News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Venezuelan Opposition Leaders in Foreign Lobbying, Government Clashes with UN Commissioner http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Several opposition figures, including former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, are currently engaged in networking and lobbying trips in the U.S. and Europe. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has clashed with a UN human rights official over the demand to release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979#comments Henrique Capriles leopoldo lopez Opposition Opposition United Nations Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:31:05 +0000 cory 10979 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Unveils 2015 Budget, Anticipates Drop in Oil Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, Venezuelan finance minister Rodolfo Marco Torres presented the outline of the 2015 government budget, which features heightened investment in pension programs, healthcare, and university expansion. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978#comments Bolivarian government Economy Economy PDVSA Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:25:37 +0000 ryan 10978 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UN Women’s Conference in Geneva Highlights Venezuela’s Efforts Toward Gender Equality http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, at the 59th United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, Switzerland, chairperson Nicole Ameline praised Venezuela’s efforts and success in increasing gender equality. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977#comments Gender and Sexuality international Law Social Movements United Nations Women Women's rights Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:16:41 +0000 ryan 10977 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Countries Meet in Havana to Coordinate Preventative Plan Against Ebola http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, member countries of the ALBA trade bloc met yesterday at a special summit in Havana, Cuba to discuss methods of preventing the spread of the ebola virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Venezuelan government has donated US$5 million to the United Nations to fight the spread of the virus. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974#comments ALBA Cuba-Venezuela relations International Medicine Raúl Castro Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:50 +0000 Zoe 10974 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Thousands of Venezuelan Youth March to Demand End to “Terrorism” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Saturday thousands of Venezuelan youth and government supporters participated in a march against terrorism and for peace.&nbsp; The youth march was organized in response to the assassination of 27-year old lawmaker and Chavista leader Robert Serra, who was murdered along with his partner Maria Herrera in their home earlier this month.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972#comments Opposition Participation Politics Robert Serra Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:27:57 +0000 ewan 10972 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Authorities Investigate 190 Companies for Currency Exchange Fraud in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan authorities are investigating 190 companies for suspected fraudulent use of preferential dollars granted for product imports. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971#comments Currency Economy foreign currency exchange Fraud Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:54:27 +0000 cory 10971 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All eight men who participated in the murder of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra have been identified, said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a press conference last night. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968#comments Alvaro Uribe Assassinations Colombia Law and Justice Opposition Paramilitaries Robert Serra Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:08:33 +0000 Zoe 10968 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela gained a non permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council earlier today. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967#comments International United Nations Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:53:24 +0000 ewan 10967 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Expanding Music Program for Expecting Mothers http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela is using its renown classical music program&nbsp;to help fetal development among expecting mothers as part of a new hospital project, according&nbsp;to&nbsp;media reports on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965#comments Culture El Sistema Healthcare maternity Music Social Programs Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:57:49 +0000 Zoe 10965 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Hands Over Land Titles to Indigenous Communities, Creates Institute to Protect Native Languages http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, in celebration of the nationally acclaimed Day of Indigenous Resistance, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro established a presidential council for indigenous peoples, handed over collective land titles to 14 original communities, lowered the threshold age for indigenous pensioners, and announced the creation of an institute to protect the country’s 44 native languages. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964#comments Bolivarian Project Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans indigenous languages Land Reform Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:59:32 +0000 cory 10964 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Calls for OPEC to Respond to Sliding Oil Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan foreign minister Rafael Ramirez alerted press Friday that his cabinet has “received instructions from the president to request an extraordinary OPEC meeting.” Ramirez was the head of state-owned petroleum corporation PDVSA until a September cabinet shakeup. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963#comments 2014 economy Citgo Economy oil Oil and Gas OPEC Rafael Ramírez Wall St. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:30:29 +0000 Zoe 10963 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Re-Elected Evo Morales Dedicates Victory to Hugo Chavez http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10962 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Sunday evening, as initial polls of Bolivia’s presidential election showed Evo Morales as the decisive victor with nearly 60% of votes, the South American leader dedicated his victory to the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10962" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10962#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Evo Morales Hugo Chavez legacy International Nicolás Maduro Pink tide Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:07:08 +0000 Zoe 10962 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Honoring Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela, the Struggle Continues http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10959 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro marked the day of indigenous resistance by handing over more titles to collective ownership of indigenous lands on Sunday.&nbsp; But the struggle for recognition, fertile land, and against illegal mining continues for Venezuela's indigenous communities.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10959" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10959#comments Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Indigenous struggle Land Reform Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:20:23 +0000 ewan 10959 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Rejects UN Body’s Opinion of Lopez Case http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10958 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government has responded to the statement released by a United Nations working group recommending the release of jailed opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10958" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10958#comments International Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Opposition United Nations Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:43:36 +0000 ewan 10958 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Two Arrested for Venezuelan Lawmaker Serra’s Murder http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10957 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two men have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of the murders of pro-government Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra and his assistant Maria Herrera. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10957" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10957#comments Law and Justice Robert Serra Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:37:23 +0000 ewan 10957 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UN Body Recommends Release of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10956 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A United Nations body has recommended that jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez be released, arguing that according to its sources, the hard-line politician’s detention on 18 February was “arbitrary”. