• Tillerson - Yanki go home

    Tillerson threatens regime change in Venezuela

    Washington has made one of its most foreboding threats so far against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly floated the possibility of stepping up “regime change” measures against the government of democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro.

  • US debates sanctions on Nicaragua or backing Venezuela

    US debates sanctions on Nicaragua for backing Venezuela

    The United States Committee on Foreign Relations is due to discuss the bill known as the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, or Nica Act on Thursday. It seeks to add conditions to the provision of aid from international financial institutions to the country.

  • Venezuelan marchers

    Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly: dictatorship or democracy?

    Abby Martin addresses the criticisms with Head of the Presidential Commission to oversee the Constituent Assembly process, Elias Jaua, speaks to supporters and participants of the Assembly, interviews historian Chris Gilbert and explains what is at stake in Venezuela if the social programs instated under Chavez are terminated by the opposition.

  • Amid US attacks, Venezuela asserts its independence

    The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry in a statement rejected the U.S. government’s “unbelievable” comments on Venezuela that “shows its absolute bias towards the violent and extremist sectors of Venezuelan politics, which favor the use of terrorism to overthrow a popular and democratic government.”

  • Lula and Rousseff

    Brazil’s Lula innocent, conviction attacks democracy: Rousseff

    In the wake of the sentencing of Workers Party leader President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to more than 9 years in prison for alleged corruption charges, former President Dilma Rousseff has joined masses of supporters in denouncing the charges and declaring the popular leader’s innocence.

  • Pasqualina Curzio

    Empire Files: Abby Martin in Venezuela: supermarkets to black markets

    Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there’s no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets. Using hidden cameras, she takes you through local grocery stores and the underground black market currency exchange, the main source of inflation in the country. Abby sits down with economist Pasqualina Curzio to learn more about the nature of the black market and chronic shortages of goods. Knowing that world leaders are calling for foreign intervention, Abby finds out if locals agree.

  • Empire Files: Abby Martin meets the Venezuelan opposition

    Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba—or opposition barricade. She explains what the targets from the opposition reveal about the nature of the movement and breaks down the reality of the death toll that has rocked the nation since the unrest began, and how a lynch mob campaign came after her and the Empire Files team for reporting these facts.

  • Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez

    Venezuela responds to Pence

    Responding to the United States vice president’s recent statements that “democracy is undermined” in Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly rejected Pence’s claims.

    The Bolivarian leaders denounced the plan to destabilize Venezuela as “imperialist,” saying that the “extremism” and “militarism” of the U.S is a “serious threat to humanity.”

  • Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro rally to support him while carrying pictures of late Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017.

    Standoff in Venezuela

    Venezuela has been rocked in recent weeks by almost daily protests and counter-protests, as right-wing opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro seek to bring down his government.

  • A Venezuelan opposition protester wears a U.S. flag bandanna around his face.

    Venezuela Government Accuses U.S. of Bankrolling Right-Wing Violence

    The U.S. media’s treatment of the crisis in Venezuela is almost as craven as the corporate media in Venezuela itself. Articles like the following from TeleSur, and an article we recently posted from The Dawn, provide a much-needed corrective. As Marta Harnecker explained the April 2017 issue of MR (“A New Revolutionary Subject“): “The attacks […]

  • Thousands of Israelis Protest against Israeli Blockade on Gaza Strip

    Meanwhile, thousands of Israelis took to the main streets of Tel Aviv to repudiate the military aggression against the humanitarian flotilla to Gaza.  “Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies” was the main theme of the demonstration.  Signs and placards demonstrated the solidarity of the Israeli people with the Palestinian community. This video was released […]

  • TeleSur Demands Immediate Release and Physical Safety of Journalist David Segarra Captured during Israeli Attack

    TeleSur Communiqué TeleSur demands, in the strongest terms, the immediate release of its collaborator David Segarra, captured after the Israeli military attack and massacre on a humanitarian fleet headed for Gaza. We exhort the civil and military authorities of Israel to safeguard his physical safety and all his rights. With other colleagues, David Segarra joined […]

  • Bolivia: Morales Asks Workers to Be Rational and Responsible for the Country

    President Morales exhorted workers to rethink, because the latest wage increase of 5 percent is superior to what previous governments offered and, moreover, over the four years under his administration, the wages have risen 40 percent.  He called on workers’ unions to compare this wage increase with the current inflation rate of 0.26 percent in […]

  • Iran: Pro-Government Demonstrations All over the Country

    “One thing is clear: the developments in Iran today are not comparable to the time before the downfall of the Shah.  Back then, the country was united against the Shah.  There were no two sides to speak of.  If there had been two sides, the US would have conveniently arranged for a coup.  Today in […]

  • Constitutional Government of Honduras Declares That the Tegucigalpa Agreement Has Failed

    The constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, said the Tegucigalpa/San José agreement failed, along with what was thought to be the attempt to end the political crisis in this Central American country.  His declaration came after the unilateral formation of an alleged Government of Unity and Reconciliation by the de facto Honduran regime. Speaking to […]

  • Honduras: Police Repress Protesters in Front of the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa

    The Honduran police began, on Tuesday morning, repressive actions against the hundreds of people who have gathered around the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where the legitimate president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, resides, having made a surprise return to his country on Monday. Adriana Sívori, TeleSUR correspondent in Honduras, said that the military forces are located […]

  • Mauricio Funes: “We Have Signed a New Accord on Peace and Reconciliation”

    The president-elect of El Salvador Mauricio Funes, together with his supporters, celebrated the victory in the elections held this Sunday in this Central American country, giving a speech in which he said that with their vote the people had signed “a new accord on peace and reconciliation.” Shortly after the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) issued […]

  • Exit Polls: Morales Ratified by Larger Margin than in 2005

    The exit poll results ratified the mandate of President Morales and his Vice President García Linera and recalled three of the eight governors who were subjected to voting at the referendum. The exit poll results published by TV Bolivia give victory to Morales and García Linera with 61 percent of the votes. (Photo: TeleSUR) The […]