News: All https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Former Venezuelan Attorney General Flees to Colombia, Offered Asylum https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13323 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega has been offered political asylum in Colombia after fleeing to the neighboring South American country on Friday.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13323" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13323#comments Attorney General Luisa Ortega Colombia-Venezuela Relations Corruption Henrique Capriles Law and Justice Odebrecht opposition violence 2017 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:40:19 +0000 lmkoerner 13323 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Assumes Parliamentary Powers https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13322 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved Friday a decree that will allow it to legislate on national security issues. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13322" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13322#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 opposition 2017 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:33:56 +0000 ryan 13322 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s ANC to Approve New Hate Crime Legislation https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13319 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) was set Friday to approve new anti-hate crime laws, after endorsing a series of law and order proposals the previous day. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13319" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13319#comments Law Law and Justice National Constituent Assembly 2017 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:30:17 +0000 ryan 13319 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s ANC Orders End to Military Trials for Protesters https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13317 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela will end the use of military trials for anti-government protesters, the country’s national constituent assembly (ANC) said Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13317" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13317#comments Law Law and Justice National Constituent Assembly 2017 Political Violence Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:06:01 +0000 ryan 13317 at https://venezuelanalysis.com US Intervention in Venezuela "Could be Inevitable," Says Opposition Politician https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13316 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A prominent Venezuelan opposition politician has warned US military action to topple the Maduro administration is now almost guaranteed. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13316" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13316#comments Opposition opposition 2017 U.S. intervention US-Venezuela relations Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:02:44 +0000 ryan 13316 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Authorities Raid Former Ex-Prosecutor’s Home in Corruption Case https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13314 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan authorities raided the home of former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega Wednesday, accusing her husband of running a multi-million dollar extortion ring. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13314" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13314#comments Corruption Leftist politics Luisa Ortega Diaz Politics Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:28:10 +0000 ryan 13314 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Brings Forward Regional Elections as Pence Vows More Intervention https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13312 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington threatened further actions against Venezuela Tuesday as the country’s National Constituent Assembly brought forward gubernatorial elections to October.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13312" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13312#comments 2017 regional elections International National Constituent Assembly 2017 U.S. intervention Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:48:26 +0000 lmkoerner 13312 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Trump Considers Military Option in Venezuela https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13311 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Friday, August 11, a day after Maduro has reiterated his invitation to a "mutually respectful" dialogue.&nbsp; Trump spoke about possible US responses to the situation in Venezuela&nbsp;&nbsp; at improvised press conference after talks with US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, indicating possible military actions. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13311" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13311#comments Donald Trump International Venezuela-U.S. Relations; military Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:27:23 +0000 katrina 13311 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for 25 Year Prison Terms for Political Killings, Violent Protesters https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13307 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Thursday for tougher penalties on political violence, including 25 year prison terms for offenders. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13307" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13307#comments Law Law and Justice National Constituent Assembly 2017 opposition destabilisation Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:02:25 +0000 ryan 13307 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Faces Internal Split https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13305 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s opposition’s internal strife spilled over Thursday, when a prominent far right party announced plans to split over an election boycott. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13305" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13305#comments 2017 regional elections MUD Opposition opposition 2017 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:20:57 +0000 ryan 13305 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Court Sentences Mayor Over Street Barricades https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13302 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s highest court ordered Wednesday the arrest of an opposition mayor accused of failing to stem political violence in his municipality. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13302" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13302#comments Law Law and Justice opposition 2017 opposition destabilisation political leaders Politics Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:38:35 +0000 ryan 13302 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s ANC Calls for Economic Diversification https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13301 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s national constituent assembly called Wednesday for an end to the country’s dependence on oil, and a diversification of the economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13301" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13301#comments economic crisis 2017 National Constituent Assembly 2017 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:59:14 +0000 ryan 13301 at https://venezuelanalysis.com ANC Takes Actions for 'Truth, Justice and Peace' https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13300 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The National Constituent Assembly says it has taken steps towards tackling impunity and improving human rights, after holding a series of key meetings in recent days. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13300" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13300#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 political participation Politics Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:13:25 +0000 ryan 13300 at https://venezuelanalysis.com ALBA Expresses Support for Venezuela as Neighbours Declare ‘Dictatorship’ https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13299 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s internal crisis continued to divide Latin America Tuesday, with rival regional groups issuing statements both in support and against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13299" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13299#comments international National Constituent Assembly 2017 Politics Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:00:55 +0000 ryan 13299 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's CNE Opens Registration for Regional Elections as it Plans to Press Charges Against "Smartmatic" https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13298 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan electoral branch opened its candidate registration for this year's regional elections.&nbsp;Twenty-two parties are eligible to register candidates, while the MUD has been excluded from in 7 states. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13298" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13298#comments 2017 regional elections CNE Law and Justice smartmatic Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:35:36 +0000 jeanette 13298 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Corbyn Calls for Dialogue Not Violence in Venezuela https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13296 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is saddened by the violence and loss of life in Venezuela and calls for dialogue. