The Venezuelan government announced that it is implementing a short term plan, called ‘Safe Homeland’, to fight crime. Members of the Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) will patrol areas of Venezuela with the highest crime rates.
Venezuela's government declared a state of emergency in the national electricity system yesterday. It will last for 90 days, and aims to attend to increased demand and protect electricity infrastructure from sabotage.
By C. Hernandez / C. Melendez - Ciudad CCS, Nov 21st 2012
Tired of hearing that public works and government projects are not functioning like they should, President Hugo Chavez has given instructions for Carmen Melendez to do on-site supervisions and to bring back the names of those responsible. The very possibility her visiting public institutions suspected of inefficiency will send some into a panic, and make others tremble.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Aug 17th 2012
In another attempt to discredit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of the country’s most reactionary right-wing lawmakers recently issued a set of “warnings” that her country is allegedly developing a massive “guerrilla army” to fight against the United States.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Venezuela’s National Guard, President Hugo Chavez announced last Friday the creation of a new social program directed at increasing benefits for members of the country’s armed forces.
Carmen Melendez, first Admiral of Venezuela, said on Sunday that the full inclusion of Venezuelan women in the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has been achieved during Hugo Chavez’s presidential rule.
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles gave a speech directed at Venezuela’s army, then posted a forged document online suggesting that the government was censuring the speech, in what president Hugo Chavez has said is part of a plan to “divide” the armed forces.
I would like to share with everyone some personal impressions interspersed with some elements of analysis about an unforgettable day. It had been a while since I’d seen President Hugo Chavez, and I was, like everyone, very anxious about seeing him up close, maybe shaking his hand. I was worried about his health, for him as a close friend, and for Our America, for which he has done so much. And further, because Chavez is, as the Bertolt Brecht quote goes, one of the “indispensable” ones, those who like Fidel, struggle every day, 24 hours a day, without a break.
Last night, Venezuela's VTV reported from CAVIM (Venezuelan Military Industries) in Maracay, on their production of the AK-103 and a full range of ammunition for use by the new National Police Force and the Venezuelan Military.