News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Hunger Strike Confirmed as Opposition Fragments http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11401 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela's chief ombudsman Tarek William Saab confirmed yesterday that jailed far right politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Daniel Ceballos have refused to eat since Monday as part of a planned hunger strike announced on Saturday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11401" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11401#comments Capriles Radonski leopoldo lopez MUD National Assembly Elections Opposition Opposition Fri, 29 May 2015 20:59:57 +0000 Rachael 11401 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Russia Reach $14 Billion Oil and Gas Deal http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11400 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro concluded an agreement with Russia's state-owned Rosneft that will see an additional $14 billion in investment in the South American country's oil and gas industry over the coming years.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11400#comments International Multi-polarity oil Orinoco Oil Belt Russia-Venezuela Fri, 29 May 2015 18:22:48 +0000 Rachael 11400 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Lopez Not on Hunger Strike, Video Tied to Plan to Bring Down Government http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11397 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s chief ombudsman, Tarek William Saab, has publicly refuted media reports that imprisoned politician Leopoldo Lopez has gone on hunger strike. A leaked conversation featuring Lopez has also revealed the strike to be part of yet another attempt to destabilise the Bolivarian government.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11397" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11397#comments 2014 opposition violence 2015 Opposition leopoldo lopez Media Watch Opposition rightwing violence Wed, 27 May 2015 04:39:02 +0000 lmkoerner 11397 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Defence Minister: Drug Filled Plane not of Venezuelan Origin http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Minister confirmed that the cocaine-laden plane, which crashed off the coast of Colombia on Wednesday, originated from Central America and not Venezuela.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11393#comments Drug trafficking International Law and Justice War on Drugs Fri, 22 May 2015 23:54:23 +0000 lmkoerner 11393 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Bolivarian National Guard Vehicle Burnt by Hooded Militants in Tachira State http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three Bolivarian National Guards were injured in the attack, which took place on the campus of the National Experimental University of Tachira (UNET) on Wednesday.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11392#comments 2015 Opposition Law and Justice Opposition Opposition Students rightwing violence Fri, 22 May 2015 17:58:26 +0000 lmkoerner 11392 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Rejects Attacks against Cabello, Government Launches Campaign http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan legislative branch of government and the Supreme Court have vehemently rejected reports that the US is probing National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello for alleged links to international drug trafficking. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11390#comments DEA Diosdado Cabello International media war Media Watch Politics US intervention War on Drugs Fri, 22 May 2015 00:07:20 +0000 lmkoerner 11390 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Palestine Sign New Round of Agreements http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki during an official meeting in Miraflores on Wednesday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11389#comments anti-imperialism International International cooperation Palestine Thu, 21 May 2015 21:46:34 +0000 Rachael 11389 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Mourns Loss of Feminist Revolutionary Nora Castañeda http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Condolences and tributes have been pouring in from across Venezuela following news of Castañeda’s death on Saturday night. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11388#comments Banmujer Gender and Sexuality Gender equality Nora Castañeda Women's rights Thu, 21 May 2015 05:22:50 +0000 Rachael 11388 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Maduro Announces 50% Salary Increase for Teachers http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro approved a 50% salary increase for the country's 713,231 teachers on Tuesday, following several months of negotiations with the Venezuelan Teachers' Federation (FMV) and other unions. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11387#comments Labor and Workers' Control Teachers wages Welfare Workers' rights Thu, 21 May 2015 03:42:39 +0000 Rachael 11387 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Prosecutors Accuse Top Venezuelan Legislator of Drug Smuggling http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US federal authorities have opened an investigation accusing Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and other top officials of involvement in international cocaine trafficking and money laundering.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11385#comments DEA Diosdado Cabello Media Watch United States Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:37 +0000 ryan 11385 at http://venezuelanalysis.com "Venezuela is Palestine's Most Important Ally," Says Palestinian FM http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki arrived in Caracas yesterday for bilateral talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Delcy Rodriguez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11384#comments international International Palestine Solidarity Tue, 19 May 2015 21:48:31 +0000 ryan 11384 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Opposition Primaries Plagued by High Abstention as Party Elites Sow Divisions http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amid notably low turnout, Venezuelan opposition voters went to the polls over the weekend to choose 42 parliamentary candidates for the country’s rightwing Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition in the run-up to National Assembly elections later this year.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11382#comments Marea Socialista National Assembly 2015 Opposition Opposition Opposition primaries 2015 Tue, 19 May 2015 20:10:23 +0000 Rachael 11382 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Operation Jericho Airforce Officials Sentenced to 4-8 Years http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eight Venezuelan military officials charged with involvement in last year’s infamous “Operation Jericho” plot against President Nicolas Maduro have been sentenced by a military court to between four and eight years in prison. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11380#comments Blue Coup coup attempt Law and Justice Opposition Opposition Tue, 12 May 2015 22:12:37 +0000 lmkoerner 11380 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Policeman Receives 18 Year Sentence for Murder of Teen http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A policeman charged with murdering a 14 year old boy at an anti-government protest in Venezuela earlier this year has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by a Tachira court.&nbsp;&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11379#comments 2015 Opposition Documents Law and Justice Opposition Police Reform state repression Tue, 12 May 2015 18:58:24 +0000 lmkoerner 11379 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro in Moscow for 70th Anniversary of V-Day: "Victory Belongs to the Soviet People" http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan President travelled to Russia last week to participate in the celebrations. He also granted an exclusive interview to Russia Today, revealing his views on the current geopolitical conjuncture and vowing to personally erradicate shortages in Venezuela over the next 3 months. