Monday, December 6, 2021
This appeal if for the freedom of Rodney Álvarez, sentenced to 15 years in prison in Venezuela for the alleged shooting of another trade unionist. His wife was killed in a traffic accident and his brother in another work dispute.
Miradas Diversas is the International Festival of Cinema about Human Rights, being held in Caracas, Venezuela, from 2-12 December 2021. Entries include Lat Libertad no Tiene Fronteras, a documentary short by LAB partner Ojos Ilegales
Venezuelans have established small businesses in Buenos Aires. Image: Tricolor
They fled economic instability in Venezuela. Settled and initially made welcome in Argentina, the mounting economic crisis there is making their lives harder once more.
A massive fine levied on independent news outlet El Nacional threatens to further curtail press freedoms, while the government seems intent on preventing independent reporting of Covid infections and deaths
Emily Gregg reviews a video film which brings together journalists trying to report on the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the repression they have experienced in trying to tell the truth.
A short video by OjosIlegales, Venezuela, shows the cult of Queen María Lionza, growing in popularity in Venezuela, which unified indigenous, black African and white European peoples in defence of nature, love, peace and harmony
A film of ambitious scope which informs the viewer on the last three years in Venezuelan politics, while also painting an intimate and heartbreaking picture of the destruction wrought upon the lives of ordinary people.

Once Upon A Time in Venezuela

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For seven years, Rodríguez Ríos followed the residents of the once close-knit village of Congo Mirador, inches away from drowning in murky water, chronicling their desperate attempts to save the community.

Visibility for pueblo Pumé

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This video essay from LAB partner Ojos Ilegales Red, Venezuela, tells the story of Leonardo Milian Ruiz, a member of the Pumé community. Milian left his territory Boca Tronador, on Riecito in Apure State, near the the Venezuelan border with Colombia, after cattle ranchers continually invaded their territory.
The list of foreign policy challenges facing President-elect Biden when he enters the Oval Office in January 2021 will be both manifold and complex. J.D.Fuller reports.

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