Thursday, 15. November 2018

The FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, reflected this Sunday on the necessary organization of the Venezuelan and Latin American and Caribbean social movements, which would favor the recovery of spaces of power incidentally assumed by the conservative forces of the region.

During his speech at the closure of the National Meeting of Social Movements, a preparatory meeting for the International Assembly of the Peoples to be held in February 2019 in the South American country, the diplomat urged the spokesmen of the organizations to work on the coincidences of those who aspire to build a more just and equitable world.

The FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, on Sunday extolled the Venezuelan democratic system, which has been object of questions and accusations from the centers of world power.

“It is a real democracy and a process of true independence (…) Venezuela, with all our challenges, we are in our democracy, demonstrating it day by day, minute by minute”, the diplomat said in statements to the press, after his participation in the electoral simulation organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE) ahead of the municipal elections to be held on December 9 in the nation.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Mexico issued a statement on 7 November 2018 regarding the caravan of Central American migrants passing through Mexico to the United States. The US President Trump had threatened the migrants while the social democrat government of Mexico had taken a moderate attitute seemingly not to offent either side. The CP of Mexico denunciated the Mexican government’s attitude representing the interests of monopolies trying to take advantage of the situation while showing a humanitarian face.

The city of Caracas was the scene this Saturday of the National Meeting of Social Movements, a preparatory meeting for the International Assembly of the Peoples to be held in February 2019 in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The working day of deliberation, which was attended by 200 delegates of social movements and organizations throughout the country, made possible the conference: The International Geopolitics and the challenges for the Bolivarian Revolution, with presentations by the Vice-minister of International Communication of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, William Castillo, and Gustavo Borges, director of the Venezuelan research portal Misión Verdad (Mission Truth).

The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples Commerce Treaty (ALBA-TCP) ratified their unrestricted support to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, before the illegal economic and financial blockade imposed by the government of the States United and its allies against the South American country.

“The Unilateral sanctions that the United States; the European Union and Canada have imposed on the Venezuelan people, have strengthened the Bolivarian Revolution and its people. Venezuela will keep worthily resisting and defeating the Empire and its allies”, highlights, the final declaration of the XVII Ordinary Meeting of the organism’s Political Council, held in Managua.

The city of Managua, capital of the Republic of Nicaragua, will host this Thursday the 17th Ordinary Meeting of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Treaty of Trade of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP), which brings together the ministers of Foreign Relations of the organism.

The high-level meeting will allow an analysis of the current regional context and perspectives for the year 2019, as well as defining actions and lines of work for the next two years from the Executive Secretariat of ALBA-TCP, being one of these lines the impulse to the Alliance.

As Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s transition team will start to work in Brasília this Wednesday, Nov. 7, under the command of congressman Onyx Lorenzoni, the promises of political renewal, leaving behind “old-school” politicians and pursuing national sovereignty, now sound like ideals that are far away from the group that will take office in January.

After Brazil’s presidential elections, the country’s Congress got back to its normal activities, placing an array of conservative topics on the agenda. One of the pieces of legislation that stand out is a Senate bill that describes criminal activities classified as terrorism and could lead to the formal criminalization of people’s movements.

The Bolivarian National Armed Force, through its highest administrative body, the People’s Power Ministry for Defense, issued a communiqué in rejection for the attack perpetrated this Sunday in the border state of Amazonas -Southern region of the country- by a paramilitary group, in which 3 members of the Bolivarian National Guard were killed, and a dozen officials were wounded.

The General in Chief of the National Armed Force, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, spoke about the incident in his twitter account @vladimirpadrino, and called for justice for the fallen soldiers.

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