The United States is stepping up its offensive against the democratically elected government of Venezuela. The US administration’s goal is to oust the Venezuelan government and replace it with a regime of its choosing – this is illegal under international law.
Recent events in Latin America entirely refute the claim in the Western media that the right wing was carrying all before it in the continent.
Under Donald Trump’s presidency US efforts to overthrow the Venezuela’s socialist revolution have been stepped up.
US-aligned right wing forces have been advancing in Latin America over the past three years. They have capitalised on the political instability created by an economic crisis which has engulfed the region following the crash in commodity prices in 2014. Their agenda is to reverse the huge social gains delivered by socialist and left wing governments throughout Latin America since the turn of the century and subordinate the region’s governments to US policy.
On 22 April 2018 Venezuelans will go to the polls once again to elect their President.
Incumbent President, Nicolas Maduro, is seeking re-election for a second term.
It is essential for the defence Venezuela’s socialist revolution – the continuation of Hugo Chavez’s legacy – that Maduro is re-elected.
By Fiona Edwards
The US is once again sponsoring a violent, right wing opposition in Latin America with the goal of overthrowing a socialist government. Millions of dollars from the US government is being poured into right wing opposition groups in Venezuela that have been leading violent protests during the past five months which have killed over 100 people.