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Venezuela, Spain Agree to Normalize Diplomatic Ties

Caracas (teleSUR) – The two nations are reinstating their ambassadors “in order to restore channels of diplomatic dialogue, within the framework of mutual respect and international law.” Venezuela and Spain have agreed to begin the process of normalizing their diplomatic relations, Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry says, reinstating their ambassadors “in order to restore channels of diplomatic dialogue, within the framework of mutual respect and international law.” “The Kingdom of […]

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US Imposes Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela’s Petro

Caracas (VZA) – U.S. President Donald Trump has announced fresh sanctions against Venezuela’s fledgling Petro cryptocurrency, which was launched specifically to help stabilize the Latin American nation’s economy. The blockade, due to be signed and implemented today, restricts the use of Petros in U.S. financial transactions, McClatchy reports. Trump and other critics have claimed the Petro, backed by Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest in the world – is unreliable. Yet in presales alone, Venezuela has already made […]

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Exonerating the Empire in Venezuela

Caracas (FAIR) – The United States has for years undermined the Venezuelan economy with economic sanctions, but US media coverage of Venezuela’s financial crisis has gone out of its way to obscure this. The intent of the sanctions is clear: to inflict maximum pain on Venezuela so as to encourage the people of the country to overthrow the […]

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Venezuela: Petro Reaches $5 Billion in Pre-Sales

Caracas (teleSUR) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the Petro had strengthened the country’s international reserves. The Petro, the world’s first national cryptocurrency based on natural resources, has generated sales over five billion dollars during its pre-sale period and has recorded over 186,000 certified purchases. The sale of the Petro has also significantly strengthened the country’s foreign reserves amid increased international aggression. The announcement of the continued […]

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Trump Administration Planning Pinochet-type Coup in Venezuela

Caracas (SCF) – The retrograde Donald Trump administration is planning a military coup in Venezuela to oust the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking at the University of Texas prior to embarking on a multi-nation tour throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, said the military in Latin America has often […]

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Has Venezuela Really Banned Opposition Parties from Elections?

Caracas (VNA) – Venezuela has officially banned opposition parties from running in next year’s presidential election – at least, according to the Western media. The news is everywhere, and the headlines say it all: Venezuela presidential election: Nicolas Maduro’s government blocks opposition candidates from competing – The Independent 3 opposition parties in Venezuela blocked from elections – ABC News In […]

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Four Effects of the Blockade Against Venezuela

Caracas (VNA) – The financial blockade directly affects routine international payments for goods and services. 1. Funds were frozen for the import of insulin Ever since President Donald Trump’s imposition of US financial sanctions against Venezuela in August, the Venezuelan state has confronted various difficulties trying to import medicines and foodstuffs not produced domestically. The financial blockade directly […]

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PSUV Mayoral Candidate Shot in Miranda

Bogota (VNA) – United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidate Álvaro Ramón Hidalgo Ruda is in a critical condition after being shot six times. A mayoral candidate for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is in a critical condition after being shot six times while driving his car Tuesday night. According to press reports, Álvaro Ramón Hidalgo Ruda, who […]

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US Calls Venezuela Global Threat at UN as EU Approves Arms Embargo

Caracas (VZA) – The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia. “The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, […]

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Venezuela Reaches Deal with Russia on Debt Restructuring

Caracas (TeleSUR) – President Maduro: We have reached an agreement to refinance and restructure the debt with Russia. “We have complied with all our international commitments,” the Venezuelan leader recalled. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced this Sunday that the government had reached an agreement to refinance and restructure the Venezuelan debt with Russia. “We have reached an agreement […]

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