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5 Venezuelans Sentenced to 7 Years Prison for Murder of Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero

Romero was killed in Zulia state when two men on a motorcycle intercepted his vehicle and shot at him and his partner, Lucia Mar

After a trial that began in November before the Public Prosecutor in Caracas, five citizens have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the murder of Yukpa leader Sabino Romero on March 3, 2013. 

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Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

 The move is part of a government “shake-up” – termed “the revolution within the Revolution” – announced last month

In an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza.

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As Border Restriction Continues, Venezuelan Officials Cite Positive Results

In the largest cases observed so far, the Fanb detained boats containing 5,500 liters of fuel and 5.2 tons of meat along the Lim

A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales.

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Venezuelan Steel Plant Sidor Renews Operation

Minister of Industry José David Cabello conducted a tour of the plant with workers (El Universal)

Following the announcement of a collective workers’ contract signed at the end of last week, the Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana will reopen for normal operation, several officials confirmed this afternoon.

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Venezuelan Government Reveals “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Incoming Palestinian Children

The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child survivors of the

The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault of the Gaza strip will be housed.

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Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Since Maduro created the first regional Presidential Council of Communal Governance in mid-July, a series of meetings involving

Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities.

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Venezuelan Opposition Maintains Unity Despite Internal Differences

Following closed door meetings earlier this week, MUD parties have announced their intention to maintain the unity of the coalit

The opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition has agreed to remain united and adopt common strategic priorities in the coming period. The development occurs as a hard-line faction of the opposition launches a new initiative which does not include several major MUD parties.

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Venezuela's Tripoliven Admits to Importing Phosphate from Occupied Western Sahara

SADR refugee camps in the east of Western Sahara (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis.com)

A company partly owned by the Venezuelan government is importing phosphate from the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, despite state policy to stamp out the practice.

 

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Venezuela Calls for Reconstruction of Gaza

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he will convene a meeting of Arab leaders to coordinate reconstruction efforts for the war-torn Gaza Strip.

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Amid Confusion over Announced Sidor Collective Contract Agreement, Workers Continue Protests

While Sidor Workers’ Union Secretary José Meléndez (top) announced the completion of a new collective workers’ contract, o

While representatives from both the Venezuelan government and the workers’ union at the state-owned Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana announced that each side had agreed to terms for a new collective workers’ contract early Thursday morning, other union members contested that the negotiations left out key leaders, and convoked protests later in the day.

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In Effort against Contraband, Venezuelan Officials Implement Night-Closing of Colombia Border

According to figures from the Venezuelan state, smuggled goods across the 2,200 km border between the two countries include up t

In an attempt to combat rising border smuggling and contraband sales, Venezuelan officials have decided to close the border between Venezuela and Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., a measure announced earlier this week.

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14 Arrested and Two Injured in Confrontations between Sidor Workers and Venezuelan National Guard

The protests focused on continued delays in the negotiation of a collective workers’ contract with the national government (@C

Clashes between protesting workers at the state-owned steel plant Sidor and the Venezuelan National Guard on Monday in the southeastern city of Guyana ended with at least 14 arrests and two injuries, according to multiple sources.

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$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

The barrio of Petare, Caracas. The Venezuelan government has announced an investment of 7.3 billion bolivars ($US 1.2 billion) i

The Venezuelan government has announced an investment of 7.3 billion bolivars ($US 1.2 billion) in programs to renovate and beautify the country’s poorer urban and rural communities.

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First Bolivarian Workers’ Congress Begins in Venezuela

“We need to build a new economic model in the country, where the working class is protagonist,” said Maduro. (prensa Miraflo

The First Congress of Workers, which officially starts today, will debate plans and proposals for the economic development of the country, with the presence of rural workers, industrial workers, and civil servants, among others.

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Venezuela to Take in Palestinian Child Refugees “As Soon As Possible”, Gaza Aid Ready

Elias Jaua visiting Palestinian victims of Israel's assault on Gaza while in Egypt (Photo: Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minis

Venezuela is working on the legal mechanisms to be able to bring in Palestinian child refugees “as soon as possible”, while Egyptian authorities are to facilitate the delivery of Venezuelan aid to the besieged Gaza strip.

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