Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

Published on 16 October 2014 by Venezuela Analysis Evidence suggests Colombian Paramilitaries were involved in...

Venezuelan Government Will Increase Public Spending in 2015, Despite Falling Oil Prices

Venezuelan Government Will Increase Public Spending in 2015, Despite Falling Oil Prices

Published on 22 October 2014 by Telesur English Venezuelan government presents 2015 budgetVenezuelan President, Nicolas...

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...

  • Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

    Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra...

  • Venezuelan Government Will Increase Public Spending in 2015, Despite Falling Oil Prices

    Venezuelan Government Will Increase Public Spending in...

  • 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...

Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

Published on 16 October 2014 by Venezuela Analysis

Evidence suggests Colombian Paramilitaries were involved in the assassination of Robert SerraEvidence suggests Colombian Paramilitaries were involved in the assassination of Robert SerraAll eight men who participated in the murder of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra have been identified, said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a press conference.

“This assassination was being prepared for over three months. It was directed by a Colombian whose legal identity we have not yet revealed. A Colombian paramilitary meticulously directed the whole preparation process of the crime. He used a gang directed by another thuggish murderer, Padilla Leyva, alias “Colombia,” Maduro told local and international media.

The Venezuelan president showed cctv footage of how six men entered Robert Serra’s house on Wednesday 1 October, saying that in five to six minutes both Serra and his assistant Maria Herrera were stabbed to death. Two other men waited outside with getaway vehicles.

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Venezuelan Government Will Increase Public Spending in 2015, Despite Falling Oil Prices

Published on 22 October 2014 by Telesur English

Venezuelan government presents 2015 budgetVenezuelan government presents 2015 budgetVenezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, reiterated that the government´s priority would be to safeguard the social rights of the people.

The Venezuelan government has released its preliminary budget for 2015, pledging to increase social spending in the coming year despite a drop in oil prices. 

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, said he held the U.S. government responsible for the fall in the value of oil, stating that the Obama administration had irresponsibly flooded the global market. He said the country was being subjected to an economic blockade by North American imperialism and international capitalism. 

The new budget will require governors of the country´s 23 states to dedicate 60 percent of the resources distributed to them by the central government to public services, as well as to invest 30 percent in projects which produce goods and services for the benefit of Venezuelan society. The move is designed to increase employment and boost national production in a bid to minimise the country´s reliance on imports. 

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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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