Video: The ‘Economic War’ in Venezuela & Echoes of Chile in the 1970s‏

Dr. Francisco Dominguez interviewed by Telesur on the ‘Economic War’ on Venezuela & Echoes of Chile in the 1970s – click here to watch

Thousands March in Support of the Maduro-Led Govermment – On Friday, thousands took to the streets to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the toppling of the Pérez Jiménez dictatorship as well as to voice their support for the government in the face of economic war and political destabilization. Read more here

 Latin American Solidarity: Ecuador’s President Correa Says ‘Economic War’ in Venezuela Echoes Chile Coup – “After the elections in March 1973 in Chile, the defeated bourgeoisie chose the path of economic war to overthrow Allende: stockpiling, speculation, etc,” the President said, adding “The resemblance is striking with what is happening now in Venezuela.” Read more here

 Analysis: Latin America, Venezuela & the Global South Stand Up to US Sanctions – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has led a chorus of the Global South in angrily rejecting new sanctions against his nation signed into law by US President Barack Obama in December. ‘The Venezuela Defence of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014’, earlier agreed by the US Congress and Senate, authorises sanctions against Venezuelan officials. The new Act now calls for a US government strategy to increase funding for and availability of anti-government media in Venezuela, including utilising the Voice of America for this end. Read more about the response here

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