Category: Venezuela

U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat; sanctions

The United States declared Venezuela a national security threat on Monday and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama signed and issued the executive order, which senior administration officials said did not target Venezuela’s […]

Venezuela: “Peaceful” protesters set Housing Ministry on fire

On Tuesday, April 1, a group of violent opposition protestors attacked the building of the Ministry of Housing, setting it on fire. Over 300 people had to be evacuated, including children from a nursery in the same building. You are not likely to have read about it in the mass media. burning-government-buildingThe arson attack, the […]

Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Panama

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that it was breaking diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama on Wednesday, citing the Central American country’s complicity in a “conspiracy.” In strongly worded comments during a commemoration event on the anniversary of the death of the country’s late president, Hugo Chavez, Maduro derided Panama’s leadership. “We’re […]

China & Venezuela pledge to cement strategic partnership

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met with Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s vice president for economic affairs on Friday and they pledged to cement the strategic partnership between the two countries. Hailing the development of the bilateral relationship in recent years, Li said he hopes the two sides will consolidate political trust in each other, and boost […]

Keane Bhatt: U.S. backing the destabilization of Venezuela

Keane Bhatt: Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution. Keane Bhatt is an activist in Washington, D.C. He has worked in the United States and Latin America on a variety of campaigns related to community development and social justice. His analyses and opinions have appeared […]

Venezuela president expels three U.S. consular officials

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is expelling three US consular officials, accusing them of meeting students involved in anti-government protests. The country has seen growing political tension and rallies, with three protesters dying in clashes last week. An arrest warrant has been issued for opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has pledged to lead a march in […]

Venezuela anti-government protest ends in deadly violence

At least two people were killed in unrest in Caracas on Wednesday, officials said, as thousands of people took to the streets of the capital in the largest anti-government protest in months. The violence erupted after government opponents attended a peaceful march and rally called to protest the arrest of student demonstrators elsewhere in the […]

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