Venezuela and Colombia recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday after a meeting between the two nations’ foreign ministers on Wednesday failed to calm diplomatic tensions over Venezuelan border closures and Colombian smuggling activities. The move was followed by further border closures announced by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Friday.
By Lucas Koerner and Sister Eugenia Russia, Jun 25th 2015
As "reports" of alleged "human rights violations" in Venezuela are unscrupulously circulated by transnational corporate media and rightwing governments, VA speaks to long time human rights activist Sister Eugenia Russian, President of the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), concerning a range of issues, including "political prisoners", "torture" allegations, the "crackdown" on journalists, Liberation Theology, and more.
By Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , Jun 22nd 2015
The Venezuelan Foreign Relations Ministry has released an official communique lambasting international media reports surrounding a visit to the country by a group of rightwing Brazilian senators last week.
The information presented by the Wall Street Journal is a mix of anonymous opinions, value judgements by US anti-drug officials, declarations lacking any kind of time sequence and unproven speculations about Diosdado Cabello.
The Venezuelan legislative branch of government and the Supreme Court have vehemently rejected reports that the US is probing National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello for alleged links to international drug trafficking.
By Z. C. Dutka - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 6th 2015
VA.com's Z.C. Dutka unmasks the recent attempts to slander the Venezuelan government as "homophobic" which have been spearheaded by rightwing Venezuelan NGOs, the corporate press, and the U.S. State Department. Dutka counters these distortions and fabrications by giving voice to grassroots LGBTQ activists, who offer a dialectical accessment of the gains and ongoing challenges of the "sexual revolution" in Venezuela.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim- TeleSUR English, Mar 31st 2015
Amnesty International's latest report on Venezuela calls for justice for the dozens of people killed during the unrest that shook the country a year ago, while using sleight of hand to deflect attention away from those responsible.
The author contends that the recent wave of false rumors concerning the kidnapping of Venezuelan children is part of a campaign of psychological warfare aimed at destabilizing the Bolivarian government.