Venezuela

Momentum’s shameful refusal to condemn Venezuela’s Maduro

1 May 2019 9:10

When young Venezuelan revolutionary Juan Guaido won the backing of Western leaders back in January, the political winds seemed to…

Corbynistas intervene on Venezuela

27 January 2019 22:24

Once upon a time Venezuela was talked up by British socialists – from John McDonnell to Richard Burgon – as…

The flaw in Donald Trump’s plan to oust Nicolás Maduro

25 January 2019 12:51

Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader, as the rightful head of state will have little…

Could Juan Guaidó finally end Venezuela’s nightmare?

24 January 2019 16:50

The United States has stepped up its rhetoric against Venezuela’s Maduro regime  by declaring Juan Guaidó as interim president – a…

Chris Williamson on the joys of Venezuela

14 January 2019 16:18

Venezuela is a country in crisis: inflation hit one million per cent last year and GDP has plummeted by half…

Socialism isn’t to blame for all of Venezuela’s woes

2 September 2018 9:00

Contrary to the impression given by Jason Mitchell, Venezuela does not have a socialist economy (‘Maduro’s madness’). It has a…

The facts about the Venezuelan economy

30 August 2018 21:12

Contrary to the impression given by Jason Mitchell, Venezuela does not have a socialist economy (‘Maduro’s madness’, 25 August). It…

Hugo Chavez is as much to blame for Venezuela’s woes as Nicolas Maduro

28 August 2018 14:51

Hugo Chavez’s apologists are at it again. Venezuela’s little local economic difficulties are nothing to do with him, you’ll understand.…

Michael Gove takes a swipe at CCHQ Venezuela attack lines

16 May 2018 11:27

Although the local elections saw the Conservatives do better than expected, there is a sense that the Tories are not…

‘Fake news’: the far left’s favourite new excuse

27 September 2017 18:12

Admirers of violence and lies must go carefully. As true cowards they must leave themselves an escape hatch in case…

Corbynista MP: Media bias is the real story in Venezuela

26 September 2017 19:17

Despite admitting in an interview in this morning’s edition of the Morning Star that he was ‘no bloody expert on…

Chris Williamson blasts fellow Labour MPs over Venezuela

26 September 2017 13:38

Venezuela’s crisis shows no sign of stopping: protesters have been gunned down, opposition leaders rounded up – and the country…

What are Corbyn’s Venezuelan critics actually doing to help?

1 September 2017 8:13

The victims of foreign dictatorships have become chips in our political games. In our corner of the rich world, for…

Jeremy Corbyn still cannot bear to condemn his fallen idols in Venezuela

13 August 2017 9:30

Jeremy Corbyn finally broke his silence on Venezuela this week, but in the manner of a man who has his…

14 questions Owen Jones and Venezuela’s silent fans on the left must answer

7 August 2017 16:27

Dear Owen, I hear you have finally broken your silence on Venezuela. With that in mind, here are a few questions…

What the papers say: Mark Carney, Brexit & Corbyn’s silence over Venezuela

4 August 2017 8:33

Mark Carney is often accused of being downbeat about Brexit. But the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report is ‘more…

Red Ken: Venezuela went wrong when they ignored my economic advice

3 August 2017 11:02

Ken Livingstone caused a stir this week when he blamed Venezuela’s problems on the United States. Now, the former Mayor of…

John McDonnell’s words on Venezuela come back to haunt him

3 August 2017 10:22

As Jeremy Corbyn tries to enjoy his summer holiday, the Labour leader is under increasing pressure to speak out against…

Corbyn attacks Arsenal’s owner – but keeps quiet on Venezuela

2 August 2017 14:12

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse, with thousands taking to the streets and the government locking up those who…

Venezuela’s crisis exposes the true depravity of the hard-Left

2 August 2017 13:27

Which British politician would be loopy enough to defend the Venezuelan regime as it guns down protesters and arrests opposition…

Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it

31 July 2017 19:03

If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To toil…

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

19 February 2017 9:00

Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest.…

Solidarity for Venezuela at Labour conference

28 September 2016 10:25

Recent reports on the situation in the socialist haven of Venezuela suggest that not everything is so tickety-boo. With five-hour…

Venezuela’s doomed love affair with socialism continues

7 September 2016 13:35

It’s hard to imagine now but just decades ago Venezuela was the richest country in South America. The late President…

Never mind Ukip’s immigration policy, Britain has an emigration problem

5 March 2015 10:50

Ukip has unveiled its new Aussie-style immigration policy, just a week after the latest bad immigration news for the government. The…