In this interview translated by Venezuelanalysis, Venezuela's Minister of Energy and Oil, Rafael Ramirez, spoke to teleSUR reporters about the new “Special Contribution Law for the Extraordinary and Exorbitant Prices of Oil." Ramirez explains how the new law will promote the fair distribution of profits from the oil industry in the social areas that require the greatest level of investment from the Venezuelan state.
By Embassy of Venezuela to the United States, Jan 17th 2011
In response to many distortions by the mainstream press, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States put out this factsheet to clarify he history, limits, and context of the enabling law.
A delegation of the Venezuelan opposition alliance Democratic Table of Unity (MUD) met with the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Secretary José Insulza yesterday to discuss what it has called a lack of democracy in Venezuela and to request OAS intervention.
Some of my friends in the States have had some concerns about recent events in Venezuela. From here in Venezuela, however, it seems there may be some misinformation, something common, of course, to media portrayals.
While the financial crisis has forced millions from their homes in the United States with no help from government agencies, Venezuelan President Chavez decreed a new fund this week to provide several billion dollars in relief aid for housing construction to help thousands displaced from the severe rains that hit the nation in late November.
By Michael Fox & James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 27th 2010
Michael Fox interviews Venezuelanalysis staff writer James Suggett about the recent laws passed by Venezuela's National Assembly, including President Hugo Chavez's new law decree power. (14 mins, 50 secs)
Audio Interview with Venezuelanalysis staff-writer James Suggett about the recent laws passed by Venezuela's National Assembly, including President Hugo Chavez's new law decree power. (14 mins, 50 secs)