New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en Tensions Rise as Spain Recalls Ambassador to Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11351 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caracas, April 23, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez criticized Spain yesterday, accusing the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy of having "crossed the line" in failing to show respect for the Bolivarian nation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11351" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11351#comments International Opposition Politics Venezuela-Spain Relations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:44:26 +0000 Zoe 11351 at http://venezuelanalysis.com How to Grossly Misrepresent Venezuelan Reality: A Reply to Alejandro Toledo http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11349 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner- Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a recent op-ed in the New York Times titled "How to Fix the Mess in Venezuela", former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo dutifully recites the tired litany of fabrications and distortions which have long become standard fare in international media coverage of the Bolivarian Republic. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11349" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11349#comments Bolivarian Revolution Featured Article International Media Watch Neoliberalism New York Times Nicolás Maduro Opposition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:30:29 +0000 Zoe 11349 at http://venezuelanalysis.com International Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Minister of Transport http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11348 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Tuesday, a Caracas journalist released information that a former Venezuelan transport minister has been indicted for embezzlement, for the illegal “purchase” of three public ferries. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11348" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11348#comments Corruption Documents Law and Justice Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:38:27 +0000 lmkoerner 11348 at http://venezuelanalysis.com PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11347 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The successful nominees will take part in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s (PSUV) internal elections on June 28th, when party members will vote on a final list of candidates. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11347" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11347#comments Bolivarian Project National Assembly Elections Participation Politics PSUV Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:12:23 +0000 Zoe 11347 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Threatens to Cut Aid to El Salvador for Backing Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11346 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for having supported Venezuela's campaign seeking the repeal of sanctions against the country. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11346" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11346#comments El Salvador Executive Order 2015 International Politics Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:42:41 +0000 Zoe 11346 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Secures $5 Billion Loan from China to Finance Development http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11345 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela has obtained a further $5 billion loan from China to finance new development projects, announced President Nicolas Maduro yesterday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11345" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11345#comments China-Venezuela relations International Multi-polarity oil Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:27:44 +0000 Rachael 11345 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Activists Launch Global Solidarity Campaign with Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11344 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists and social movements around the globe took to the streets this Sunday in solidarity with the Venezuelan government.&nbsp;&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11344" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11344#comments Documents International international solidarity US intervention Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:48:14 +0000 lmkoerner 11344 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Tops Latin America in Military Spending Cuts, Slashes Arms Budget by 34% http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Venezuela reduced its military budget by 34 percent in 2014, leading the region in arms spending cuts. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343#comments 2015 Economy Economy Military Military US-Venezuela relations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:12:08 +0000 Zoe 11343 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Major Progressive Tax Reforms in Venezuela Start to Bear Fruit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The latest figures show that the country’s total tax revenue almost doubled in the first three months of 2015 thanks to government efforts to tighten up a progressive taxation system over the past 6 months.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342#comments 2015 Economy Documents Economy Taxes Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:52:29 +0000 lmkoerner 11342 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Uruguay Strike Oil Deal, Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &nbsp; Venezuelan Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic yesterday to discuss a new trade deal that will see Venezuela export oil to its Southern Cone neighbor in exchange for agricultural products, including rice, chicken, and dairy items. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341#comments Imports International Regional Integration Uruguay Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:45:27 +0000 Rachael 11341 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Tribute to Uruguayan Writer, Eduardo Galeano http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The head of state also asked Education Minister, Hector Rodriguez, to draw up a “special education programme” to introduce Venezuelan children in primary and secondary education to the writer’s principle ideas. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340#comments Culture Eduardo Galeano Politics Regional Integration Solidarity Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:02 +0000 Rachael 11340 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Slams Spain for Interfering in Domestic Affairs http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro criticized the Spanish government after the Spanish parliament urged the Venezuelan government to free jailed political opposition leaders. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339#comments International International interference lilian tintori Mitzy ledezma Venezuela-Spain Relations Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:59:27 +0000 Rachael 11339 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Confronts Forex Scammers with New Measures http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan government officials&nbsp;have&nbsp;announced new measures to reduce commonly practiced forex scams which have long&nbsp;dogged&nbsp;the country’s economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338#comments 2015 Economy CADIVI Currency Economy foreign currency exchange Opposition Opposition Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:53:12 +0000 ryan 11338 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chile's Michelle Bachelet Refuses to Meet with Venezuelan Opposition Leader's Wife http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wives of jailed opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma arrived in the Chilean capital&nbsp;on Sunday&nbsp;with the objective of meeting with president Michelle Bachelet, but were not received. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337#comments Chile international leopoldo lopez Opposition Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:33:28 +0000 ryan 11337 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Rubio Launches US President Bid with Attacks on Latin America http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United States Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday, with a fierce speech promising to renew U.S. leadership around the world. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336#comments Hillary Clinton International marco rubio Politics US sanctions 2015 US-Venezuela relations Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:43:27 +0000 Zoe 11336 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela on April 11: The 2002 Coup to the 2015 Economic War http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11335 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Telesur English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the anniversary of the April 11th 2002 coup which temporarily ousted the Chavez government,&nbsp;teleSUR speaks to two Venezuelanalysis journalists and Venezuela-based activists, Z.C. Dutka and Rachael Boothroyd, about the relevance of the April 11-13, 2002 coup to the current situation in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11335" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11335#comments April 11 2002 Coup economic war Opposition Opposition Social movements Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:16:39 +0000 Rachael 11335 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right". </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity OAS Regional Integration Summit of the Americas Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:59:57 +0000 Rachael 11334 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Australian Academics, Journalists, Unionists Tell Obama “Hands Off Venezuela” http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11333 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela Solidarity Campaign/Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A letter signed by over 70&nbsp;high profile individuals from Australia and New Zealand&nbsp;has called&nbsp;on US President Barack Obama to “stop interfering in Venezuela’s domestic affairs” and revoke his March 9 Executive Order directed against the Nicolas&nbsp;Maduro&nbsp;government.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11333" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11333#comments Documents Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:35:55 +0000 lmkoerner 11333 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Petition Reaches Ten Million Signatures http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over ten million Venezuelans have signed the petition, which demands that the Obama administration revoke the Executive Order released on March 9th branding Venezuela a “national security threat”.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331#comments anti-imperialism Barack Obama Cuba-Venezuela relations Evo Morales Executive Order 2015 Opposition Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:59:18 +0000 Rachael 11331 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Committee for the Victims of the Barricades Rallies against Exclusion from OAS Forum http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Victims of last year’s barricades and their family members have poured scorn on what they describe as a “premeditated” decision to exclude them from the OAS Summit of the America’s Forum on Civil Society and Social Actors. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330#comments barricades Human Rights leopoldo lopez lilian tintori Social Movements Summit of the Americas Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:39:14 +0000 Rachael 11330 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Accused Human Rights Abusers Accuse Venezuela of Rights Abuses http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A group of former heads of state issued a joint statement Thursday accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses, even though many of the signatories have themselves faced allegations of committing human rights violations while in office. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329#comments Alvaro Uribe Felipe Calderon Human Rights OAS Opposition Summit of the Americas Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:34:52 +0000 Rachael 11329 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Could Face Another Disastrous Summit Due to Sanctions Against Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11328 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Weisbrot - Center for Economic Policy Research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week's Summit of the Americas looks set to be yet another disaster for Obama, whose decision to impose an Executive Order on Venezuela has further isolated Washington ahead of the regional event. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11328" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11328#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 OAS Opposition Regional Integration Summit of the Americas United State Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:33:36 +0000 Rachael 11328 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Washington Sends Top Diplomat to Venezuela to Meet with Government and Opposition http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A top U.S. envoy was in Caracas on Wednesday where he met with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro as well as Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodrguez. The diplomat also made use of his stay in the country to meet with representatives from the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), on Thursday morning. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327#comments Executive Order 2015 International Politics US-Venezuela relations Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:18:44 +0000 Zoe 11327 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326#comments Cuba Cuba-Venezuela relations International Law and Justice Luis Posada Carriles OAS Opposition Summit Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:33 +0000 Zoe 11326 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Maria Corina Machado, Faces Panama Lawsuit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the Panama summit approaches, Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado faces a class-action lawsuit for addressing the Organization of American States (OAS) in the capacity of the body's official Panamanian representative last year.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325#comments Maria Corina Machado OAS Opposition Panama Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:08:42 +0000 Rachael 11325 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324#comments 2015 Opposition Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 International Law and Justice leopoldo lopez NED Summit US sanctions 2015 USAID Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:24:16 +0000 Zoe 11324 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 50 Leading UK Trade Unionists Show Solidarity With Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11323 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela Solidarity Campaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We the undersigned – representatives of trade unions and working people in the UK&nbsp;– stand in solidarity with Venezuela’s unions of Railway workers, Urban and transport workers, Oil and electric workers, Education, Public Sector and Health workers, and Construction Workers who have organised mobilisations over the last month saying ‘Venezuela is not a Threat – We are Hope’ and ‘Obama – Repeal the Executive Order.’ </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11323" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11323#comments Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity trade unions Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:08:58 +0000 Rachael 11323 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322#comments Barack Obama International Oil and Gas Petrocaribe Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:25:16 +0000 Zoe 11322 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Fighting Words http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11321 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lauren Carasik- Foreign Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lauren Carasik explains why Barack Obama's "tough talk" in Venezuela won't work. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11321" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11321#comments Executive Order 2015 International Law and Justice US sanctions 2015 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:09:07 +0000 Zoe 11321 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320#comments 2015 Opposition Antonio Ledezma Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:28:03 +0000 Zoe 11320 at http://venezuelanalysis.com