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Top State Food Functionaries Arrested for Embezzlement

The three officials are currently being held in the Venezuelan intelligence services (SEBIN) headquarters in Caracas (VTV).

Three top officials in key Venezuelan state food corporations have been arrested for embezzling millions of bolivars after it emerged that they had been illegally selling subsidised goods to private sector restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets for huge personal profit.

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Venezuelan Oil Servicing Magnate Arrested in US for Bribery

Roberto Rincon (tradequipsm.com).

Venezuelan oil servicing magnate Roberto Rincon was indicted in US Federal Court Monday on alleged charges of paying bribes to secure contracts with Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

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Ten Proposals for Chavismo in the Face of Our Defeat

Luis Britto Garcia is a renowned Venezuelan writer, political analyst and playwright. (VTV)

Venezuelan political analyst, playwright and author, Luis Britto Garcia, offers an analysis of what the legislative elections results mean for Chavismo and what can be done to move beyond the crisis. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Military Personnel Working in Public Administration will Return to Barracks

President Maduro (middle) with Vicepresident Arreaza (left of Maduro) and Minister of Defense Padrino Lopez (right to Maduro) du

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has revealed that members of the FANB (the Bolivarian National Armed Forces) currently working in public administration positions will be required to leave their posts and return to military lines.

 

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Invite Chomsky but Take His Warning Seriously

Noam Chomsky (Reuters)

VA presents a response to recent comments by Noam Chomsky in which the Venezuelan activist Clodovaldo Hernandez takes linguists’ warnings about corruption seriously, and calls for a deepening of the revolutionary process in lieu of abandoning it to defeat.

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Venezuela Accuses Health Ministry Director of Disappearing Medicines

(Archive)

 The Venezuelan Attorney General’s office has accused a Health Ministry official of stealing 531,000 medical supply items belonging to the public.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested After Fleeing Charges

Manuel Rosales. (VTV/Archive)

The opposition leader is facing 11 charges, including corruption, illicit gain and embezzlement of funds.  

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Debate: “Goodbye to Chavismo”?

late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías

Long time Venezuelan revolutionary Roland Denis's article "Goodbye to Chavismo" has ignited a firestorm on the Bolivarian left, spawning passionate debates concerning the future of Chavismo in the face of protracted economic war and corrupt bureaucratic state management. VA presents translations of the Denis article as well as a response by Luigino Bracci, arguing that the struggle continues within Chavismo for a revolutionary solution to the present crisis. 

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Popular Chavista Mayor Arrested on Charges of Corruption

Jose Ramon Lopez speaks to the press after his arrest. (Francisco Hernandez)

The mayor of the Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela was apprehended Sunday by intelligence officers after the public prosecutor’s office emitted a warrant for his arrest, alleging charges of corruption.

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Venezuelan Officials Arrested as Government Intensifies Anti-Smuggling Efforts

One of the apprehended tankers (YVKE Mundial)

Venezuelan authorities have intercepted three state oil company (PDVSA) chartered tankers loaded with illegal cargos of fuel and allegedly en route to the Caribbean.

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