News: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/all en Venezuela Tops Latin America in Military Spending Cuts, Slashes Arms Budget by 34% http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Venezuela reduced its military budget by 34 percent in 2014, leading the the region in arms spending cuts. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11343#comments 2015 Economy Economy Military Military US-Venezuela relations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:12:08 +0000 Zoe 11343 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Major Progressive Tax Reforms in Venezuela Start to Bear Fruit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The latest figures show that the country’s total tax revenue almost doubled in the first three months of 2015 thanks to government efforts to tighten up a progressive taxation system over the past 6 months.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11342#comments 2015 Economy Documents Economy Taxes Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:52:29 +0000 lmkoerner 11342 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and Uruguay Strike Oil Deal, Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &nbsp; Venezuelan Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic yesterday to discuss a new trade deal that will see Venezuela export oil to its Southern Cone neighbor in exchange for agricultural products, including rice, chicken, and dairy items. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11341#comments Imports International Regional Integration Uruguay Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:45:27 +0000 Rachael 11341 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Tribute to Uruguayan Writer, Eduardo Galeano http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The head of state also asked Education Minister, Hector Rodriguez, to draw up a “special education programme” to introduce Venezuelan children in primary and secondary education to the writer’s principle ideas. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11340#comments Culture Eduardo Galeano Politics Regional Integration Solidarity Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:02 +0000 Rachael 11340 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Slams Spain for Interfering in Domestic Affairs http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro criticized the Spanish government after the Spanish parliament urged the Venezuelan government to free jailed political opposition leaders. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11339#comments International International interference lilian tintori Mitzy ledezma Venezuela-Spain Relations Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:59:27 +0000 Rachael 11339 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Government Confronts Forex Scammers with New Measures http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan government officials&nbsp;have&nbsp;announced new measures to reduce commonly practiced forex scams which have long&nbsp;dogged&nbsp;the country’s economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11338#comments 2015 Economy CADIVI Currency Economy foreign currency exchange Opposition Opposition Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:53:12 +0000 ryan 11338 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chile's Michelle Bachelet Refuses to Meet with Venezuelan Opposition Leader's Wife http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wives of jailed opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma arrived in the Chilean capital&nbsp;on Sunday&nbsp;with the objective of meeting with president Michelle Bachelet, but were not received. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11337#comments Chile international leopoldo lopez Opposition Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:33:28 +0000 ryan 11337 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Rubio Launches US President Bid with Attacks on Latin America http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United States Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday, with a fierce speech promising to renew U.S. leadership around the world. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11336#comments Hillary Clinton International marco rubio Politics US sanctions 2015 US-Venezuela relations Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:43:27 +0000 Zoe 11336 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right". </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11334#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity OAS Regional Integration Summit of the Americas Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:59:57 +0000 Rachael 11334 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Petition Reaches Ten Million Signatures http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over ten million Venezuelans have signed the petition, which demands that the Obama administration revoke the Executive Order released on March 9th branding Venezuela a “national security threat”.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11331#comments anti-imperialism Barack Obama Cuba-Venezuela relations Evo Morales Executive Order 2015 Opposition Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:59:18 +0000 Rachael 11331 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Committee for the Victims of the Barricades Rallies against Exclusion from OAS Forum http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Victims of last year’s barricades and their family members have poured scorn on what they describe as a “premeditated” decision to exclude them from the OAS Summit of the America’s Forum on Civil Society and Social Actors. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11330#comments barricades Human Rights leopoldo lopez lilian tintori Social Movements Summit of the Americas Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:39:14 +0000 Rachael 11330 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Accused Human Rights Abusers Accuse Venezuela of Rights Abuses http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A group of former heads of state issued a joint statement Thursday accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses, even though many of the signatories have themselves faced allegations of committing human rights violations while in office. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11329#comments Alvaro Uribe Felipe Calderon Human Rights OAS Opposition Summit of the Americas Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:34:52 +0000 Rachael 11329 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Washington Sends Top Diplomat to Venezuela to Meet with Government and Opposition http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A top U.S. envoy was in Caracas on Wednesday where he met with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro as well as Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodrguez. The diplomat also made use of his stay in the country to meet with representatives from the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), on Thursday morning. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11327#comments Executive Order 2015 International Politics US-Venezuela relations Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:18:44 +0000 Zoe 11327 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11326#comments Cuba Cuba-Venezuela relations International Law and Justice Luis Posada Carriles OAS Opposition Summit Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:33 +0000 Zoe 11326 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Maria Corina Machado, Faces Panama Lawsuit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the Panama summit approaches, Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado faces a class-action lawsuit for addressing the Organization of American States (OAS) in the capacity of the body's official Panamanian representative last year.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11325#comments Maria Corina Machado OAS Opposition Panama Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:08:42 +0000 Rachael 11325 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11324#comments 2015 Opposition Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 International Law and Justice leopoldo lopez NED Summit US sanctions 2015 USAID Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:24:16 +0000 Zoe 11324 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11322#comments Barack Obama International Oil and Gas Petrocaribe Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:25:16 +0000 Zoe 11322 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11320#comments 2015 Opposition Antonio Ledezma Law and Justice leopoldo lopez Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:28:03 +0000 Zoe 11320 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Signs Decree to Re-Open Controversial Coal Mines for Chinese Development http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11319 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed a presidential decree outlining a deal with the Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro, granting them the authority to mine and develop 24,192 hectares (nearly 60,000 acres) of Venezuelan land. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11319" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11319#comments China Coal mining Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Wayúu Yukpa Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:20:21 +0000 ryan 11319 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11318 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11318" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11318#comments Drug trafficking Drugs Law and Justice Mexico Military Military security Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:53:52 +0000 ryan 11318 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Revolutionary Guerilla Commander, Paúl de Ríos, Dies at 72 http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11317 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelans are currently paying tribute to the life and legacy of revolutionary guerrilla leader, artist and ex-political prisoner, Paúl del Río, alias Máximo Canales, who died this past Sunday at the age of 72. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11317" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11317#comments FALN Fourth Republic Guerrilla struggle Paúl del Río Social Movements Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:46:07 +0000 Rachael 11317 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Condemns Al Shabaab Attack in Kenya, Voices Solidarity with Kenyan People http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11316 <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 issued a statement on Saturday categorically denouncing Thursday's deadly Al Shabaab attack against the University of Garissa in Kenya. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11316" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11316#comments International international solidarity Kenya Venezuela-Africa Relations Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:04:14 +0000 Rachael 11316 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Moves Forward with Special Economic Zones to Attract Investment in Development http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11313 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The SEZ draw their inspiration from the Chinese model of "market socialism" imposed by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, which sought to promote state-regulated capitalist development in specific areas of the country. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11313" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11313#comments 2015 Economy Economy Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:10:26 +0000 Zoe 11313 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Website “Dolar Today” Causing “Irreparable Damage” to Venezuela, says Owner of Forex Centre http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11311 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carlos Dorado, Venezuelan entrepreneur and owner of one of the country’s longest standing currency exchange centres, ItalCambio, has launched a public plea to remove the website “Dolar Today” due to the “irreparable damage” which the website is causing to the national economy. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11311" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11311#comments economic war Economy foreign currency exchange Media Watch Opposition sabotage Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:16:06 +0000 Zoe 11311 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Coup Plotter Gustavo Cisneros Donated $1M to Clinton Foundation http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11310 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A recent report has emerged revealing that Venezuelan billionaire and media tycoon, Gustavo Cisneros, donated up to US$ 1 million dollars to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation between 2009-2013, when Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State for the Obama administration. Cisneros is best known in Venezuela for his central role in the short-lived 2002 coup, which attempted to topple the government of Hugo Chavez. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11310" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11310#comments Gustavo Cisneros Hillary Clinton Politics Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:54:10 +0000 Zoe 11310 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Will Denounce U.S. Executive Order at the UN, Declares "Anti-Imperialist" Holiday http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11308 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday it will rebuke the United States’ government&nbsp;at the United Nations for the executive order, approved by President Barack Obama, declaring the South American country a national security threat. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11308" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11308#comments Executive Order 2015 Imperialism International United Nations US sanctions 2015 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:20:50 +0000 Rachael 11308 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Armed Militants Attack Main Government Gas Plant http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Operations at one of the state’s principal gas and oil production plants in Eastern Venezuela are up and running again after an attack by armed militants left installations temporarily out of action over the weekend. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11306#comments Law and Justice oil Oil and Gas PDVSA sabotage Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:25:41 +0000 Zoe 11306 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Palestinians in Gaza Rally Behind Venezuela, Reject US Imperialism http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “The Palestinian people, the Venezuelan people, the peoples of Latin America have common objectives, common enemies, so we are united in the struggle for liberation, for freedom, for independence, and beyond that, for an alternative world, a socialist world,” said Ishaq Khury, spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Venezuela.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11302#comments Executive Order 2015 International international solidarity Palestine Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:24:00 +0000 Rachael 11302 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11301#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 Opposition Social movements United States Venezuela-U.S. Relations Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:08:28 +0000 Rachael 11301 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11299#comments costa rica International Law and Justice media war Media Watch Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:54:38 +0000 Zoe 11299 at http://venezuelanalysis.com