2018 was one roller-coaster of a year here in Venezuela! Presidential elections, hyperinflation, asphyxiating US-led sanctions, and now more municipal elections – we at VA have been more than a little busy.
This year has also been huge for Venezuelanalysis. In addition to running rolling coverage of two electoral cycles and hosting our second international solidarity delegation, we have expanded our team, incorporating two new staff writers and a social media editor.
The truth of the matter is that none of this would be possible without your support. VA is the only independent Venezuela-based English language media outlet, and we depend 100% on contributions from readers like you.
Lucas Koerner interviews a voter during VA’s rolling coverage of the May 20, 2018, presidential elections.
We live in an incredibly dangerous moment in which the Bolivarian Revolution faces some of the gravest threats to its survival it has ever come up against. Following the victories of ultra-right Iván Duque and Jair Bolsonaro in neighboring Colombia and Brazil and the ascendance of John Bolton & his neocon ilk in the Trump administration, imperialist aggression against Venezuela is likely to further escalate, with disastrous consequences.
In this context, it has never been more pressing to counter the corporate mainstream media’s anti-Venezuela narrative, which shamelessly seeks to justify Washington’s illegal and indefensible regime change agenda. VA is one of the few outlets fighting to break the MSM blockade and give an alternative vision of Venezuela based on the facts on the ground.
We are firmly convinced that the best antidote to corporate-state propaganda is a balanced narrative centered on the voices of the Bolivarian grassroots, whose perspectives we bring to you each and every week.
VA’s second solidarity delegation, which took place in May 2018, during a visit to the Center for African Studies in Caracas
This holiday season, we ask for your help in continuing this vital work. VA needs US $10,000 in order to continue our operations in 2019. We urge you to contribute whatever you can afford to support grassroots independent journalism in Venezuela. For those of you who make regular use of our website but don’t yet contribute, we encourage you to become a monthly subscriber. Ten, twenty, thirty dollars per month goes a long way in keeping our modest operation up and running. No donation is too small!
Your support is absolutely critical for VA to continue expanding. Next year, we plan to host another international delegation, expand our multimedia operations, as well as launch a new project contracting Venezuelan columnists whose perspectives we will translate for you monthly. Thank you for your solidarity!
Lucas, Cira, Paul, Ricardo, Jeanette, Katrina, and Greg for the VA team
Check out VA's mini-documentary on our very first international solidarity delegation.
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