Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Cuban embassy in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for strengthening ties not just with Cuba, but with the island nation's longstanding socialist ally, Venezuela, as well.
Republican Senator and Chairman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker met with leading opposition figures on Tuesday after allegedly being invited to the country by right-wing hardliner, Maria Corina Machado.
Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage.
On the anniversary of the April 11th 2002 coup which temporarily ousted the Chavez government, teleSUR speaks to two Venezuelanalysis journalists and Venezuela-based activists, Z.C. Dutka and Rachael Boothroyd, about the relevance of the April 11-13, 2002 coup to the current situation in Venezuela.
Obama opened the door to Cuba, admitting Washington’s half century of failed foreign policy towards the island, but then shut it on Venezuela implementing policies that are set to end in a similar way.
Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas.