Venezuela delivers Note of Protest to Argentina

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, through the Vice-minister of Foreign Relations for Latin America, Alexander Yáñez, delivered on Wednesday a Note of Protest to the Chargé d’Affaires of the Argentine Republic, Eduardo Porreti, in rejection of the insulting expressions issued by Chancellor Jorge Faurie, against the Venezuelan people, in the Commission of Foreign Relations and Worship of his nation, on October 29.

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President of the ANC rejects interference of Spain in Venezuela

The president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, condemned on Wednesday the interference of the Spanish Congress in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. “Our people are being besieged and I take the opportunity to categorically reject any attempt by the Spanish parliament to get involved in the internal affairs of Venezuela” he said from Monagas, where he commemorates the bicentenary of the passage of the Liberator Simón Bolívar by that entity.

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DSA Statement: Transgender People Will Not be Erased

DSA condemns the attack by the Trump administration on the rights of transgender and genderqueer people. A recent memo proposing to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX presents another threat by this administration to repeal the rights of people in the LGBTQIA+ communities. The memo from the Department of Health and Human Services would force government agencies to comply with a definition of gender expressed on a “biological basis.”

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Venezuela manages accession to Asean as dialogue partner

The event, which is part of a series of activities to be carried out in the South American country related to the Association of Southeast Asia (ASEAN), consisted in a broad and detailed presentation on the accession mechanism, which provides political coordination and integration by the Ambassadors of the member countries accredited before the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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98 Venezuelans join the figure of 8,832 repatriated thanks to the Plan Vuelta a la Patria

From the Republic of Peru, more than 98 Venezuelans boarded the ninth flight that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been carrying out within the framework of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria for the compatriots who are in a situation of vulnerability in that country. On this occasion, 26 families returned to the Homeland of Bolívar, among which 6 women between 6 and 7 months of pregnancy who were prioritized.

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Statement on Central American Caravan

DSA stands in solidarity with the current Central American caravan on an exodus to the United States. As a result of U.S. intervention and imperialism, political turmoil in Honduras and Nicaragua, and capitalist-driven environmental destruction in Guatemala and El Salvador, migrants have been forced to either flee or stay in a capitalist-made laboratory of violence. The Trump administration is mounting a fear campaign in an attempt to win the November Congressional election, grow the nativist movement in the country, and legitimate the further militarization of Mexico-U.S. border in order to…

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Free Max Zirngast! DSA Condemns Political Repression of Journalists and Dissidents in Turkey

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the Turkish government’s imprisonment of Max Zirngast, an Austrian socialist, journalist, and student. Zirngast — who has written for a variety of publications, including the American socialist magazine Jacobin — was arrested on September 11 by Turkish anti-terror police at his apartment in Ankara along with three other activists. He is still being detained.

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Brazil’s future economy minister will prioritize pension reform, privatizations

Brazil’s future economy minister in the Jair Bolsonaro administration – which will start on Jan. 1 –, Paulo Guedes, announced that, in order to “control expenditures,” his economic plan includes pushing the pension reform, speeding up privatization processes, and downsizing the government. The relationships with the Mercosur trade bloc will also lose priority, the neoliberal economist said.

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DSA statement in support of workers on strike at Marriott

Democratic Socialists of America stands strongly in support of nearly 8,000 hotel workers of UNITE HERE on strike at Marriott for a fair and livable wage and safe working conditions. Marriott is the largest and wealthiest hotel company in the world, with more employees than Facebook, Microsoft, or Boeing. The company profits have increased 279% since the recession. UNITE HERE has been in contract negotiations with the company for many months in several cities. The various local unions went to their respective bargaining tables with one unifying principle: “One Job…

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