A War Without Bombs: The Social, Political and Economic Impact of Sanctions Against Venezuela is an engaging book on the impact of the coercive measures against the Caribbean nation that includes infographics, in-depth research, interviews with economists and experts, and a section that documents how the Venezuelan pueblo continues to build an alternative, socialist society in a country under siege.
Come meet some of the VA staff and purchase a limited edition print version of A War Without Bombs.
Andreína Chávez Alava
Andreína Chávez Alava was born in Maracaibo and studied journalism at the University of Zulia, graduating in 2012. She immediately started working as a writer and producer at a local radio station while also taking part in local and international solidarity struggles. In 2014 she joined TeleSUR, where in six years she rose through the ranks to become editor-in-chief, overseeing news, analysis and multimedia content. Currently based in Caracas, she joined Venezuelanalysis in March 2021 as a writer and social media manager and is a member of Venezuelan artist collective Utopix. Her main interests are popular and feminist struggles.
Cira Pascual Marquina
Cira Pascual Marquina is a Political Science professor at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela in Caracas and a teacher and organizer at the Pluriversidad Patria Grande, El Panal Commune’s educational initiative. She is also co‐producer and co‐host (with Chris Gilbert) of the Marxist education program Escuela de Cuadros. Pascual Marquina, a member of the International Communal Democracy Network, is co-author of Venezuela, the Present as Struggle: Voices from the Bolivarian Revolution (Monthly Review Press) and co‐compiler of two books: Para qué sirve El Capital: un balance contemporáneo de la obra principal de Karl Marx and ¿Por qué socialismo? Reactivando un debate (both Editorial Trinchera).
José Luis Granados Ceja
José Luis Granados Ceja was born in Mexico City and spent his life migrating throughout the Americas, having lived in the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Ecuador. It was his experience as a migrant that led to his development of class consciousness at a young age. In 2005 he would travel to Venezuela to participate in the World Festival of Youth and Students, an experience that would change him forever and instill in him a passion for resisting imperialism and defending popular power. In 2018, he realized his dream of returning to Mexico as writer and photojournalist to produce stories about the people of Latin America. He is a Staff Writer with Venezuelanalysis, covering regional and international issues, and writes a monthly opinion column for the Mexico Solidarity Project. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.