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“I’m Freer than Ever, Fighting for Our Future”, Says Leopoldo López

Posted on: Sep 16 2015 - 8:08am | #0
In: Venezuela News
Tintori says her husband, Leopoldo López, remains in good spirits despite his conviction. (Wikipedia)

TODAY VENEZUELA – “I don’t regret at all the decision I made. Great causes require great sacrifices,” Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López expressed in a letter on Friday, September 11, one day after Judge Susana Barreiro sentenced him to 13 years and 9 months in prison. “They won’t be able to divide us … and sooner or later, we will celebrate together, rejoicing in the fact that we live in a better Venezuela.” López’s wife, Lilian Tintori, read the letter publicly at a gathering at José Martí Plaza in Caracas — the same location where the Popular Will leader turned himself in to authorities a year and a half ago. “Over a year ago, I knew I would be jailed. I did not hesitate to move forward.… I made the...

The possibility of a dollar-based economy has been ruled out (Adolfo Acosta)

Expert: Venezuela will not default in 2015

(TODAY VENEZUELA) – “Venezuela does not look like defaulting in 2015,” said José Ignacio Guarino, a professor in the area of finances and securities market. He explained that Venezuela has paid almost half of the outlays on account of principal and interest for debt maturity. “Bond 2015, which was for 1.3 billion euros, has been paid and,...

Posted on: Jul 6 2015 - 6:32am | #0
In: Venezuela News

The Obama Decree

The more than 10 million signatures collected in Venezuela against the Executive Order have no legal effect within or outside the borders of Venezuela, so there is no way to force US President Barack Obama to revoke his decree (AVN)

It has effect solely within the territory of the United States and therefore does not amount to any sort of interference in the affairs of Venezuela, nor does it violate the human rights of the people, experts say TODAY VENEZUELA- Ever since last March 9, when US President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to...

Venezuela Drafts Citizen Soldiers en Masse to Fight US “Invasion”

Posted on: Apr 10 2015 - 9:28am | #0
In: Venezuela News
Venezuelan citizens are to be called up to join military units, according to new reports. (caraotadigital)

Conscription Drive Follows Nationwide Civilian-Military Drills TODAY VENEZUELA  – The youth wing of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (JPSUV) and the 13,000 Units of Battle Hugo Chávez are to pass the master list of their members to the commanders of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) in order to enlist them in military garrisons, according to reports published in Venezuelan daily El Nacional on Monday. Since the US government declared Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” in March, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been preparing a “civilian-military offensive” with the stated aim of defending the country from a possible invasion by the United States. According to El Nacional, the 23...


How Venezuela Has Turned Into A Pauper

    TODAY VENEZUELA – There are no bursts of colour as fireworks pop high above the Bulevar de Sabana Grande. Only thin wisps of smoke in the azure sky mark the precise time, two years ago, that Hugo Chavez died suddenly, from cancer. It is 4:25 p.m., and Venezuelans are taking stock of an economy in meltdown. “I don’t feel good at all,” one...

Posted on: Mar 30 2015 - 7:30am | #0
In: Venezuela News