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Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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Venezuela Marks 60 Years since Birth of Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez during the campaign for his reelection in October 2012 (archive)

Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement today celebrates 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.

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Detained Diplomat Hugo Carvajal Arrives in Venezuela

Hugo Carvajal at PSUV's Third National Congress. (Photo: teleSUR)

The Venezuelan President received the diplomat during the second day of the Third Congress of the PSUV in Caracas.

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Workers in Venezuelan State Companies Demand Improved Pay & Conditions

An assembly was called in Sidor on Thursday to reject the government’s stance in the contractual dispute. Production line work

Workers in state run steel and electricity companies are demanding improved wages and conditions, and have issued criticisms over the management of their respective industries.

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Maduro Backs Venezuelan Diplomat Detained in Aruba

Venezuela's consul general has been arrested in Aruba, but President Nicolas Maduro says he will do everything he can to ha

Venezuela's consul general has been arrested in Aruba, but President Nicolas Maduro says he will do everything he can to have the official freed.

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Opposition Leader Lopez Goes on Trial in Venezuela

Leopoldo Lopez in an interview in February (Reuters)

Former opposition mayor of Chacao, Leopoldo Lopez, goes on trial today after six months in prison for allegedly inciting violence in Venezuela and conspiring against the government. 

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Venezuela Receives US$18 Billion of Chinese Financing, Signs 38 Accords

The new agreements were signed publically by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Caracas yes

Venezuela has signed 38 agreements worth US$18 billion with China, signaling a deepening of the two countries’ relations. 

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Grassroots Elects National Congress Delegates

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Su

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Sunday.

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Venezuela Participates in Gathering of Emerging Powers in Brazil, New Agreements Reached

Participants of the China – CELAC Forum (presidencia de Brasil)

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week, where new agreements were hailed as beginning the creation of a new global financial architecture.

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Maduro Extends Planned “Shakeup” of Venezuelan State and Economy

Speaking on his weekly radio show on Tuesday, Maduro said that he would lead “a shakeup of the functioning of the old bourgeoi

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has extended the date upon which significant changes to the government and state administration will be announced.

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Sacred Stone of Venezuelan Indigenous to Return After 15 Years in German Exhibit

The Kueka stone on exhibit in Tiergarten park, Berlin.

Earlier this month Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, announced that proceedings were underway to secure the return of the sacred Kueka Stone, removed from Pemon indigenous land in 1998 to be part of a park installation in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, in Germany.

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Venezuelan Opposition Divided as Attorney General Reacts to Claims

Lilian Tintori (Ernesto Agudo/ ABC)

Early this morning Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz dispatched a public attorney to Ramo Verde military prison, to check on conditions of hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez’s confinement. This came in response to claims made by Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, who told reporters last week she was denied visiting rights. 

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Major Changes in Venezuela's Medical Sector

A family walks out of a newly renovated public health center, part of the Barrio Adentro network of government clinics (archive)

Over the past week, the Venezuelan government has approved a number of projects destined to expand preexisting public healthcare programs. 

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Former Minister Navarro Launches Criticisms of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Hector Navarro (archive)

A former Bolivarian government minister, Hector Navarro, has criticised the internal democracy of the leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Venezuela’s Maduro Launches “SOS Palestine” Campaign to Demand End to Israeli Bombardment

“Enough already, I’ve joined the campaign. #SOS Palestina, let’s launch it,” Maduro told supporters during a televised b

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has launched an “SOS Palestine” campaign to demand an end to Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Palestine’s Gaza strip.

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