Yesterday Venezuelan Air and Maritime Transport Minister, Herbet Garcia Plaza, announced the government had reached an agreement with representatives of leading international airlines to regulate the cost of air travel to and from the country.
Yesterday, Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz announced the order for the arrest of Pedro Burelli, Ricardo Koesling and Diego Arria. They are all linked to the alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro which was detailed in a series of emails seized by Venezuelan intelligence services and released by the government during the final week of May.
On Wednesday, Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announced its decision to honor Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado with the 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Meanwhile in a Miami county, a teachers’ union has organized students to collect riot materials to aid anti-government protestors in Venezuela.
The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is preparing to elect delegates to its Third National Congress, the first to be held since the party’s leader and founder Hugo Chavez died last March.
A total of 13 workshops about Venezuela were held during the tenth annual Left Forum, an event in which progressive movements from across the US met between May 30 and June 1 in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Several figures within the hard-line faction of the Venezuelan opposition are facing charges of conspiracy and instigation of violence in relation to their activities during the opposition’s recent unrest movement.
Today, the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) met in Paraguay. There general secretary José Miguel Insulza referred to the peace talks between opposing parties in Venezuela, which have come to a standstill in recent weeks.
El Salvador was confirmed this morning as an official member of Petrocaribe, an alliance forged by late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez with many Caribbean states to promote economic and social integration by trading oil at preferential prices.
On Wednesday, Venezuelan authorities publicized correspondences between opposition leaders and U.S. diplomats which, they say, constitute a plan to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro and overthrow his administration.
Today Venezuela’s Minister of Sea and Air Transportation, Herbert García Plaza; Minister of Tourism, Andrés Izarro and President of the National Center for External Commerce, Alejandro Fleming, signed an agreement with representatives of six airlines.
The Venezuelan government and commune movement are taking steps to move towards the creation of what is referred to as a “communal state”, which involves community organisations assuming collective control of local production and decision making.