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.
Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR.
In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body last month, which the president welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”.
VA presents a response to recent comments by Noam Chomsky in which the Venezuelan activist Clodovaldo Hernandez takes linguists’ warnings about corruption seriously, and calls for a deepening of the revolutionary process in lieu of abandoning it to defeat.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro firmly rejected recent statements by US Southern Command Chief John Kelly on Tuesday, which he dismissed as unacceptable interference in the South American nation’s internal affairs.
On Monday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an oath pledging to accept the results of the parliamentary elections this coming December 6th. So far, the opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, has refused to sign the agreement.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a series of economic measures on Tuesday following the release of a new poll predicting a victory for the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) in December parliamentary elections.
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.