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Leading Opposition Figures Publicly Call for Regime Change and “National Transition Agreement”

The signatories of the call for "National Transition Agreement" include Maria Corina Machado, Leopoldo Lopez and Anton

Three leading figures of the Venezuelan opposition have released a statement amounting to a demand for regime change and the establishment of a transitional government in the country.

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Venezuela Announces New Currency Exchange Mechanism Based on “Supply and Demand”

The measure officially comes into effect this Wednesday (Aporrea).

The Venezuelan Central Bank has announced the creation of a new currency exchange entity known as SIMADI, which will allow dollars to be sold and purchased legally according to “market rates”. The new mechanism will operate alongside SICAD I and SICAD II, which will continue to sell dollars at an exchange rate set by the government. 

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German Embassy Releases “Alarming” Declaration to Residents in Venezuela

(German Embassy in Caracas)

The statement advises German residents to take a number of “precautions in the face of the crisis” in the country, including having enough food and water supplies to last 2 weeks. 

 

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The Non-Aligned Movement, UNASUR, and CELAC Stand with Venezuela Against Latest US Sanctions

Presidents meeting at the Non-Aligned Summit in 2012. The 17th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement is to be held in Caracas in 20

At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a special commission representing the two largest unions of Latin American nations convened yesterday in Uruguay to analyze the latest sanctions imposed by the United States government against Venezuela.

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Molotov Attack on Public TV Station in Venezuela

Workers of the state television channel Vive assess the damage outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Zulia state, Venezuel

At 3 AM yesterday morning, two unidentified individuals armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the Western headquarters of the state television station Vive TV, in Venezuela.

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​Retired General Calls on Venezuelans to Form Local Resistance Units: “Get Ready to Use your Firearms”

General Vivas told Venezuelans to prepare for a “war to the death” (Photo - screen shot)

Retired Venezuelan military General, Angel Vivas, has released a string of videos on Youtube calling on Venezuelans to form “local resistance units” against the government and to prepare themselves for a war “to the death”.

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New Anti-Poverty Mission, "Households of the Nation," Gets Underway in Venezuela

The new mission, which began to be implemented on Saturday, is aimed at reducing the country's already low levels of extrem

The stated aim of the new mission is to tackle extreme poverty and ensure the "total protection" of the Venezuelan family, from birth and child-rearing through to elderly care. 

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Venezuela Calls US Interference a 'Threat to Peace'

A massive mural of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seen on the wall of a new housing building built by the Venezuelan g

The Venezuelan government “categorically rejected” on Sunday the mention of Venezuela in the U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 National Security Strategy document, released by the White House Friday.

 

 

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Set to Travel to Greece, Maduro Vows Support for Syriza

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will meet with representatives of the Syriza government in Athens (AVN)

The Venezuelan government has announced that its Foreign Relations Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will soon travel to Greece to meet with the recently elected leftist Syriza government and agree to a series of bilateral cooperation agreements between the two countries. 

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Venezuelans Commemorate Rebellious 4F: “It wasn’t a coup, it was an insurrection”

Pedro Cubillon, Coronel and founder of MBR-200, third from left (Rachael Boothroyd - Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands of Venezuelans swelled the streets of downtown Caracas this Wednesday to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the attempted overthrow of the Carlos Andrés Pérez government by progressive sectors of the military on February 4th 1992. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Latest Wave of Sanctions, UNASUR Follows Suit

UNASUR General Secretary, Ernesto Samper, with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro (VTV).

The President of the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Gladys Gutiérrez, announced today that the highest judicial body in the country will issue a sentence rejecting the latest round of sanctions imposed by the U.S. government on Venezuela. UNASUR General Secretary, Ernesto Samper, also dencounced the sanctions as part of a "destabilization" effort against the Venezuelan government. 

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Managers at Pharmaceutical Chain Arrested for Irregularities, Rightwing Cries Persecution

(Entornointeligente)

Several managers at the Venezuelan pharmaceutical chain, “Farmatodo,” have been questioned due to what authorities have described as a number of irregularities taking place at the business. 

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US Slaps Venezuelans with New Sanctions

(Reuters)

The United States officially imposed new sanctions on Venezuela Monday, amid accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that Washington is trying to destabilize his country.

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Sabino Romero's Widow Testifies Amidst Threats

Sabino's widow, Lucia Martinez de Romero, testified at court today (Aporrea)

Caracas, February 2nd 2015 (Venezuelanalysis) Dozens of activists gathered outside the Ministry of Justice in the capital today in solidarity with Lucia Martinez de Romero, the widow of assassinated indigenous Yukpa leader Sabino Romero. Lucia testified in the trial of Angel Antonio Romero Bracho, (aka “Manguera”) accused of murdering the indigenous chief or "cacique".

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US Further Isolated as CELAC Rejects Regional Intervention

(TeleSUR)

The 33 member states of CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) vehemently rejected North American intervention in the continent, and particularly the US-led blockade of Cuba, during the organisation's annual summit, held on January 28th and 29th in Costa Rica. 

 

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