Venezuela & ALBA News 10.7.2022: Rightwing coup plan in Bolivia; 77% of Nicaraguans support Daniel’s government; how to aid Cuba

Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Looks to Ease Venezuela Sanctions, Enabling Chevron to Pump Oil The Biden administration is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela to allow Chevron to resume pumping oil there, paving the way for a potential reopening of US and European markets to oil exports from Venezuela. In exchange the government of Venezuela would resume long-suspended talks with the country’s opposition to discuss conditions for the presidential elections in 2024.

Venezuelanalysis: Biden Administration Mulls Expanded Chevron Venezuela License A White House official claimed US policy would not change without unspecified “constructive steps” from the Maduro government.

Orinoco Tribune: Looking Back on 10 Years Since the Largest March in the History of Venezuela October 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the largest march in Venezuela’s history. With seven avenues completely filled, the people came out in the rain to close the presidential campaign of Commander Hugo Chávez. A decade of that oath to never return to what was, of admiring how a man gave up his life for the revolution. Hugo Chavez speech that day.

Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat – documentary

Prensa Latina: Great Housing Mission Venezuela has made 4.2 million homes The initiative was born for Venezuelan families who lost their homes during the intense rains recorded at the end of 2010. The Office of the President indicated that the goal of building five million housing solutions.

Prensa Latina:  Venezuelan President recalls 46th anniversary of the CIA blowing up Cubana airliner over Barbados  73 people of different nationalities were killed in the terrorist attack: 57 Cubans, mostly young athletes, five citizens of the People’s Republic of Korea and 11 Guyanese, in a plan hatched in Venezuela by terrorists Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, and sponsored by the CIA.‘We embrace our brothers in Cuba, who despite the incessant aggressions, keep their dignity intact. Honor and Glory!’, expressed Maduro.

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Cuba

Granma: Venezuela sends solidarity aid to Cuba Between the two ships, they are carrying 400,000 food modules, half a hundred electrical transformers, conductor cables and more than 22,000 square meters of zinc sheets to repair damaged roofs of houses.

Support Hurricane Relief for Cuba: Full page ad in New York Times To donate: https://letcubalive.info/donate

Breakthrough News: Interview with Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez By Rania Khalek following the UN General Assembly to discuss why so many countries oppose the U.S. blockade, how U.S. official hostility towards Cuba hurts both countries and his own personal history volunteering in the liberation struggle of Angola against racist apartheid. 

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Bolivia

Prensa Latina: Bolivia’s social organizations reject rightwing strike The Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee decided to hold an indefinite strike if within 21 days the schedule for the 2024 Population and Housing Census is not changed to a year earlier. The executive of the Central Obrera Departamental de Santa Cruz (COD), Rolando Borda, said that the Santa Cruz workers will not join these pressure measures.”We reject the determinations of the right wing and the civic groups against the population.We are not going to join these measures and for this we are going to hold evaluation meetings because we see that Camacho and the civic groups are again seeking to apply the recipe of destabilization to create a strike and threaten democracy.”

Multipluralista: At UN, Bolivia presents revolutionary 14-point program to transform the world Summary of speech by President Luis Arce.

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Nicaragua

Prensa Latina: 77% of Nicaraguans support President Ortega’s management According to September´s public opinion, 72.5% of Nicaraguans consider that the Sandinista (FSLN) government led by Daniel Ortega is leading the nation in the right track.Regarding Nicaragua´s progress compared to that at the beginning of this century, 78.4% of Nicaraguans believe the country is progressing, while 14.2% think the opposite.

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Events and Delegations

Donate to help Cuba recover from Hurricane Ian

Wednesdays: WTF is Going on in Latin America & The Caribbean with Teri Mattson

Ben Linder Solidarity School  August 27-October 1 and October 8-29

October 15-23 anti-war rallies, vigils in different cities

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Cuban Women of the African Diaspora (videos)

October 22: Celebrate 50 Years of the Center for Cuban Studies

November 24-27: Cuba-US Friendship Meeting, Havana, Cuba

Travel to Cuba with Witness for Peace

Travel to Nicaragua with Casa Ben Linder Tours: Women in Nicaragua

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