Category Archives: Venezuela

Venezuela | The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader

Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.

By Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal

Venezuela | The Failure of Guaido’s Constitutional Claim to the Presidency of Venezuela

by William Walter Kay

The three constitutional articles invoked by Juan Guaido to legitimise his presidency are: 233, 333, and 350. The latter two are broad affirmations of democracy and constitutionality, silent on Presidential lines of succession. Guaido’s claim rests entirely on 233; presented here in full:

The President of the Republic shall become permanently unavailable to serve by reason of any of the following events: death; resignation; removal from office by decision of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice; permanent physical or mental disability certified by a medical board designated by Supreme Tribunal of Justice with the approval of the National Assembly; abandonment of his position, duly declared by the National Assembly; and recall by popular vote.

7 things you need to know about Venezuela coup attempt

by Robin Winkel

As Western leaders impose more sanctions and ultimatums, Robin Winkel explains why we must oppose foreign intervention in Venezuela

1It doesn’t matter how many ultimatums the US or European leaders put on Venezuela. Venezuelans don’t need their former imperial masters and others to tell them to hold elections. Who leads the country is determined only by the population. It doesn’t matter how many countries support the opposition – it doesn’t give them a mandate to rule.

USA | U.S. Labor Against the War

Statement on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

January 27, 2019

“Hands Off Venezuela”

U.S. Labor Against the War opposes the Trump Administration intervention in the internal affairs of Venezuela.

Venezuela | A tense calm in Caracas The neighborhoods aren’t burning and there do not exist two governments

by Marco Teruggi

The weekend resembled a rearrangement of positions. The Venezuelan opposition set in motion its plan to move closer to the Bolivarian National Armed Force and Maduro’s government refused to call for elections.