Here is some new information just published today (March 21, 2014) from the website Venezuelan Analysis (http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/). There are a lot of links here to go through which provide up-to-date information regarding this socio-political issue taking place during a revolutionary climate. Not to turn a blind eye toward what is happening in the Middle East, Syria, the Ukraine, but, there is little to no information, or sufficient data, being offered in the American “lame-stream” media about this issue. It will certainly have global implications.
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21 March, 2014
As this newsletter goes out the OAS is expected to hold talks on the situation in Venezuela; so be sure to check VA in the coming hours for the latest news.
Ryan for the VA team
“Mi Amigo Hugo” by filmmaker Oliver Stone is a gathering of testimonies of family, friends, intellectuals and politicians who honor and remember Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, leader of the Bolivarian Revolution and forerunner of the integration process throughout Latin American and the Caribbean in the 21st century. Broadcasted on TeleSur TV before actual release date.
In the early hours of Monday morning, Venezuela’s armed forces carried out a swift and precise operation that saw the state’s security apparatus restore order to the municipality of Chacao in the capital of Caracas.
One opposition mayor has been arrested and another jailed in relation to the street violence that has been occurring in their municipalities. Meanwhile, a soldier and a government worker were killed as a result of the opposition violence.
Venezuelan legislators have called for a criminal investigation into opposition National Assembly (AN) member Maria Corina Machado.
The Venezuelan government has declared it will sever all commercial ties with Air Canada, after the airline suspended operations in the country earlier this week.
Yesterday the national government handed out ninety ambulances to a range of communal councils, Integral Diagnostic Centres (CDI) and hospitals.
A controversial food card intended to combat scarcity was introduced on Sunday by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
On Saturday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his plans to propose to the United States the creation of a high commission to promote peace and respect between the the two nations. The proposal comes after a week of exchanges between the two countries’ diplomats.
On the weekend civilians marched with National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) soldiers, and today the government declared part of Caracas “free” from violent protests. The march came as private media heightened its false statements about GNB actions.
If most people in English speaking countries believe that the media is far less free in Venezuela than in their own countries, it actually highlights the deplorable state of press freedom in their own.
Moodilar argues, “The left needs to rally behind the revolutionary process using a framing that educates people about the social forces at play in Venezuela”.
Venezuelan economist Simón Andrés Zuñiga responds to the neoliberal critics of Venezuela’s economic model and the problems it faces.
John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the barricades
Of the many imaginative ways the opposition has proved itself hopelessly hypocritical, here are the top eight shameless contradictions.
Clodovaldo Hérnandez, Venezuelan writer and politician, talks about the criminalization of grassroots organizing, the right-wing strategy behind it, and goes on to explain why “the fate of the revolution rests in the communal councils” in an interview with newspaper Ciudad CCS, from March 10th, 2014.
In light of Kerry’s comments last Wednesday that alluded to possible sanctions, forty-six writers, intellectuals and public figures call on the U.S. Secretary of State to respect the legitimacy of the Maduro government and Venezuelan sovereignty.
Capitalism’s historical tendency, if any such thing exists, is not toward growing enlightenment but rather toward increasing barbarism. In the Bolivarian Republic, young people and students have recently taken to the streets, donning ski masks and white shirts to defy public order with the typical fascist combination of destructiveness and repudiation of intellect.
Amidst headlines dominated by the situation in Ukraine, this bit of news slipped by almost unnoticed at the end of February; Ben Rowswell replaced Paul Gibbard as Canadian ambassador to Venezuela. A quick look into the appointee’s background brings special significance to his promotion, especially as opposition protests escalate in Venezuela.
Socialists in the Asia-Pacific region pledge support for Venezuela’s socialist revolution, a year after Chavez’s death.
Bohmer, on the anniversary of Chavez’s death, examines some of Venezuela’s real problems, then analyses the current political situation and the violence taking place in Venezuela.