News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en US May Be behind Drug Accusations against Venezuelan Politician http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11175 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) responded on Tuesday to allegations by his former bodyguard that he supposedly has links to drug trafficking.&nbsp; The U.S. is protecting a&nbsp;former body guard who&nbsp;claims&nbsp;to have denounced&nbsp;a Venezuelan government official’s so called links to drug&nbsp;trafficking, and has opened up an investigation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11175" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11175#comments Diosdado Cabello Drugs International US-Venezuela relations Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:05:12 +0000 cory 11175 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Ex-Presidents Pastrana, Piñeda and Calderón Show Support for Venezuelan Opposition http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11174 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Chilean and Colombian Presidents attempt to visit jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez while in Venezuela attending an event organized by the opposition. The visit has strained Venezuelan-Colombian relations, and created more fervor around Lopez, whom the opposition claims is a political prisoner. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11174" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11174#comments 2015 Opposition Colombia-Venezuela Relations leopoldo lopez Opposition Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:37:33 +0000 cory 11174 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Congratulates Syriza on Election Victory http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11172 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has described the triumph of the leftwing coalition, Syriza, in the presidential elections in Greece as a "new wave of hope for Europe" after the party was elected with 36.3% of the vote on Sunday night. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11172" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11172#comments Greece International international relations oil Oil and Gas Saudi Arabia Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:52 +0000 cory 11172 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Stages March as Rightwing Violence Breaks out again in Merida State http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11169 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan opposition leaders grouped under the banner of the Roundtable of Democratic Unity led a march through the streets of the capital on Saturday, beginning from various points in the city center and concluding at the Centro Comercial Único, in the largely middle class opposition neighborhood of Chacaito. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11169" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11169#comments barricades Henrique Capriles Opposition Opposition rightwing violence Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:14:10 +0000 Rachael 11169 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Thousands March in Caracas to Commemorate Fall of Dictator http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11167 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &nbsp; On Friday, thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the toppling of the Pérez Jiménez dictatorship as well as to voice their support for the government of President Nicolás Maduro in the face of economic war and political destabilization.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11167" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11167#comments 23 de enero Bolivarian Project economic war Fourth Republic Perez Jimenez Politics Social Movements Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:03:08 +0000 Rachael 11167 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Entertains Raising Gas Prices But Rejects Devaluation of Venezuela´s Currency http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11166 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a much-anticipated address to the Venezuelan legislature in which he announced slight changes to monetary policies and the need to raise the extremely low cost of gasoline in the country.&nbsp; He also announced a 15% increase in the minimum wage and increased investment in education and housing. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11166" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11166#comments 2015 Economy Currency Economy Minimum wage Oil and Gas oil price Politics Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:28:27 +0000 cory 11166 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Social Movements Demand ¨Maximum Sentence¨ for Indigenous Leader´s Murderer as Trial Continues http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11165 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movements gathered in Caracas on Monday to demand a 30 year sentence for Sabino Romero´s murderer. They also denounced a lack of media coverage of the case, as well as the increasing presence of Colombian paramilitaries and drugs traffickers on Yukpa territory. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11165" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11165#comments Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Indigenous struggle Land occupations Land Reform Sabino Romero Social Movements Yukpa Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:13:20 +0000 Rachael 11165 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Commemorates Uprising with March against Economic War http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11164 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan&nbsp;leftists and government supporters will march in Caracas this&nbsp;Jan. 23, a symbolic date for Venezuelan democracy, a municipal mayor of the city has announced. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11164" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11164#comments 2015 Economy Economy grassroots march Politics Social Movements Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:45:09 +0000 cory 11164 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Relaunches Rallying Cry for Anti-Government Protests http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11162 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right-wing opposition leaders are calling for mobilizations against the government as food shortages continue in Venezuela. Meanwhile, government officials claim they have evidence that the right wing is planning to revive street barricades and violence as a means of creating destabilization. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11162" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11162#comments 2015 Opposition Henrique Capriles leopoldo lopez Opposition Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:36:09 +0000 cory 11162 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Arrests 13 Police Officials over Corruption Charges http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11161 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The country's authorities detained on Wednesday 13 police officials for alleged corruption. The government of Nicolas Maduro demonstrated again its commitment to combating corruption in the police forces of the country. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11161" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11161#comments Corruption Law and Justice Police Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:16:17 +0000 cory 11161 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Officials Seize Warehouse with Enormous Cache of Hoarded Items as Opposition Calls for Strike http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11158 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following increased buying during the holiday season, Venezuela is facing shortages in food, basic goods, such as diapers and laundry detergent, medicine, and automotive items. As lines to purchase goods, especially at state-subsidized markets, have continued to grow, opposition leaders called for a nationwide strike on Monday- which was widely ignored. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11158" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11158#comments 2015 Economy Economy oil price Opposition Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:12:42 +0000 cory 11158 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Secures Support from Iran & Qatar in the Face of Oil Glut http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11157 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While visiting with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that plummeting oil prices are the product of a “geopolitical war.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11157" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11157#comments 2015 Economy 2015 oil glut Algeria Economy International Iran Oil and Gas OPEC Saudi Arabia Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:44:32 +0000 Zoe 11157 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Opposition Groups Suspected in Venezuelan Telecom Firm Attack http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11154 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to preliminary report, petrol bombs were thrown at the state-run company's headquarters, destroying eight vehicles. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11154" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11154#comments 2014 opposition violence CANTV Law and Justice Opposition Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:48:45 +0000 Zoe 11154 at http://venezuelanalysis.com China Commits $20 Billion to Venezuela at First Latin America-China Forum in Beijing http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11143 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Maduro announced that China has agreed to invest 20 billion dollars in Venezuela following the China-&nbsp;Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Beijing. Venezuelan officials hope that increased Chinese investment will offset some of the shortfalls in the Venezuelan economy due to decade-low oil prices. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11143" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11143#comments CELAC China Economy International international relations Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:13:13 +0000 cory 11143 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Signs Major Deals in China as Venezuela Strives to Meet Heightened Consumer Demands http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11140 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shared “good news” from Chinese capital Beijing yesterday, after meeting with Chinese leaders and business owners to forge further pacts meant to mutually benefit both countries’ economies. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11140" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11140#comments 2014 economy 2015 oil glut China Economy Oil and Gas Politics Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:11:31 +0000 Zoe 11140 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UPDATED: New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11136 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A law protecting the equal rights of Venezuelan people living with HIV/AIDS and their families has been made official, after being approved by Parliament on August 14th. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11136" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11136#comments Gender and Sexuality HIV/AIDS Law and Justice Social Programs Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:52:41 +0000 Zoe 11136 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Glimpses of New Monetary Policy in Venezuela as Maduro Seeks Support Abroad http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11133 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Maduro announced measures to address monetary policy in Venezuela, including appointing Economist Rocco Albisinni as the new President of the National Center of Foreign Exchange (CENOCOEX). </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11133" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11133#comments Economy Exchange rate International international relations Monetary Policy Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:41:38 +0000 cory 11133 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11132 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11132#comments International Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Political Prisoners US-Venezuela relations Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:16:50 +0000 cory 11132 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Confirms Venezuelan Economy in Recession, Announces “Recovery Plan” for 2015 http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11122 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government has published previously withheld data revealing that the economy entered a recession in the second quarter of this year. However President Nicolas Maduro said significant changes to Venezuela’s economic model were being planned and that an economic “recovery plan” would be implemented in early 2015. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11122#comments 2014 economy Bolivarian Project Economy Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:06:26 +0000 ewan 11122 at http://venezuelanalysis.com G77 and China Condemn U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Say They Must Be Repealed http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11112 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The G77 group, an international forum of developing countries, and China have expressed their firm rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela and asked for them to be rolled back, said Bolivian President Evo Morales. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11112" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11112#comments G77 International Law and Justice Politics US Sanctions 2014 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:07:54 +0000 Zoe 11112 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Parliament Renews Public Powers, Opposition Issue Reversal Warning http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11107 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s abstention from the key parliamentary votes. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11107" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11107#comments Law and Justice National Assembly Politics Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:27:55 +0000 ewan 11107 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 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