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10956#comments Opposition Opposition United Nations Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:26:40 +0000 cory 10956 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Declares Victory over Transnational in Response to Exxon-Mobile Settlement Ruling http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10954 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Thursday, The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) stated that Venezuela's compensation payment to Exxon Mobile Corp for the 2007 nationalization of the oil company’s holdings in the country should only be 13% of the amount that the transnational company claimed that it was owed.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10954" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10954#comments Expropriations Exxon International Law and Justice Nationalization Oil and Gas Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:35:44 +0000 ewan 10954 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: New Legislation Ensures Access to Employment for Young People http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10952 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This past Tuesday evening, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, approved legislation aimed at ensuring access to employment for young people in Venezuela. The new legislation promises to create&nbsp;200,000 jobs&nbsp;for the country's youth, as well as to protect their labor and social security rights. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10952" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10952#comments Bolivarian project Bolivarian Project Employment Youth Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:53:50 +0000 cory 10952 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Founds New University of Health Sciences http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10951 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro signed a decree creating the Venezuelan University of Health Sciences yesterday in order to train thousands of students in different medical disciplines. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10951" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10951#comments Bolivarian Project Education Health Higher education Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:07:13 +0000 cory 10951 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Leader of Pro-Government Collective Dies, Four Others Killed in Police Standoff http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10950 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the early hours of Tuesday morning, an eight hour standoff took place in a Caracas building between the special investigative police body (CICPC) and a pro-government armed collective known as The Revolution’s Shield, of which five members were fatally shot. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10950" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10950#comments CICPC collectives Law Law and Justice Politics security Social movements Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:03:33 +0000 ryan 10950 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Uribe Banned by National Assembly as Venezuelans React to Legislator's Violent Death http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10949 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday the Venezuelan National Assembly swore in grassroots leader Juan Contreras to assume to vacant post of the late deputy Robert Serra, who was stabbed to death alongside his partner Maria Herrera in their Caracas home last Wednesday. Legislators also voted in favor of banning Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe from entering Venezuela, in response to president Nicolas Maduro’s accusation that Uribe is linked to the assassination of Serra. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10949" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10949#comments Assassinations Colombia Law and Justice Terrorism Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:12:18 +0000 cory 10949 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Third Satellite Earmarked for Regional Development http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10947 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Sunday, Venezuelan education and technology minister Manuel Fernandez signed a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation to build and launch the South American nation’s third satellite into space. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10947" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10947#comments Bolivarian Project China Environment Nicolás Maduro satellite Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:31:38 +0000 Zoe 10947 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Philosophical Summit of the Poor Draws Hundreds of Participants in Caracas, Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10946 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday.&nbsp; Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10946" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10946#comments Culture Culture Participation Participatory Democracy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:45:52 +0000 ewan 10946 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10944 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The murder of Robert Serra, a young legislator of the PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), who was killed in his home along with his companion Maria Herrera late Wednesday night, is tied to a right-wing terrorist plot, government officials stated yesterday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10944" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10944#comments Assassinations Bolivarian Project Law and Justice Terrorism Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:28:16 +0000 ewan 10944 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Socialist Party Legislator Robert Serra Assassinated http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10940 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Serra (27), a legislator of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and the National Assembly’s youngest parliamentarian, was found dead in his Caracas home yesterday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10940" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10940#comments Assassinations Bolivarian Project Law and Justice PSUV Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:44:44 +0000 ewan 10940 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Revolutionary Students Demonstrate Against Venezuela’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10939 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10939" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10939#comments Abortion Gender and Sexuality Law and Justice Social Movements Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:14:49 +0000 ewan 10939 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Fired Political Cartoonist Claims Censorship in Venezuela, Colleagues Weigh In http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10938 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Political Cartoonist Rayma Suprani, long renowned for drawing scathing critiques of the Venezuelan government and its supporters, was fired last month from Venezuela's largest daily newspaper and leading anti-government news source, El Universal.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10938" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10938#comments Culture Mass Media Opposition Opposition Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:52:50 +0000 ryan 10938 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10937 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After Clorox's official decision to cease production and sales in Venezuela, workers have taken over the abandoned factory with government support. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10937" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10937#comments Clorox Economy Factory occupation Labor and Workers' Control Nicolás Maduro Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:44:14 +0000 Zoe 10937 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Announces Funds to Combat Mosquito Borne Diseases & Medical Shortages http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10936 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced investments of US $805 million to fight the dengue and chikungunya diseases, combat medical shortages, and improve the country’s healthcare sector. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10936" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10936#comments 2014 economy Barrio Adentro chikungunya Dengue Economy Healthcare medicine shortages Nicolás Maduro Social Programs Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:09:45 +0000 Zoe 10936 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10934 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Saturday, hundreds of rural workers and their families took over land in the state of Guarico, calling on the National Land Institute (INTI) to support their takeover. Supporters of the recent takeover emphasize the urgency to expedite land expropriations considering the shortages and economic war that Venezuela currently confronts. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10934" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10934#comments Food Sovereignty Land Reform Social Movements Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:55:24 +0000 ewan 10934 at http://venezuelanalysis.com