Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

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By Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas for venezuelanalysis.com A poll conducted by the private firm Hinterlaces has revealed that the majority of Venezuelans prefer reform under the current presidency of Nicolas Maduro to a transition to opposition government. Published on Sunday, the Hinterlaces opinion poll was carried out between September 26 and October 4 via telephone interviews with…

Venezuela Opposition Official Caught with Grenades, Army Vests

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Venezuelan right-wing councilman José Vicente García was apprehended Tuesday by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service and caught with grenades and military uniforms in his car in the state of Tachira. Tachira state Governor Jose Vielma Mora Gregorio confirmed on his Twitter account that the arrest took place and posted pictures of García along with the…

Haitian Mother Names Newborn ‘Venezuela’ for Doctors Who Helped

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A woman gave birth and called her baby ‘Venezuela’ to thank the help of the South American doctors. A Haitian woman who gave birth with the help of Venezuelan doctors named her newborn ‘Venezuela,’ to thank them for the support they are giving the country after Hurricane Matthew devastated the island Two groups of doctors…

Venezuelans Rally in Support of ‘Sovereign Budget’

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Venezuelans took to the streets Tuesday in Caracas to express their support for the 2017 budget decreed by President Nicolas Maduro, which aims to continue the social investments initiated by the Bolivarian Revolution. The protest follows Maduro announcing Friday that 83 percent of the budget, estimated at over US$830 million, will come from tax revenues…

Dakota Pipeline Linked to ‘Crushing Venezuela’: Winona LaDuke

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The Native American activist said the economic war against Venezuela was a factor behind U.S. fracking and the Dakota pipeline. The North Dakota pipeline is linked to North American companies and the U.S. government’s “crushing Venezuela” as they seek dirty oil extraction locally instead of doing business with the South American country that has the…

US Coast Guard Violated Venezuela Airspace: Defence Minister

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Venezuela has recorded 32 violations of its airspace in 2016 alone, according to Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino. Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino condemned Tuesday the recent violation of the country’s national airspace by foreign aircraft. According to Padrino, a U.S. Coast Guard Bombardier Dash 8 was detected in Venezuelan airspace on Sept. 16, during the…

US Intervention and the Resurgent Right in Latin America

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PATRICK FOLEY picks apart the resurgent right wing in Latin America and its support from the United States   RECENT years have seen powerful, well organised and well financed right-wing forces — assisted by the US externally, and much of the mainstream media and traditional economic elites domestically — have some successes in destabilising several…

A History of Violence: What mainstream accounts of Venezuela’s “peaceful” opposition leave out

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by Gabriel Hetland The media narrative is clear: peaceful demonstrators upset about a collapsing economy and political repression are fighting an oppressive state in Venezuela. The actual history, however, is more murky. For more than a decade the Venezuelan opposition has used a variety of violent tactics to try to topple the country’s democratically elected…

VSC AGM: After Chavez, the Empire Strikes Back

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After Chavez, the Empire Strikes Back – Building Solidarity Against U.S Intervention & Anti-democratic Destabilisation in Latin America VSC Annual General Meeting 2016, Saturday October 15 2016 (10.00am) Discus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN (Nearest Tube: Holborn) We are very happy to announce that Her Excellency Rocio Maneiro, Venezuelan Ambassador to…

Pope to Mediate Talks Between Venezuelan Government, Opposition

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The Vatican confirmed the pope will work toward a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Venezuela. Pope Francis agreed Thursday to be a mediator between the Venezuelan government and the opposition to help achieve a resolution to the current political crisis in the South American nation. The Vatican responded to a letter requesting his…