• Venezuela reports 230 new infections of COVID-19

    The Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, informed the country this Wednesday that in the last 24 hours a total of 230 new COVID-19 infections have been detected, of which 201 are of community transmission and 29 of international origin, for a total registry of 6,062 people infected in Venezuela.

    Through a telephone contact to Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Vice-president Rodríguez explained that of the 201 cases of community transmission, 156 were detected in Zulia state, 22 in the Capital District, 11 in Bolívar, 7 in Miranda, 3 in Aragua, 1 in Lara and 1 in Mérida.


  • 2nd July, national strike of former public and private health heroes.

    USB ItaliaUSB demonstration in front of Parliament in Rome

    The Covid-19 pandemic that exterminated more than 32,000 citizens in Italy and during which 29,000 health workers were infected, has confirmed some things that USB has been saying for some time and that should form the basis for the construction of a new National Health System.

    First of all, that Health and Welfare must be public and universal, because the health and well-being of all are inalienable rights.


  • Venezuela registers 302 new COVID-19 cases

    Venezuela registered 302 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours for a total of 5,832 patients, reported Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez during a meeting of Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

    The Venezuelan vice-president explained that 175 out of these new cases are due to community transmission and are located in Zulia (99), Capital District (25), Táchira (15), Sucre (11), Mérida (7), Miranda (6), Lara (5), Bolívar (5), La Guaira (1) and Aragua (1) states.


  • Covid-19: information on the situation in Central Africa

    The Labour Institute of Central Africa (ITAC) has just published a report on the situation of workers in this region of the world in the face of the pandemic and its management by governments and employers. The countries concerned are Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and Chad.


  • UFCW: Congress Must Put Workers First

    UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

    “America’s 16 million retail workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic from day one, helping ensure that our country’s families have the food and supplies they need. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our economy and driving many retailers out of business, we must not forget these brave workers who have kept our communities running during the crisis.


  • Venezuela registers 233 new COVID-19 cases

    In the last 24 hours Venezuela registered 233 new COVID-19 cases for a total number of 5,530 cases, informed Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez, who explained that out of these new cases, 91 are due to community transmission and 142 are imported cases, including 138 from Colombia and 2 from Brazil.


  • Venezuela registers 198 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

    In the last 24 hours, Venezuela registered 198 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 4,563 cases, reported Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez during a COVID-19 briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.


  • Venezuela registers this Wednesday 179 new cases of COVID-19

    The Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported this Wednesday that 179 cases of COVID-19 infections were detected, of which 24 are of community origin and 155 imported, registering a total figure of 4,365, while the number of deaths was raised to 38, after confirming three deaths.


  • Venezuela detects 56 community cases and 81 imported cases of COVID-19

    A total of 56 cases of community transmission and 81 imported of COVID-19 were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, to bring the total number of infections to 4,185 people.

    The information was released this Tuesday by the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, during a contact with the Presidential Commission for the Prevention of COVID-19, in which he specified that, of the imported cases, 66 come from Colombia, 1 from Brazil, 8 from Peru and 6 from Ecuador.


  • 159 new positive cases of COVID-19 detected by community transmission in the country

    In the last 24 hours, 236 positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Venezuela, of which 159 correspond to community transmission, 72 are imported and 5 by international contact, reported the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

    During a productive work day carried out in Fuerte Tiuna, he explained that of the 159 community cases, 67% (132) correspond to the Las Pulgas Market in Maracaibo, Zulia state, a source of contagion that has caused 8 deaths to date.


  • While some employers roll back “hero pay,” new UFCW agreement with Cargill makes it permanent

    The UFCW negotiated a $2 per hour temporary raise for Cargill workers from March 23 to May 5 as part of our effort to increase pay and other benefits for frontline workers during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the new contract makes the $2/hour increase permanent through the rest of the 5-year agreement. In addition to the permanent $2 per hour raise, the workers will also receive a $6 per hour temporary raise in response to the ongoing health crisis through August 31, 2020, and short term disability benefits will be significantly strengthened.


  • Venezuela rejects statement of governments cartelized by Washington

    Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza rejected the meddling statement issued on Tuesday, June 16, by “governments submissively cartelized by Washington to attack Venezuela” regarding recent political and institutional events in the Bolivarian country.

    Referring to the statement issued by the so-called Lima Group, published by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arreaza affirmed on his Twitter account @jaarreaza that these governments express their deep ignorance about Venezuelan constitutional law and try to divert attention away from their catastrophic handling of COVID-19.


  • Venezuela registers 74 new COVID-19 cases

    COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,978 after 74 new cases were detected: 4 cases due to community transmission and 70 imported cases (50 from Colombia, 9 from Brazil, and 11 cases due to contact with international travelers), informed Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez.

    At a briefing on coronavirus, he reported 1 death for a total of 25 nationwide.


  • Venezuela registers 25 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

    In the last 24 hours, Venezuela registered 25 new COVID-19 cases, 6 out of which are due to community transmission and 19 are imported cases, informed Saturday, June 13, President Nicolás Maduro at a meeting with the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The new cases due to community transmission are located in the Capital District (2), and the states of Amazonas (1), Falcón (1), Mérida (1), and Zulia (1).


  • COVID-19 cases rise to 2,879 in Venezuela

    Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez informed Friday, June 12, that Venezuela’s health authorities detected 65 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,879 cases in the country.

    At a briefing, Rodríguez explained that out of these new cases, 6 are due to community transmissions located in the Capital District (2), and the states of Trujillo (2) and Miranda (2).


  • Organizing the unemployed, then and now

    Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one-third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25 percent. The lives of working people were devastated.

    The federal government’s New Deal led to political and social reforms. Now the U.S. government once more has a big economic crisis on its hands, this one associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s providing mostly financial relief, with a lot going to big economic players.


  • Now it is for the Supreme Court to turn on the country’s Working Class

    The Supreme Court of India today handed down an order which in effect leaves no one responsible for the lives and livelihood of all working people in the country. In 28 pages of verbiage not located in constitutional rights, fact or the procedure of law, the Supreme Court accepted that employers cannot be held responsible for wages of workers during the lockdown.


  • COVID-19 cases rise to 2,814 in Venezuela

    COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,814 after authorities registered 40 new imported cases from Brazil and Colombia and 36 community transmissions, informed President Nicolás Maduro ar a briefing.

    “Today we have to report 40 new imported cases from Brazil and Colombia, and we have 36 community transmissions. I want to draw your attention here. Out of these 36 cases, 34 are from the hotspot of Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo,” explained the Venezuelan president.


  • Saint Kitts and Nevis before ALBA-TCP: In difficult times we have the Caribbean Republics

    “In difficult times, in times of crisis we have the Caribbean Republics, we have genuine friends like our those from the Republic of Cuba and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”.

    This was expressed by the representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lionel Sydney Osborne, who added that is working to recover the economy, which has been affected by the pandemic.


  • Ignacio Ramonet from ALBA TCP conference: Southern countries must unite to demand an end to sanctions

    As a special guest, the Spanish journalist and historian Ignacio Ramonet, specified that in the face of the post-pandemic economic challenges imposed by COVID-19, it is necessary for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to re-promote the food sovereignty project and strengthen alliances in terms of health services.

    This during the telematic ALBA-TCP conference on post-pandemic economy held this Wednesday.


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