Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

Published on 16 October 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com UN security council positionsVenezuela today gained a non permanent...

New Video on Right-Wing Destabilization Plans in Venezuela

Published on 10 October by TeleSUR English This first video released 2 weeks ago details a...

Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot

Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot

Published on 3 October 2014 by http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10944 assassinated PSUV legislator Robert SerraThe murder of Robert...

Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory

Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory

Published on 2 October 2014 Cory Fischer-Hoffman www.venezuelanalysis.com Political prisoners detained at San Carlos www.venezuelanalysis.comIn...

Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Published on 29 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landOn Saturday,...

  • Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

    Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

  • New Video on Right-Wing Destabilization Plans in Venezuela

  • Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot

    Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's...

  • Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory

    Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory

  • Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

    Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land...

Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

Published on 16 October 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

UN security council positionsUN security council positionsVenezuela today gained a non permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

“Victory for the nation in the UN, I say thank you in the name of our people to the 181 countries that supported us for the Security Council,” tweeted Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia were also elected to non permanent seats. Turkey and Spain failed to garner enough support for their bids in the first ballot. The term lasts for two years from 1 January 2015.

Venezuela was unopposed for the place on the council allocated to Latin America and the Caribbean, however several leading U.S. media outlets had lobbied against Nicolas Maduro’s leftwing administration gaining the seat.

The five permanent members of the Security Council are the U.S., U.K., France, Russia and China, while other countries are elected to the ten non permanent seats on a rolling basis of five per year.

New Video on Right-Wing Destabilization Plans in Venezuela

Published on 10 October by TeleSUR English

This first video released 2 weeks ago details a terrorist plot against Venezuela lead by Lorent Saleh

A new video published on Thursday shines further light on the violent destabilisation plans of sectors of Venezuela’s opposition.

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Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory

Published on 2 October 2014 Cory Fischer-Hoffman www.venezuelanalysis.com

Political prisoners detained at San Carlos www.venezuelanalysis.comPolitical prisoners detained at San Carlos www.venezuelanalysis.comIn the face of arrests, trials, and detentions of opposition and student leaders, allegations of political repression in Venezuela are circulating international and private national press.  The Venezuelan government and its supporters adamantly reject the claim that Venezuela has any political prisoners and they assert that everyone in detention is being tried for their involvement in criminal conduct. This article aims to explore the issue of political prisoners in Venezuela by providing a broader historical context combined with an analysis of power in Venezuela today.

“Freedom for Political Prisoners” is spray-painted throughout wealthy neighborhoods in Caracas. The right-wing opposition has claimed that their leader, jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez was imprisoned for his beliefs.  A recent New York Times editorial also claims that there is a “crackdown on opposition” in Venezuela, an accusation echoed by much of the private press in Venezuela, representatives of the government of the United States and the Venezuelan right-wing political opposition.

Even many progressives outside of the country who support the struggle for self-determination and redistribution in Venezuela, have been growing wary of the ongoing reports of arrests of students and protesters following the months of guarimba protests: the violent street barricades implemented by some anti-government demonstrators which caused the deaths of many of the over 40 people who died during that period of unrest.

As the political climate in Venezuela becomes increasingly polarized, and the media continues to push an anti-government agenda, it is increasingly difficult to know where to turn for information, who to trust, and quite frankly, how to make sense of the arrests, detentions, and trials of opposition leaders.

By exploring the historical context of political prisoners in Venezuela and what that phrase has meant in the country’s recent history, it is easy to see why there is controversy over its use today and what distinguishes today's “political prisoners” with those of past generations.    

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Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot

Published on 3 October 2014 by http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10944

assassinated PSUV legislator Robert Serraassassinated PSUV legislator Robert SerraThe murder of Robert Serra, a young legislator of the PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), who was killed in his home along with his companion Maria Herrera late Wednesday night, is tied to a right-wing terrorist plot, government officials stated yesterday.  Thousands filled the streets of Caracas yesterday and late last night to honor Serra’s memory.  President Maduro vowed to take “swift action” against “terrorist acts.”

In response to opposition claims that Serra's death was a result of an isolated or common crime, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Minister of Interior Relations, stated that, “We're not dealing with unfortunate events committed by a common criminal. We are dealing with an intentional murder, planned and executed with great precision...According to the evidence obtained everything points to a planned , organized and detailed [assassination] technique. ”

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Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Published on 29 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landVenezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landOn Saturday, hundreds of rural workers and their families took over land in the state of Guarico, calling on the National Land Institute (INTI) to support their takeover. Supporters of the recent takeover emphasize the urgency to expedite land expropriations considering the shortages and economic war that Venezuela currently confronts.

A video announcing the takeover and calling for support was released on the independent media site Apporea on Saturday.  In the video Roland Denis, public intellectual and former planning minister (2002-2003) and Fresia Ipinza, former gubernatorial candidate for the state of Miranda and frequent Apporea contributor, called on Venezuelans to offer support to this takeover, especially in light of the current food shortages, high levels of imports, and low levels of agricultural production within the country.

“Why do we need help in this moment?” Denis asked, “Because we know about the immense food crisis that we are living in this country.”  The former minister referred to the food shortages, speculation and trafficking of basic goods, all of which have helped create a scenario in which citizens are increasingly aware of the need to increase food production as a means of achieving food sovereignty within the country.

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Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

Published on 27 September by TeleSUR English
Worker Assembly at CloroxWorker Assembly at CloroxAfter Clorox's official decision to cease production and sales in Venezuela, workers have taken over the abandoned factory with government support.

On Friday, the Venezuelan government initiated a takeover of the abandoned Clorox factory with the country's Vice President Jorge Arreaza calling an assembly of the company's 475 workers to reactivate the plant's activities.

Clorox Venezuela called workers and left voicemails stating that they were liquidated due to the company's decision to leave the country on Monday. The U.S.-based company claims that economic challenges influenced its decision to close the factories doors.

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