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Sign or Else: Venezuelans Coerced into Anti-Obama Petition

Posted on: Apr 11 2015 - 8:39am | #0
In: Venezuela News
Jorge Rodríguez, one of the authors of the Tascón list, is spearheading the latest petition drive. (Bachaconews)

The government of President Nicolás Maduro is using desperate measures to coerce Venezuelans into signing a petition against the United States. The signature campaign calls for the repeal of Barack Obama’s executive order, which described Venezuela as an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the North American nation. On Sunday, April 5, authorities in the country’s southern Amazonas State arrested National Guard Second Sergeant Frank Manuel Muñoz for refusing to sign the petition convened by the Venezuelan government. On the day in question, the soldier was called at his home on multiple occasions by local commander José Miguel Alaña for him to come to headquarters to sign the document. After Sergeant Muñoz failed to present himself,...


Venezuela Looks to Hugo Chavez Oil Belt to Fix Sick Economy

TODAY VENEZUELA (AP) You can’t miss it, rising off the main highway, a mountain of toxic soot towering over the flat, sunbaked scrubland of eastern Venezuela. The buildup of petroleum byproduct known as coke isn’t just an environmental hazard polluting the air of neighboring communities. It’s a potent symbol of the waste and unfulfilled promise...

Posted on: Apr 3 2015 - 8:35am | #0
In: Venezuela News

Maduro to ask Obama to end conspiracy against Venezuela

The Venezuelan president claimed a group of fugitives is undermining the Venezuelan economy by hosting a website called "Dólar Today" (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the upcoming Summit of the Americas, he would demand President Barack Obama to repeal the executive order imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials and declaring Venezuela’s situation a threat to US security TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Thursday that he would ask his US counterpart...

How they see us abroad

Posted on: Mar 15 2015 - 10:27am | #0
In: Venezuela News

The government of Nicolás Maduro is under observation. His infant tenure as president has been the focus of debate in various international scenarios from Europe to Latin America. By Oscar Medina Harsh criticism was, of course, not to be welcome. On December 18, 2014 the European Parliament adopted a resolution “on Persecution of the democratic opposition in Venezuela” containing a long list of rather uncomfortable recitals on the actions of the government since February 2014 street protests have broken out in Venezuela, also mentioning the economic woes, shortages of basic goods, and the record levels of crime and insecurity the nation is confronted with. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry replied that, by focusing on Venezuela,...

Uruguayan President José Mujica

Uruguay’s Mujica warns of leftist military coup in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA – “It would be a terribly mistake if they (the military) would go against the Constitution,” the president of Uruguay, José Mujica, remarked in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País Uruguayan President José Mujica warned of the possibility of “a coup d’état from leftist military” in Venezuela which would...

Posted on: Feb 26 2015 - 11:04pm | #0
In: Venezuela News