Venezuela

Legacy of Che Guevara Highlighted in Venezuela

Caracas, Oct 8.- Governor of Barinas state, Adán Chávez, highlighted here today the legacy of legendary revolutionary fighter Che Guevara on the 47th anniversary of his killing in Bolivia. In a flag awarding ceremony of propaganda and communication brigades of the Socialist United Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Governor Chavez recalled Che’s loyalty to the causes…

S&P issues downgrade before Venezuela takes seat on UN Security Council

After the failed 2006 bid for a coveted seat on the United Nation’s Security Council, Venezuela has unanimous backing from Latin American and Caribbean countries to win a two-year term, giving the Bolivarian Republic a likely chance to weigh in on international matters such as peacekeeping, military actions and sanctions. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services…

Maduro Announces ‘Five Big Revolutions’ in Venezuela

By TeleSUR English- venezuelanalysis.com [Bolding by SC] In declarations to the country on Tuesday night, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as “five revolutions”, as part of a need to “improve our service to the people.” Maduro said the revolutions would be a “a new way of functioning” for the government, and emphasized the…

ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

[Reposted from http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/ALBA-Criticizes-the-US-for-Unresolved-Racial-Violence-and-Discrimination-20140819-0072.html] The Latin American and Caribbean bloc asked U.S. authorities to carry out a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown. The ALBA countries released a joint statement Tuesday expressing their “profound concern” with the violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, which the bloc said is a reminder of the serious racial discrimination that has yet to be resolved…

“Communal Governance” progressing in Venezuela

By Ewan Robertson [Reposted from http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848] [Bolding by SC] Mérida, 15th August 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities. The development comes after President Nicolas Maduro travelled…

Venezuelan National Guard guns down protesting steelworkers

[Reposted from http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/vene-a13.html] By Bill Van Auken [Bolding by SC] National Guard troops opened fire on protesting steelworkers Monday at the SIDOR steel mill in the industrial zone of Ciudad Guayana, in Venezuela’s southeastern Bolívar State. At least three workers were wounded by shotgun blasts in the confrontation, while others were overcome by tear gas,…

Venezuela Sending 16 Tonnes of Aid to Gaza

[Reposted from http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Sending-16-Tonnes-of-Aid-to-Gaza-20140807-0039.html]   Sixteen tonnes of Venezuelan humanitarian supplies will be delivered to Gaza with the help of the Egyptian government. Venezuela will send 16 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, following a donation drive by the country’s foreign affairs ministry. The government is pitching in 10 tonnes of supplies, while the…

Hugo Chávez’s Handwriting Turned Into “Anti-Imperialist” Font

From the day he became president in 1999 until his untimely death in 2013, Hugo Chávez left an indelible mark upon Venezuela. Practicing what he called the “socialism of the 21st century,” Chávez attempted to establish a loosely aligned federation of revolutionary republics as a resistance bloc in the Americas, particularly to superpowers like the…

Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela’s Poorest Communities

Mérida, 30th June 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty. On Sunday various government ministers and regional authorities accompanied social program workers on house to house visits in communities where extreme poverty still prevails. The…

In socialist Venezuela, a threat from the left

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Already grappling with street protests led by the right, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing a new threat from an unlikely place: old-school leftists who accuse him of betraying the socialist legacy that carried him to power. Maduro was tapped by Hugo Chavez as his preferred successor to the presidency, and…