New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en Venezuelan Defence Minister: Drug Filled Plane not of Venezuelan Origin http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Minister confirmed that the cocaine-laden plane, which crashed off the coast of Colombia on Wednesday, originated from Central America and not Venezuela.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393#comments Drug trafficking International Law and Justice War on Drugs Fri, 22 May 2015 23:54:23 +0000 lmkoerner 11393 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Bolivarian National Guard Vehicle Burnt by Hooded Militants in Tachira State http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three Bolivarian National Guards were injured in the attack, which took place on the campus of the National Experimental University of Tachira (UNET) on Wednesday.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392#comments 2015 Opposition Law and Justice Opposition Opposition Students rightwing violence Fri, 22 May 2015 17:58:26 +0000 lmkoerner 11392 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chavismo On The Horns Of A Dilemma: Populism And Pragmatism In Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Ellner - New Left Project </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Academic Steve Ellner explores the current political and economic juncture in Venezuela, linking its current difficulties to the tendency to pursue both pragmatic and populist strategies and the failure of the government in certain cases to take advantage of its triumphs over the opposition in order to launch a revolutionary offensive.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391#comments 2015 Economy economic war Economy Exchange rate Populism Private sector Fri, 22 May 2015 14:03:25 +0000 Rachael 11391 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Rejects Attacks against Cabello, Government Launches Campaign http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan legislative branch of government and the Supreme Court have vehemently rejected reports that the US is probing National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello for alleged links to international drug trafficking. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390#comments DEA Diosdado Cabello International media war Media Watch Politics US intervention War on Drugs Fri, 22 May 2015 00:07:20 +0000 lmkoerner 11390 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Palestine Sign New Round of Agreements http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki during an official meeting in Miraflores on Wednesday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389#comments anti-imperialism International International cooperation Palestine Thu, 21 May 2015 21:46:34 +0000 Rachael 11389 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Mourns Loss of Feminist Revolutionary Nora Castañeda http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Condolences and tributes have been pouring in from across Venezuela following news of Castañeda’s death on Saturday night. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388#comments Banmujer Gender and Sexuality Gender equality Nora Castañeda Women's rights Thu, 21 May 2015 05:22:50 +0000 Rachael 11388 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Maduro Announces 50% Salary Increase for Teachers http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro approved a 50% salary increase for the country's 713,231 teachers on Tuesday, following several months of negotiations with the Venezuelan Teachers' Federation (FMV) and other unions. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387#comments Labor and Workers' Control Teachers wages Welfare Workers' rights Thu, 21 May 2015 03:42:39 +0000 Rachael 11387 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Petrizzelli's Ti@s: "Shak[ing] the World in a Very Necessary Way" http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VA’s Lucas Koerner brings readers an analysis of the new documentary Ti@s which narrates the lives of six ageing gay “uncles” in Venezuela. The analysis offers us an insight into the reality of Venezuela’s LGBTQ community and the limits of the Revolution's attempts to deliver historic justice to subaltern groups within the confines of global capitalism.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386#comments de-colonial politics Documents Featured Article Gender and Sexuality LGBTQ popular power structural violence subalternity Wed, 20 May 2015 20:22:42 +0000 Rachael 11386 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Prosecutors Accuse Top Venezuelan Legislator of Drug Smuggling http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US federal authorities have opened an investigation accusing Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and other top officials of involvement in international cocaine trafficking and money laundering.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385#comments DEA Diosdado Cabello Media Watch United States Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:37 +0000 ryan 11385 at http://venezuelanalysis.com "Venezuela is Palestine's Most Important Ally," Says Palestinian FM http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki arrived in Caracas yesterday for bilateral talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Delcy Rodriguez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384#comments international International Palestine Solidarity Tue, 19 May 2015 21:48:31 +0000 ryan 11384 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Elitism and Disillusion Taint Venezuela's Opposition Primaries http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383 <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"> TeleSur English journalist Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that Venezuela's opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) has "shot itself in the foot" by failing to organise primary elections that inspire trust in its own rank and file. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383#comments National Assembly Elections Opposition Opposition primaries 2015 Tue, 19 May 2015 21:27:20 +0000 Rachael 11383 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Opposition Primaries Plagued by High Abstention as Party Elites Sow Divisions http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amid notably low turnout, Venezuelan opposition voters went to the polls over the weekend to choose 42 parliamentary candidates for the country’s rightwing Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition in the run-up to National Assembly elections later this year.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382#comments Marea Socialista National Assembly 2015 Opposition Opposition Opposition primaries 2015 Tue, 19 May 2015 20:10:23 +0000 Rachael 11382 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: Maduro and the Market http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Ellner - Alborada Magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Historian and veteran analyst Steve Ellner argues that President Nicolas Maduro's economic strategy represents an effort to take the middle road between those demanding radical expropriations irrespective of market reality and those calling for currency devaluation, &nbsp;all as part of a bid to win further breathing room for renewed revolutionary advances &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381#comments 2015 Economy Bolivarian Project Documents Economy Expropriations foreign currency exchange Politics Thu, 14 May 2015 02:50:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11381 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Operation Jericho Airforce Officials Sentenced to 4-8 Years http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eight Venezuelan military officials charged with involvement in last year’s infamous “Operation Jericho” plot against President Nicolas Maduro have been sentenced by a military court to between four and eight years in prison. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380#comments Blue Coup coup attempt Law and Justice Opposition Opposition Tue, 12 May 2015 22:12:37 +0000 lmkoerner 11380 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Policeman Receives 18 Year Sentence for Murder of Teen http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A policeman charged with murdering a 14 year old boy at an anti-government protest in Venezuela earlier this year has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by a Tachira court.