In an attempt to “humanise” the country’s penitentiary system, the Venezuelan government announced this Tuesday the creation of a new ministry which will be responsible for the transformation of the nation’s jails.
Due to increased electricity use as well as the global need to save energy, the Venezuelan government is implementing a number of measures to encourage the private, public, and domestic sectors to reduce usage.
Due to the work of the National Bolivarian Police (PNB), crime is down by 53% in Caracas, according to the Chief of Police. However, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticised the killing of three prisoners in a cell of the CICPC, Venezuelan’s crime investigation body.
This Tuesday the president of the Republic, Hugo Chávez , approved an increase of 80% in the grants provided to the working mothers who are involved in maintaining “food houses” throughout the country.
Documents found on computers of slain FARC commander "Raul Reyes" are inadmissible as evidence in court as the material is illegally obtained and provides no evidence, Colombia's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
18 months after he fled Venezuela to avoid criminal prosecution for what authorities claim were $27 million dollars in illegal currency transactions, a U.S. court granted political asylum to fugitive Venezuelan banker Eligio Cedeño.
Venezuela will continue demanding that the United States extradite Luis Posada Carriles, wanted for terrorism, after he was found “not guilty” in a trial in the U.S. on other charges, since his current legal status means there is “no argument” as to why he can’t be extradited.
Alongside its push for affordable and just housing for all, the Venezuelan government has re-launched a social program designed to make important and essential household appliances available to the population at a reduced cost.
This week, Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN) unanimously approved the Law Against Racial Discrimination, legislation that will establish mechanisms to prevent, respond to, punish and eradicate racial discrimination by any person, group of persons, public authorities, private institutions and private institutions, and civil, economic, political, cultural, and social organizations.
Ten member of the Caracas-based Chacao police force were suspended on Wednesday after an investigation by Venezuela’s Ministry of the Interior and Justice linked the officers to a 2010 incident of police brutality.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday used his standing legislative authority to enact three new laws designed, he said, “to dignify” the living conditions of Venezuela’s urban residents. Each law sets out to address the issues relating to forced evictions, ‘residential workers’ (concierges), and the management of urban property rights.
On a national television programme broadcast live on 30 April 2011, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez launched Venezuela’s new housing mission – “La Gran Misión Vivienda”. The mission's goal for this year is to build 150,000 houses, with this figure increasing to 200,000 in 2012 and to 300,000 every year after that until 2017.