Price-fixing and policy failure: Other factors in Venezuela’s crisis

Letter to the editor While I strongly agree with the tone and conclusions of Jesse Jackson’s article on the current economic and political crisis in Venezuela, I think he leaves out a lot of information – information that will be of interest to readers of People’s World. Jackson correctly points out that Venezuela depends on…

Belize – Between Guatemala and Cuba

Margarito Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister of Belize, in June 2016 at the 7th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, Cuba, tells the Cuban President that Belize is very grateful for all the support his country has received when “it has most needed it.” (Granma) By Evan X Hyde Belize’s education system appears…

Venezuelan journalist William Serafino links the attacks against the Maduro government to ExxonMobil oil interests. Zamora Plan

  It’s April 18. The political climate is defined by a highly confrontational and warmongering tone of the Venezuelan opposition the day before a national sit-in (plantón) where, once again, violent acts were to be expected: destruction and confrontation with law enforcement. President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech in the evening from Miraflores Presidential Palace….

A note on Belt and Road

According to an article posted on Qiushi (, the Organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, “China’s new commercial strategy will allow Latin America and the Caribbean to join this drive of ‘opening up, inclusiveness and mutual benefits.’ ”

“Africa is also expected to benefit considerably from China’s pledged resources in the coming years,” the article stated and “other benefits are China’s supported financing of anti-poverty and improved health care projects.”