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Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections

The new ministers from left to right; Desiree Santos, Gladys Requena and Pedro Infante (Albaciudad)

Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designated new ministers in the areas of communication, women and gender equality and sport, in order to free-up three acting members of his cabinet to stand as potential candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections.

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Maduro to "Remove Criminals" from State Housing after Deadly Shootout

Maduro stated that those found to be involved in illegal activities would be removed from the state housing complexes, after 9 m

The Venezuelan head of state responded to a shoot-out at a government housing complex on Sunday by confirming that all “criminals” would be removed from government provided houses. The incident was described as a “massacre” by the national press, and led to the deaths of 9 people.

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UPDATED: General Motors Workers March on National Assembly, Protest "Political" Firing of 466

The workers are demanding the enforcement of labor regulations in the wake of mass firings at General Motors (Ultimas Noticias)

On April 20, 466 of 3,300 workers at GMV's assembly plant in Carabobo state were unceremoniously dismissed via telephone, in clear violation of Venezuela's Organic Law of Work and Workers (LOTTT), which explicitly prohibits mass firings.

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Venezuela Kicks off Vaccination Campaign

A Venezuelan baby is vaccinated against one of 14 illnesses. (Photo: AVN)

Medical workers will carry out house to house visits in the poorest communities and indigenous areas with difficult access.

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Maduro Welcomes Improved Relations with Madrid as Spanish Ambassador Plans Return

Tensions have been running high between Caracas and Madrid (RNV)

"With all probability, the ambassador to Venezuela will return to Caracas in the following hours," confirmed Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Garcia. 

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Indicted Caracas Mayor Transferred to House Arrest Due to Health Complications

The Mayor was arrested on February 19th for his alleged links to illegal subversive groups (Credit: teleSUR)

Antonio Ledezma, the Caracas Metropolitan Mayor arrested in February and since charged with sedition, will be transferred to his private residence later this week where he will await trial under house arrest.

 

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New Program Unveiled to Combat Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

The new system is designed to guarantee medicines for those who need them (UltimasNoticias)

Venezuelan health minister, Henry Ventura, has announced a new program to improve consumer access to medicines through the coordinated participation of over 7,000 pharmacies nationwide.

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Venezuela Calls for Third World Alliance

Venezuelan vice president Jorge Arreaza told the Asia-Africa Summit that the third world needs to unite. (Photo: Reuters)

Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.

Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.

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Tensions Rise as Spain Recalls Ambassador to Venezuela

The Spanish government under Prime Minister Rajoy has been racked by high-profile corruption cases which along with its harsh au

Caracas, April 23, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez criticized Spain yesterday, accusing the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy of having "crossed the line" in failing to show respect for the Bolivarian nation.

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International Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Minister of Transport

Former minister of Air and Marine Transport, Herbert Garcia Plaza. (VTV)

On Tuesday, a Caracas journalist released information that a former Venezuelan transport minister has been indicted for embezzlement, for the illegal “purchase” of three public ferries.

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PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women

(UBCH, Roberto Martinez, Caricuao, Caracas)

The successful nominees will take part in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s (PSUV) internal elections on June 28th, when party members will vote on a final list of candidates.

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US Threatens to Cut Aid to El Salvador for Backing Venezuela

FMLN Secretary General Medardo Gonzalez defended the government's decision to stand in solidarity with Venezuela. (Photo: E

The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for having supported Venezuela's campaign seeking the repeal of sanctions against the country.

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Venezuela Secures $5 Billion Loan from China to Finance Development

The loan will be repaid through increasing Venezuelan oil exports to China (Agencies)

Venezuela has obtained a further $5 billion loan from China to finance new development projects, announced President Nicolas Maduro yesterday.

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Activists Launch Global Solidarity Campaign with Venezuela

Activists across the globe rallied in solidarity with Venezuela in the face of US aggression. (Credit: Sao Paulo Forum)

Activists and social movements around the globe took to the streets this Sunday in solidarity with the Venezuelan government.  

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Venezuela Tops Latin America in Military Spending Cuts, Slashes Arms Budget by 34%

While Venezuela makes significant cuts in arms spending, the US continues to maintain the largest military budget worldwide, amo

According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Venezuela reduced its military budget by 34 percent in 2014, leading the region in arms spending cuts.

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