Venezuela & ALBA News 3.18.2022: Evo and Venezuela on Combating NATO Expansionism; PSUV Fifth Congress

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity Condemns the Kidnapping of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab We note that this crime is a new application of the illegal doctrine according to which the authorities of the United States would have the authority to act outside the borders of their homeland, anywhere on earth, and consequently to detain, assault and even assassinate at their discretion any human being, a fact that was perpetrated and publicly confessed with the physical annihilation of Iranian General Soleimani.

Ultima Noticias: Foreign Minister Plasencia: NATO should not exist He recalled that Venezuela also suffered unilateral sanctions. The Russian government “has been supporting us for the past year, and we thank them. And today, we are here to raise our voice against the imposition of sanctions on Russian citizens and the Russian government.” The chancellor also spoke about the expansion of NATO towards the borders of Russia. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization “should not exist”, since it has already become an “anachronism.” Plasencia said that NATO exists and was created “with the aim of attacking the East and now it is not necessary. It has been an anachronism since its inception. It should never have existed. It is an institution for wars, for attacks, for weapons, an institution that promotes differences, wars and means death.” He also branded NATO’s expansion towards the Russian border as “aggression.”

Sputnik News: Europe is Censoring Media Telling Truth About Ukraine –  Evo Morales “I cannot understand why some European bodies that advocate for democracy and freedom of speech are now silencing media that are telling the truth. The media representing imperialism are corrupt, ready for any lie, trying to oppose the rest of the world, while the media that tell the truth are censored, silenced. The same thing happened in Bolivia during the coup.”

Sputnik News: Evo Morales – Kiev Has Killed 14,000 Civilians Since 2014, Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity  “Since 2014, 14,000 people have died in Ukraine. They [Kiev] killed those who were pro-Russian. This is a crime against humanity”. Evo said the reasons behind the Ukrainian crisis were the progressive US-led expansion of NATO and their interference in the domestic affairs of other countries. “We need to see the source of this issue, why this situation has developed between Russia and Ukraine. Bolivia has a pacifist and anti-imperialist policy as it is enshrined in its constitution, and we do not agree that institutions of military nature, like NATO with the US at helm, are expanding and interfering in affairs of other [countries], this is the issue.” “I had discussed with one of the Latin American leaders the launch of an international campaign aimed at making NATO respect the territories, the sovereignty and the independence of countries, because NATO threatens the world peace and security. NATO will become a constant threat to humanity in the event of our inaction.”

Ultima Noticias: Conflict between Russia and Ukraine was analyzed in a Venezuelan digital forum The Bolivarian Congress of Peoples and the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, developed the digital forum What is happening between Russia and Ukraine? Ambassador of Venezuela to the Russian Federation, Carlos Faría, gave his full support to Russia, which is being hit with a wave of disinformation, regarding these 20 days of military operation, the which Russia was forced to launch, causing an avalanche of sanctions. He emphasized the statements of President Maduro, where he ratifies his unconditional support for Russia. 

TeleSur: Venezuela Regrets Turning Colombia Into a Space for NATO The Chancellor of the Republic, Felix Plasencia regretted that the administration of Iván Duque is trying to turn Colombia “into a useful space for the threat” represented by NATO. On March 10, President Joe Biden announced his intention to designate Colombia as a major extra-NATO ally “in recognition of the unique and close relationship between our countries.”

FightBackNews: Eyewitness Reports from the PSUV Fifth Congress   Second Day of PSUV Congress   Third Day of PSUV Congress

Venezuelanalysis: Biden Faces Backlash for Venezuela Talks as Caracas Demands Recognition The Biden administration faced strong bipartisan criticism over recent direct talks with the Venezuelan government. In light of criticism from hardline sympathizers of the Venezuelan opposition, the Biden administration had suspended its direct talks but that a deal to lift some US sanctions in exchange for restarting oil sales to the US was still on the table. The encounter was met with a vehement condemnation from both Republican politicians such as Senator Marco Rubio and Democrats such as Florida’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

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Webinars 

March 18-20 International US-Cuba Normalization Conference 

March 19-20 Hybrid International US-Cuba Normalization Conference

March 19: 21st Century Socialism: China and Latin America on the Frontline

April 28: 20 years since the coup against Hugo Chávez – Tariq Ali & Venezuela speakers

July 16-30: Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba

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Delegations

Friends of the ATC delegations to Nicaragua 2022

International May Day Brigade to Cuba April 24-May 8

Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade from Canada April 26-May 10

Latin American School of Medicine Scholarships

Pastors for Peace delegations to Cuba 2022

Pastors for Peace 32nd Friendship Caravan to Cuba July 16-30

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