New on venezuelanalysis.com http://venezuelanalysis.com/news en Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican Republic Offer Emergency Aid to Guatemala http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10876 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican Republic have all responded to a plea from Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, who said last week the country could be on the verge of a major food crisisdue to one of the worst droughts in Guatemala's history. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10876" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10876#comments drought Environment Guatemala International international solidarity Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:27:14 +0000 cory 10876 at http://venezuelanalysis.com “A Daunting Situation”: Doctor Zaira Medina Speaks about Venezuela’s Medicine Shortages http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10875 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ajicero/Aporrea </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an interview with the radio program “Ajicero” last Friday, Zaira Medina, a doctor and the director of the Pérez de León Hospital in Petare, Caracas, speaks with Carlos Novella and Miguel Denis about current shortages of drugs and medical supplies in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10875" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10875#comments Economy Medicine scarcity Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:02:04 +0000 sascha 10875 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Experts, Union Leaders Debate Increase in Gasoline Prices http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a public forum on Thursday organized by Caracas newspaper&nbsp;Últimas Noticias, experts and union leaders expressed tentative approval for an increase in Venezuela’s gasoline prices. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10873#comments Oil and Gas Participation Petroleum Price Controls Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:12:56 +0000 ryan 10873 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 40 Percent Decrease in Smuggling, 232 Arrests Mark Venezuelan Effort Against Contraband http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since the decision to close the 2,200 km border between Venezuela and Colombia at night went into effect on August 12, Zulia state has seen a 40 percent decrease in contraband, General Major Vladimir Padrino López reported earlier today. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10872#comments Colombia contraband Law and Justice Military Military Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:00:07 +0000 ryan 10872 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: Maduro in Chávez’s Shoes http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10871 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Franco Vielma - Mision Verdad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A politically refined reading on the presidency of Nicolás Maduro starting with a recognition of the morass of circumstances he has had to face as the country’s leader. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10871" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10871#comments Bolivarian Project Hugo Chavez legacy Nicolás Maduro Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:39:08 +0000 sascha 10871 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Snapshot from the Economic War in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10870 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sujatha Fernandes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sujatha tells the dark understory of the economic war in Venezuela- the human side of the struggle against corruption that can hardly be expressed through graphs and charts. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10870" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10870#comments 2014 economy Corruption Economy Law and Justice SUNDDE Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:37 +0000 Zoe 10870 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Biometric System Sees Positive Results amid Opposition Boycott http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now installed in 11 major supermarket chains nationwide, the biometric system initiated by the Venezuelan government to combat scarcity has produced immediate results.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10869#comments 2014 economy Economy Inflation Opposition scarcity Speculation Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:41:50 +0000 ryan 10869 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chocolate, a "Tool for Liberation" in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10868 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rachael Boothroyd- TeleSUR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A chocolate fair in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SENIAT, organised by the Our Land Foundation, a non profit organization&nbsp;which works with a number of chocolate cooperatives, collectives and small enterprises</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10868" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10868#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:01:59 +0000 Zoe 10868 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Cultural Ministers of Celac Countries Meet in Caracas http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10867#comments CELAC Culture Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:45:52 +0000 tamara 10867 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Voices, Part I: An Economic Spiral http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10866 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z.C. Dutka- Various- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As international media plays its favorite old game of lambasting the Venezuelan government, long-time observers of the Bolivarian process may be wondering how much truth lies in the prime-time reports depicting empty shelves, long lines and charts showing catastrophic inflation. How precarious is Venezuela’s current economy and, more importantly, how much are the effects of this felt by the Venezuelan people? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10866" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10866#comments 2014 economy Bolivarian Project Corruption Economy Featured Article Inflation sabotage Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:50:27 +0000 Zoe 10866 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Army Major Killed in Latest Wave of Anti-Smuggling Operations http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ​The Venezuelan government has offered its condolences to the family of army Major, Raul Antonio Bracho Jaimes, after the high ranking army official was gunned down by ¨smuggling gangs¨ on Friday night. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10865#comments Colombian border contraband Economy Military organized crime Venezuelan Armed Forces Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:12 +0000 Zoe 10865 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Poll Sees Conflicting Approval Rates for Venezuelan President Maduro http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two conflicting reports over the same data – a poll by the private firm Hinterlaces – have pegged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s approval rating at 60 percent and 39 percent, respectively. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10864#comments Economy Nicolás Maduro Politics Polls Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:57:40 +0000 Zoe 10864 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Seeks to Curb Speculation, Smuggling of Food Products http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10863 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rachael Boothroyd, teleSUR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>A report from teleSur's Rachael Boothroyd from Caracas on Venezuelan government markets that sell food at subsidized prices to the population. A recurring problem is the re-sale of such produce by speculators on the black market; in fact, an estimated 40% of food imports wind up in the hands of smugglers. The government is taking measures to address the problem.