Venezuelan socialists campaign against violence

Caracas, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) continues its campaign against the violence generated by sectors of the opposition within the National Assembly in contempt.

In light of shameful events involving certain right-wing lawmakers, revolutionary forces have mobilized for peace and stability in the country, PSUV Vice President Tania Diaz informed.

She pointed out that in the face of the violence and the imperialist offensive, conditions have to be secured to ensure the upcoming legislative elections are held in a normal atmosphere, adding that the Revolution must win in the next elections.

The PSUV will give a press conference on Monday afternoon, and a march to the Parliament headquarters will take place on Tuesday morning.

'This week we will support our lawmakers on the basis of peace and stability,' sectorial Vice President for Territorial and Social Socialism, Aristobulo Isturiz, noted.

'We will hold a huge meeting this week with social movements and the Bolivarian Congress of the Peoples. Everyone must be prepared for that great mobilization,' he pointed out.

Meanwhile, preparations are underway to hold the World Anti-imperialist Encounter on January 22, 23 and 24, in Caracas, with the participation of more than 900 delegates from all over the globe.

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Venezuela accuses DEA of being the world's largest drug cartel

Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, on Wednesday accused the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of being the world's largest drug cartel.

On his radio program 'Con el Mazo Dando', the Bolivarian leader said that the National Bolivarian Military Aviation had seized 177 planes used to smuggle drugs.

'When the DEA was here, we did not neutralize even one, ever, because the DEA paved the way for them. The DEA is the world's largest drug cartel, it takes drugs from Colombia and transport thems,' Cabello noted.

The PSUV leader pointed out that on Wednesday, the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command (CODAI) of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) detected and neutralized a plane that was using Venezuela's airspace to transport drugs from Colombia.

He added that those who accuse Venezuela of being behind the protests in Colombia and other countries underestimate those peoples.

'Do not continue to underestimate your people. We have not sent anyone to any country, the only thing we have sent is great spiritual strength of moral, political and emotional support to share a struggle for the peoples' liberation,' he stressed.

He ratified that Venezuela has no need to send anyone to these countries, as the right-wing media have reported.

'Colombia has enough problems for us to be sending people there to make them aware of their problems,' he noted.

Cabello added that no destabilizing campaign will succeed in overthrowing Venezuela.

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Cabello urged opposition to win presidency at polls

Caracas, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Diosdado Cabello, Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), urged the opposition right to win the country's presidency at the polls when appropriate.

'If you want the presidency, win it with votes. Elections are achieved with votes, because we are not going to give them away. We do not go through bad times and neither good times. Put on the table the proposals you want and we will talk,' Cabello, who is also the president of the National Constituent Assembly, said on his regular TV program 'Con el Mazo Dando.'

He explained the opposition's maneuvers to try to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and how some people refused to participate in those talks even though all their actions failed.

'They have been invited many times to a true and brotherly dialogue. Maduro has made more than 600 calls for dialogue. What do you think we are going to go to a dialogue to surrender? We are not going so. What do you think we are going to a dialogue to capitulate?: NO! Express your ideas and we will discuss it on the basis of the Constitution,' he noted.

Cabello also highlighted that the buglers of the popular victory, the free peoples of the world that rose up against those who want to colonize them with their neoliberal measures are listened in Latin America and recalled that they are the same governments that criticized Venezuela and the Bolivarian government.

 

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Venezuelan Opposition without Leadership or Credibility, Cabello Says

Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition currently lacks leadership and credibility in front of its followers and the laws of the nation, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), said.

The political leader rejected coup actions to gain power and not through electoral and democratic ways.

'They do not have a single credible leader for the country, therefore they are politically disqualified to govern the Homeland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, they could not govern even one day,' Cabello said on Wednesday in his usual program 'Con el Mazo Dando.'

The opposition claims that a president does not win with votes, because they could not do so, if they are not designated by the United States and a group of lackey countries of the empire accept it, Cabello said about this issue.

Cabello, who is also the first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, denounced the White House financing to the failed attempts to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelan Opposition Ignores Political Situation, Cabello Says

Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Juan Guaido ignores today's political situation when he calls mobilizations for May 1, the vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, said on Tuesday.

On his program Nos Vemos en la Radio, Cabello questioned the call by the self-proclaimed 'president in charge of Venezuela' on the opposition to demonstrate against the legitimate government of the country on International Workers' Day.

'How can the spokesman for the bourgeoisie, the spokesman for imperialism, think that they will march on workers' day, (...) they ignore a political situation to continue cheating their people,' Cabello pointed out on Radio Nacional de Venezuela.

Cabello, who is also the speaker of the Constituent National Assembly (ANC), repeated the call on the popular forces to participate in a mass mobilization to support the Bolivarian Revolution on International Workers' Day.

The PSUV leader underlined that on Saturday, April 27, expires the two-year deadline for the formal and final withdrawal of the Organization of American States (OAS) from Venezuela.

