News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Academics, Journalists and Activists Urge Support for Venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11099 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A number of academics, journalists and solidarity activists have expressed their support for the work of Venezuelanalysis.com as the site launches its fundraising drive to maintain operations in 2015. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11099" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11099#comments Bolivarian Project media war Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:17:29 +0000 ewan 11099 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Sanctions Will Fail http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11098 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United States sanctions against Venezuela are&nbsp;destined to fail, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said in&nbsp;an exclusive interview with teleSUR Friday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11098" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11098#comments International US Sanctions 2014 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:09:14 +0000 ewan 11098 at http://venezuelanalysis.com MTV Glorifies Venezuela’s Barricade Protests in New Reality TV Show http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11097 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US entertainment channel MTV has signed a contract with a Venezuelan media group to purchase extensive footage of the violent anti-government protests that wracked the South American nation earlier this year, to be featured in the new reality series Rebel Music. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11097" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11097#comments 2014 opposition violence Media Watch Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:12 +0000 ewan 11097 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Approves Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11093 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. president Barack Obama has just signed&nbsp;in legislation to impose&nbsp;sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11093" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11093#comments International Law and Justice US Sanctions 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:36:54 +0000 ewan 11093 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Reacts to Normalization of US-Cuba Relations as Venezuela Sanctions Loom http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11088 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> During a Mercosur summit held today in Argentina, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro called Barack Obama’s recent move toward normalizing US-Cuba relations “brave,” while the rest of the trade bloc released a statement condemning the US leader for approving sanctions against Venezuela last week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11088" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11088#comments Cuba Economy Imperialism International Politics US Sanctions 2014 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:40:12 +0000 Zoe 11088 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Defends Venezuelan Commune’s Land Rights in Face of Supreme Court Mandate http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11079 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday his staunch support of the agricultural commune El Maizal after their communal property title was revoked by a Supreme Court judge earlier that week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11079" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11079#comments Communes el maizal Land Reform Land Reform Law and Justice Social Movements Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:50:26 +0000 Zoe 11079 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans March to Celebrate 15 Years of the Bolivarian Constitution http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11073 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum, creating the legal framework for the Bolivarian revolution. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11073" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11073#comments 1999 constitution Bolivarian Project Participation Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:06:58 +0000 ewan 11073 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years, Nicaragua Sanctions U.S. in Defence of Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11072 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At its 13th summit, held in Cuba last weekend, the ALBA alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary. The leftist bloc charted plans for future integration and condemned U.S. “aggression” toward its member states. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11072" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11072#comments ALBA International US interference Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:45:00 +0000 ewan 11072 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Action from Developed Countries at UN Climate Talks http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11067 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VA.com’s Cory Fischer Hoffman writes a special report from the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru, describing the reactions of the Venezuelan government and social movements to the attempt to reach a consensus over how to address global warming. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11067" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11067#comments Climate Change Environment Featured Article International PreCOP Social Movements Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:08:43 +0000 ewan 11067 at http://venezuelanalysis.com U.S. Congress Passes Venezuela Sanctions, Obama Expected to Sign http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11065 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Late on Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11065" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11065#comments International Opposition US intervention Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:34:08 +0000 ewan 11065 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Land Rights Activist Arrested in Venezuela, Protestors Claim Oligarchical Influence in Judicial System http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11062 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan communards and activists marched yesterday to demand the release of David Diaz, a leading member of an urban community project in Barqisimeto, Lara state. Diaz was arrested on 3 December and ultimately charged with “invading” private property, an accusation that his comrades feels is suspect. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11062" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11062#comments Land occupations Land Reform Opposition Social Movements Urban Land Committees Urban Land Reform Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:51:58 +0000 Zoe 11062 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Senate Passes Bill to Impose Further Sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro Blasts “Economic Blockade” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11061 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday the United States Senate passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 by voice vote, a bill that will impose further sanctions on Venezuelan senior government officials if passed tomorrow by Congress. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11061" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11061#comments Economy International Law and Justice Opposition US Sanctions 2014 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:35:41 +0000 Zoe 11061 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Creates Council for People with Disabilities http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11060 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Presidential Council was created after social organizations lobbied for better state representation of disabled persons. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11060#comments Bolivarian Project Disability Disability issues Labor and Workers' Control Participation Participation Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:31:39 +0000 Zoe 11060 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Maduro to Reevaluate U.S. Relations Due to “Interventionism" http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11059 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has warned of “interventionist” activity emanating from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, and says he is reevaluating relations with his country’s northern neighbour. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11059" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11059#comments International Venezuela-U.S. Relations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:54:14 +0000 ewan 11059 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Secret Anti-Corruption Force Created in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11058 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has created a secret force to tackle corruption in public administration. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11058" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11058#comments Corruption Law and Justice Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:23:32 +0000 ewan 11058 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UNASUR Moves toward Continental Freedom of Movement, Venezuela Makes “Equality” Call http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11057 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 12 member Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has taken a step toward creating South American citizenship and freedom of movement. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro also called for strategies to promote continental economic development, social equality and defence sovereignty. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11057" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11057#comments International Regional Integration UNASUR Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:37:30 +0000 ewan 11057 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Cuts Spending in Face of Oil Glut, Starting with his Own Salary http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11056 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an announcement made on Friday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro pledged to slash spending in certain areas, such as senior government officials’ salaries, while swearing “we will never cut one bolivar of what we spend on education, food, housing... on our people.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11056" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11056#comments 2014 economy 2015 oil glut debt Economy International Oil and Gas Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:31:47 +0000 Zoe 11056 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maria Corina Machado Indicted as Lawyer Claims Lopez Will Be Released Before Christmas http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11055 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan state prosecutor’s office announced today that former deputy Maria Corina Machado has been indicted for conspiracy. Meanwhile the lead attorney defending hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez asserted today his belief that his client would be released this month, before Christmas Eve. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11055" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11055#comments 2014 opposition violence Conspiracy Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Maria Corina Machado Opposition Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:29:26 +0000 Zoe 11055 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro Congratulates Tabare Vazquez on Presidential Victory in Uruguay http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11050 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has congratulated leftist Tabare Vazquez for his overwhelming victory in the second round of Uruguay’s presidential election on Sunday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11050" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11050#comments International international relations Leftist politics Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:11:22 +0000 ewan 11050 at http://venezuelanalysis.com OPEC Rejects Production Cut, Venezuela Looks to Budget http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11049 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As was expected beforehand, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided not to cut production to increase oil prices at the Vienna summit yesterday. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states indicated their willingness to endure low prices in order to maintain market share. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11049" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11049#comments International Oil and Gas oil price OPEC Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:31:09 +0000 ewan 11049 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 13 Dead and 145 Poisoned from "Overdose" After Riot in Venezuelan Prison http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11047 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 prisoners have died and another 145 left poisoned following the presumed uncontrolled consumption of medical substances during a prison riot in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11047" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11047#comments Law and Justice Prisons Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:24:46 +0000 ewan 11047 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maria Corina Machado will Face Charges over Alleged Plot to Assassinate Venezuela’s Maduro http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11046 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hard-line Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado will be charged for her presumed link to an alleged plot to assassinate Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11046" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11046#comments Assassination Plans Law and Justice Maria Corina Machado Opposition Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:34:06 +0000 ewan 11046 at http://venezuelanalysis.com OPEC Unlikely to Cut Oil Production, Venezuela’s PDVSA Predicts “Difficult Times Ahead” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11043 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to Venezuelan foreign minister Rafael Ramirez, negotiations with Mexico, Russia and Saudi Arabia have failed to reach a joint pledge for OPEC nations to cut oil production. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11043" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11043#comments International Oil and Gas oil price OPEC PDVSA Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:05:45 +0000 ewan 11043 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Celebrates International Day to End Violence Against Women, Inaugurates Shelters http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11042 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro signed a law recognizing femicide as a form of hate crime, and inaugurated two women’s shelters at a widely attended event in the nation’s capital. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11042" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11042#comments Gender and Sexuality Law Women Women's rights Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:50:14 +0000 ryan 11042 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Committee of Victims of Guarimba Violence Present Case before UN http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11038 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Venezuelan committee made up of victims of the 2014 violent anti-government protests traveled to Chile this week to meet with a regional representative of Human Rights Commission of the United Nations to rectify the international “distortion” of those events. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11038" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11038#comments 2014 opposition violence International Law and Justice Opposition United Nations Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:47:31 +0000 Zoe 11038 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s PSUV Accused of Expelling Marea Socialista Dissidents http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11036 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held internal elections on Sunday to choose almost 4000 local leaders. However the election was preceded by accusations that several party dissidents had been arbitrarily ejected from the organisation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11036" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11036#comments Marea Socialista Participation Politics PSUV Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:04 +0000 ewan 11036 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Administration Indicates Support for Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11035 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Wednesday at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to consider Anthony Blinken's nomination as deputy secretary of state, the Obama administration's frontrunner indicated a willingness to&nbsp;support further&nbsp;sanctions against Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11035" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11035#comments international International sanctions U.S. sanctions United States Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:37:49 +0000 cory 11035 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Action Demanded over 178 Peasant Killings in Venezuela’s Land Struggle http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11032 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rural groups are demanding that justice be done in the cases of 178 peasant assassinations in the struggle over land ownership in Venezuela, and that humanitarian assistance be extended to victims’ families. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11032" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11032#comments Land Reform Law and Justice Peasant Leader Assassinations rural workers Social Movements Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:32:05 +0000 ewan 11032 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Approves Laws on State Security & Corruption as Enabling Period Ends http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11031 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has approved five laws addressing corruption and state security on the last day of the enabling period of limited lawmaking powers granted to him by the National Assembly. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11031" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11031#comments Bolivarian Project Corruption Enabling law Law and Justice Military security forces Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:08:17 +0000 ewan 11031 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Puts $4 Billion China Loan in Foreign Reserves, Signs Major Oil Deal with Russia http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11030 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a television address yesterday evening, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro indicated that a $4 billion loan from China would be added to the country’s international reserves. Meanwhile, as oil prices to continue to slide and with eight days to go to the next OPEC meeting, Venezuela has signed a major deal with the largest exporting non-OPEC member, Russia. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11030#comments China debt Economy International oil Oil and Gas OPEC Rafael Ramírez Russia Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:48:41 +0000 Zoe 11030 at http://venezuelanalysis.com