New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en 1.395 Arrested in Venezuelan Anti-Smuggling Operation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10993 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As part of an on-going operation against the hoarding and smuggling of basic goods, Venezuelan authorities have reported that a total of 1,395 people have been arrested for contraband activities. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10993" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10993#comments contraband economic difficulties Economy Labor and Workers' Control Law and Justice Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:12:03 +0000 ewan 10993 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Recalls Ambassador to Spain, Leopoldo Lopez Skips Out on Court Date http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10992 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday the Venezuelan Foreign Office announced the government’s decision to recall their ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea Bohórquez, for consultations. A hardline opposition leader, currently imprisoned and facing charges of inciting violence, refused to attend his own trial yesterday in in an attempt to pressure the government to respond to a United Nations request for his immediate release. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10992" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10992#comments Law leopoldo lopez Opposition Spain United Nations Venezuela-Spain Relations Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:20:28 +0000 ryan 10992 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Abrupt Replacement of Minister Rodriguez Torres Raises Questions in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10991 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Friday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced that Interior Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres would be replaced in his post by chief admiral and former defense minister Carmen Melendez. Many Venezuelans believe the decision was an attempt to mend the rift with revolutionary grassroots collectives, who hold the former minister accountable for the deadly shooting of five armed collective members earlier this month. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10991#comments CICPC collectives Interior Justice Ministry Law and Justice Politics Rodriguez Torres Social Movements Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:32:35 +0000 Zoe 10991 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Security Forces Reevaluated in the Name of Assassinated Deputy Robert Serra http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10990 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that a “revolution” of the country’s police forces is being launched, after revealing that a group of police was involved in the 1 October murder of late PSUV deputy Robert Serra. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10990" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10990#comments Bolivarian Project CICPC fanb Law and Justice PNB Robert Serra Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:15:39 +0000 Zoe 10990 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Communist Youth Group Attacked, Right Wingers Blamed http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10989 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Members of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) had just finished publicity work at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 when incendiary devices, launched from different points, struck the façade of their headquarters building in Caracas </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10989#comments 2014 opposition violence JCV Law and Justice Opposition PCV Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:38:53 +0000 Zoe 10989 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Welcomes Reelection of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10988 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reelection of Dilma Rouseff in Brazil and the first round victory by leftist Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay’s presidential election have been welcomed in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10988" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10988#comments Brazil International international relations Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:51:55 +0000 Zoe 10988 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Disaffected Chavistas Affiliate with Dissident Marea Socialista Organisation in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10987 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The spokespeople of several chavista organisations have announced their affiliation to Marea Socialista (Socialist Tide), signaling the existence of a growing dissident left current in the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10987" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10987#comments Bolivarian Project Chavistas Marea Socialista Venezuelan Left Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:38:44 +0000 Zoe 10987 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Ideological Diversity within the Bolivarian Revolution: Interview with Aporrea's Gonzalo Gomez http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gonzalo Gomez / Vaness Davies - Union Radio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this interview, Gonzalo Gómez, founder of leftist Venezuelan website Aporrea.org and militant of&nbsp; Marea Socialista (Socialist Tide) criticizes the PSUV for stifling political debates. He also expresses regret for participating in a debating panel with members of the right-wing opposition, and defends Aporrea from claims that it is financed by the CIA. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986#comments Aporrea Participation Politics Venezuelan Media Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:24:17 +0000 ewan 10986 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Limits of Changes – Venezuela: Terminal Crisis of the Rentier Petro-State? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Edgardo Landar - International Viewpoint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan author Edgardo Landar reviews recent and long term developments in the country’s politics and economy, and argues that the Bolivarian project must move beyond the “petro-state” in order to make further progress toward its transformative goals. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985#comments Bolivarian Project Economy oil Oil and Gas Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:57:49 +0000 ewan 10985 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Rules Out Sale of Citgo to the US http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10984 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview&nbsp;published&nbsp;Sunday,&nbsp;Venezuelan Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco said&nbsp;will&nbsp;South&nbsp;American&nbsp;country&nbsp;will not sell&nbsp;Citgo Petroleum Corporation to the United States. Citgo is the U.S.&nbsp;subsidiary of the Venezuelan&nbsp;state owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA). </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10984" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10984#comments Citgo International Oil and Gas Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:19:07 +0000 ewan 10984 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Announces Tougher Measures on Smugglers of Food and Medical Supplies in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10983 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The measures were announced on Thursday following the seizure of two large warehouses jam-packed with basic goods and medicines that were destined for Colombia, authorities say. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10983" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10983#comments border control contraband economic difficulties Economy Law and Justice shortages Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:25:06 +0000 ewan 10983 at http://venezuelanalysis.com “The Opposition Doesn’t Keep Its Word”: Interview with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diosdado Cabello / El Universal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this interview with private newspaper El Universal, National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello discusses the state of chavismo, confesses that he doesn’t believe in political neutrality and assures that he’s never had rift with President Nicolas Maduro. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981#comments Diosdado Cabello Opposition Politics Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:43:39 +0000 ewan 10981 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Invisible No More http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Ciccariello-Maher - Jacobin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If recent years have marked not the establishment of a socialist country but the appearance of the poor in the public life of the nation, then it is clear that some nostalgically wish that they would once again disappear, retreat into the shadows, or be compelled to withdraw. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution History Opposition Participation Social Movements Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:56:45 +0000 cory 10980 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Leaders in Foreign Lobbying, Government Clashes with UN Commissioner http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Several opposition figures, including former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, are currently engaged in networking and lobbying trips in the U.S. and Europe. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has clashed with a UN human rights official over the demand to release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10979#comments Henrique Capriles leopoldo lopez Opposition Opposition United Nations Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:31:05 +0000 cory 10979 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Unveils 2015 Budget, Anticipates Drop in Oil Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, Venezuelan finance minister Rodolfo Marco Torres presented the outline of the 2015 government budget, which features heightened investment in pension programs, healthcare, and university expansion. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10978#comments Bolivarian government Economy Economy PDVSA Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:25:37 +0000 ryan 10978 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UN Women’s Conference in Geneva Highlights Venezuela’s Efforts Toward Gender Equality http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, at the 59th United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, Switzerland, chairperson Nicole Ameline praised Venezuela’s efforts and success in increasing gender equality. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10977#comments Gender and Sexuality international Law Social Movements United Nations Women Women's rights Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:16:41 +0000 ryan 10977 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Indigenous Pemon are Caught in Time on Land Too Valuable for Numbers http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z.C. Dutka- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the shadow of Columbus Day, venezuelanalysis.com writer Z.C. sketches, through interviews, an intimate portrait of a changing people – the Pemon of Venezuela’s mineral-rich Southeastern border. Their testimonies of struggle reflect the country’s changing political landscape and highlights a stark generational gap that afflicts many of Latin America’s first nation peoples. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976#comments Bolivarian Project Environment Featured Article Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:23:54 +0000 Zoe 10976 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela at the UN, Washington At Bay http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greg Grandin- The Nation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greg Grandin examines the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power’s, futile attempts to block Venezuela’s recent appointment to the UN Security Council, and anticipates the effect that a Chile-Venezuela Council alliance may have on US foreign policymaking. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975#comments International Politics UN Security Council Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:05 +0000 Zoe 10975 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Countries Meet in Havana to Coordinate Preventative Plan Against Ebola http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, member countries of the ALBA trade bloc met yesterday at a special summit in Havana, Cuba to discuss methods of preventing the spread of the ebola virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Venezuelan government has donated US$5 million to the United Nations to fight the spread of the virus. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10974#comments ALBA Cuba-Venezuela relations International Medicine Raúl Castro Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:50 +0000 Zoe 10974 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Taking a Leadership Role: Venezuela on U.N. Security Council while Washington Suffers Setback in Prestige http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larry Birns, Frederick B. Mills, and Ronn Pineo- COHA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With 181 out of 193 of the United Nations representatives voting yes on Thursday, October 16, the Venezuelan government has gained not only a seat on the U.N. Security Council, but an affirmation of a leadership role in the Americas. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973#comments International Politics UN Security Council Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:50:52 +0000 Zoe 10973 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Thousands of Venezuelan Youth March to Demand End to “Terrorism” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Saturday thousands of Venezuelan youth and government supporters participated in a march against terrorism and for peace.&nbsp; The youth march was organized in response to the assassination of 27-year old lawmaker and Chavista leader Robert Serra, who was murdered along with his partner Maria Herrera in their home earlier this month.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10972#comments Opposition Participation Politics Robert Serra Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:27:57 +0000 ewan 10972 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Authorities Investigate 190 Companies for Currency Exchange Fraud in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan authorities are investigating 190 companies for suspected fraudulent use of preferential dollars granted for product imports. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10971#comments Currency Economy foreign currency exchange Fraud Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:54:27 +0000 cory 10971 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Bolivia-Venezuela Comparisons Should be Very Helpful to Radical Chavistas http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joe Emersberger – TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emersberger responds to the recent opinion article “Paralysed Venezuela vs Thriving Bolivia”, arguing: “Maduro’s government, like that of Chavez before him, is facing an economic war and other forms of destabilization. The lesson from Bolivia isn’t that it must try harder to win over foreign and domestic elites.&nbsp; On the contrary, Bolivia’s example offers ways to fight more effectively.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970#comments Bolivia Economy Evo Morales International Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:43 +0000 ewan 10970 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Music Project Helps Low-Income Kids Even Before Birth http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10969 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reuters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It used to only admit children aged at least 5. But under its latest "New Members" projects, hundreds of smaller infants can receive voice lessons, musical initiation with paper-made instruments, and free concerts, at its base in Caracas.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10969" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10969#comments El Sistema Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:08:02 +0000 ewan 10969 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All eight men who participated in the murder of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra have been identified, said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a press conference last night. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10968#comments Alvaro Uribe Assassinations Colombia Law and Justice Opposition Paramilitaries Robert Serra Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:08:33 +0000 Zoe 10968 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela gained a non permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council earlier today. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10967#comments International United Nations Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:53:24 +0000 ewan 10967 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Planting the People's Seed Law in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The battle against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is central in the ongoing fight between transnational corporations and the health and sovereignty of the people of Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966#comments Agriculture Economy Featured Article GMO Law Seed Law seeds Social Movements Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:45:58 +0000 ryan 10966 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Expanding Music Program for Expecting Mothers http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela is using its renown classical music program&nbsp;to help fetal development among expecting mothers as part of a new hospital project, according&nbsp;to&nbsp;media reports on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10965#comments Culture El Sistema Healthcare maternity Music Social Programs Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:57:49 +0000 Zoe 10965 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Hands Over Land Titles to Indigenous Communities, Creates Institute to Protect Native Languages http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, in celebration of the nationally acclaimed Day of Indigenous Resistance, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro established a presidential council for indigenous peoples, handed over collective land titles to 14 original communities, lowered the threshold age for indigenous pensioners, and announced the creation of an institute to protect the country’s 44 native languages. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10964#comments Bolivarian Project Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans indigenous languages Land Reform Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:59:32 +0000 cory 10964 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Calls for OPEC to Respond to Sliding Oil Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan foreign minister Rafael Ramirez alerted press Friday that his cabinet has “received instructions from the president to request an extraordinary OPEC meeting.” Ramirez was the head of state-owned petroleum corporation PDVSA until a September cabinet shakeup. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10963#comments 2014 economy Citgo Economy oil Oil and Gas OPEC Rafael Ramírez Wall St. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:30:29 +0000 Zoe 10963 at http://venezuelanalysis.com