News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all/feed%3C/docs/EconomicIndicatorsSept03/news/node/7249 en Venezuela Responds to International Criticism Regarding Border Closure http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11491 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela accused the United States and the European Union of hypocrisy after both bodies criticized the South American nation for deporting over 1000 undocumented Colombians in a crackdown on border smuggling last week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11491" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11491#comments Colombia-Venezuela Relations Colombian border contraband International Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:04:26 +0000 lmkoerner 11491 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Announces Further Border Closures After Colombia and Venezuela Recall Ambassadors http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11490 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela and Colombia recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday after a meeting between the two nations’ foreign ministers on Wednesday failed to calm diplomatic tensions over Venezuelan border closures and Colombian smuggling activities. The move was followed by further border closures announced by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Friday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11490" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11490#comments Colombia-Venezuela Relations Colombian border contraband International media war Paramilitaries Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:51:07 +0000 lmkoerner 11490 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Colombia and Venezuelan Ambassadors to Meet after Border Closure Highlights Tensions http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11487 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan and Colombian foreign ministers will meet today to discuss the issues surrounding Venezuela’s border closure and the crackdown on smuggling and undocumented Colombian immigrants in Tachira state, amid rising controversy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11487" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11487#comments Colombia border Colombia-Venezuela Relations Human Rights International smuggling Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:59:38 +0000 Rachael 11487 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 2,000 Soldiers Deployed to Venezuelan Border to Maintain State of Exception http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11483 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 2,000 soldiers from the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) and other state security forces were deployed in the early hours of the morning to the La Invasion region in San Antonio, Tachira state after Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro declared a state of exception in the area. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11483" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11483#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:02:28 +0000 Zoe 11483 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Uproar after Chavista Colonel Detained for Giving Controversial Interview http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11482 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan Colonel Jose Martin Raga was detained Wednesday after Newsweek en Español published an interview in which he shared his critical perspective on the Bolivarian government, while maintaining his support for the revolution. The military official was released today without charges, after his arrest took social media by storm.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11482" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11482#comments Chavismo Corruption Politics Venezuelan Armed Forces Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:02:31 +0000 Rachael 11482 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Colombian and Venezuelan Governments Work Together after Attack Closes Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11481 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Wednesday, following an attack on Venezuelan troops leaving two soldiers in critical condition, president Nicolas Maduro closed a major border crossing to Colombia for “at least 72 hours” and launched a search for the assailants.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11481" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11481#comments Colombia border Colombia-Venezuela Relations contraband International Paramilitaries smuggling Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:44:52 +0000 Rachael 11481 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Alleged Paramilitary Charged with Murder of Robert Serra, Awaits Trial in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11480 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alleged Colombian paramilitary Leiver Padilla (alias "El Colombia") has been formally charged by Venezuelan prosecutors with the murder of the young socialist parliamentarian Robert Serra and his partner Maria Herrera. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11480" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11480#comments Colombia Law and Justice Lorent Saleh Paramilitaries Robert Serra Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:04:28 +0000 Zoe 11480 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Attacks on Venezuelan Commune and Farmland Reported, Crops Destroyed http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11478 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over the past week, two different Venezuelan groups have stepped forward to denounce illegitimate raids conducted by National Guard officials (GNB) against peasants on disputed farmland in Barinas state, and on the agricultural commune El Maizal, respectively </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11478" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11478#comments Bolivarian Project Communes Economy Labor and Workers' Control Land occupations Land Reform law Social Movements Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:53:31 +0000 lmkoerner 11478 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Murderer of Sabino Romero Given Maximum Sentence in Historic Ruling http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11476 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan social movements celebrated victory on Friday following a long awaited court ruling sentencing to 30 years the man accused of murdering Yukpa indigenous leader Sabino Romero. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11476" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11476#comments Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Law and Justice Sabino Romero Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:19:46 +0000 Zoe 11476 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Calls for Radicalizing Bolivarian Revolution, Voices Solidarity with Ecuadorian and Brazilian Leaders http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11474 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro issued calls for "a more radical revolution" on Saturday, announcing expanded funding for the country's growing commune movement. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11474" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11474#comments Bolivarian Project Communes International international solidarity Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:10:56 +0000 Zoe 11474 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Frees Ex-Defense Minister Convicted of Corruption http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11473 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former defense minister Raul Isaías Baduel was granted parole by a Venezuelan military tribunal yesterday after serving six years for corruption charges. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11473" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11473#comments Corruption defense Law and Justice Politics Raul Isaias Baduel Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:04:43 +0000 Zoe 11473 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Jailed Ex-Mayor Granted House Arrest amid Fracturing Opposition http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11472 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel Ceballos, a former mayor of the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal, was granted house arrest yesterday due to health issues. The announcement comes amid fresh schisms in the opposition electoral coalition.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11472" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11472#comments 2013 presidential elections 2014 opposition violence 2015 Opposition Opposition Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:38:48 +0000 lmkoerner 11472 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Appeals Against ConocoPhillips Ruling, Pitches Special OPEC Meeting http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11471 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, the Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office reportedly requested that the World Bank’s arbitration panel “reconsider its position” with respect to its ruling in favor of ConocoPhillips’ compensation claim.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11471" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11471#comments 2015 oil glut Economy International Nationalization PDVSA Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:52:09 +0000 lmkoerner 11471 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro to Present Evidence of US Economic Sabotage as Gold Tumbles http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11470 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged yesterday evening to share evidence in the coming days of the United States’ “Plan Vulture”, which he claims is currently destabilizing leftist Latin American governments through economic sabotage. The upcoming revelation coincides with worsening economic difficulties befalling the Bolivarian nation as gold and oil prices collapse.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11470" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11470#comments 2015 oil glut destabilization economic difficulties Economy Gold International U.S.