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13296" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13296#comments International international dialogue Jeremy Corbyn Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:46:17 +0000 katrina 13296 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Military Base Attacked in Venezuela, Two Dead https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13294 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 41st Armored Brigade of&nbsp;Fort Paramacay in Carabobo State was attacked by civilians and ex-military officials in the early hours of Sunday morning as part of an unsuccessful attempt to provoke a military rebellion, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has confirmed.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13294" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13294#comments fanb International media Military Opposition opposition destabilisation opposition violence rightwing attack Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:40:38 +0000 katrina 13294 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s ANC Names New Attorney General & National Ombudsman https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13292 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Human rights activist and former national Ombudsman Tarek William Saab became Venezuela’s new Attorney General Saturday, after former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega was controversially dismissed by the country’s newly elected National Constituent Assembly.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13292" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13292#comments ANC 2017 Attorney General Luisa Ortega opposition violence 2017 Politics Tarek William Saab Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:02:14 +0000 Rachael 13292 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Returned to House Arrest https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13290 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wife of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez says he has been returned to house arrest, while Antonio Ledezma once again arrived home on Friday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13290#comments Antonio Ledezma leopoldo lopez Opposition Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:10:48 +0000 Rachael 13290 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Currency Nosedives, Maduro Cracks Down on Telecommunications Price Hike https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13288 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s troubled currency has lost twice its own value over the past two months, according to the latest black market data. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13288" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13288#comments economic crisis 2017 Economy foreign currency exchange Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:38:54 +0000 ryan 13288 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Divided on Regional Election Boycott https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13287 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s right-wing opposition failed Thursday to reach a consensus on whether to participate in upcoming regional elections. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13287" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13287#comments 2017 regional elections opposition 2017 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:07:57 +0000 ryan 13287 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans to Re-Vote for ANC in Violence-Stricken Areas https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13285 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s electoral authority announced Thursday plans to re-run constituent assembly elections in two municipalities, after anti-government violence disrupted Sunday’s vote. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13285" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13285#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 Politics Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:49:05 +0000 ryan 13285 at https://venezuelanalysis.com US Condemns Venezuela Opposition Leaders' Return to Jail, Hints at Regime Change https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13283 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US President Donald Trump has released an official statement condemning the Maduro administration as a “dictatorship” for the first time, after right-wing politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were returned to prison Tuesday. Authorities say both men had violated the conditions of their house arrest. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13283" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13283#comments opposition 2017 Politics Venezuela-U.S. Relations Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:10:03 +0000 lmkoerner 13283 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Dismisses Electoral Fraud Allegations as ‘Baseless’ https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13279 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan electoral authorities have defended the outcome of the country’s latest election, amid allegations of fraud from a voting machine supplier. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13279" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13279#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 political participation Politics Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:46:03 +0000 ryan 13279 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: 10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13276 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one day after the South American country saw record turnout in National Constituent Assembly elections amid deadly opposition violence.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13276" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13276#comments International National Constituent Assembly 2017 Nicolás Maduro Opposition opposition violence 2017 Russia U.S. sanctions Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:39:57 +0000 lmkoerner 13276 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Sees “Historic” Turnout in National Constituent Assembly Elections https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13275 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuela’s national electoral body announced Sunday that 8,089,320 people had voted for the National Constituent Assembly, surpassing the&nbsp;7,587,579 who voted for President Maduro in 2013.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13275" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13275#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:01:44 +0000 lmkoerner 13275 at https://venezuelanalysis.com US Vice-President Pence Telephones Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13273 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US Vice-president Mike Pence spoke with the rightwing politician&nbsp;Friday, the Whitehouse has confirmed. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13273" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13273#comments International leopoldo lopez National Constituent Assembly 2017 U.S. sanctions Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:36:22 +0000 lmkoerner 13273 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: 7 Dead in 48-Hour Opposition Strike as UN Calls to Respect ANC Vote https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13268 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The United Nations made a call Friday for Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections to be respected following two days of violent unrest that claimed seven lives across the South American country. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13268" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13268#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 Opposition opposition violence 2017 United Nations Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:36:24 +0000 lmkoerner 13268 at https://venezuelanalysis.com Avianca Suspends Flights to Venezuela as US Tightens Sanctions https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13267 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The airline disclosed Wednesday that they would be suspending flights on Aug. 16, but changed the date to Thursday, leaving passengers scrambling for new arrangements. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13267" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13267#comments Alvaro Uribe economic war International Mauricio Macri Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:59:48 +0000 lmkoerner 13267 at https://venezuelanalysis.com International Electoral Observers Report Irregularities with Opposition Plebiscite https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13266 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The opposition electoral commission concluded that the secret ballot had not been guaranteed, while some voters may have cast multiple votes.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13266" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13266#comments National Constituent Assembly 2017 Opposition Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:07:56 +0000 lmkoerner 13266 at https://venezuelanalysis.com