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Venezuela Elections: A key victory for anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Colette Bodine | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. The successful continuity of two decades of Venezuelan Bolivarian revolutionary process has turned Venezuela into the backbone of the Latin American anti-imperialist and revolutionary movement.

Who to believe about Venezuela's election? Firsthand observation or PBS Newshour?
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I have previously been an official …

Venezuela's new National Assembly takes office today
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The inauguration of the new congress marks the end of the body's submission to the US imperialism and the return of the revolutionary legacy of Simón Bolívar and Hugo Chávez…

Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Bodine | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. On December 6, 2020, more than 6.2 million Venezuelans voted for a new National Assembly in what was Venezuela's 25 election in the 21 | …

Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers …

Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Bodine | commondreams.org | 2021-01-05
Throughout Latin America, poor masses, the working class and young people are rising—in response to the deepening crisis imposed upon them by U.S. imperialist domination and neo-Liberal governments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vene.jpg

I Observed Venezuela's Elections Firsthand
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-05
On election day, Sunday, December 6, we began a tour of election sites. Typically, the voting takes place at a school, with five to ten classrooms designated as "mesas," and each voter goes to his or her designated mesa." | The voting process was quick and efficient, with bio-safety sanitation at each step. Voters first showed their identity cards and confirmed their identity with fingerprint recognition. Step two was to cast a ballot on a touchscreen computer and receive a paper receipt. Step three was to verify that the receipt matches the voting choice and deposit the receipt in a ballot box. Finally, voters w…

"I intend to reconcile the Venezuelans"
Nicolas Maduro | zcomm.org | 2021-01-05
Interview on domestic policy, economics, and international policy…

New speaker of Venezuela's congress vows to promote "great national dialogue"
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Caracas, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- The new head of Venezuela's unicameral legislature said Tuesday he will promote a "great national dialogue" that includes all sectors of the crisis-ridden South American nation. Jorge Rodriguez said the goal is to achieve reconciliation in a country where the US-aligned opposition has long refused to accept the legitimacy of its …

Selected Articles: Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling | By Rick Sterling, January 05 2021 | On election day, Sunday December 6, we visited many different elections sites. Typically, the election voting takes place at a school, with five or ten | …

2021 begins with more assassinations in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues into 2021. In the first four days of this year, two social leaders, two former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a family member of an ex-combatant have been assassinated in the country. | The Common Alternative Revolutionary Forces (FARC) political party denounced the murder of former guerrilla fighter Duván Arled Galíndez Nadia on January 3. The party was created as part of the peace agreements signed by the insurgent group and the national government in…

Venezuela's New Assembly: the People's Hope for Economic Upturn
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Venezuela's new National Assembly (AN) on Tuesday will be settled with the aim of promoting laws to confront the U.S. administration's hostile policy towards the Venezuelan government and people. | RELATED: | Venezuela Condemns National Assambly's New Leadership | "The new lawmakers are our country's hope to begin a new cycle of dialogue and reconciliation," President Nicolas Maduro said as he called "disastrous" the outgoing Assembly. | The main challenges of the AN will be…

I Observed Venezuela's Elections Firsthand: Here's What the US Media Got Wrong
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2021-01-04
Rick Sterling traveled to Venezuela in early December as part of a group of international election observers and says that some in the US media have gotten the story seriously wrong.

US Blockade Reportedly Hampers Venezuela's Covid-19 Vaccination
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-04
The country will maintain its week-on-week-off lockdown until vaccination begins around April.

West refusing to unfreeze Caracas funds for vaccine purchase
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-01-04
TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — Venezuelan President says the EU nations and the United States have refused Venezuela's request to unfreeze its assets so that the sanctions-hit country could purchase a coronavirus vaccine.

Venezuela Denounces Obstacles To Access COVID-19 Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday denounced the blocking of resources by international banks and western nations against the country to prevent the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines, noting the moves are in line with the U.S. unilateral sanctions. | RELATED: | Venezuela Announces Return of 7+7 Quarantine | The Venezuelan assets to buy COVID-19 vaccines "have been stolen and frozen by the U.K, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.," Maduro pointed out, recalling that his administration has ma…

Colombia's capital puts 2.5 mn people under strict quarantine
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Bogota, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Alarmed by the high number of Covid-19 patients in intensive-care units and the rapid spread of that respiratory disease, Colombia's capital is set to put 2.5 million residents of three hard-hit neighborhoods under new strict quarantines. Bogota, the main focal point of the pandemic in Colombia, has registered 480,219 confirmed coronavirus …

Another Ex-Guerrilla Member Shot to Death in Caqueta, Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
A former member of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was shot to death by a group of armed men in Cartagena del Chaira municipality, Caqueta Department. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | Duvan Arled, 34, was killed on Saturday night, minutes after he left a public establishment in the Antioquia neighborhood. The perpetrators fled after the attack. | The victim was taken to the municipality's hospital, where he later died due to the sev…