FACTSHEET: Elections in Venezuela

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Continent-wide Right Wing destabilisation in Latin America: it’s not just Venezuela

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By Francisco Dominguez, VSC Secretary The ongoing destabilisation in Venezuela led by the US has recently intensified and is spreading it to other countries in the region. The aim is the same: to unleash violence to foster a context of ungovernability, political crisis and economic chaos so as to oust democratically elected governments – just…

UNASUR Arrives in Venezuela as Parliamentary Campaigns Launch & Right-Wing Opposition Refuses to Sign Pledge to Respect Results


By Z.C. Dutka venezuelanalysis.com A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived yesterday in Caracas to install their observer mission for Venezuela’s upcoming Parliamentary elections on December 6th. UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper, who accompanied the mission, told reporters “We’re here to make sure that these elections turn out good and Venezuela’s democracy comes…

NSA Taps into Venezuela’s State Oil Company with Help from US Embassy, Snowden Leak Reveals

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The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company’s top officials, according to a highly classified NSA document that reveals the operation was carried out in concert with the U.S. embassy in…

Eva Golinger – US Espionage: Alive and Well in Latin America

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By Eva Golinger Edward Snowden revealed to the world the 21st century spycraft in use against millions of innocent, unknowing people who now think twice about sending a text or an email. Amongst the documents obtained by Snowden were reports and details on surveillance of current and former heads of state, many of them from…

“Do you believe that if the Right had the majority in the National Assembly they would approve these resources?” Maduro protects public sector workers

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took a step back from the circus of the election campaign on Friday to present a contract which will protect 2.5 million public sector workers. In front of cheering crowds in Caracas’s Plaza Bolivar, Maduro said that the Collective Contract involved “extraordinary” resources, set aside for the labor benefits of all…

Campaigning Begins in Venezuela Ahead of National Elections


Venezuelans will go to the polls Dec. 6 as the progressive ruling party seeks to maintain a majority. Campaigning began in Venezuela Friday leading up to crucial national assembly elections in December. From Nov. 13 through Dec. 3, candidates from the ruling and opposition political coalitions will be allowed to canvass for votes via public…

Venezuela Protests Illegal US Military Incursion


The U.S. Charge d’Affaires to Venezuela acknowledged that the incursion took place. The Venezuelan government handed over a message of protest to the U.S. government on Tuesday saying that the illegal incursion of a plane from the U.S. Coast Guard in Venezuela’s territorial airspace violated international law. The statement, which included the data and coordinates…

Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Human Rights Advances at UNHRC, Slams Western Bias

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By Lucas Koerner, venezuelanalysis.com In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body in a landslide victory last month, which Maduro welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”. During a forty-minute speech,…

Venezuela Accuses US of Violating Airspace

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By RACHAEL BOOTHROYD ROJAS, venezuelanalysis.com – The Venezuelan government has accused the United States of violating its airspace after a US intelligence plane is alleged to have flown over northern Venezuelan territory this past Friday. According to declarations made by Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez on Sunday, the plane’s pilots failed to notify Venezuelan aeronautical…