F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

Published on 21 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com Planes taking aid from Venezuela to PalestineVenezuelan ambassador to...

ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

Published on 19 August 2014 by Telesur English ALBA countries stand in solidarity with Ferguson protests...

The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Published on 21 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com An estimated 40 of subsidised food is smuggled from...

$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

Published on 11 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesThe...

Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Published on 16 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelas communes continue to growAcross Venezuela commune activists are creating...

  • F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

    F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission...

  • ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

    ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

  • The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

    The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the...

  • $1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

    $1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate...

  • Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

    Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils...

F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

Published on 21 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Planes taking aid from Venezuela to PalestinePlanes taking aid from Venezuela to PalestineVenezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, said Wednesday that an Israeli aircraft attacked the Venezuelan humanitarian delegation in Rafah along the border post between Egypt and Palestine. The delegation was delivering twelve tons of aid to the Palestinian people. No one was injured during the attack.

The F-16 airplane dropped a missile very close to the humanitarian site, though it did not explode. The ambassador confirmed that the missile fell approximately 50 to 70 meters from the site.

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ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

Published on 19 August 2014 by Telesur English
ALBA countries stand in solidarity with Ferguson protestsALBA countries stand in solidarity with Ferguson protests
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 in the United States.

"The countries of ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance of the People of Our Americas, integrated by Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Bolivia, and various Caribbean nations) express their solidarity with the African descent communities of the United States," the statement added.

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The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Published on 21 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

An estimated 40 of subsidised food is smuggled from Venezuela to neighbouring countriesAn estimated 40 of subsidised food is smuggled from Venezuela to neighbouring countries

"What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling. 

Since the National Commission to Fight Contraband was launched on August 12th, approximately 75 people have been arrested in the act of smuggling Venezuelan goods across the Colombian border to be sold for profit.  According to vice president Jorge Arreaza, 47 of those are still in custody. 

At least 20,000 liters of gasoline and 30 tons of food have been recovered by the army in the state of Zulia alone, officials say.

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$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

Published on 11 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesVenezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesThe Venezuelan government has announced an investment of 7.3 billion bolivars ($US 1.2 billion) in programs to renovate and beautify the country’s poorer urban and rural communities.

The funds will be injected into the “New Barrio, Tricolour Barrio Great Mission” (GMBNBT), a government social program which aims to comprehensively improve living standards in the country’s barrios.

Key strategies of the mission include housing renovation, the construction of new public spaces, risk management, installation or improvement of basic services, community policing initiatives, and the promotion of communal organisation and productive activities.

The investment, which represents almost double the amount spent on the program so far this year, was announced by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after a ministerial cabinet meeting last Thursday. The money will be used in the 63 geographical zones across the country where the program is already operating, and on ten new zones to be opened.

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Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Published on 16 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelas communes continue to growVenezuelas communes continue to growAcross Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities.

The development comes after President Nicolas Maduro travelled to the western state of Lara last month to install the first such council. The councils are meant to be made up of representatives of each commune in a regional state, in addition to representatives of national government institutions and social programs.

According to the communes ministry, these councils will be conduits of consultation and debate in order to influence national executive decision making. They are also to help design strategies and actions to effect a transition to a “communal state”, where powers and responsibilities are transferred from municipal and regional state governments to community councils and communes.

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Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

Published on 19 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Cabinet discusses the Revolution within the RevolutionCabinet discusses the Revolution within the RevolutionIn an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza.

“We have decided as a group, vice presidents and ministers, to submit our resignations to President  Nicolas Maduro so that he has the freedom to make decisions regarding government reorganization,” Arreaza said in a televised broadcast.

The move is part of a government “shake-up” – termed “the revolution within the Revolution” – announced last month by Maduro. It marks the second time during the president’s administration that ministers have taken such action.

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