One month before the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death, countries such as Bolivia, Cuba, Argentina, and Russia are participating in a global campaign to pay homage to him and his political achievements.
Six people have been arrested after opposition supporters protested and attacked the Cuban baseball team, currently competing in the Caribbean Series in Margarita, Venezuela. The opposition also held meetings over the weekend to discuss methods to “get rid of” the national government.
President Nicolas Maduro has announced the restructuring of the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole coalition, arguing the bloc should achieve “grassroots revolutionary hegemony” in Venezuelan politics.
A government proposal to restrict the circulation of motorcycles during night-time hours has caused controversy among bikers. The measure is one of several being implemented to reduce crime in Venezuela.
A Venezuelan car assembly worker union has warned that the sector faces production and labour difficulties, and has requested that the government implements a strategy to promote greater national car manufacturing.