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Venezuela Announces New Security Measures for ANC Elections

CNE President Tibisay Lucena announced the measures on Wednesday.
(Archive)

Venezuela’s electoral authority announced Wednesday new security measures for the upcoming constituent assembly elections.

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CNE Releases List of Approved Candidates for Elections to Constituent Assembly

The CNE released the list of candidates on Thursday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) released Thursday a list of approved candidates for elections to the National Constituent Assembly to be held on July 30.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly to End Political Impasse

Workers celebrate International Workers' Day in Caracas. (Gregorio Terán &Henry Tesara/AVN)

The National Constituent Assembly will re-draft the country’s Constitution from the bottom up, says the Venezuelan president. 

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CNE Postpones Regional Elections in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archives)

The electoral monitoring body said that regional elections will be held next year instead of in December. 

 

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Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolas Maduro, is still the number one option for more than 50% of Venezuelans. (Hinterlac

Analysts partly attribute the upswing in support for the president to his government's increasingly popular grassroots food distribution network, the CLAPs. 

 

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Bolivarians and Opposition Mobilize in Venezuela

Indigenous nations participated in Wednesday's mobilization in Caracas (@PresidencialVen).

As the opposition mobilizes for a recall referendum, Chavistas rallied in Caracas against imperialism as well as to commemorate African and Indigenous resistance.

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Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (EFE)

If the opposition meets all of the requirements, a recall referendum could be held early next year. 

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Mass Civic-Military Mobilisations in Venezuela Warn Against Intervention

Both the civilian-militia and the National Bolivarian Armed Forces participated in the manoeuvres (AVN).

More than half a million soldiers and civilian militia members took to the streets of Venezuela to send a “clear message to imperialism” as rumours of an unconventional coup loom over the South American country. 

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

"May of Workers' Rebellion". (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands took to the streets of Caracas this Sunday to commemorate International Workers Day and manifest their support for the beleaguered Chavista government of President Nicolas Maduro amidst a severe recession and a possible recall referendum.

 

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New Agriculture Minister Launches Bid to Cut Import Dependency

The new measures are the first actions taken by new Minister of Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro Soteldo (AVN).

Venezuela’s new Agriculture and Land Minister, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, launched a string of measures this past Saturday in a bid to get the country’s national food production back on track.

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Venezuelan National Assembly Approves New Supreme Court Magistrates and Historic Grassroots Seed Law

Venezuela's National Assembly. (archive)

This Wednesday, Venezuela’s outgoing National Assembly approved 13 judges to the Supreme Court and passed the long-awaited “Anti-GMO and Anti-Patenting Seed Law”. 

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Outgoing National Assembly Creates “National Communal Parliament”

The parliament will work to channel the voices of the commune movement into the Venezuelan legislature (UltimasNoticias)

Outgoing President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, created a “National Communal Parliament” this past Tuesday. The parliament will work to promote communal power within the Venezuelan legislature.

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Venezuela: Massive Turnout at Elections Simulation

About 4,455 voting stations have been activated in the country's 87 electoral districts (AVN).

Thousands of Venezuelan voters took to the streets early Sunday morning in order to participate in the vote simulation convoked by the electoral authorities before election day on Dec. 6.

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Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan

Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the new four year plan will deepen the government's efforts to promote human rights. (tel

Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements.

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PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women

(UBCH, Roberto Martinez, Caricuao, Caracas)

The successful nominees will take part in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s (PSUV) internal elections on June 28th, when party members will vote on a final list of candidates.

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