• Venezuela adds 96 imported cases of COVID-19 and total amounts to 2,473

    When 96 imported cases were detected, of which 90 came from Colombia and six through contact with international travelers, the total number of infections by COVID-19 amounted to 2,473 in Venezuela.

    The balance was offered by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, who highlighted that for the second consecutive day there are no community-transmitted infections.

  • As economy reopens, workers’ health may be collateral damage

    Trump, followed immediately by Republican governors across the nation, stated that our nation “must reopen.” Those governors then told workers in their states that they must return to work when recalled, or they will have their unemployment benefits cut off.

    This past week, with millions more filing jobless claims, the total new claims related to the coronavirus have reached 40 million, meaning the total jobless numbers are probably already past the 50 million figure put out by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

  • ALBA-TCP will address post-pandemic economic weaknesses and strengths at High Level conference

    At the request of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as a founding member, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) will soon hold a high-level virtual conference on the post-pandemic economy, in order to determine the weaknesses and strengths of the member countries in economic matters, once the health crisis caused by COVID-19 has been overcome.

  • Venezuela has not registered community cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

    The number of cases of people infected with COVID-19 in Venezuelan territory amounts to 2,377, of which 83 percent is of imported origin.

    This was reported by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, by offering a balance of the behavior of the virus in the country and the strategies implemented by the Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of COVID-19 in Venezuela.

  • WFTU Declaration on the occasion of the World Food Safety Day

    During this sad period of the COVID-19 pandemic which spares no country in the world, when the workers of the world are facing  the precariousness of life and working conditions, the World Federation of Trade Unions, which brings together more than 100 million workers in 132 countries around the world, commemorates this June 07, 2020, the World Food Safety day.

    Faced with imperialist forces and their multinationals, which impose and influence in their own way the food needs of the peoples, food safety requires the guarantee of the quality of the food products we eat.

  • 1200 workers laid off at the time of COVID-19: A social chaos we cannot afford

    Even in normal times, the global fashion industry makes it hard for workers in the poor countries who make the clothes people in the rich countries wear to survive on the poverty wage they are paid. The global garment and textile industry rides on the backs of millions of workers, predominantly women, engaged through flexible contracts and poor working conditions to make the huge profits they make. With the global garment trade coming to a standstill, companies have done the expected: made labour bear the risks that capital claims profits for.

  • Venezuela receives more than 74 tons of medical supplies from China

    On Saturday, June 6, a sixth shipment from the People’s Republic of China arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport carrying more than 74 tons of medical supplies as part of the airlift established between the two countries in order to strengthen the measures adopted by the Bolivarian Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Venezuela reports 171 new cases of COVID-19

    The Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported the detection of 171 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, totaling 2,316 infections in the country.

    In the usual update of the statistics of the new coronavirus, the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on the detection of these new infections, detailing that there are 65 cases of community transmission, 105 in nationals from Colombia, of whom 101 entered through the state of Táchira, 3 through Zulia and 1 through Apure, and 1 through contact with international travelers.

  • 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 detected in Venezuela

    In the last 24 hours, 58 positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Venezuela, bringing the number of infections to 2,145, the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported from the Simón Bolívar press room of the Miraflores Palace on Friday.

  • Elections matter. Movements matter more.

    With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump’s use of military force in D.C.’s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis.

  • Positive cases for COVID-19 in Venezuela amount to 2,087

    The number of infections by COVID-19 in Venezuela amounts to 2,087, with the detection of 135 positive cases in the last 24 hours, reported the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros.

    Of the new confirmed cases, 31 belong to community infections: Mirada (18), Coro (1), Facón (1), Capital District (8), Trujillo (1), Zulia (2). The remaining 104 are imported from Colombia and Brazil.

  • Venezuela registers 133 new COVID-19 infections and totals 1,952 cases

    Thanks to the Expanded and Personalized Screening (DAPE), implemented by the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, 133 new infections by COVID-19 have been detected in the last 24 hours, rising the total number of cases to 1,952, as reported by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez.

  • UN Secretary General celebrates agreement between government and opposition in Venezuela to face COVID-19 together

    The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, celebrated this Wednesday the agreement reached by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and a sector of the political opposition in order to joint efforts to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.

  • Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv Park to Protest Violence against Women

    Thousands of protesters gathered on Monday evening, June 1, in the Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv, crying, “Women, end the violence together.” The demonstrators called on the far-right government to fund programs battling domestic violence, highlighting how eight women have been murdered in Israel in acts of domestic abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Government of Venezuela and opposition sector sign agreement to fight against COVID-19

    The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and opposition factors signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of jointly fight against COVID-19, the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday.

    “Everything that can be done, everything that President Maduro and the Bolivarian Government can do to strengthen the fight against COVID-19, have no doubt that we will do it”, the Vice-president emphasized in a statement from the Palacio de Miraflores in Caracas.

  • COVID-19 infected in Venezuela amount to 1,819

    The number of cases of people infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Venezuelan territory amounts to 1,819.

    This was reported by the Sector Vice-president for Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, in a balance that he offered this Tuesday on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Attention of this new virus, in the midst of the controlled flexibilization process, with scheme 5×10 that is launched in the country.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 1,662 in Venezuela

    “We have the COVID-19 figures of the last 24 hours: 6 community transmissions (…) and 146 imported cases from Colombia and Brazil detected on bordering states Zulia, Táchira, Apure and Bolívar,” reported President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro as he gave a briefing on the COVID-19 updated data in the country.

    In a video conference with governors at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, he explained 6 cases were traced back to international travels from Brazil (2) and Colombia (4), in addition to 127 cases of Venezuelans who returned from Colombia and 13 from Brazil.

  • Mobilisation of migrants on 30 May

    In Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, Spain, Italy, France (Paris, Marseille, Lille, Orleans), Belgium, Slovenia and Germany : on the 30th of May migrants took the floor, crossing the borders that divide us. Dozens of collectives, groups and associations of migrants who in these months of crisis Coronavirus have not stopped fighting responded to the statement #breakingisolation and the call for the 30th of May. In Paris, a huge march took the streets of the city to demand permanent and immediate regularisation for all. Despite the fact that the city administration tried to prevent it in the name of social distancing and despite the fact that the police attacked the parade gathered in the Place de la République, participation was very high. In Bologna, hundreds of migrants took back the square after months and came out of invisibility. Where it was not possible to demonstrate, messages of support circulated underlining the need and the will to speak with one voice from now on.

  • Communists urge mass movement for Covid-19 Battles

    ‘Of course people are angry that Tory government adviser Dominic Cummings has broken the rules that most other people have kept’, Mollie Brown told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening (May 27). 

    ‘They sense that we are not “all in it together” and that there’s one set of rules for the rich and powerful and another for the rest of us’, she told the online meeting. 

  • Trump, white supremacy, and racial capitalism

    The U.S. stands at a crossroads. In one direction lies more of what we’ve already known: repression, exploitation, and brutality. In the other, the promise of freedom, socialist equality, and racial justice.

    Liberal economist Jeffrey Sachs recently wrote that as the U.S. approached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, “six Asia-Pacific nations–Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Vietnam–have just over 1,200 coronavirus deaths in a combined population almost the same as the U.S., 328 million.” Sachs might have also noted that China has four times as many people as the U.S. and has suffered 120 the number of deaths.