internationally for the US-orchestrated coup attempt are part of a global drive toward the right and dictatorship.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 January 2019
Venezuelan security and intelligence agents suppressed an abortive rebellion by a National Guard unit early Monday morning, provoking protests.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2019
Washington, the EU and the so-called Lima Group of right-wing Latin American governments have called Maduro’s second term “illegitimate,” inviting regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2018
The flight of the Russian warplanes to Caracas follows the provocative US Air Force overflight of Ukraine the previous week.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 November 2018
Bolton’s speech on the Trump administration’s policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
By our reporters, 24 September 2018
It is estimated that since 2014 nearly 2.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country to escape a collapsing economy.
By Alexander Fangmann, 10 September 2018
Washington’s involvement in yet another Latin American coup plot makes plain the hypocrisy of the claims of Russian “meddling” by sections of the American bourgeoisie and media.
By Miguel Andrade, 28 August 2018
At least 1,200 Venezuelans were chased to the border, after dozens of Brazilians torched a camp where Army soldiers were screening migrants.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 August 2018
Aimed at staving off an economic collapse, the plan places the full burden of the crisis on the backs of the Venezuelan working class.
By Andrea Lobo, 17 August 2018
As the Trump administration escalates its onslaught against Venezuela, technology corporations are stepping up censorship of sites critical of US policy.
Venezuelan President Maduro charges right-wing opposition backed by Colombia with supposed assassination attempt
By Alexander Fangmann, 6 August 2018
Following explosions which occurred at a military parade in the Venezuelan capital, the government claims it has arrested some of those responsible, vowing “ruthless punishment” and “no forgiveness.”
By Andrea Lobo, 21 July 2018
The opposition-controlled parties and trade unions are struggling to contain growing strikes and protests demanding massive wage increases.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 July 2018
The report from a senior US official on Trump’s statements points to the threat of Washington unleashing a new war in Latin America.
By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018
Facing a popular outcry against inhumane treatment of immigrants, Pence pressed for policies that will only exacerbate the desperate conditions pushing thousands to flee north.
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 May 2018
Amid the deepening economic crisis, there has been mass disaffection with the government in the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2018
Both Colombia and Brazil have increased military deployments on Venezuela’s borders as US officials continue to signal support for a coup against the Maduro government.
By Andrea Lobo, 18 October 2017
In response to the defeat of the US-backed right-wing opposition, Washington is preparing to push Venezuela over the brink of default.
Including a republication of Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois Nationalism
By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2017
Half a century after the murder in Bolivia of the guerrilla leader, the anniversary has been exploited by various tendencies to lend a left cover to their reactionary politics and mask their own betrayals.
By Andrea Lobo, 1 September 2017
Amid its worst economic crisis, the new sanctions have pushed Venezuela to the brink of default, which threatens to sink the country’s workers and poor to new depths of misery.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 August 2017
Pence compared Trump’s “vision” to that of Theodore Roosevelt, making clear that Washington intends to reassert US hegemony in the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2017
Trump's latest threat was pitched not only to his extreme right-wing base, but also to those within Venezuela’s right-wing opposition committed to US-backed regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2017
The reported crushing of a rebellion by some two dozen armed men came a day after Venezuela’s new national constituent assembly fired the country’s attorney general.
By Eric London, 2 August 2017
Nearly 20 years after the election of Chavez, Venezuela remains one the most unequal countries in the world, with poverty the predominant fact of life for the working class.
By Andrea Lobo, 1 August 2017
The sanctions mark a significant escalation of US imperialist involvement in the Venezuelan crisis and Latin American internal politics.
By Andrea Lobo, 31 July 2017
The conflict between the rival sections of the ruling class is reaching a breaking point.
Lessons from the Pink Tide period
By Eric London, 27 July 2017
Jacobin magazine’s spring edition, titled By Taking Power, addresses “both the accomplishments and the shortcomings” of Latin America’s Pink Tide.
By Andrea Lobo, 26 July 2017
The Maduro government has arrested three opposition leaders after their appointment as members of a “parallel” Supreme Court by the opposition-controlled Parliament.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 July 2017
Following a symbolic referendum against the constituent assembly, Washington and the right-wing opposition are ratcheting up pressure on the Maduro government.
By Alexander Fangmann, 4 July 2017
Hours before the Supreme Court stripped the dissenting attorney general of her powers, a helicopter piloted by a police officer mounted a suspicious attack on the court.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 June 2017
The emergence of dissidents in the Maduro government is part of a bid to fashion a new national unity government with the aim of heading off a revolt from below.
By Alexander Fangmann, 1 June 2017
Around 60 people have died in clashes, as the chavistas seek to retain power through a reconciliation with sections of the right-wing opposition.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2017
The Maduro government has turned to intensified repression and the convening of a constituent assembly in its bid to hold on to power in the face of deepening crisis.
May Day 2017
By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2017
The overall impact of Castroism, and, even more decisively, that of the revisionist tendencies which promoted it, was to hold back the socialist revolution.
By Eric London, 22 April 2017
The dead include eight who were electrocuted while breaking into a bakery to steal bread for their families.
By Eric London, 21 April 2017
Wednesday’s opposition demonstration was a right-wing show of force aimed at securing more favorable bargaining terms with the government, which held a large rally of its own.
By Eric London, 31 March 2017
Washington has intensified pressure against the Maduro government in an attempt to open the country to oil corporations like ExxonMobil, whose former CEO is Trump’s secretary of state.
By Alexander Fangmann, 15 March 2017
Seizing on the economic crisis gripping Venezuela, the bipartisan resolution is part of an effort to oust the government of Maduro.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2016
The government abruptly withdrew 100 bolivar notes from the economy after the measure touched off violent protests that left four dead and hundreds arrested.
By Alexander Fangmann, 29 October 2016
The Maduro government has sidelined the opposition-controlled National Assembly, raising the danger of dictatorship as the country’s economy continues to collapse.
By Alexander Fangmann, 20 August 2016
The border, which has been largely closed since last September, is being opened gradually in order to stem anger arising from shortages of medicine and other basic necessities.
By Neil Hardt, 16 June 2016
The pro-capitalist, bourgeois nationalist policies of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela have produced a social catastrophe for Venezuelan workers.
By Neil Hardt, 14 June 2016
There is fear of social revolution in both the pro-Maduro “Chavista” faction of the ruling class and the opposition, led by the Democratic Unity Roundtable.
By Neil Hardt, 24 May 2016
With Venezuela’s economy in free fall, the pseudo left is defending the PSUV government as it faces mounting working class opposition.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 May 2016
While participation in the right wing’s protests has been scant, unrest is spreading in working class areas.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2016
While the Venezuelan president said that the decree was aimed at “international and national threats,” the most pressing challenge to his government comes from the working class.