-Latin America Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:56:17 +0000 lmkoerner 11470 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Ramps Up Anti-Crime Offensive, Targets Hoarding and Contraband http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11468 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan security forces executed major raids on criminal groups engaged in hoarding and contraband on Sunday morning as part of the Bolivarian government’s ongoing, national anti-gang offensive. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11468" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11468#comments contraband economic war Economy Hoarding Law and Justice Oil and Gas smuggling Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:10:58 +0000 Zoe 11468 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Bolivarian Navy Unveils First Ever Coast Guard Vessel Made in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11467 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan Navy celebrated on Friday the inauguration of the first ever coast guard vessel made in Venezuela as part of a joint-project undertaken with Cuba. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11467" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11467#comments Military Military Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:39:02 +0000 Zoe 11467 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Hundreds Attend Caracas Forum on Kurdish Revolution in Rojava http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11465 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, two hundred people attended an event held by the Kurdish Solidarity Committee-Venezuela in Caracas on the Kurdish liberation struggle in northern Syria. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11465" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11465#comments International Middle-East Politics Social Movements Solidarity Thu, 06 Aug 2015 22:44:19 +0000 Zoe 11465 at http://venezuelanalysis.com New Parliamentarian Candidates Announced in Venezuela Amid Controversy http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11463 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that a former political opponent and two former opposition activists would appear on the ballot of the socialist alliance, the Great Patriotic Pole, for the&nbsp;December 6th&nbsp;National Assembly elections. The move coincides with the controversial barring of the Trotskyiest group Marea Socialista from fielding its own candidate list as well as fresh divisions within the opposition coalition following the expulsion of the Christian Democratic Copei.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11463" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11463#comments Great Patriotic Pole Marea Socialista MUD Opposition Politics Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:54:10 +0000 lmkoerner 11463 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Riot in San Felix Highlights Economic War http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11461 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Friday morning, residents of San Felix, a city in Venezuela’s southeastern state of Bolivar, overturned a bus and looted various markets, in a mass reaction to rising prices. One man was killed in the ensuing unrest and dozens injured. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11461" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11461#comments economic war Economy Law and Justice Police Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:13:07 +0000 lmkoerner 11461 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Greece Sign Energy Agreement http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11460 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela and Greece signed an agreement strengthening cooperation in the energy sector on Saturday, concluding a week-long visit to Caracas by Greek Secretary General for Foreign Relations Yorgos Tsipras. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11460" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11460#comments Greece International Oil and Gas Politics Tsipras Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:41:39 +0000 Zoe 11460 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Rejects Guyana Border Demarcation, Receives Backing of PARLATIN and São Paulo Forum http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11459 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry emitted a statement on Friday rejecting a regulation adopted by the Guyanese government extending sovereignty over the disputed Essequibo region claimed by both nations. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11459" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11459#comments Essequibo Guyana International Politics Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:11:30 +0000 Zoe 11459 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11456 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists from diverse social movements gathered outside Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mining in Caracas this morning to demand the repeal of a controversial presidential decree authorizing coal mining in the country's northwestern Perija mountain range located in Zulia state. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11456" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11456#comments China Coal mining Environment Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Oil and Gas Social Movements Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:35:45 +0000 Zoe 11456 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Visits UN to Help Resolve Guyana Dispute http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11455 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Maduro said the U.N. secretary-general responded positively to his request for assistance in finding a diplomatic solution to the ongoing territorial dispute. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11455" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11455#comments Essequibo Guyana International Politics UNASUR United Nations Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:59:08 +0000 Zoe 11455 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Haiti Sign Agreement for Electoral Cooperation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11454 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) signed a memorandum of understanding with its Haitian counterpart on Friday as part of an effort to deepen cooperation between the two electoral institutions in technical assistance and training.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11454" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11454#comments Elections Haiti International Politics Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:07:19 +0000 Zoe 11454 at http://venezuelanalysis.com New Poll: 52% of Venezuelans Say Opposition Lacks Plan for the Nation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11453 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new study by the independent, Caracas-based polling firm Hinterlaces has determined that 52% of Venezuelans believe the anti-chavista opposition has no "plan for the nation." </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11453" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11453#comments Opposition Opposition Opposition Parties Politics Polls Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:30:23 +0000 Zoe 11453 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Two Ex-Venezuelan Military Officers Arrested for Suspected Drug Trafficking http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11451 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two former members of the Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug trafficking. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11451" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11451#comments Corruption Drugs Law and Justice Military Military War on Drugs Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:41:25 +0000 lmkoerner 11451 at http://venezuelanalysis.com John Kerry Calls for Improved US Relations with Venezuela at Cuba Embassy Inauguration http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11449 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Cuban embassy in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for strengthening ties not just with Cuba, but with the island nation's longstanding socialist ally, Venezuela, as well.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11449" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11449#comments Cuba International U.S.-Latin America Venezuela-U.S. Relations Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:36:18 +0000 lmkoerner 11449 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Palestine Dispel Rumors of Diplomatic Rift Over Scholarship Program http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11448 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan and Palestinian authorities reaffirmed their close ties today following rumors of diplomatic friction circulated by an Associated Press report last week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11448" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11448#comments International Palestine Politics Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:13:55 +0000 Zoe 11448 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11444 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11444" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11444#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution Human Rights NGOs Participation social gains Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:50:06 +0000 lmkoerner 11444 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maria Corina Machado Barred from Public Office for Failing to Disclose Income http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11443 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan far right leader Maria Corina Machado has been barred from holding public office for twelve months after she neglected to disclose the full extent of her earnings during her term as a congresswoman. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11443" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11443#comments 2015 Opposition Maria Corina Machado National Assembly elections 2015 Opposition Politics Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:27:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11443 at http://venezuelanalysis.com