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Venezuela Launches New Public Security Plan to Reduce Violent Crime

President Maduro unveils his new security initiative on national television. (Twitter/Despacho presidencia)

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new anti-crime strategy aimed at “combatting insecurity” this week.  

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"Puerto Rico Vive": Venezuela Celebrates Independence Leader's Release

President Nicolás Maduro during Wednesday’s press conference at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. (Presidential Pres
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro lauded Tuesday US President Barak Obama’s decision to pardon Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera.
 
 

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2.75 Million New Banknotes Enter into Circulation in Venezuela

Venezuela's latest 20,000 banknote against the recently recalled 100 banknote featuring the image of Simón Bolivar (Archiv

Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) Director José Khan confirmed that the country's new higher denomination bank notes had entered into circulation on Monday.

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Venezuela to Open Currency Exchange Houses Along Colombian Border

Currency exchange house. (Archive)

The eight new currency exchange centers are aimed at combatting the cross-border smuggling of Venezuelan bolivars. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Social Achievements in Annual Address to the Nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the Supreme Court for his annual address to the nation. (AVN and Prensa Presidenci

Maduro said his administration had managed to expand social welfare provision despite facing a severe economic crisis.  

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Obama Extends Executive Order Targeting Venezuela for Second Time

Outgoing US President Barack Obama renewed the Executive Order last Friday (teleSUR).

The executive order labels Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security.

 

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Venezuela Foils ‘Right-Wing Coup Plot’, Arrests More Opposition Politicians

Interior minister Nestor Reverol announced the latest arrests Thursday. (@NestorReverol)

Venezuelan authorities arrested Thursday two opposition politicians and a general after allegedly plotting to destabilise the country.

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Venezuela Authorities Detain Opposition Legislator on Charges of Terrorism

Gilber Caro. (Archive)

Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami confirmed Wednesday that Popular Will (VP) party legislator Gilber Alexander Caro Alfonzo was detained in connection to terrorist acts.

 

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Opposition Governor Summoned by Venezuelan Comptroller General for Odebrecht Case

Miranda state governor and opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski will appear before the Comptroller General’s offic

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles is cited to appear before the Comptroller General’s office this Thursday in connection to the region-wide Odebrecht corruption scandal.

 

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Director of Venezuelan State Chemical Company Arrested

Pequiven produces chemical products such as plastic and fertiliser. (CorreodelOrinoco)

Pequiven President Juan Carlos de Pablos was dismissed from his post and subsequently arrested on corruption charges. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: National Assembly Cannot Overstep Constitution

Venezuelan National Assembly in session (AVN).

The Venezuelan Supreme Court made the statement after the opposition-held National Assembly passed a motion declaring that President Nicolas Maduro had "abandoned" the presidency. 

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Colombia: We Will Not Reopen Venezuela Border Crossing for Cars

The Cucuta border crossing between Venezuela and Colombia (TeleSUR).

The decision comes after Venezuela’s move to start selling fuel in foreign currency along its border. 

 

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National Minimum Wage to Increase 50% in Venezuela

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the wage increase during his television programme “Sundays with Maduro” (AVN).

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the latest wage hike on Sunday evening. 

 

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Venezuelan Right Wing Puts Coup Backer at Head of Parliament

The Venezuelan government says it will challenge Borges' swearing in at the Supreme Court. (Reuters/Marco Bello)

Venezuelan legislators appointed Thursday controversial right wing figure Julio Borges to head the National Assembly.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Replaces VP and Top Ministers in Cabinet Shuffle

Maduro announces new cabinet appointments. (PresidencialVen)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the appointment of a new vice-president Wednesday in addition to changes to top-level cabinet posts as his government enters the new year.

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