New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en Armed Militants Attack Main Government Gas Plant http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Operations at one of the state’s principal gas and oil production plants in Eastern Venezuela are up and running again after an attack by armed militants left installations temporarily out of action over the weekend. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306#comments Law and Justice oil Oil and Gas PDVSA sabotage Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:25:41 +0000 Zoe 11306 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Letter from the Bolivarian Front of Scientific Researchers, Innovators and Workers to the Social Movements of the USA http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11305 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FREBIN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The the Bolivarian Front of Scientific Researchers, Innovators and Workers reaches out to US social movements to talk “people to people” about why Venezuela’s Bolivarian model poses a threat to global capitalism. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11305" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11305#comments Bolivarian Project Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity Law and Justice Participation Social Movements US sanctions 2015 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:14:43 +0000 Zoe 11305 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Amnesty International Whitewashes Venezuelan Opposition Abuses http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11304 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Mallett-Outtrim- TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amnesty International's latest report on Venezuela calls for justice for the dozens of people killed during the unrest that shook the country a year ago, while using sleight of hand to deflect attention away from those responsible. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11304" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11304#comments 2014 opposition violence Amnesty International International Law and Justice media war Media Watch US sanctions 2015 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:33:56 +0000 Zoe 11304 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Democracy Behind Bars in Venezuela? A Reply to the UK Guardian http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11303 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jorge Martin - Hands Off Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Friday, 27 of March, the Guardian published a piece called&nbsp;Democracy behind bars: 11 opposition leaders facing jail or death”, which was “sponsored by Crown Agents”. First in the list of 11 “democratic opposition leaders” facing jail or death around the world is Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11303" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11303#comments leopoldo lopez media war Opposition The Guardian Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:35:44 +0000 Rachael 11303 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Palestinians in Gaza Rally Behind Venezuela, Reject US Imperialism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “The Palestinian people, the Venezuelan people, the peoples of Latin America have common objectives, common enemies, so we are united in the struggle for liberation, for freedom, for independence, and beyond that, for an alternative world, a socialist world,” said Ishaq Khury, spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Venezuela.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302#comments Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity Palestine Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:24:00 +0000 Rachael 11302 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 Opposition Social movements United States Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:08:28 +0000 Rachael 11301 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Rumour as a Weapon: The Case of the “Stolen Children” http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11300 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Misión Verdad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The author contends that the recent wave of false rumors concerning the kidnapping of Venezuelan children is part of a campaign of psychological warfare aimed at destabilizing the Bolivarian government.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11300" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11300#comments destabilization Documents media war Media Watch social media soft coup Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:14:36 +0000 lmkoerner 11300 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299#comments costa rica International Law and Justice media war Media Watch Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:54:38 +0000 Zoe 11299 at http://venezuelanalysis.com G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11298 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat". </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11298" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11298#comments International Law and Justice US sanctions 2015 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:04 +0000 Zoe 11298 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Spain's Podemos Just Latest Victim of Toxic Venezuela Monster! http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11296 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asa Cusack- Huffington Post UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asa Cusack reflects on how Venezuela has unjustifiably become such a toxic brand that the right wing can use it to tar political opponents. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11296" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11296#comments International media war Media Watch Spain Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:22 +0000 Zoe 11296 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11295 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11295" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11295#comments Corruption International Law and Justice Politics US sanctions 2015 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:28:27 +0000 Zoe 11295 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Two Supermarket Executives Charged With Hoarding in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11294 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two managers of the private supermarket chain Dia Dia were formally charged by the Venezuelan state prosecutor yesterday with the alleged crimes of boycott and destabilization of the economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11294" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11294#comments economic war Economy Law and Justice sabotage Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:47:12 +0000 Zoe 11294 at http://venezuelanalysis.com How Not to Win Friends in Latin America http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11293 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Weisbrot- US News &amp; World Report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even as the normalization of relations with Cuba proceeds, the White House plans to continue funding “democracy promotion” programs within the country – as well as numerous others in the region. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11293" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11293#comments International Military Opposition US interference US sanctions 2015 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:04:08 +0000 Zoe 11293 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Creates Ministry of Eco-socialism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11292 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of the Ministry of Eco-socialism and Water, which will be tasked with protecting the environment and confronting the threat of climate change.The governments of the Bolivarian Revolution have taken concrete steps to confront the threat of climate change. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11292" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11292#comments Bolivarian Project Climate Change eco-socialism Environment Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:45:20 +0000 Zoe 11292 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Police Chief Apologizes for Homophobic Comments http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11291 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan politician Freddy Bernal made a public apology this weekend after a live television interview on Wednesday in which he said homosexual police officers should conceal their “sexual appetites” in the workplace. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11291" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11291#comments Gender and Sexuality LGBTI Police Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:42:40 +0000 ryan 11291 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 4 Things To Know About The U.S. & Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/11290 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AJ+ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Coup attempts, sanctions, accusations – the U.S. and Venezuela just can't seem to get along. And tensions have only gotten worse since the U.S. recently declared Venezuela an “extraordinary threat.” So why are both sides so frustrated?