News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Venezuelan Experts, Union Leaders Debate Increase in Gasoline Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a public forum on Thursday organized by Caracas newspaper&nbsp;Últimas Noticias, experts and union leaders expressed tentative approval for an increase in Venezuela’s gasoline prices. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873#comments Oil and Gas Participation Petroleum Price Controls Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:12:56 +0000 ryan 10873 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 40 Percent Decrease in Smuggling, 232 Arrests Mark Venezuelan Effort Against Contraband http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since the decision to close the 2,200 km border between Venezuela and Colombia at night went into effect on August 12, Zulia state has seen a 40 percent decrease in contraband, General Major Vladimir Padrino López reported earlier today. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872#comments Colombia contraband Law and Justice Military Military Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:00:07 +0000 ryan 10872 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Biometric System Sees Positive Results amid Opposition Boycott http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now installed in 11 major supermarket chains nationwide, the biometric system initiated by the Venezuelan government to combat scarcity has produced immediate results.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869#comments 2014 economy Economy Inflation Opposition scarcity Speculation Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:41:50 +0000 ryan 10869 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Cultural Ministers of Celac Countries Meet in Caracas http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867#comments CELAC Culture Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:45:52 +0000 tamara 10867 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Army Major Killed in Latest Wave of Anti-Smuggling Operations http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ​The Venezuelan government has offered its condolences to the family of army Major, Raul Antonio Bracho Jaimes, after the high ranking army official was gunned down by ¨smuggling gangs¨ on Friday night. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865#comments Colombian border contraband Economy Military organized crime Venezuelan Armed Forces Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:12 +0000 Zoe 10865 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Poll Sees Conflicting Approval Rates for Venezuelan President Maduro http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two conflicting reports over the same data – a poll by the private firm Hinterlaces – have pegged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s approval rating at 60 percent and 39 percent, respectively. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864#comments Economy Nicolás Maduro Politics Polls Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:57:40 +0000 Zoe 10864 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862#comments border control contraband Economy Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:56:39 +0000 sascha 10862 at http://venezuelanalysis.com F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, denounced the attack against the Venezuelan humanitarian mission. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861#comments Gaza International Military Palestine Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:01 +0000 Zoe 10861 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Slams US Racism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela's communication minister has stated the world&nbsp;"must know" about the extent of racism in the United States, arguing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown was not an isolated incident. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860#comments ferguson International international solidarity racism Social Movements Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:49 +0000 Zoe 10860 at http://venezuelanalysis.com New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On August 14th, the Venezuelan parliament passed a law to protect the equal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, and their families. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859#comments Gender and Sexuality Healthcare HIV/AIDS Law and Justice Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:57:30 +0000 Zoe 10859 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Latin American and Caribbean bloc&nbsp;asked&nbsp;U.S. authorities&nbsp;to carry&nbsp;out a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855#comments ferguson International Law and Justice racism Solidarity US domestic policy Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:03:56 +0000 Zoe 10855 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 5 Venezuelans Sentenced to 7 Years Prison for Murder of Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a trial that began in November before the Public Prosecutor in Caracas, five citizens have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the murder of Yukpa leader Sabino Romero on March 3, 2013.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854#comments Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans justice system Sabino Romero Yukpa Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:33:09 +0000 tamara 10854 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853#comments Bureaucracy maduro national executive Politics Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:59:05 +0000 tamara 10853 at http://venezuelanalysis.com As Border Restriction Continues, Venezuelan Officials Cite Positive Results http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852#comments border control Colombia contraband Economy Law and Justice scarcity Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:28 +0000 Zoe 10852 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Steel Plant Sidor Renews Operation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following the announcement of a collective workers’ contract signed at the end of last week, the Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana will reopen for normal operation, several officials confirmed this afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851#comments Labor and Workers' Control Sidor Steel Workers Strike Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:57:35 +0000 Zoe 10851 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Reveals “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Incoming Palestinian Children http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault of the Gaza strip will be housed. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850#comments International international solidarity Palestine Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:22:37 +0000 ewan 10850 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848#comments Labor and Workers' Control Participation Social movements Social Movements Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:22:51 +0000 sascha 10848 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Maintains Unity Despite Internal Differences http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition has agreed to remain united and adopt common strategic priorities in the coming period. The development occurs as a hard-line faction of the opposition launches a new initiative which does not include several major MUD parties. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846#comments Opposition Opposition Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0000 sascha 10846 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Tripoliven Admits to Importing Phosphate from Occupied Western Sahara http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A company partly owned by the Venezuelan government is importing phosphate from the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, despite state policy to stamp out the practice. