The China-Venezuela relationship has been greatly upgraded, placing Venezuela among the very highest relations that China holds with any other country.
The revival of Unasur at a summit of 13 Latin American leaders, and the rehabilitation of Venezuela, demonstrates the region’s shift back to the left – a blow to US imperialism.
We are now in the fourth wave of a left emergence since the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Even the mildest centre-left governments will be forced to address serious social crises. The test of these governments will be how they act when faced with the refusal by the forces of capitalism to solve these crises.
The Progressive International is calling on the United Nations to take steps to bring an end to the US’ unilateral sanctions on countries, particularly on Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela.
US-backed economic sanctions have an impact on nearly one-third of humanity in some 30 countries, causing untold death and devastation.
On December 6, the Venezuelan people will vote for a new National Assembly.
These days, even the holding of an election is a contest between the Venezuelan people and the United States government. Since Chávez became the president, the United States government and its allies have tried to destabilize Venezuela’s government, including by direct efforts at regime change.
Britain has stolen over £1bn worth of gold from Venezuela. These vital funds should be returned to Venezuela immediately.