Videos of VSC conference: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez’ Legacy and the threat of right-wing destabilisation

Statement: UK Government looks forward to working with Government and people of Venezuela to strengthen our relationship and deepen cooperation

As Venezuela prepares for the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro, a Foreign Office spokesperson said: On the occasion of the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the UK Government looks forward to working with the Government and people of Venezuela to strengthen our relationship and deepen cooperation in areas…

National Electoral Council to Expand Audit to 100% of Voter Receipts

“To Isolate Violent Sectors Intent on Harming Democracy” The president of Venezuela ’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced on Thursday that the council decided to widen its electoral audit “to isolate violent sectors intent on harming democracy.” In accordance with the law, on election day, April 14, an audit was conducted on 54%…

UNASUR Urges Respect for Venezuela’s Electoral Results

Also Supports CNE Decision for a Wider Audit At a meeting in Lima , Preu, on Thursday, heads of state of member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) urged respect for the results of Venezuela ’s April 14 presidential election, which was won by Nicolás Maduro. They also came out in favor…

Trinidad and Tobago congratulates President Maduro and the Venezuelan people

This Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, offered congratulations to President Nicolás Maduro, following his election on the 14 April, whilst also reiterating her intention to strengthen the relations between the two nations.   “The victory of Mr. Maduro is evidence of the trust that the Venezuelan people have placed in…

Palestine’s Foreign Minister Pledges Full Support for Maduro in Caracas

The Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riad Malki, [has] pledged Palestine’s full recognition and support for the newly elected Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, on behalf of President Mahmud Abás. “I bring the warmest congratulations from the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmud Abás, the people of Palestine and myself, as well as full recognition and support…

French & Portuguese governments recognise Nicolás Maduro as newly elected President & ask for respect for Venezuelan institutions

The government of Francois Hollande recognised Nicolás Maduro’s victory in the presidential elections held on Sunday, taking note of the proclamation made by the National Electoral Council, as the “competent authority in this area.” The statement, issued by Philippe Lalliot, spokesperson for the French Foreign Office, referred to the recent acts of violence by some…

Lula congratulates Maduro & calls for an end to US interference in Venezuela

The ex-president of Brazil and left leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, [has] rejected the United States government’s interference in Venezuela, [through] seeking, as the anti-chavista candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded, the recount of the votes of the presidential elections held last Sunday. “When you are president there are things that you can’t say, for…

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rules Out Possibility of Fraud

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua Milano said Tuesday that there are no aspects of last Sunday’s election that could be used make claims of fraud, nor any alterations in the results released by the National Electoral Council (CNE). He spoke during a meeting with the diplomatic community in Venezuela , where he detailed attacks on…

President Maduro Warns re: New Attacks by Right-wing Groups

Venezuelan President-Elect Nicolás Maduro [has warned] that right-wing sectors are preparing violent groups to perpetrate more attacks. “We have information that right-wing sectors are making groups of people with red shirts to simulate attacks.” he informed in his Twitter account @NicolasMaduro. In a second Twitter message, Maduro ordered the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (SEBIN)…