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Timeline: Venezuela’s Chavez Era

by CFR Multimedia Team - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez took office in 1999 on a populist platform. But three terms into his "socialist revolution," critics say the country increasingly resembles an authoritarian state. This timelime...

LatAm ex-presidents: “There was a clear, convincing victory”

The six former Latin American presidents invited by the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) expect that the final count of the votes of the parliament election held on Sunday, December 6, in Venezuela,...

Venezuelan dissent scores 112 seats at the National Assembly

The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) handed over on Monday night to the political parties who took part in the legislative election of Sunday, December 6 the final results of the polls. The CNE posted...

CNE announces vote results: opposition wins 99 seats; gov’t wins 46 seats

TODAY VENEZUELA- President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena informed on Monday early morning that the parliament vote held on Sunday, December 6, was held in calm and peace. She praised the behavior...

Top electoral body nullifies credentials of some international observers

TODAY VENEZUELA - President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena reported on Sunday afternoon that the credentials given to a number of international observers earlier on Sunday have been revoked. "A few minutes...

Venezuelan industries barely surviving

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan industries find themselves in a "desperate struggle for survival" says the President of Venezuelan Confederation of industrial (Conindustria), Juan Pablo Olalquiaga. But, despite adversity, the country's manufacturing sector "is determined...

Venezuelan FM: The US “buys off” public prosecutors in LatAm

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez rejected the statements of US State Department spokesperson John Kirby regarding denounces made by a former public prosecutor in Leopoldo López's case TODAY VENEZUELA - "The way the...

Price law in Venezuela is to control distribution

TODAY VENEZUELA - With the administrative decision on the Law on Fair Prices having been amended, the way is cleared for the Venezuelan government to gain ground and deal once and for all with...

What’s Behind Grenade Attacks Against Venezuela Police?

TODAY VENEZUELA - Over 100 police officers have been killed just in Caracas so far in 2015. However, in the last week of September violence against police officers in Venezuela took on new dimensions...

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

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...

Let Canadians Vote! Constitutional challenge failed.

TODAY VENEZUELA - This is for Canadians only living in Venezuela (and anywhere but Canada). Your help is needed to raise funds to launch an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to secure...

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...

“Teta Teresa” Predicts Results Of Soccer Games

(TODAY VENEZUELA) A model uses her breasts to supposedly predict the results of soccer matches of the Copa America Chile 2015. So far her record is four out six. The prediction mechanism is very simple....

Venezuela’s Young Choose Parallel Economy Over Higher Education

In a survey conducted among professors at the Gervasio Rubio Rural Pedagogic Institute, attached to the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), they conveyed that the university sector was concerned over the Venezuelan youth's general...

Venezuela asks Exxon Mobil to stop oil prospecting at the Essequibo

Exxon Mobil launched drilling operations last March 6 in Guyana waters (TODAY VENEZUELA) -- Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez stated that Venezuela upheld its sovereign claim over the Essequibo as a Venezuelan territory apropos...

The Obama Decree

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...

Sign or Else: Venezuelans Coerced into Anti-Obama Petition

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...

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

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...

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...

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Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of...

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare against possible military intervention

Each day, it becomes increasingly common to hear about a military intervention in Venezuela with the aim of deposing the dictatorial regime of Nicolás...

Little-known Evangelical Pastor Launches Venezuela Presidential Bid

(Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence...

Venezuelan dictator Maduro takes advantage of the same “feminism” that condemns Trump

The two most controversial presidents in the Americas decided to speak out on feminism last weekend. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared himself a feminist,...

Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Not Welcome At Summit of Americas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry supports the decision of the Peruvian government not to invite Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to the Lima-hosted Summit of the...

Venezuela Seeks Oil Equipment Supply Deals With Russian Companies

Caracas seeks to secure deals for supplies of oil equipment with Russian companies Rosneft and Gazprombank, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa...

Opposition Wants ‘National Front’ to Protect Venezuelans’ Rights

enezuela’s opposition will present a nationwide front to protect people’s rights, its negotiator Julio Borges said Thursday after talks with the government collapsed. "We are...