Jewish Leaders Express Hope for Speedy Recovery by President Chávez

Representatives of important Jewish groups in the hemisphere expressed well wishes for President Hugo Chávez during a meeting in Caracas Tuesday with top officials of the Venezuelan government. Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas spoke in a press conference after a meeting of the council of ministers at Fuerte Tiuna in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas,…

Evo Morales “received good news about Chavez”

Speaking to the Legislative Assembly of Bolivia, President Evo Morales informed its members that he had made a phone call to Havana and received good news about Chavez. Morales expressed that Chavez is a president who fights for the freedom of Venezuela and the entire continent of Latin America, wishing a quick recovery for the…

“Very Important” Reduction in Poverty Proven by Census Figures

Representatives from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) officially revealed some of the most important conclusions from the 14th National Census of Population and Housing to the Venezuelan public this week. The most potent conclusion drawn from the census, which was conducted during 2011, was that extreme poverty levels have significantly reduced in the 10…

The Guardian vs. the Conventional Wisdom on Venezuela

By ALEX MAIN – CEPR, January 17th 2013 Earlier this month my colleague Dan Beeton noted that the major media, after incorrectly predicting a close race in Venezuela’s presidential elections, had quickly reverted to the familiar “gloom and doom” predictions for Venezuela’s economic future.  Additionally, many recent opinion and news pieceshave echoed the Venezuelan opposition’s view that the decision to postpone Chávez’s inauguration was…

Venezuela’s Chavez “Entering New Phase” of Recovery

By EWAN ROBERTSON. Mérida, 21 January 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is entering a new phase of his recovery, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Chavez has been out of the public light since his cancer operation in Cuba in December, his fourth in eighteen months. Recent health updates from the Venezuelan government have sent positive signals,…

Venezuelan Government Continues Push for Dignified Housing

By CORREO DEL ORINOCO INTERNATIONAL After reaching its construction goal for 2012, The Venezuelan government renewed its pledge to provide affordable and dignified housing for all citizens during a special meeting held last Friday between state governors and members of the Executive branch. The encounter, led by Vice President Nicolas Maduro and the Chair of the…

Coup supporter falsely charges Venezuelan government with violation of constitution

By Lee Brown, VSC Executive Committee In recent days numerous press articles have reported claims by Venezuelan opposition MP, Maria Corina Machado, that the current Venezuelan government is violating the nation’s constitution by deferring the swearing in ceremony of President Chavez until he returns from Cuba, where he is receiving medical treatment for cancer. Venezuela’s…

The Venezuela Diary: Week 27, 13-19 January

This week… Leopoldo lopez, one of the opposition leaders, calls for “street action” for the 23rd January in non recognition of the decision of the high supreme court regarding the absence of Chavez. Chavista forces, mainly the PSUV and PCV, call for Caracas to be awash with government forces on that day to protect the…

Venezuelan Government has Opened 29 Hospitals in 14 Years

In the last 14 years, under its Bolivarian Revolution, the Venezuelan government has opened 29 hospitals throughout the country, said Health Minister Eugenia Sader in an interview on Venezolana de Televisión. The number includes new health centers and other medical facilities that have been completely renovated. The minister said that she is part of “a consolidated…

Vice President Maduro warns against provocations and destabilization

Vice President, Nicolas Maduro urged the leaders of the opposition “to condemn violence” after right-wing groups rioted in Tachira state last weekend following the Supreme Courts decision to allow President Hugo Chavez to begin his term whilst receiving medical care in Cuba. Maduro said that “We have information that more violence is planned” and said…