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International Community Responds to Venezuela’s Political Unrest

 Member states of the ALBA reject attempts to intervene in Venezuelan politics. (Twitter/EvoMoralesAyma)

The ALBA has rejected “attacks” against Venezuela, while Argentine President Mauricio Macri said his government would look to suspend the country from MERCOSUR. 

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Erupts in Violent Protests over Capriles Office Ban

Anti-government demonstrators clash with authorities on Liberator Avenue in central Caracas. (AFP)

Anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Caracas in violent protests Saturday following the announcement of a 15-year office ban on leading opposition leader Henrique Capriles. 

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Venezuela Sees Third Day of Violent Protests, 1 Death

An anti-government demonstrator holds a police riot shield during a protest in Caracas on Tuesday. The Venezuelan opposition say

The Venezuelan government has accused the opposition of trying to provoke violence, after a day of clashes between demonstrators and state security forces.

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Venezuela Arrests Opposition Lawyer, Partner of Source in Iraq Passport Controversy: Reports

A photo La Tabla claims shows lawyer Ana Teresa Argotti in police custody. (La Tabla)

A lawyer for right-wing Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori was detained Tuesday in Caracas, after allegedly being found with materials used in counterfeiting. 

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US Southern Command Warns of 'Response' to Venezuela 'Instability'

Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presides over a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, on July 7, 2016. (

The statement to the Senate Committee also warns of the Russian, Chinese and Iranian "influence" in the region.

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Venezuela’s Communist Party Hints at Break with PSUV

The PSUV, PPT and REDES say they are forming a "program of joint struggle". (Contrapunto)

The Communist Party of Venezuela says the PSUV’s electoral coalition, the GPP “doesn’t exist” anymore.

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Trans Community Petitions Venezuelan Supreme Court to Advance Transgender Rights

Rummie Quintero, founder of Divas of Venezuela (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Trans activists submitted an official legal appeal to the court Thursday, asking the body to back their right to formally change their name and gender. 

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Chavistas and Opposition Forces March on Caracas amid Clashes

Opposition protesters attack Venezuelan security personnel on Liberator Avenue in Caracas, April 4, 2017. (AVN)

Chavistas and opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital this week as international pressure mounts against the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Arrest COPEI President for Treason and Conspiracy

Roberto Enriquez (Archive)

Christian Democratic leader Roberto Enriquez was arrested by military counter-intelligence officials on Sunday. 

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Venezuela and Bolivia Condemn “Coup” at OAS

Honduran OAS ambassador Leonidas Rosa Bautista (right) acted as "interim president" in what was widely denounced as an

Caracas and La Paz condemned a "coup" in the OAS after 15 member-states approved a resolution on Venezuela in violation of internal norms. 

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MERCOSUR Moves to Slap Venezuela with Democratic Clause

Argentines protest emergency MERCOSUR meeting outside Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires. Banner reads, “No to the coup Venezu

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted the trade bloc’s silence regarding the killing of a protester in Paraguay and 90 percent disapproval of Brazilian “coup government”.

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Maduro Congratulates Lenin Moreno on “Heroic Victory” in Ecuadorian Elections

Ecuadorian President-elect Lenin Moreno with his running mate, sitting Vice-President Jorge Glas, right. (Jose Jacome/EPA)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Alianza Pais presidential candidate Lenin Moreno on his win in Ecuadorian elections this past Sunday.

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Venezuelan Parliament Seeks to Remove Supreme Court Judges

Opposition supporters holding a Venezuelan flag protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government duri
The symbolic move will likely further inflame tensions in a country mired in a political impasse.
 
 

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Russia Comes Out in Support of Venezuelan Sovereignty, Backs Dialogue

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. (RT)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday urging “external forces” to “refrain from making statements that could add fuel to the fire of infighting in Venezuela”.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Annuls Controversial Decisions on Legislature

The urgent meeting of the National Security Council was called Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. (MINCI)

The country’s top court took the measure following an urgent meeting of the National Security Council, convened this past Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. 

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