Jhon Guerra from the Venezuelan embassy in the UK and Jorge Martín from the Hands Off Venezuela campaign addressed a meeting in London to discuss the forthcoming municipal elections and the on-going economic war against the Bolivarian revolution.
In the run up to the December 8 municipal elections the campaign of speculation, hoarding, profiteering, overpricing and sabotage of the economy has intensified. The Venezuelan government of President Maduro has denounced that there is a “slow motion coup” being implemented. The year on year inflation rate has reached 74% and the scarcity index is at a record level of 22%.
Hands Off Venezuela, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and others would like to express our solidarity with the Bolivian president Evo Morales, with the revolutionary workers and peasants of Bolivia, in the face of the blatant imperialist aggression which held the president against his will in Vienna for over 14 hours.
The May 2013 edition of the Hands Off Venezuela Newsletter is out, with articles on the legacy of Hugo Chávez, the presidential elections and the struggle against the opposition's attempted coup, workers control at GOTCHA and a report of the HOV Conference 2013.
The world's media is again repeating the mantra about alleged "attacks on freedom of expression" in Venezuela. The truth however is that opposition media dominates the airwaves and newspaper stands. One particularly vicious example is TalCual. It stops at nothing to slander and vilify the Bolivarian government. This time, they called in a Paraguayan rat to help. Literally.
We put together this small compilation of clips where Hugo Chávez talks about imperialism, capitalism and the need to struggle for socialism as the only way forward for the Hands Off Venezuela campaign 2013 in London.
We are publishing here the full text of the statement by the Venezuelan government in response to the provocative declarations of US president Obama in Mexico. We are ready to respond to the call made: "we call all friends of the Venezuelan cause to display the most active solidarity with our people."