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Latin America Programs

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), along with our partners and allies, are making a lot of progress in Uruguay fighting the Cuban regime’s human trafficking and forced labor schemes. We have been advocating for and taking legal action… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) commemorates the 9th anniversary of the killing of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, VOC calls for the immediate release of the leaders of the San Isidro Movement, who… Read More

This Captive Nations Week, America’s lawmakers and the American people need to speak up on behalf of the many persons who continue to be victims of communist regimes around the globe. Today, five communist countries, China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea,… Read More

I came to the United States about a decade ago from Cuba, where I was a pro-democracy student activist. The work I did there was mild by American standards; with a few of my friends, I organized small gatherings and… Read More

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) urges the Biden administration to stand by the Cuban people and lead the international community to target communist officials with sanctions and protect the demonstrators. This weekend, after more than… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is conducting a photography contest for professional and amateur photographers in an effort to remember “the Venezuela that used to be.”  The contest is open from now until July 31 to Venezuelan nationals or foreigners with more than 20 years… Read More

Background Since the election of Hugo Chávez in 1999 and the subsequent Nicolas Maduro regime, Venezuela’s conversion to a “Bolivarian Socialist Republic” has devolved into a populist authoritarianism that has destroyed the country’s institutions, economy, industries, and created a major… Read More

Más de un cuarto de los estadounidenses (26%) apoyan la “eliminación gradual del sistema capitalista a favor de un sistema más socialista” Treinta por ciento de los estadounidenses más jóvenes (generación Z) tienen una opinión favorable del marxismo Más de… Read More

DR. CARISSA F. ETIENNE PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PAHO) 525 23RD STREET, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20037 Dear Director Etienne, The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), in association with Cuba Archive and Global Liberty Alliance, advocate for the thousands who… Read More

On March 20, the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold an election for its next secretary general. The incumbent, Uruguayan Luis Almagro, has rejuvenated the once-fading institution and is among the boldest pro-democracy voices in the Americas. Unsurprisingly, Venezuela is quietly… Read More