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Venezuela’s Legislative Opposition Back Application of OAS Democratic Charter

Ninety opposition lawmakers voted in support of the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Venezuela. (Tal

Opposition legislators backed an agreement this Tuesday in support of invoking the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Announces Preliminary Candidates for 2018 Presidential Elections

Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly, announces that Henrique Capriles Radonski (left of Borges) will stand as First

The three candidates named so far will face-off in opposition primaries later this year. 

 

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Venezuelan Feminists Protest Outside Guatemalan Embassy in Solidarity with 43 Girls Burned to Death

Venezuelan feminists protest outside Guatemalan embassy last week in solidarity with 43 girls killed in a shelter. (Aporrea TVI)

Venezuelan feminists protested outside the Guatemalan Embassy last Friday in solidarity with the 43 young girls that burned to death March 7th at a shelter near Guatemala City.

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Venezuelan Finance Minister Assures PDVSA Will Pay Out 2017 Bonds

Economy Vice President Ramón Lobo. (@RamonLoboPSUV)

Minister of Finance, Industry and Commerce Ramón Lobo confirmed in an interview this week that Venezuela will meet its debt payments for 2017 in light of this year’s rise in global oil prices.

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Venezuelan LGBTQ Activists Denounce Homophobic Aggression by Government Official

Activist Leandro Villoria protests outside Carolina Cestari's office in downtown Caracas with poster that reads: "No t

Venezuela’s LGBTQ movement denounced the closure of a Caracas office tasked with safeguarding the human rights of the sex and gender diverse community last week.

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Venezuela Interrupts Almagro Press Conference with Opposition Leaders at OAS

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro with Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori in Washington. (AFP)

Venezuela’s OAS ambassador accused the secretary general of violating the body’s own norms prohibiting the political use of the OAS’s facilities.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces “Traitors” in Ranks of Revolution

President Maduro denounces the presence of “traitors” in the ranks of the revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned Saturday of the rise of “right-wing reformist tendencies” whom he accused of attempting to sabotage the country’s revolutionary process.

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Venezuela Expropriates Bakeries Accused of Price Gouging

Industry groups say the government isn’t importing enough flour to go around, though inspectors say supply shortages are exagg
Venezuelan authorities expropriated two bakeries Wednesday, after inspectors said the businesses were found gouging consumers.

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OAS’ Almagro Faces Renewed Calls for Resignation over Campaign Against Venezuela

OAS head Luis Almagro  has called for the democratic charter to be invoked against Venezuela. (AFP)
Organisation of American States head Luis Almagro faced a wave of demands for his resignation Thursday, after he called for fresh elections in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Prosecutor Vows ‘No Impunity’ in Union Leader Killing

Bolivar state prosecutor Israel Perez stated the killing of unionist Joel Alcala is a priority for investigators, and vowed to b

Venezuelan authorities launched Thursday an investigation into the suspected assassination of a prominent union organiser.

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Venezuela Seals Gas Pipeline Deal with Trinidad & Tobago

PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino signs the pipeline deal with National Group Gas on Wednesday. (AVN)

The multimillion dollar pipeline will reportedly link Venezuela’s Dragon and Mariscal de Sucre fields, located on the northern coast of eastern Sucre state, with the Hibiscus gas field in Trinidad.

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Ecuador Denies Entry to Venezuela Opposition Figure Visiting to Campaign for Right Wing

U.S. President Donald Trump has met with Lilian Tintori, an outspoken opponent of Nicolas Maduro. (Twitter / Donald Trump)
"Change is coming to Ecuador," Tintori wrote on social media prior to her visit, referencing the campaign slogan of right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso.
 
 

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Brazilian Authorities Seize 40M Venezuelan Bolivars in Rio

Brazilian authorities display seized Venezuelan currency at a local precinct. (Veja.com)

Brazilian authorities discovered the equivalent of $USD $14,400 in Venezuelan currency in a Rio de Janeiro favela this week.  

 

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Venezuela Opposes OAS Secretary General Ultimatum: Elections or Suspension

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. (AgendaPais)

The Bolivarian government released a statement Tuesday denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s call to suspend the country if general elections do not occur “as quickly as possible”.

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Residents in Caracas Report Human Rights Abuses During OLP Operation

 An OLHP operation in Caracas. (EntornoInteligente)

Residents from la Cota 905 and El Valle in Caracas said state security forces killed innocent people during raids last Thursday and Friday. 

 

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