Editorial Venezuela is under siege â it needs our solidarity
DESPITE being elected with over two-thirds of the vote last May in an election given a clean bill of health by hundreds of international observers, President Nicolas Maduroâs swearing in today provoked the usual round of abuse and threats.
Paraguayan President Abdo Benitez rushed to prove his adherence to the US-led encirclement campaign that seeks to deprive Venezuela of allies, strangle its economy, facilitate frequent outbursts of lethal violence by the countryâs right-wing opposition and even justify a possible invasion.
No sooner had Maduro been sworn in than Benitez severed... read more
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