News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en 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 28 New Laws to Stimulate Production and Disarm Monopolies in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11028 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday evening, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed 28 laws by means of the enabling law, which permits executive action without Parliament approval. The bills, 16 of which were revealed in Tuesday’s promulgation ceremony, make up a comprehensive economic reform directed at industry, agriculture, tourism and tax revenue. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11028" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11028#comments 2014 economy Bolivarian Project Economy Enabling law Environment Law and Justice Nicolás Maduro Taxes Tourism Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:49:53 +0000 Zoe 11028 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela to Take On Leadership of Parlasur in 2015 http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11027 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan representative Saul Ortega assured that by joining Mercosur, Venezuela will be better equipped to continue integrating Latin America and the Caribbean. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11027" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11027#comments International MERCOSUR Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:26:41 +0000 Zoe 11027 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 2013 Video Shows Leopoldo Lopez Strategizing for Maduro’s Ouster with Miami-Venezuelans http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11025 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a 31 October event held in El Doral, Florida, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez presented to supporters in attendance the need to remove president Nicolas Maduro from power before his term is up. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11025#comments 2014 opposition violence Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Opposition Politics Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:21:19 +0000 Zoe 11025 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro to Increase Gasoline Prices as Part of Economic Pact with Venezuelan Workers http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11024 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro approved 12 workers’ proposals aimed at increasing economic stability for working class families. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11024#comments 2014 economy Bolivarian Project Economy Labor and Workers' Control Workers Councils Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:30:54 +0000 Zoe 11024 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Trade Union Congress Proposes Industrial and Economic Strategy http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11023 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s largest pro-government trade union federation will today hand President Nicolas Maduro a series of proposals for the greater industrialisation of the economy and strategies to overcome current economic difficulties. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11023#comments Economy industrialisation Labor and Workers' Control trade unions Workers movement Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:06:58 +0000 ewan 11023 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's First Festival of Penitentiary Theater Draws Crowds in Caracas http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11022 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first Festival of Penitentiary Theater, organized under the Ministry of Penitentiary Services (MPPSP), kicked off in Caracas last Thursday, November 13 and will continue through Sunday, November 23. Roughly 160 incarcerated people from 13 prison theater groups are performing in theaters throughout the Capital District. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11022#comments Culture Law and Justice Prisons theatre Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:42:01 +0000 cory 11022 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Five New Laws Passed to Provide Stronger Social Support and Undermine Corruption in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11019 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Maduro passed five new laws yesterday in an attempt to create a stronger social safety net in the face of ongoing economic difficulty within Venezuela. The five laws, encouraging employment, creating greater guarantees in existing social programs, strengthening the power of communal councils and community financing, and increasing the rate of food subsidies, were all passed via the Enabling Law, which allows the President limited lawmaking&nbsp; for a temporary period. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11019#comments Bolivarian Project Economy Enabling law Laws Social Missions Social Programs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:07:31 +0000 cory 11019 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Coffee Plant Marks 5 Years since Nationalisation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan coffee company Fama de America this week marked five years since it was nationalised. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11018#comments Coffee Economy Labor and Workers' Control Nationalization Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:34:20 +0000 ewan 11018 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Embarks on Tour to “Stabilise” Oil Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s foreign minister Rafael Ramirez is touring a number of oil producing nations in a bid to prevent a further fall in oil prices that could squeeze the South American country’s finances. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11016#comments International Oil and Gas Orinoco Oil Belt Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:29:20 +0000 ewan 11016 at http://venezuelanalysis.com WB Report: Venezuela among Top Ten Countries for Investment in Education http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to a report published by the World Bank, Venezuela is among the countries in the world which most invest in education as a percentage of GDP. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11015#comments Bolivarian Project Education Higher education Social Programs Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:29:52 +0000 ewan 11015 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Unasur Bids Maduro Seek Economic Solutions, Colombia Suspends Mercosur Visas to Venezuelans http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> During a visit to Brasilia yesterday, Ernesto Samper, general secretary of Unasur (Union of South American Nations), bid the Venezuelan government settle internal matters and stimulate economic growth, in the interest of regional progress. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11013#comments 2014 economy 2014 Peace Dialogue Colombia-Venezuela Relations Economy International MERCOSUR Opposition UNASUR Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:41:07 +0000 Zoe 11013 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Receives Over 100 Palestinian Medical Students in Scholarship Program http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last week, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the beginning of the Yasser Arafat Scholarship Program, which aims to train 1000 Palestinians in various fields. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11012#comments Gaza International international solidarity Palestine Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:48:33 +0000 Zoe 11012 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Seeks Extradition of Alleged Mastermind of Lawmaker Serra’s Murder http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11010 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of the paramilitary Leiva Padilla Mendoza, who is suspected of having planned the assassination of leftwing Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra and his aide Maria Herrera. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11010#comments Colombia International Law and Justice Paramilitaries Robert Serra Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:27:52 +0000 Zoe 11010 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Consultation Reveals Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11006 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The preliminary results of the Venezuelan government’s National Consultation for Quality in Education were released this week, underlining the advances and existing challenges facing the Bolivarian education model. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11006#comments Bolivarian project Bolivarian Project Education Participation Participation Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:18:41 +0000 cory 11006 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Questioned Over Alleged Torture by UN Committee http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11005 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today Venezuela was questioned by the U.N. Committee Against Torture about alleged abuses committed by security forces during the period of acute opposition unrest earlier this year. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11005#comments 2014 Opposition Protests Human Rights International Law and Justice United Nations Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:13:37 +0000 cory 11005 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Hosts International Gathering Ahead of UN Climate Change Summit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11004 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 80 social movement organizations from around the world have converged on Margarita Island, Venezuela to discuss and debate climate change policy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11004" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11004#comments Climate Change Environment Environment International Social Movements Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:02:20 +0000 ewan 11004 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Simon Bolivar’s “Letter from Jamaica” Uncovered in Ecuador, Venezuela’s Maduro Says http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11002 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The original “Letter from Jamaica,” written by independence leader Simon Bolivar in 1815, has been discovered in Ecuador, announced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11002#comments Culture History History of Bolivarian revolution Politics Simon Bolivar Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:08:21 +0000 ryan 11002 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 15% Wage Increase, Workers’ Bank Launched by Venezuela’s Maduro http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11001 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his approval of a workers’ proposal to increase the minimum wage by 15% starting December 1st. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11001" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11001#comments Banks Bolivarian Project christmas Imports Labor and Workers' Control Minimum wage Production workers control Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:27:31 +0000 Zoe 11001 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Launches Operation to Meet Christmas Consumption Spike http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10999 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The administration of President Nicolas Maduro has begun an operation to ensure plentiful stocks and affordable prices in the run up to Christmas. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10999#comments christmas Economy Social Programs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:10:43 +0000 ewan 10999 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Sends More Aid to Gaza http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10998 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip. The act is part of the South American country’s solidarity effort in the wake of Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory earlier this year. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10998" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10998#comments Gaza International international solidarity Palestine Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:37:40 +0000 ewan 10998 at http://venezuelanalysis.com