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10863" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10863#comments 2014 economy contraband Economy Speculation Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:31:20 +0000 sascha 10863 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10862#comments border control contraband Economy Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:56:39 +0000 sascha 10862 at http://venezuelanalysis.com F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, denounced the attack against the Venezuelan humanitarian mission. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10861#comments Gaza International Military Palestine Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:01 +0000 Zoe 10861 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Slams US Racism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela's communication minister has stated the world&nbsp;"must know" about the extent of racism in the United States, arguing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown was not an isolated incident. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10860#comments ferguson International international solidarity racism Social Movements Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:49 +0000 Zoe 10860 at http://venezuelanalysis.com New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On August 14th, the Venezuelan parliament passed a law to protect the equal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, and their families. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10859#comments Gender and Sexuality Healthcare HIV/AIDS Law and Justice Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:57:30 +0000 Zoe 10859 at http://venezuelanalysis.com A New Political Moment http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10858 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juan Manuel Karg- Rebelion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is the political moment playing out in Venezuela now? What defined the recent governing socialist party (PSUV) congress? What will the opposition try next with Maduro? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10858#comments Bolivarian Project Henrique Capriles leopoldo lopez Maria Corina Machado MUD Nicolás Maduro Opposition Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:55 +0000 Zoe 10858 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Inside the Americas- "The World's Tallest Slum" http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10856 <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"> <p>Known locally as the Tower of David, this skyscraper has been dubbed everything from a den of thieves to the world's tallest slum. These labels conceal the radical story taking place behind the tower's walls. TeleSUR English reports from Caracas</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10856" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/video/10856#comments Housing occupied housing Social Movements tower of david Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:38:43 +0000 Zoe 10856 at http://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Latin American and Caribbean bloc&nbsp;asked&nbsp;U.S. authorities&nbsp;to carry&nbsp;out a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10855#comments ferguson International Law and Justice racism Solidarity US domestic policy Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:03:56 +0000 Zoe 10855 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 5 Venezuelans Sentenced to 7 Years Prison for Murder of Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a trial that began in November before the Public Prosecutor in Caracas, five citizens have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the murder of Yukpa leader Sabino Romero on March 3, 2013.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10854#comments Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans justice system Sabino Romero Yukpa Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:33:09 +0000 tamara 10854 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10853#comments Bureaucracy maduro national executive Politics Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:59:05 +0000 tamara 10853 at http://venezuelanalysis.com As Border Restriction Continues, Venezuelan Officials Cite Positive Results http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10852#comments border control Colombia contraband Economy Law and Justice scarcity Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:28 +0000 Zoe 10852 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Steel Plant Sidor Renews Operation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following the announcement of a collective workers’ contract signed at the end of last week, the Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana will reopen for normal operation, several officials confirmed this afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10851#comments Labor and Workers' Control Sidor Steel Workers Strike Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:57:35 +0000 Zoe 10851 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Reveals “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Incoming Palestinian Children http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault of the Gaza strip will be housed. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10850#comments International international solidarity Palestine Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:22:37 +0000 ewan 10850 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Photos: Venezuela's “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Palestinian Child Refugees Revealed http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10849 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelanalysis.com / Prensa Gobernación de Aragua/ Joselit Ramírez </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault on the Gaza strip will be housed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10849" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/images/10849#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:14:57 +0000 ewan 10849 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848#comments Labor and Workers' Control Participation Social movements Social Movements Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:22:51 +0000 sascha 10848 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Maintains Unity Despite Internal Differences http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition has agreed to remain united and adopt common strategic priorities in the coming period. The development occurs as a hard-line faction of the opposition launches a new initiative which does not include several major MUD parties. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10846#comments Opposition Opposition Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0000 sascha 10846 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Tripoliven Admits to Importing Phosphate from Occupied Western Sahara http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A company partly owned by the Venezuelan government is importing phosphate from the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara, despite state policy to stamp out the practice. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10845#comments international International Western Sahara Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:17:28 +0000 sascha 10845 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Calls for Reconstruction of Gaza http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he will convene a meeting of Arab leaders to coordinate reconstruction efforts for the war-torn Gaza Strip. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10844#comments Gaza international International Israel Palestine Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:41:33 +0000 sascha 10844 at http://venezuelanalysis.com