&nbsp;&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379#comments 2015 Opposition Documents Law and Justice Opposition Police Reform state repression Tue, 12 May 2015 18:58:24 +0000 lmkoerner 11379 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro in Moscow for 70th Anniversary of V-Day: "Victory Belongs to the Soviet People" http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan President travelled to Russia last week to participate in the celebrations. He also granted an exclusive interview to Russia Today, revealing his views on the current geopolitical conjuncture and vowing to personally erradicate shortages in Venezuela over the next 3 months. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378#comments anti-imperialism economic war International Russia-Venezuela United States Tue, 12 May 2015 14:48:48 +0000 Rachael 11378 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Marea Socialista to Launch Independent Parliamentary Candidates, Proposes Citizens' Audit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trotskyist Chavista collective, Marea Socialista (MS), has announced that it will be fielding its own candidates independent of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in this year's upcoming parliamentary elections. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375#comments Chavismo Legislative elections 2015 Marea Socialista Politics PSUV Thu, 07 May 2015 13:18:50 +0000 Rachael 11375 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Colombia's Santos Approves Extradition of Robert Serra's Alleged Assassin to Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive order on Wednesday authorizing the extradition of the man whom Venezuelan authorities hold responsible for the assassination of young chavista parliamentarian Robert Serra and his partner Maria Herrera in October. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374#comments Colombia Colombia-Venezuela Relations International Paramilitaries Thu, 07 May 2015 12:45:58 +0000 Rachael 11374 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 12 Bodies Found in Mass Grave on Venezuelan-Colombian Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan authorities uncovered a mass grave on Monday containing a dozen bodies in the northwestern frontier state of Tachira, just 2.5 miles from the Colombian border. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373#comments Colombia Military Military Paramilitaries Wed, 06 May 2015 22:06:25 +0000 ryan 11373 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela's 'Blue Gold' http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carrie Giunta - Stop the War Coalition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The author argues that Venezuela's abundance of the highly strategic mineral cotane could be behind Obama's labeling of the South American nation an "unusual and extraordinary threat".&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372#comments Coltan contraband Documents Executive Order 2015 Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans International Military Venezuela-U.S. Relations; military Wed, 06 May 2015 19:05:40 +0000 lmkoerner 11372 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Victor Alvarez: “Venezuela’s Currency Controls Are No Longer Justified, and Are Only Used as a Means of Political Domination” http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11371 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mario Villegas/Victor Alvarez- QuintoDia.Com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leftist economist and former high-ranking government official Victor Alvarez offers a critical perspective on state economic policy under the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that it has perpetuated a neo-rentier logic via exchange controls and other measures that must be abandoned for socialism to advance. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11371" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11371#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Documents Economy foreign currency exchange Imports Interviews Social Missions Social Programs Wed, 06 May 2015 04:13:13 +0000 lmkoerner 11371 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Mission to Nepal http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government sent a technical humanitarian mission to Nepal on Friday to determine the country’s needs after the April 25th earthquake and resulting aftershocks, which left over 7500 dead. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370#comments Documents International international solidarity Wed, 06 May 2015 02:21:14 +0000 lmkoerner 11370 at http://venezuelanalysis.com South Florida Man Accused of Laundering $100M for Colombian Paramilitaries via Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A South Florida man was arrested by U.S. federal authorities yesterday and charged with using his Doral-based Bank of America accounts to launder over $100 million on behalf of Colombian drug cartels and paramilitaries. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369#comments Antonio Ledezma foreign currency exchange International Law and Justice Lorent Saleh Paramilitaries Tue, 05 May 2015 20:35:20 +0000 Zoe 11369 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Pledges 1.4 Million Ounces Gold as Collateral in CitiBank Deal http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela has pledged 1.4 million ounces of gold in exchange for a $1 billion loan from CitiBank, according to sources. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368#comments 2015 oil glut debt Documents Economy Gold Tue, 05 May 2015 01:32:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11368 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Must the Venezuelan Right Back Coups? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11367 <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"> If the US government would stop unconditionally backing golpistas then the international press (and some well-funded NGOs) would follow suit. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11367" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11367#comments 2014 opposition violence 2015 Economy Economy Opposition US-Venezuela relations Tue, 05 May 2015 01:27:59 +0000 Zoe 11367 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Announces 30% Minimum Wage Hike to Combat Inflation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30% minimum wage hike on Friday as part of his government's ongoing efforts to support workers amidst economic war and spiraling inflation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366#comments Economy Minimum wage Tue, 05 May 2015 00:33:38 +0000 Zoe 11366 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Four Arrested after Yanomami Activist Beaten to Death by Venezuelan Police http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four policemen have been arrested for the murder of a 27 year-old Yanomami health activist on Saturday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365#comments Documents Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Indigenous struggle Law and Justice Mon, 04 May 2015 20:53:52 +0000 lmkoerner 11365 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Minute By Minute: Cuban 5 Arrive in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The five Cubans, recently released after years in prison in the United States for their anti-terrorism activities, arrived in Venezuela as part of an international tour. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364#comments Cuba-Venezuela relations Cuban 5 Documents International Mon, 04 May 2015 20:20:50 +0000 lmkoerner 11364 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Announces Minimum Wage Gain http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363#comments anti-imperialism Barack Obama Labor and Workers' Control labor law Minimum wage Venezuela-U.S. Relations Workers' rights Sun, 03 May 2015 15:53:01 +0000 Rachael 11363 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designated new ministers in the areas of communication, women and gender equality and sport, in order to free-up three acting members of his cabinet to stand as potential candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362#comments Ministries National Assembly Elections Politics Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:03:46 +0000 Zoe 11362 at http://venezuelanalysis.com