VENEZUELA’s 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – Q & A

Presidential elections will be held in Venezuela on 20 May, at the same time as elections for municipal and regional legislative councils. This document answers a number of questions raised about the election and provides an overview of Venezuela’s democracy and electoral system. You can also download this document as a PDF here. Who is…

Venezuela, Spain Agree to Normalize Diplomatic Ties

Venezuela and Spain have agreed to begin the process of normalizing their diplomatic relations, Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry says, reinstating their ambassadors “in order to restore channels of diplomatic dialogue, within the framework of mutual respect and international law.” “The Kingdom of Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through the Ministry…

Jose Manuel Abreu – RIP

It is with deep regret and great respect that we mark the passing away of Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu on 26th March 2018. His humanism led him 43 years ago to create El Sistema so that children benefitted from the wonders of learning to play musical instruments as members of orchestras. The impulse given to El…

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Sanctions Against Venezuela

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution proposed by the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM) condemning economic sanctions against Venezuela by the United States, Canada, the European Union and their allies. The document, put forward at the UNHRC meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, urged “states to refrain from imposing unilateral…

Maduro: 236,000 New Homes To Be Built Thanks To Petro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is set to finance an estimated 236,000 new homes thanks to the recent presale of its oil-back cryptocurrency – Petro. President Nicolas Maduro says the government is set to finance an estimated 236,000 new homes thanks to the recent presale of Venezuelan oil-back cryptocurrency – Petro. Talking from…

Venezuela Builds 2 Million Affordable Homes in Just 7 Years

The government plans to build another million homes by 2019. The Venezuelan government has built two million houses in seven years as part of the People’s Social Protection System. President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement in a Venezuela Housing Great Mission (GMVV) event in the new “Mirador de Caiza” housing complex in Charallave, state of…

Colin Burgon: Time to Stand Up to Trump on Venezuela & Latin America

When he was running for President in 2016, Trump’s hostile campaign rhetoric towards Mexicans was picked up by the press internationally and his comments on Mexican immigrants – “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” – showed the world what kind of leader Trump was striving to be. Unfortunately, his aggression towards Latin Americans did not…

Noam Chomsky, Danny Glover Condemn US Sanctions on Venezuela

“It is no secret that Venezuela is targeted for regime change” due to Venezuela’s leadership in resisting U.S. hegemony, the activists argued. Scholar Noam Chomsky and actor Danny Glover are among a group of over 154 activists who have condemned the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States and Canada. In an open letter…

Venezuela: Presidential Elections Moved to May, Falcon & Maduro Agree to Electoral Guarantees

The government and electoral opposition have agreed to push presidential elections back until May 20. By Paul Dobson for venezuelanalysis Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) made the shock announcement this Thursday that it would postpone much anticipated presidential elections scheduled for April 22 until May. According to declarations made by CNE President Tibisay Lucena at…

White House Mulls Venezuela Oil Embargo

The US government is actively evaluating an oil embargo against Venezuela, alleged sources within the Trump administration have told press. (1/3/18) According to McClatchy, the White House, the National Security Council, the State Department and the Treasury Department are currently considering different mechanisms to remove elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office ahead of April…