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845#comments international International Western Sahara Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:17:28 +0000 sascha 10845 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Calls for Reconstruction of Gaza http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he will convene a meeting of Arab leaders to coordinate reconstruction efforts for the war-torn Gaza Strip. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844#comments Gaza international International Israel Palestine Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:41:33 +0000 sascha 10844 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Amid Confusion over Announced Sidor Collective Contract Agreement, Workers Continue Protests http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10843 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While representatives from both the Venezuelan government and the workers’ union at the state-owned Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana announced that each side had agreed to terms for a new collective workers’ contract early Thursday morning, other union members contested that the negotiations left out key leaders, and convoked protests later in the day. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10843" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10843#comments Labor and Workers' Control Sidor trade unions Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:47:07 +0000 ewan 10843 at http://venezuelanalysis.com In Effort against Contraband, Venezuelan Officials Implement Night-Closing of Colombia Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10842 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an attempt to combat rising border smuggling and contraband sales, Venezuelan officials have decided to close the border between Venezuela and Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., a measure announced earlier this week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10842" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10842#comments 2014 economy Colombia-Venezuela Relations contraband Economy International Military Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:13:40 +0000 ewan 10842 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 14 Arrested and Two Injured in Confrontations between Sidor Workers and Venezuelan National Guard http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10839 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clashes between protesting workers at the state-owned steel plant Sidor and the Venezuelan National Guard on Monday in the southeastern city of Guyana ended with at least 14 arrests and two injuries, according to multiple sources. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10839" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10839#comments Labor and Workers' Control Sidor Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:34:59 +0000 ewan 10839 at http://venezuelanalysis.com $1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10835 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government has announced an investment of 7.3 billion bolivars ($US 1.2 billion) in programs to renovate and beautify the country’s poorer urban and rural communities. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10835" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10835#comments Barrio Tricolor Social Missions Social Programs Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:12:01 +0000 sascha 10835 at http://venezuelanalysis.com First Bolivarian Workers’ Congress Begins in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10834 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The First Congress of Workers, which officially starts today, will debate plans and proposals for the economic development of the country, with the presence of rural workers, industrial workers, and civil servants, among others. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10834" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10834#comments CBST Labor and Workers' Control Nicolás Maduro Participation Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:13:19 +0000 ewan 10834 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela to Take in Palestinian Child Refugees “As Soon As Possible”, Gaza Aid Ready http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10833 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela is working on the legal mechanisms to be able to bring in Palestinian child refugees “as soon as possible”, while Egyptian authorities are to facilitate the delivery of Venezuelan aid to the besieged Gaza strip. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10833" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10833#comments International international solidarity Law and Justice Palestine Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:11:31 +0000 ewan 10833 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Warnings of Medicine Shortages in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10832 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spokespersons for the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pharmacies, and hope that recent foreign currency allocations for imports will improve the situation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10832" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10832#comments Economy Health Medicine Social Programs Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:46:56 +0000 ewan 10832 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Transportation Strike Ends in Venezuela’s Nueva Esparta http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10831 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After carrying out a day-long strike affecting an estimated 95% of public transportation in Margarita in Nueva Esparta state, the Nueva Esparta Transport Union agreed to resume work yesterday after an assembly between workers and government representatives. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10831" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10831#comments Labor and Workers' Control Public Transport Workers Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:40:27 +0000 ryan 10831 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Housing Movement Condemns Police Corruption within Venezuela’s Barrios http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10830 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Representatives of the Housing Movement, communal councils, and various social movements gathered in downtown Caracas on Sunday to denounce police corruption and abuse within the city’s barrios. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10830" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10830#comments Communal Councils Crime Housing Law and Justice Violence Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:17:39 +0000 tamara 10830 at http://venezuelanalysis.com AP: US Sent Venezuelan Youth to Cuba to “Provoke Unrest” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10828 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A program overseen by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent almost a dozen youth to Cuba from Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Peru, with the goal of rousing opposition against the Cuban government, an Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed earlier this week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10828" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10828#comments Cuba International U.S.-Latin America Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:11:52 +0000 tamara 10828 at http://venezuelanalysis.com