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Venezuelan Vice President: Public letter to the Department of the Treasury of the USA

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Statement in the New York Times. Source: TwitterStatement in the New York Times. Source: TwitterVenezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami published this week in the »New York Times« an open letter to the US Department of the Treasury and US Finance Minister Mnuchin. We reproduce the text of this statement.

Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin, Washington, D.C.

I write to you as a Venezuelan citizen and in my capacity as Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on the occasion to reply to the issuance of sanctions against me by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last Tuesday, February 13th.

Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the situation in Venezuela

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Russian Foreign MinistryThe Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow published a statement on the situation in Venezuela:

The situation in Venezuela remains tense. The radical wing of the anti-government camp, which took control of the national parliament, has toughened its aggressive rhetoric and has set a course for “civil disobedience.” Preparations are underway for demonstrations, due in the coming days, that are fraught with – or have been deliberately orchestrated in advance to involve – clashes with law enforcement bodies and provocations leading to violence and casualties.

Declaration of Margarita – XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela

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160919mnoalIsland of Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

17-18 September 2016

The Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement, gathered in the Island of Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, within the framework of the XVII Conference Summit, on 17-18 September 2016, under the theme “Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development”, undertook a review of the state of the international situation.

Cuban Foreign Ministry supports rejection of OAS attempt to attack Venezuela

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Republic of CubaThe sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela undertook a difficult but victorious diplomatic battle against the interventionist plans of imperialism and oligarchies, in the Extraordinary Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council, held Wednesday, June 1.

The nation was able to reassert the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of states, and the right of these to choose their own political, economic, and social systems, without external interference, as established in the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed by heads of state and government during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Summit, held in Havana in January of 2014.

World Peace Council calls for Global Day of Action in solidarity with Venezuela on April, 19th

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Solidarity with VenezuelaThe democratic and left organizations, social movements and personalities, in the world, express our strong support and firm solidarity for the VENEZUELAN PEOPLE, the Government of the Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros, the Communist Party of Venezuela, and the Committee of International Solidarity (COSI), member organization of the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council (WPC), victims of a new abominable and interventionist escalation by US imperialism which is the prelude to a declaration of war.

The "Executive Order", renewed on March 3rd 2016 by President Barack Hussein Obama of the US, extends and expands the possible actions of the biggest aggressor State against sovereignty and self-determination of people and the political and social process in Venezuela, in which a "national emergency" against an alleged "unusual and extraordinary threat to national security and foreign policy of the US" is declared.

Venezuela Police Officer Killed During Right-Wing Protest

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Clashes also occured in Mérida. Foto: AVNClashes also occured in Mérida. Foto: AVNA Venezuelan policeman died after being shot during an opposition protest late Wednesday in the province of Miranda, Minister of the Interior and Justice Nestor Reverol said, adding there were two other officers injured. »The officer killed is Jose Alejandro Molina Ramirez who was shot in the abdomen and arm.« Reverol stated that the officer was shot after the police tried to disperse an opposition march to preserve public order on the Panamerican highway in San Antonio de los Altos, adding that two suspects were in custody. »There are two people detained for questioning, and an order will be issued to begin investigations to clarify this murder«, said Reverol.

PCdoB: Veto to Venezuela in Mercosur threats the sovereign and united position of Brazil in the Mercosur

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VenezuelaIn all forms, the action of the Brazilian government of interim president and usurper Michel Temer, led by the Foreign Minister, José Serra, (PSDB)[1], about the pro tempore presidency of Mercosur, is quite a scandalous one.

Along with the partners Mauricio Macri and Horacio Cartes, respectively mandatories of right-wing governments of Argentina and Paraguay, the interim government of Brazilian is leading one of the most shameful episodes of Brazilian foreign policy since its foundations by Jose Maria da Silva Paranhos Junior, the Baron of Rio Branco.

19th World Festival of Youth and Students: Preparatory Meeting in Caracas

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First international preparatory meetingFrom 03 to 08 June, Caracas will be hosting the first international preparatory meeting (IPM) of the 19th world festival of youth and students (19 WFYS) to be held in Russia in 2017.

This important youth party will be a tribute of the World Federation of Democratic Youth WFDY the centenary of the triumph of the October revolution. In addition, this opportunity will coincide with the 70 years of the first festival held in Prague (1947).

Source: WFDY on Facebook / RedGlobe

Fidel’s message to President Nicolás Maduro

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Nicolás Maduro and Fidel Castro. Foto: Archive Cubadebate / Estudios RevoluciónNicolás Maduro and Fidel Castro. Foto: Archive Cubadebate / Estudios RevoluciónDear Nicolás:

I share the unanimous opinion of those who have congratulated you for your brilliant, valiant speech on the night of December 6, as soon as the election’s outcome was announced

In world history, the highest level of political glory which a revolutionary can reach, is that of the illustrious Venezuelan combatant, Liberator of America, Simón Bolívar, whose name now belongs not only to this sister country, but to all peoples of Latin America.

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