Santiago (VZA) – Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden lashed out at Donald Trump after the US president said he would consider meeting his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro. “Trump talks tough on Venezuela but admires thugs and dictators like Nicolas Maduro. As President, I will stand with the Venezuelan people and forContinue Reading

US Navy Ship Sails Off Venezuelan Coast to Threaten Iran

Caracas (TLS) – According to US Southern Command, the “peaceful” operation took place “in international waters, outside the territorial jurisdiction of Venezuela, 12 nautical miles (about 22 kilometers) from that country. A US Navy ship sailed Tuesday off the coast of Venezuela, in what Southern Command called a “freedom ofContinue Reading

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Caracas (TSN) – Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza reported  Tuesday that the government of President Nicolas Maduro asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a financing facility for US$5 billion from the emergency fund of the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). These resources will be deployed to strengthen the response capacities of the VenezuelanContinue Reading

For Western Press, the Only Coup in Venezuela Is Against Guaido

Caracas (FAIR) – The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country’s National Assembly. In headline after headline, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro “Takes Over” (NBC, 1/6/20), “Claims Control of” (New York Times, 1/5/20; CNBC, 1/6/20) or “Seizes” (Reuters, 1/5/20; NPR, 1/6/20) parliament, and “Ousts” Guaidó (WallContinue Reading

Juan Guaido Introduces Remote Voting in Bid to Secure Reelection

Caracas (VZA) – Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly (AN) changed the body’s internal regulation to allow deputies to participate remotely. Opposition lawmakers approved “the use of technologies for virtual participation” in a bid to allow deputies outside the country to vote on legislation. Several opposition lawmakers have seen their parliamentary immunity revoked in recent monthsContinue Reading

Caracas (VZA) – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Militia has grown to 3.3 million men and women, surpassing the target for 2019. The announcement was made during activities held over the weekend for the Day of Loyalty, which commemorates the last public speech given by late President Hugo Chavez in 2012 before he passed away from cancer in 2013.Continue Reading

Caracas (TSN) – The government of Venezuela denounced a failed series of attacks against several strategic targets in Caracas, according to information revealed by the Vice-president and Minister of Communication and Tourism Jorge Rodriguez. Rodriguez presented evidence of the plan orchestrated from Colombia with the intention of destabilizing the government of PresidentContinue Reading

Merida (VZA) -The Venezuelan government has announced the expansion of Chinese investment in the country’s oil industry, with the aim of increasing production by 120,000 barrels per day. The investment, which authorities say is worth US $3 billion, financed the construction of a new oil blending plant inaugurated last Thursday as the firstContinue Reading

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Caracas (VZA) – The latest measures amount to a total trade embargo impacting both US and foreign entities. The Trump administration has imposed a sweeping economic embargo against Venezuela in its efforts to oust the Maduro government. An executive order signed by Trump on Monday declares all Venezuelan state assets in the US “blocked,”Continue Reading