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11378#comments anti-imperialism economic war International Russia-Venezuela United States Tue, 12 May 2015 14:48:48 +0000 Rachael 11378 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Marea Socialista to Launch Independent Parliamentary Candidates, Proposes Citizens' Audit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trotskyist Chavista collective, Marea Socialista (MS), has announced that it will be fielding its own candidates independent of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in this year's upcoming parliamentary elections. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11375#comments Chavismo Legislative elections 2015 Marea Socialista Politics PSUV Thu, 07 May 2015 13:18:50 +0000 Rachael 11375 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Colombia's Santos Approves Extradition of Robert Serra's Alleged Assassin to Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive order on Wednesday authorizing the extradition of the man whom Venezuelan authorities hold responsible for the assassination of young chavista parliamentarian Robert Serra and his partner Maria Herrera in October. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11374#comments Colombia Colombia-Venezuela Relations International Paramilitaries Thu, 07 May 2015 12:45:58 +0000 Rachael 11374 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 12 Bodies Found in Mass Grave on Venezuelan-Colombian Border http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan authorities uncovered a mass grave on Monday containing a dozen bodies in the northwestern frontier state of Tachira, just 2.5 miles from the Colombian border. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11373#comments Colombia Military Military Paramilitaries Wed, 06 May 2015 22:06:25 +0000 ryan 11373 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Mission to Nepal http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government sent a technical humanitarian mission to Nepal on Friday to determine the country’s needs after the April 25th earthquake and resulting aftershocks, which left over 7500 dead. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11370#comments Documents International international solidarity Wed, 06 May 2015 02:21:14 +0000 lmkoerner 11370 at http://venezuelanalysis.com South Florida Man Accused of Laundering $100M for Colombian Paramilitaries via Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A South Florida man was arrested by U.S. federal authorities yesterday and charged with using his Doral-based Bank of America accounts to launder over $100 million on behalf of Colombian drug cartels and paramilitaries. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11369#comments Antonio Ledezma foreign currency exchange International Law and Justice Lorent Saleh Paramilitaries Tue, 05 May 2015 20:35:20 +0000 Zoe 11369 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Pledges 1.4 Million Ounces Gold as Collateral in CitiBank Deal http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela has pledged 1.4 million ounces of gold in exchange for a $1 billion loan from CitiBank, according to sources. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11368#comments 2015 oil glut debt Documents Economy Gold Tue, 05 May 2015 01:32:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11368 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Announces 30% Minimum Wage Hike to Combat Inflation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30% minimum wage hike on Friday as part of his government's ongoing efforts to support workers amidst economic war and spiraling inflation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11366#comments Economy Minimum wage Tue, 05 May 2015 00:33:38 +0000 Zoe 11366 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Four Arrested after Yanomami Activist Beaten to Death by Venezuelan Police http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four policemen have been arrested for the murder of a 27 year-old Yanomami health activist on Saturday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11365#comments Documents Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Indigenous struggle Law and Justice Mon, 04 May 2015 20:53:52 +0000 lmkoerner 11365 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Minute By Minute: Cuban 5 Arrive in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The five Cubans, recently released after years in prison in the United States for their anti-terrorism activities, arrived in Venezuela as part of an international tour. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11364#comments Cuba-Venezuela relations Cuban 5 Documents International Mon, 04 May 2015 20:20:50 +0000 lmkoerner 11364 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Announces Minimum Wage Gain http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11363#comments anti-imperialism Barack Obama Labor and Workers' Control labor law Minimum wage Venezuela-U.S. Relations Workers' rights Sun, 03 May 2015 15:53:01 +0000 Rachael 11363 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designated new ministers in the areas of communication, women and gender equality and sport, in order to free-up three acting members of his cabinet to stand as potential candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11362#comments Ministries National Assembly Elections Politics Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:03:46 +0000 Zoe 11362 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro to "Remove Criminals" from State Housing after Deadly Shootout http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11361 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan head of state responded to a shoot-out at a government housing complex on Sunday by confirming that all “criminals” would be removed from government provided houses. The incident was described as a “massacre” by the national press, and led to the deaths of 9 people. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11361" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11361#comments Housing mission Law and Justice Violence Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:56:48 +0000 Zoe 11361 at http://venezuelanalysis.com UPDATED: General Motors Workers March on National Assembly, Protest "Political" Firing of 466 http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11359 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On April 20, 466 of 3,300 workers at GMV's assembly plant in Carabobo state were unceremoniously dismissed via telephone, in clear violation of Venezuela's Organic Law of Work and Workers (LOTTT), which explicitly prohibits mass firings. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11359" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11359#comments General Motors Labor and Workers' Control labor law LOTTT Subcontracting Workers' rights Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:15:26 +0000 Rachael 11359 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Kicks off Vaccination Campaign http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11358 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Medical workers will carry out house to house visits in the poorest communities and indigenous areas with difficult access. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11358" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11358#comments Health Healthcare Social Programs Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:01:44 +0000 Zoe 11358 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Welcomes Improved Relations with Madrid as Spanish Ambassador Plans Return http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11357 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "With all probability, the ambassador to Venezuela will return to Caracas in the following hours," confirmed Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Garcia.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11357" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11357#comments Diplomacy International Spain Venezuela-Spain Relations Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:03:25 +0000 Rachael 11357 at http://venezuelanalysis.com