Entrevista a Arnold August realizada por Nino Pagliccia
El Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), partido en el gobierno de este país, obtuvo recientemente una rotunda victoria electoral en las elecciones regionales. Las elecciones fueron convocadas por el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), a solicitud de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente (ANC). Poco después, la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), grupo de oposición, parecía desarticularse. Enrique Capriles del partido Primero Justicia, por ejemplo, renunció a la coalición de la MUD, cuestionando a Henry Ramos Allup de Acción Democrática (AD), partido que a su vez expulsó a los cuatro Gobernadores de la AD que se atrevieron a juramentarse ante la ANC, aceptando así los resultados electorales.
This is an audio recording of the presentation by Nino Pagliccia who attended the solidarity meeting "Todos Somos Venezuela – Dialogo Mundial por la Paz, la Soberania y la Democracia Bolivariana" on September 16-19, 2017 in Caracas, Venezuela.
A principle remains unchanged: the Revolution will not leave anyone homeless and measures are already taken so that no Cuban family is left to their fate.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Let us face recovery with the example of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who with his permanent faith in victory and strong will has taught us that there are no impossible tasks.
Palabras de nuestro colaborador Arnold August tras recibir la Medalla de Amistad concedida por el Consejo de Estado a propuesta del ICAP. La Habana, 4 de julio de 2017
Muchas gracias, Fernando, por sus amables palabras. Muchas gracias Gerardo por hacerme entrega de esta Medalla. Me siento honrado de estar hoy aquí en presencia de ustedes dos, por dos razones en particular.
The 8th biennial convention of the Canadian Network on Cuba was held in Toronto, Canada, on June 3-4, 2017. I was asked to speak on the panel titled Building Solidarity with Cuba in Canada with distinguished panelists Don Foreman of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), and Yamil Martinez of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).
This is what I said. The title is taken from a statement by Fidel Castro.
"The seeds of solidarity planted for many years are growing everywhere."
In the context of a meeting of delegates of the international Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity in Caracas, August refers to one of the speakers, the Venezuelan deputy at the National Assembly, Hector Rodríguez, who is the leader of the minority pro-Chavismo group, fact that puts him effectively on the opposition – at least in a conventional sense.
Latin America may not have the military clout, but it has three major assets needed to challenge the United States: political will, economic resources, and a key strategic position as the U.S. “backyard”.
The main focus of world politics is still on U.S. president Donald Trump and it will continue to be for a while in part due to his outspoken (at times unpredictable) personality, but mostly because he does happen to have his finger on the nuclear, financial and political trigger of the Empire. That finger may well set off what have already been called “Trumpquakes”. 
The Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity expresses its solidarity with the people and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in these moments when the sponsors of the media war and terrorism against Venezuela, Cuba and the ALBA countries have been renewed and intensified their interventionist intentions by trying to destabilize them as part of the imperial policy of "regime change" in countries considered hostile to the diplomacy of war coming from Washington.