Venezuela & ALBA News 12.30.2022: US Court Rules Alex Saab is not a Diplomat Because Maduro is not President of Venezuela

​US Political Prisoner Alex Saab​ Judge Scola Decision Denying Alex Saab’s Right to Diplomatic Immunity Full text of the judge’s ruling. Statement by the Venezuela Government on the US Ruling Against Alex Saab The US “disregards the diplomatic immunity of the Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Naim Saab Morán, in the framework of the spurious judicial … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.30.2022: US Court Rules Alex Saab is not a Diplomat Because Maduro is not President of Venezuela

Judge Decision Denying Alex Saab’s Right to Diplomatic Immunity

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida United States of America, Plaintiff v. Alex Nain Saab Moran, Defendant.               Criminal Case No. 19-20450-CR-Scola Final Order on the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss the Indictment This cause is before the Court upon Defendant Alex Nain Saab Moran’s motion to dismiss the indictment based upon his … Continue reading Judge Decision Denying Alex Saab’s Right to Diplomatic Immunity

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.23.2022, #430: Senates Vote to Tighten Venezuela Blockade; Alex Saab Hearing Ends, Cuba and Nicaragua Statements

Legal Hearing of Political Prisoner Diplomat Alex Saab COHA (Dan Kovalik): Saab Oral Argument Focuses on Legitimacy of Maduro Government It appears that Judge Scola is focusing in on the implications of the U.S. refusal, as of 2019, to recognize Nicolás Maduro as the President of Venezuela for Alex Saab’s diplomatic status, and whether this … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.23.2022, #430: Senates Vote to Tighten Venezuela Blockade; Alex Saab Hearing Ends, Cuba and Nicaragua Statements

Day 3: Closing Arguments in Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

Free Alex Saab Movement Marches to National Assembly of Venezuela, Denounces Kidnapping of Diplomat by US Stansfield Smith, ChicagoALBASolidarity.org After day one and day two of the hearing, December 12-13, the case of Alex Saab’s diplomatic immunity wrapped up on the third day, December 20. Judge Robert Scola in the US District Court for the … Continue reading Day 3: Closing Arguments in Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.16.2022: Reports from Alex Saab’s Judicial Hearing in Miami; Why Venezuela has Survived the US Onslaught when other Presidents could not

US Political Prisoner Alex Saab Stansfield Smith: Day 1 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status summary of day one of Saab’s legal defense. Stansfield Smith: Day 2 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status  Summary of US government’s case. Al Mayadeen: US tries Venezuelan diplomat Alex … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.16.2022: Reports from Alex Saab’s Judicial Hearing in Miami; Why Venezuela has Survived the US Onslaught when other Presidents could not

Day 2 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

On Tuesday, December 13, the second day of the hearing (see first day here), the prosecution presented its case why the US rejects Saab’s status as a diplomat. The prosecution presentation initially focused on Saab being a “cooperative source” for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) between 2016-2019, meeting with DEA agents several times. The … Continue reading Day 2 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

Day 1 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

The long delayed official hearing on the question of the Venezuela Special Envoy Alex Saab’s status as a diplomat finally began December 12, 2022. The US government had him seized in Cape Verde two and a half years ago, June 12, 2020, in violation of his  diplomatic immunity as guaranteed in the Geneva Convention. At … Continue reading Day 1 of Legal Hearing Concerning US Political Prisoner Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Status

Venezuela & ALBA News 12.9.2022: Venezuela and Latin America leaders Stand with Pedro Castillo, Christina Fernandez and Julian Assange

  Venezuela Ultima Noticias: President Maduro: 10 years on we can say Chávez we have not failed you! The Day of Loyalty and Love for Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez on the 10th anniversary of his last speech to the population, December 8, 2012. “Chavez knew what was coming in the future and we never failed … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News 12.9.2022: Venezuela and Latin America leaders Stand with Pedro Castillo, Christina Fernandez and Julian Assange

Venezuela & ALBA News: 12.2.2022: Venezuela Dialogue Releases Some Frozen Venezuelan Funds; NATO in Latin America; Roger Waters on Alex Saab

Tortilla con Sal (Jorge Capelan): NATO threats to the heart of Abya Yala Faced with a new wave of governments of self-defined progressive orientation in recent years in several countries of the region, there are alarming maneuvers by the United States and NATO to prevent a rapprochement of the countries of Latin America with China … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA News: 12.2.2022: Venezuela Dialogue Releases Some Frozen Venezuelan Funds; NATO in Latin America; Roger Waters on Alex Saab

Bolivia: Aftermath of the San Cruz strike: Three Criminal Complaints lodged against Rightwing Leaders and Seven More Coming

Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, President of the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, Calvo Local authorities reported Saturday November 25 that the conservative opposition Pro Santa Cruz Committee declared Saturday November 25 the lifting of the strike after 36 days of strike, announced the president of the association Romulo Calvo. "As of this moment, we … Continue reading Bolivia: Aftermath of the San Cruz strike: Three Criminal Complaints lodged against Rightwing Leaders and Seven More Coming