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alba tcpLET US DEFEND THE UNITY, DIGNITY AND SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR AMERICA

The heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), gather in Caracas, four years after we bid farewell to Commander Hugo Chavez Frias, and four months after the passing of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, the founders of our organization, whose examples and ideals interpret and summarize the legacy of the liberators.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

SIPRIWorld military expenditure totalled almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 per cent in real terms from 2014, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The data is being released to coincide with the start of the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org.

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.

Bolivarian Republic of VenezuelaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed his country’s support to the Russian efforts for combating terrorism in Syria by launching airstrikes against terrorist organizations. »We in Venezuela support Russian Federation’s decision as a way for undermining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist
organization«, Maduro said in a radio and TV interview on Wednesday.

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