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/11290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/11290#comments International Law and Justice Media Watch US sanctions 2015 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:14:51 +0000 Zoe 11290 at http://venezuelanalysis.com But What About the Oil? US Senators Get to the Heart of the Matter in Wake of Venezuela Sanctions http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11289 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rachael Boothroyd </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last week, lawyer and journalist Glen Greenwald acerbically asked if there was “anyone, anywhere, that wants to defend the reasonability” of Obama’s claim that Venezuela is an “extraordinary threat” to U.S. security. On Tuesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on Venezuela, a band of rightwing “human rights” specialists including US senator Marco Rubio decided to make a Herculean attempt. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11289" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11289#comments International Law and Justice Media Watch US sanctions 2015 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:27 +0000 Zoe 11289 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11288 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11288" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11288#comments International Law and Justice Politics US sanctions 2015 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:04:16 +0000 Zoe 11288 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Mujica Leads Uruguay's Venezuela Solidarity March + PHOTOS http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11287 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last week Mujica said that whoever says that the South American country could be “a threat” to the U.S. “has a screw loose.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11287" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11287#comments International Politics Uruguay US sanctions 2015 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:57:44 +0000 Zoe 11287 at http://venezuelanalysis.com FILVEN 2015 Comes to a Close in Caracas http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/11285 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Various </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Venezuela´s annual International Book Festival (FILVEN) came to an end in Caracas over the weekend. Here, Venezuelanalysis brings readers a selection of photos from the ten day long festival.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/11285" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/11285#comments books Culture Education Filven reading Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:35:50 +0000 Rachael 11285 at http://venezuelanalysis.com What You Need to Know about Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11284 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Ciccariello-Maher - Counterpunch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela is a "national security threat" only because it refuses to be controlled by the US </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11284" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11284#comments Barack Obama Democrat Party Florida Opposition Opposition US sanctions 2015 Venezuela-U.S. Relations Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:56:15 +0000 Rachael 11284 at http://venezuelanalysis.com World Bank Rules in Venezuela's Favor, Rejects "Exorbitant Compensation" in Tidewater Nationalization Case http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11280 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank ruled in favor of Venezuela on Monday, rejecting the "exorbitant compensation" demanded by Tidewater. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11280" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11280#comments compensation Economy Tidewater World Bank Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:36:13 +0000 tamara 11280 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA and Non-Aligned Movement Reject US Aggressions Against Venezuela, Call for Dialogue http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11279 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two multilateral bodies, the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), joined the international&nbsp;chorus&nbsp;condemning President Obama's executive order targeting Venezuela this week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11279" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11279#comments ALBA NAM US aggression Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:04:43 +0000 tamara 11279 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Hooded Militants Launch Molotov Attack on Bolivarian University in Tachira State http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11278 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Around 15 masked militants attempted to storm the building with molotov cocktails on Monday evening before entering into violent altercations with the Bolivarian National Police force.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11278" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11278#comments barricades Opposition rightwing violence UBV Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:59:14 +0000 Rachael 11278 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11277 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicolas Maduro &amp; the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An open letter from Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the people of the U.S., published today in the New York Times. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11277" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11277#comments Bolivarian project International Simon Bolivar Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:42:06 +0000 Rachael 11277 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Makes Debt Payment Despite Talk of Default http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11276 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The government of Venezuela serviced its debt with a US$1 billion payment Monday, debunking myths that the country is on the verge of a default. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11276" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11276#comments debt Default Economy Economy Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:08:28 +0000 Rachael 11276 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans Mobilize in Marches and Military Exercises in Defense of Sovereignty Against U.S. Aggression http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11275 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 100,000 Venezuelans mobilized throughout the country for a series of national military exercises in defense of their national national sovereignty on Saturday. They were also joined by a contingency from Russia.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11275" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11275#comments civic-military alliance Military Opposition Russia Social movements US intervention Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:16:49 +0000 Rachael 11275 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama’s War in the Western Hemisphere and Venezuela’s National Liberation Struggle http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11274 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Petras - Global Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security,&nbsp;at this time? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11274" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11274#comments Imperialism Latin American Integration Multi-polarity Opposition US intervention Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:36:04 +0000 Rachael 11274 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Granted Decree Powers by Parliament to Confront Imperialism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11272 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Head of State’s request to make use of the country’s Constitutional Enabling Law was officially approved by the Venezuelan National Assembly in second discussion on Sunday. Maduro will use the law to pass legislation aimed at protecting the country from the growing threat from the United States.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11272" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11272#comments Bolivarian Project Documents Enabling law International U.S. sanctions US intervention Venezuela-U.S. Relations Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:23:11 +0000 lmkoerner 11272 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: A Threat to US National Security? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11271 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hands Off Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign highlights the double standards implicit in the recent U.S. decision to brand Venezuela "an extraodinary threat" in light of &nbsp;recent U.S.-backed coup efforts against progressive regional governments as well as support for repressive regimes. The only threat that Venezuela poses, the authors continue, is the "threat of being a good example", namely the the immense social gains achieved by the Bolivarian Revolution being viewed as a model by &nbsp;other countries in the region and throughout the world.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11271" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11271#comments Documents International international solidarity U.S. sanctions Venezuela-U.S. Relations Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:10:37 +0000 lmkoerner 11271 at http://venezuelanalysis.com