Caracas, December 5, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—As the end of the year approaches following the culmination of our anniversary month, Orinoco Tribune would like to reiterate its deep gratitude to all our readers and followers for their support in recent years. We also find it necessary to reiterate our dependence on their support to continue our operations and to be able to advance projects we are hoping to launch in the coming months.
Throughout November, our anniversary month, although we had hoped and still aspire to achieve an increase in our monthly donations of $200 dollars, our monthly donations only increased about two dollars. We only received two single modestly large (one time) donations.
Orinoco Tribune relies heavily on volunteer work, and our editor and founder, Jesús Rodriguez-Espinoza, depends solely on donations to survive in a country under attack with an economy still heavily impeded by the imperialists’ criminal blockade.
It is important for us to reiterate that Orinoco Tribune does not receive a single penny from the Venezuelan government or from any companies or large NGOs; despite this, we carry out work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It is critical that, in order for OT to continue to preserve the difference we know we are making in the field of independent and revolutionary communication, we achieve our goal of an additional $200 per month through the gateway we opened with the Alliance for Global Justice or through Patreon. Because of its eligibility for tax deductions in the United States among many other benefits, The Alliance for Global Justice is our preffered option for contributions, monthly or one time.
We would also like to add that we have a wishlist on Amazon with some necessary equipment that remains out of our budget due to how meager the surplus that remains from our monthly income after paying our operating expenses is.
Jesús is a member of the elderly population and does not have a private health insurance, and healthcare conditions in Venezuela have been highly disrupted by European and US sanctions. Unfortunately, he cannot pay for basic medical exams and checkups, nor can he afford dental care and other essentials, as the income he receives is barely enough to survive.
Situations like these jeopardize the stability of our service and pressure Jesús to seek alternatives that would distance him from Orinoco Tribune.
We invite all of our readers and followers to continue their enthusiastic and generous support and invite other readers not to take for granted the ability for us to preserve our ad-free services.
We hope to reach our fifth anniversary with more independent and anti-imperialist content to offer you. This will require not only your financial support, but also your contribution to the volunteer work options accessible in our About Us section. One of our most important projects on this front is to form a social media team that will help us increase our reach, which is often obstructed by the imperialist social media corporations’ censorship via algorithms and direct removal of anti-imperialist content.
Thank you again for being there for us and recognizing the enormous effort we make to provide information about Venezuela and Latin America that would otherwise be impossible to access.
Orinoco Tribune special by staff
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