More than 11 million Venezuelans voted today, electing 165 legislators to the national assembly and 12 to the Latin American Parliament, in 36,553 voting centres across the country. The PSUV won a majority of positions, but not the two thirds necessary for some decision making.
Thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Thursday, braving severe heat and humidity to commemorate the life of the slain 27 year-old socialist parliamentarian Robert Serra on the one year anniversary of his assassination.
The governments of Venezuela and Guyana have agreed to accept UN mediation in a bid to overcome their recent diplomatic altercation over disputed territory. Both heads of state also agreed to restore their ambassadors in New York City last Sunday.
By Aporrea - Evaristo Marcano Marín - Steve Ellner, Sep 22nd 2015
In the second part of the interview, Ellner argues that populist policies also have to be contextualized in order to be objectively analyzed. At the same time, he calls for a critical examination of the assertion that the government’s social programs and labor policies have generated low levels of productivity.
The Latin American regional blocs, ALBA and PetroCaribe, issued statements this week rejecting foreign government interference in the Venezuelan judiciary’s conviction of far right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
By Michael Fox and Z.C. Dutka – TELESUR ENGLISH , Sep 11th 2015
In this week's program, host Michael Fox interviews independent journalist Zoe Dutka from venezuelanalysis.com on what's behind President Nicolas Maduro's decision to close the border with Colombia and the international press uproar over the deportation of 1,000 Colombians. Also, the latest in the biased media campaign by Human Rights Watch against Ecuador, falsely claiming that environmental activists are being persecuted, and first-hand accounts by Colombians living in Venezuela.
Venezuelan Colonel Jose Martin Raga was detained Wednesday after Newsweek en Español published an interview in which he shared his critical perspective on the Bolivarian government, while maintaining his support for the revolution. The military official was released today without charges, after his arrest took social media by storm.