Venezuela Launches Massive Campaign to Liberate Women

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The new initiative aims to help improve Venezuelan women’s economic opportunities through a collection of productive projects run entirely by women. Venezuelan women are the focus of a new government program launched on Wednesday aimed at increasing employment and financing opportunities for female-run small business ventures in the South American country. Under the banner Soy…

Ramos Allup Security Chief Arrested for Allegedly Financing Anti-Police Violence

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Right-wing Venezuelan National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup’s head bodyguard was arrested Thursday for allegedly financing anti-police violence during Wednesday’s opposition protests. An unauthorized opposition march in Caracas turned violent when a group of demonstrators attacked police with sticks and rocks, injuring five officers. Seven suspects were subsequently arrested, one of whom allegedly confessed that…

OAS Head Faces Wave of Criticism Over Polemic Against Venezuela

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The OAS prohibits its secretary-general from adopting partial political stances as Luis Almagro has done with Venezuela. The countries that form the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, known as ALBA, sharply condemned Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States, over his ongoing polemic against Venezuela. In a statement published Thursday,…

Bolivia’s Evo Reaffirms Solidarity with the Venezuelan People

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Morales, who met with Cuban President Raul Castro Friday, also expressed the support  sent by the Cuban people to Venezuela.  Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his full support and solidarity with Venezuela and the government of Nicolas Maduro on Saturday, at a time when the international media is distorting information on the current situation in…

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Expresses Support For Palestine

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Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister said on Monday that the Palestinian cause is an example of dignity for the peoples fighting against imperialism. She said that this issue in history is still unresolved and called on Arab countries and the international community to devote themselves  to its early solution. “The Palestinian people are an example…

Venezuelan Opposition Desperately Moves to Overthrow Government

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Venezuela’s opposition is pushing for authorities to speed up the process of scheduling the referendum to ensure the right-wing has a shot at power if Maduro is removed. The question of a recall referendum that the opposition hopes would remove President Nicolas Maduro from office and how soon the vote will be scheduled has become…

Venezuela Opposition Calls for Coup, Protests Turn Violent

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The opposition has demanded a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro be ensured to force snap elections Opposition protesters hit the streets of Caracas and other cities across Venezuela—and in some cases attacked police—as part of a national day of action Wednesday to demand that electoral authorities speed up the process of scheduling a recall…

Capriles Tells Venezuela Military to Revolt, Invokes Protest Violence If Opposition Demands Not Met

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The right-wing opposition leader told the armed forces to “prepare the tanks and war planes,” saying the “hour of truth has come.” Right-wing opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Tuesday called on the Venezuela’s military to rebel against the government of Nicolas Maduro, invoking the likelihood of violence as the opposition planned Wednesday mobilizations to demand…

Colombia’s Uribe Calls for Armed Intervention in Venezuela

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The former president tied to death squads and drug cartels is calling for foreign armed forces to invade Venezuela. Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Friday that any foreign country should conduct a military intervention in Venezuela to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. “The army … the armed forces have to protect…

Maduro Says Venezuela Faces the Worst Threat in Recent Years

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro described his country on Tuesday as being the target of not only a systematic aggression by “‘global imperialist forces,” but also of destabilization efforts by the right-wing opposition. “We are the victims of political, diplomatic and media aggression, more severe than in recent years. And while we have been the victims…