In that regard, the ANC speaker noted that Venezuelan revolutionaries will march to celebrate the rupture with 'that old-fashioned manipulative body at the service of the United States'.

On April 2017, the Government of Nicolas Maduro announced the sovereign decision to withdraw from the OAS, due to repeated political and interfering aggressions plotted from that multilateral body against Venezuela.

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Vote Strengthens Independence and Sovereignty, Venezuelan FM Says

Caracas, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The vote strengthens Venezuela's Independence and sovereignty, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Sunday, when citizens are voting in the municipal elections.

It is the fifth election over the past 16 months in the country. The Municipal Councils are essential for local life; no one will take us to a conflict. In Venezuela, solutions are built in democracy, the diplomat wrote on his Twitter account.

For his part, the vice president of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, noted that the election is running smoothly.

'We are moving towards a new victory of the revolutionary forces, we report normality in the installation of the boards and voting stations,' Cabello said on Twitter.

The National Electoral Council of Venezuela called on more than 20.704 million people to vote for 2,459 municipal council people with their substitutes for the 2019-2022 period.

According to reports, 51 political organizations, 21 national and 11 regional parties, and indigenous and regional organizations are participating in the elections.

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Venezuela Top Court Confirms Constituent Assembly Will Go Ahead

Venezuela's electoral authority has signaled that elections to select the National Constituent Assembly representatives will take place July 30.

Venezuela’s top court rejected Monday an appeal filed by the country’s attorney general, confirming that the National Constituent Assembly called by President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the Constitution will continue as planned.

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"The Electoral Chamber declared inadmissable the legal action exercised by the Attorney General of the Republic for inept accumulation of claims," Venezuela's Supreme Court announced on its Twitter account to 81,400 followers. 

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz filed an appeal Thursday to the Supreme Court calling on justices to halt the National Constituent Assembly, deepening tensions between her office and the Maduro government. 

Together with her appeal, Ortega Diaz urged Venezuelans to reject the constituent assembly process, arguing that it went against the legacy of late President Hugo Chavez, who oversaw the creation of the counry's current 1999 Constitution, regarded as one of the most progressive constitutions in the world. 

Members of Maduro's PSUV party have accused Ortega Diaz, long considered an ally of the socialist government, of acting with bias. 

Maduro called the National Constituent Assembly last month in a move to promote dialogue amid an ongoing wave of opposition protests that have increasingly turned violent. The announcement has further ignited flared tensions, as opposition leaders have refused to back the process. 

The National Constituent Assembly's 545 members, including regional and sectoral representatives, are set to be elected on July 30. Maduro has vowed that the new Constitution resulting form the constituent assembly process will be approved in a referendum. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Refuses Maduro Invitation to Take Part in Constituent Assembly

President Maduro called for a National Constituent Assembly with the goal of easing political tensions and supporting dialogue with the opposition.

The Venezuelan opposition said on Sunday it would not participate in the National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution.

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The leader of the opposition MUD coalition Henrique Capriles called the process a "fraud," and warned that Venezuela would be "ungovernable" if the process continued "because there would be two constitutions."

"(The process) is not a Constituent, we could hardly go to an absolutely fraudulent process, we Venezuelans will not be part of a fraud," Capriles said.

President Maduro called for a National Constituent Assembly with the goal of easing the ongoing political tensions and supporting dialogue with the opposition. Maduro invoked article 347 of the Bolivarian Constitution, which allows for the convening of a national constituent assembly with the purpose of “transforming the state," and Venezuela's electoral authority approved the initiation of the process this

Despite previously calling for a constituent assembly, the opposition has rejected the call and set off a fresh wave of protests which have led to the deaths of some three dozen people in just over a month.

Right-wing leaders say that the intention of the constitutional process called by Maduro is to delay regional and municipal elections slated for this year.

The president of the committee created by Maduro for the activation of the Constituent Assembly, Elías Jaua, said on Sunday that they invited different sectors of Venezuelan civil society including the opposition, to explain the scope of the proposal.

On Saturday, the mediators from the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, met in Santo Domingo in the hopes of restarting dialogue to easing tensions and resolving Venezuela's political and economic woes.

Former president Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic), Martín Torrijos (Panama), and Ernesto Samper (Colombia) along with former head of the Spanish government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, are attempting to relaunch talks between the government and the opposition, after the latter the withdrew from the talks in October, accusing the Government of breaking the agreements reached.

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The Maduro government has also accused the opposition of not wanting to engage in talks, instead looking to achieve his ouster by any means necessary.

The talks have been supported by a number of Latin American nations as well as the Vatican, who has sent an envoy to accompany the meetings.

Pope Francis has also repeatedly urged dialogue between sectors in Venezuela, while also calling for rival political groups to reject any forms of violence.

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