• Foreign Minister Arreaza responds to statements by his Brazilian counterpart Ernesto Araújo

    This Monday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, from his official Twitter account @jaarreaza, forcefully responded to the recent statements by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, regarding the atypical Venezuelan migration.

    The Brazilian diplomat stated during an interview that “Venezuelans do not flee from a hurricane, a flood or a foreign invasion. They flee from the worst totalitarian regime that Latin America has ever known. Many consider it a true silent genocide”, statements that are part of the smear and attack plans against the Bolivarian Government.

  • After COVID-19: Status quo or change?

    As COVID-19 infiltrates cities and towns one after another, steadily destroying lives in its wake, it is hard not to notice the contradictory nature of the phenomenon: the affliction clearly is global, but there is no effective global system to control it.

  • Plight of the Poor Aggravated by Coronavirus Pandemic and Government Failure

    The Coronavirus pandemic in Iraq has seriously impacted the people, especially the poor. According to the latest official figures, on 24 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases was 4469, with 160 deaths and 2738 recovered.

    The government initially issued health advice and warnings to the public. However, when the Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and neighbouring Iran became one of the major hotspots of the pandemic, strict measures were imposed, culminating in a curfew. It was partially lifted on 20 April 2020 in preparation for Ramadan, despite a warning from the WHO that the epidemic has not yet reached its peak. 

  • Venezuela detects 56 new cases of COVID-19 and infections rise to 1,177

    Venezuela totals 1,177 COVID-19 infections since March 13, after 56 new cases were detected this Monday.

    The balance was offered by the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, who detailed that 42 cases are imported (32 from Colombia and 10 from Brazil), 10 from community transmission (two from Sucre and eight from Zulia) and four by contact with international travelers.

  • COVID-19 cases amount to 1,010 in Venezuela after detecting 66 new infections

    “We want to report that in the last 24 hours 6 cases of community transmission have been registered throughout the national territory (…) -and also- of those who are returning to Venezuela, nationals deprived of humanitarian attention who return to their homeland, 60 imported cases have been counted”, reported the Executive Vice-president, Delcy Rodríguez.

    In this way, there are 1,010 cases in the country, said the high official on Saturday night from the Government Palace, offering the daily part of the statistics of the new coronavirus in Venezuela.

  • Number of infections by COVID-19 amounts to 944

    After the detection of 62 positive cases by COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections rose to 944 in Venezuela, reported the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez.

    Of the new cases registered, 54 are imported (42 from Colombia, 2 from Brazil and 10 as a result of contacts with international travelers), while 8 were detected by community transmission, Rodríguez explained, offering a balance of the strategies implemented by the National Executive. for the prevention and containment of the virus.

  • Cuba Deploys a Range of Strategies to Fight Against COVID-19

    Cuba’s Health Ministry (MINSAP) Epidemiology Director Francisco Duran Friday said that his country applies different effective strategies and treatments to COVID-19 patients.

  • The pandemic is killing us. So is neoliberalism.

    A lot of hope—and rightly so—is being placed in what a post-Trump country and world might look like. And yes, almost anything would be better. (As a popular lawn sign reads, “2020: Any Functioning Adult.”) Proposals for union-friendly organizing rights, student debt relief, a wealth tax, a green infrastructure bill (if not a Green New Deal), a rejoining of the Paris Climate Accord undertaken by a new administration would allow most everyone to breathe a sigh of relief. And breathing, in light of the 90,000 plus dead in this COVID-19 crisis, is not a thing to be taken for granted.

  • We are Workers – We are Not for Sale

    22nd May Will Be a Day for Advancing the Struggle

    The severity and harshness of the now two month long lockdown imposed by the government for coronavirus, is unrelenting and is for all to see.

    Yet, the Indian capitalist class has decided that they are not self-reliant enough to bear their share of the burden hence have asked their party in government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to push the burden of it on the country’s working class. The call for self-reliance from the people of this country by the Prime Minister at a time when thousands of migrant workers are walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their homes is painfully cruel

  • 58 new cases of COVID-19 detected and total amounts to 882 in Venezuela

    When 58 new cases of COVID-19 were detected, the total number of infections rose to 882 in Venezuela, reported the Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez.

    From the Miraflores Palace, located in Caracas, she explained that 36 cases are imported, of which 14 came from Colombia; 11 from Brazil and 11 from Ecuador. Meanwhile, 22 are nationals (six by community transmission and 16 by contacts with international travelers).

  • Left-Wing Parties Apply for Impeachment Against Bolsonaro

    Brazil’s Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) presented to the Congress an impeachment motion against President Jair Bolsonaro.

    The petition, signed by 146 individuals and corporations, including former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT), points out Bolsonaro’s weak management facing pandemic and attempts to disrupt democracy.

  • Venezuela denounces before UN, PAHO inaction of Colombian authorities against COVID-19 on border

    The Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19), headed by Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez, held a meeting with representatives of the UN System and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) accredited to Venezuela in order to denounce the inaction of Colombian migration authorities on the border with Venezuela in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation that promotes Venezuelans’ entry through informal border crossing points.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 824 in Venezuela

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 824 after authorities detected 75 new cases: 3 community transmissions, 5 international transmissions, 66 nationals returning from Colombia and 1 from Brazil, informed President Nicolás Maduro Wednesday, May 20, in a briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

  • Brazil has Third Most COVID-19 Cases in the World

    Brazil has the third most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, surpassing for the first time the barrier of 1,000 daily deaths from the disease and registering 1,179 new cases this Tuesday.

    Brazil has reported 271,628 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country, according to the last official balance, only behind the U.S. and Russia.

  • Number of infected by COVID-19 rises to 749 as 131 new cases are detected

    Venezuela reports 131 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

    The information was provided by the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, detailing that “16 -cases- are of community transmission and 5 for contacts with international travelers”.

  • Venezuela outlines actions to contain COVID-19 at 73rd World Health Assembly

    Venezuela participated on Monday in the 73rd World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), held virtually from Geneva, Switzerland, to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The WHA is attended by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and representatives from more then 190 countries.

  • Merkel-Macron rescue fund an ‘austerity trap’

    Following yesterday’s Franco-German proposal for a €500bn EU recovery fund through shared borrowing in the financial markets, Co-Presidentsof the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament said that while this represents a qualitative change from past proposals, it is largely insufficient given the magnitude of the challenge. 

  • Positive cases of Covid-19 in Venezuela rise to 618

    The number of Covid-19 infections in Venezuela increased to 618, after the diagnosis of 77 new cases in the last 24 hours.

    This was reported by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, after holding a working day with the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of Covid-19, at the Miraflores Palace, located in Caracas.

  • 73rd World Health Assembly addresses strengthening of humanitarian assistance to face COVID-19

    WHOIn the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic, social, and health challenges it poses to the world, the 73rd World Health Assembly opened virtual sessions on May 18 and will close no later than Tuesday, May 19.

    The debate is attended by heads of States and health ministers of 180 countries to discuss the response measures taken by their governments and the challenges each region faces.

  • Solidarity & respect for fundamental rights is the cure for crisis

    Statement by Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan, Co-Presidents of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament and Tiny Kox, President of the European Left group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

    The best way to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on society is to strengthen organised solidarity and protect fundamental rights throughout Europe.