New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en 56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10915 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fifty-six tons of Venezuelan humanitarian aid were delivered this Monday in Egypt by the Red Crescent Society, which will be in charge of distributing the tents, non-perishable food items, water, and clothes to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip throughout the week. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10915" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10915#comments International Palestine Solidarity Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:40:37 +0000 tamara 10915 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Targeted by White House for Not Cooperating with DEA, Despite Steady National Progress http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10914 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Monday, the White House released this year’s list of problem countries in the area of drug trafficking and production, based on information tracked by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In the memo, US president Barack Obama accused the governments of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Myanmar of having “failed demonstrably” to cooperate with international anti-drug efforts.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10914" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10914#comments Drugs International Venezuela-U.S. Relations Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:54:26 +0000 tamara 10914 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Terror Plot Links Uribe and Criminality http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10913 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alvaro Uribe was mentioned by Venezuelans planning&nbsp;homeland&nbsp;attacks in leaked video. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10913" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10913#comments 2014 opposition violence Alvaro Uribe Colombia-Venezuela Relations International Law and Justice Opposition Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:55:32 +0000 Zoe 10913 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Video Surfaces that Shows Venezuelan Opposition Activists Planning Violence http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10912 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan state television, VTV, released a video conference recording Monday night in which Venezuelan opposition activists are shown to be planning terrorist activities against the government of President Maduro. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10912" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10912#comments 2014 Opposition Protests Colombian border Opposition Opposition Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:11 +0000 cory 10912 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Why Venezuela Should Not Default http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Francisco Rodríguez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a provocative article published last week Venezuelan economists Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos make an argument that if authorities adopted a set of common-sense policies, they argue, these would include defaulting on the country’s foreign debt and making bondholders bear part of the burden of adjustment. Francisco Rodríguez&nbsp; argues that Venezuela should not default on its debt because default Venezuela is not insolvent. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911#comments 2014 economy economic difficulties Economy Economy Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:58 +0000 cory 10911 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Poised to Win UN Security Council Seat with Unanimous Regional Support http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10910 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After the failed 2006 bid for a coveted seat on the United Nation's Security Council, Venezuela has unanimous backing from Latin American and Caribbean countries to win a two-year term. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10910" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10910#comments 2006 2014 Hugo Chavez International Nicolás Maduro Politics UN Security Council Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:21:45 +0000 Zoe 10910 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Delay in Leopoldo Lopez Trial Causes Unrest in Venezuela and Abroad http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10908 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan&nbsp;president Nicolas Maduro said Friday he will not tolerate any more violence from the opposition, after government buildings were vandalized on Friday in response to the postponement of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's trial. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10908" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10908#comments 2014 Opposition Protests Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Media Watch Opposition USAID Venezuela-U.S. Relations Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:29:56 +0000 Zoe 10908 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Dress as KKK http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10907 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Far right sectors of the Venezuelan opposition, who have been&nbsp;calling for the "exit" of the elected government, have resumed violent&nbsp;actions and blockades. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10907" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10907#comments 2014 Opposition Protests Opposition Opposition Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:26:26 +0000 cory 10907 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Fuel Trafficking Decreases 53% in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10906 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela's vice-president Jorge Arreaza said on Saturday that fuel trafficking in the country decreased 53 percent during 2014. Government&nbsp;said&nbsp;the&nbsp;decrease&nbsp;is&nbsp;result&nbsp;of&nbsp;program&nbsp;“Zero trafficking”. &nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10906" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10906#comments Colombian border contraband economic war Economy Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:34:41 +0000 cory 10906 at http://venezuelanalysis.com From Chávez's "Strike at the Helm" to Maduro's "Shake-up" in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10904 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By Alfredo Serrano Mancilla-Rebelión </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director of the Latin American Strategic Center of Geopolitics (CELAG),&nbsp;Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, takes a look at the political significance of Nicolas Maduro's recent "shake-up" of the Bolivarian Revolution.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10904" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10904#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Chavez Documents economic war Nicolás Maduro self-criticism strategy Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:20:43 +0000 Rachael 10904 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10903 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ambassadors from the nine member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) are&nbsp;meeting in Caracas, Venezuela to evaluate the progress achieved since the bloc was created 10 years ago. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10903" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10903#comments ALBA International International cooperation international relations Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:17:48 +0000 cory 10903 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The New Venezuela: An Interview With Supreme Court Justice Fernando Vegas http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10902 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dan Kovalik-The World Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Judge Fernando Ramón Vegas Torrealba, the First Vice President of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and President of the Electoral Hall of the Supreme Court, was an honored guest at the National Lawyers Guild Convention in Chicago this past weekend. I was able to interview him while he was there about the current situation in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10902" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10902#comments Bolivarian project justice system Law and Justice Opposition Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:29:41 +0000 cory 10902 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s PDVSA Discusses Sale of Citgo as Central Bank Reports Drop in Inflation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10899 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday the Venezuelan Central Bank reported that inflation has dropped steadily from 5.7% in May of 2014 to 3.9% in the month of August, representing 63.4% accumulated inflation since August of last year. Now under new management, state-owned oil and gas company PDVSA is reportedly seeking US$10 billion dollars for the sale of the Citgo Petroleum Corporation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10899" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10899#comments 2014 economy Citgo Economic growth economic war Economy Inflation PDVSA Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:31:08 +0000 ryan 10899 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Provides 30 Million Free Textbooks For New School Year http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10898 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An estimated 10 million Venezuelan students will return to school for the new academic year. Venezuela's Education Minister, Hector Rodríguez said, “most of our citizens are now in classrooms, this is historic.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10898" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10898#comments Bolivarian Project canaima computer literacy Education Social Programs students Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:01:33 +0000 Zoe 10898 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Artists and Entertainers to Benefit from New Protective Law http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10897 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan parliament has ratified a law that enables national artists to access social security benefits. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10897" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10897#comments Culture Culture social benefits Social Security Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:16:55 +0000 tamara 10897 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Ecuador Proposes Anti-Transnational Summit in Venezuela as Maduro Confronts Low Productivity Levels http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10896 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tomorrow Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patiño will meet with the Venezuelan president in Caracas to discuss the creation of an official Observatory of Transnational Companies. Nicolas Maduro also plans to meet with private and public sectors of the economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10896" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10896#comments big business Economy Ecuador Production trade Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:54:50 +0000 tamara 10896 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 2014 Crime Rate Drops In Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10895 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The homicide rate has decreased by 18 percent and kidnappings by 60 percent compared to 2013, according to the interior minister. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10895" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10895#comments 2014 Crime Law and Justice Nicolás Maduro Violence Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:53:54 +0000 Zoe 10895 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Bolivia Celebrate Beating Illiteracy http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela and Bolivia are celebrating their countries' progress in beating illiteracy Monday, during International Literacy Day. Illiteracy in Bolivia is at its lowest ever level ever, while Venezuela is marking seven illiteracy-free years. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10894#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivia Cuba International literacy mission robinson Social Programs Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:29:12 +0000 Zoe 10894 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Briefcase Companies and Phantom Importers http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10892 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Luis Britto Garcia- aporrea.org </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan writer Luis Britto Garcia argues that even before we critique the misuse of dollars by Venezuela’s flourishing phantom companies, we must look at what legitimate transnationals are allotted the most dollars through the government subsidy, and what their offered services say about the government’s priorities. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10892" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10892#comments CADIVI Corruption dollar subsidy Economy Imports Law and Justice Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:25:25 +0000 Zoe 10892 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela at a Tipping Point http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10891 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Ciccariello-Maher- Canadian Dimension </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No matter how you cut it, Nicolás Maduro’s first year in office was no walk in the park. Even before the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died after a long bout with cancer last March, opponents of the Bolivarian government—in Caracas as in Washington—were circling like the sharks they are at a hint of blood in the water. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10891" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10891#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution Chavismo Opposition Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:52:56 +0000 cory 10891 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Creates Council To “Revolutionize" Food Production in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10890 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the formation of a presidential council of farmers, fishers and rural producers working alongside a state-run food distribution company, aimed at addressing nutrition, food scarcity, and rural production in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10890" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10890#comments Bolivarian Project Economy Food Production Nicolás Maduro scarcity Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:36:46 +0000 Zoe 10890 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Third International Percussion Festival in Barlovento, Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10889 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rachel Boothroyd- TeleSur-AVN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More than 350 percussionists from Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and several states of Venezuela took part in the third&nbsp; International Percussion Festival of Barlovento 2014 (FIPBAR).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10889" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10889#comments afro-descendents Culture Music Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:42:18 +0000 cory 10889 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 63% of Venezuelans Support Government Measures to Fight Smuggling: Poll http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10888 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sixty three percent of the Venezuelan population supports president Nicolas Maduro’s measures to fight food smuggling, according to the most recent monthly survey. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10888" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10888#comments contraband economic difficulties Economy Polls Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:13:54 +0000 cory 10888 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government, Sidor Workers Sign New Collective Contract http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10885 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Workers from the state-owned steel plant Sidor in Guayana City have signed a new collective contract, Minister of Industry José David Cabello announced on Thursday. The contract ends a long-standing dispute between workers and the national government, who have spent over two years in negotiations after the last collective contract expired in 2010. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10885" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10885#comments Labor and Workers' Control Sidor state run factories trade unions Workers Workers Strike Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:49:10 +0000 Rachael 10885 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro, Venezuelan Catholic Church Dispute “Chavista” Version of “The Lord’s Prayer” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10884 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan Catholic Church have conflicted over the text of a poem which bishops claim amounts to a&nbsp;chavista&nbsp;version of “The Lord’s Prayer.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10884" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10884#comments Catholic Church Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez legacy Politics religion Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:20:03 +0000 Rachael 10884 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Criticizes US Drama for Accusing Maduro of Buying Biological Weapons http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10883 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The television series Legends has been criticized by the Venezuelan government for a scene in which a character accuses President Maduro and the PSUV party of planning to buy chemical weapons. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10883" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10883#comments Fox International media war Media Watch Nicolás Maduro Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:04:24 +0000 Zoe 10883 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Voices, Part II: An Inflammatory Question http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10882 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z.C. Dutka- Various </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro combats corruption, reassigns half of ministry positions, launches “a new stage of the revolution,” and even hints at a minimum wage increase for November, the question remains what economic steps will be taken to reverse the high inflation that critics are quick to associate with his leadership. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10882" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10882#comments 2014 economy Economy Featured Article Nicolás Maduro Oil and Gas PDVSA Petroleum Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:30:47 +0000 Zoe 10882 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans Protest Big Business for their Role in the Economic War http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10881 <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"> Amidst the ongoing “economic war” in Venezuela, 200 people from various political collectives marched to Fedecamaras headquarters to place a spotlight on how the largest business confederation may be contributing to scarcity, inflation and speculation in Venezuela.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10881" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10881#comments 21st Century Socialism Economy Economy Featured Article Fedecamaras Hoarding march Popular Economy Speculation Thu, 04 Sep 2014 03:16:20 +0000 Rachael 10881 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Announces 'Five Big Revolutions' in Venezuela, Overhauls Cabinet http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10879 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In declarations to the country on Tuesday night, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as "a new stage of the revolution", consisting of five designated areas of reform and a full-blown cabinet overhaul. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10879" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10879#comments 2014 economy Bolivarian Project cabinet shakeup Economy Nicolás Maduro Politics Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:41:19 +0000 Zoe 10879 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Vitality of the Revolution http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10878 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reinaldo Iturriza- Rebelion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reinaldo Iturriza was iconic as Communes Minister, and has long been an important revolutionary voice within the government. Yesterday, as per Nicolas Maduro's cabinet "shakeup", Iturriza was reappointed as Minister of Culture. This discerning look at the place communes hold within the Bolivarian process, written only hours before that switch, stands as a testament to his efforts in that area. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10878" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10878#comments Bolivarian Project Communes Participation popular power Reinaldo Iturriza Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:42:13 +0000 Zoe 10878 at http://venezuelanalysis.com