Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly agreed Tuesday to recognize a Supreme Court (TSJ) ruling temporarily suspending four representatives from Amazonas state pending investigation into alleged electoral irregularities. Opposition legislators also introduced a law to privatize the country's Great Venezuelan Housing Mission.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced today several steps to “protect the achievements of the revolution” in light of the 2/3 majority secured yesterday by the country's opposition, including a full cabinet shakeup.
In spite of the testing circumstances, a strong sector of Venezuelans have not turned their back Chavismo, citing the advances of the revolution and the necessity of pushing ahead to build real socialism.
Greg Wilpert continues in his analysis of Sunday's National Assembly elections, noting that despite the current economic crisis the ruling socialist party has several factors in its favor, including its ongoing committment to social programs, a weak and divided opposition, and support from social movements.
By Joe Emersberger – Venezuelanalysis.com , Nov 30th 2015
Political analyst Joe Emersberger dissects a new study claiming that income poverty in Venezuela has reached an historic high of 73%, demonstrating that such a figure is incompatible with statistics proffered by the IMF and Bank of America.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged Wednesday to shave his mustache in the event that the Bolivarian government fails to meet its goal of completing a total of 1 million homes by year's end as part of the country's Great Housing Mission.
The Venezuelan government launched on Saturday a new registration program for Colombian nationals living in Venezulean territory, which forms part of the government’s ongoing efforts to combat xenophobia.
By Mario Villegas/Victor Alvarez- QuintoDia.Com, May 5th 2015
Leftist economist and former high-ranking government official Victor Alvarez offers a critical perspective on state economic policy under the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that it has perpetuated a neo-rentier logic via exchange controls and other measures that must be abandoned for socialism to advance.