This is the time to end once and for all the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba

Venezuela Constituent Assembly YES! Interference NO!

Statement from the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity

The U.S. State Department, the oligarchy and the Venezuelan right, together with the regional and European right have not let up in their attempt to destroy the enormous achievements accomplished by the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and the Government of Nicolas Maduro.

The main objective that drives them, constantly and permanently, is to put into practice various methods of war in order to take control of the vast natural resources of the country, especially oil. Since Chavez, all those resources have been put in the hands and stewardship of the Venezuelan people.

It is the first time in two hundred years of history that this has happened, thanks to the emancipatory and anti-imperialist efforts of Commander Hugo Chávez – a direction continued by the Government of Maduro. The oil income is now at the disposal of huge projects aimed at benefiting those who were always forgotten and humiliated; the people, workers, farmers, blacks and native people.

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Our America and the People of the World Stand with Bolivarian Venezuela

Statement from the Network in Defense of Humanity July 22, 2017

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, condemns the renewed interference by the United States Government, led by Donald Trump, that is fully engaged in threatening the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It is being carried out with an attitude that reveals Trump’s arrogance and aggression that knows no limit and is incompatible with international law established to dictate the relations between States while firmly rejecting interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

On the eve of the elections to the Constituent National Assembly, to be held July 30, an escalation of violence has intensified in an attempt to prevent this democratic process and the participation and expected victory of the Bolivarian people.

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US Senator Patrick Leahy Defends Normal Ties with Cuba

Havana, Cuba, Jul 18 (ACN) US Senator Patrick Leahy said on Tuesday that he will continue working hard in Congress to lift the restrictions imposed by the US against Cuba.

During an interview with Prensa Latina News Agency, the Democrat from Vermont who supports efforts in eliminating the travel ban, trade restrictions and elimination of the economic blockade against Cuba recalled that the majority of the people in the US want normal relations with Cuba.

We know that there will always be problems, nothing can change from one night to the other, but for the good of both peoples, we must have better ties between both countries, he said.

Leahy has traveled to Cuba several times, the last trip was last February when he and Republic Senator Thad Cochran headed a Congressional delegation to Cuba and met with President Raul Castro and other authorities.

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Reinaldo Iturriza: “What Is at Stake Is the Fate of Venezuela’s Revolutionary Democratic Experiment”

By Reinaldo Iturriza and Federico Fuentes on July 6, 2017

Revolutionary activist and sociologist Reinaldo Iturrizahas spent many years working with popular movements in Venezuela and writing on the rise of Chavismo as a political movement of the poor. He also served as Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, and then Minister for Culture in President Nicolas Maduro’s cabinet between 2013 and 2016.

Together with activists from a range of grassroots revolutionary organizations and social movements, he is standing as a candidate for the Popular Constituent Platform in the July 30 elections for a Constituent Assembly that will seek to find a political way out of the current turmoil gripping Venezuela through the drafting of a new constitution.

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