Venezuela

Anti-Imperialist Protest Called in Venezuela

[Bolding by SC] “Respect Venezuela” will be the slogan of a march in Venezuela to condemn U.S. sanctions. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for supporters to rally against new U.S. sanctions Friday. “Come to the streets on Monday! To celebrate … with joy and dignity so that U.S. imperialism will know that here are the…

Venezuela Announces “Socialist Offensive” For 2015

HAVANA TIMES — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he plans on launching a “powerful socialist offensive” at the beginning of 2015, aimed at ending the “economic war waged against the country by unpatriotic oligarchs,” DPA reported. Maduro said he will bring about a “change in direction” to impel “a revolution within the revolution,”…

Venezuela’s Communes

By Nick Miroff [Re-posted from http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/on-venezuelas-communes-idyllic-future-is-just-over-the-rainbow/2014/11/25/838f3bf4-6602-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html] [Bolding by SC] CUA, Venezuela — With an Iranian tractor, and two big subwoofers blasting salsa music across his onion patch, Ivan Lora says he is turning his weedy hillside into a building block of Venezuelan socialism. “Comrades,” Lora said, taking leaders of his newly formed commune on a…

Venezuelan Students in the Streets to Support Government

Celebrating the national day of the university student, thousands took the streets in Venezuela to show their support for the government’s education policies. Thousands of students marched in the streets of Venezuela’s capital Friday to mark the national day of the university student. The students showed their support for the goverment’s education policies. Education in…

Venezuela Approves ‘Workers’ Bank’

[Bolding by SC] Venezuela’s president said he signed a “blood pact” with the country’s working class during the closing ceremony of a national workers’ conference in Caracas. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the approval of a series of worker demands Monday. In a high-profile move, Maduro stated he had approved the creation of a presidential commission to oversee recovered,…

Venezuela seizes warehouses of medical goods, food

[Reposted from http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/24/us-venezuela-economy-idUSKCN0ID00A20141024] [Bolding by SC] (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro’s government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that “bourgeois criminals” were hoarding for speculation and contraband. The socialist government says businessmen and wealthy opponents are trying to sabotage the economy to bring Maduro down,…

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…