All content tagged: Venezuela

Aletho News - 2013-10-06 - Original post - cached version
By James Petras :: 10.05.2013


US relations with Venezuela illustrate the specific mechanisms with which an imperial power seeks to sustain client states and overthrow independent nationalist governments. By examining US strategic goals and its...

Aletho News - 2013-09-21 - Original post - cached version
By Ewan Robertson | Venezuelanalysis | September 20, 2013

Mérida – Venezuela has rejected the United States’ version of events in the dispute over President Nicolas Maduro’s passage through U.S. airspace last night.

The diplomatic fallout reached media attention...

Aletho News - 2013-09-20 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – September 20, 2013

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales plans to file legal action against the US president for crimes against humanity, condemning Washington’s intimidation tactics after it denied Venezuelan presidential jet entry into US airspace.


Aletho News - 2013-09-20 - Original post - cached version
RT | September 19, 2013

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told media that an aircraft carrying President Nicolas Maduro was denied a path over Puerto Rico’s airspace.

President Maduro’s flight, which was to depart for China, was forced to find an alternate...

Aletho News - 2013-09-19 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | September 18, 2013

Merida – Yesterday the Venezuelan government proposed to the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) that it adopt mechanisms to prevent the United States from spying on its countries.

The proposal follows...

Aletho News - 2013-09-17 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | September 17, 2013

President Maduro at the Teresa Carreno Theatre in Caracas launching the Children’s and Youth Theatre Movement (Prensa Presidencial)

Merida – Yesterday the school program titled the “Cesar Rengifo”...

Aletho News - 2013-09-17 - Original post - cached version
By Ewan Robertson | Venezuelanalysis | September 16, 2013

Mérida – Around eight million pre and primary school children began the new Venezuelan school year today, with the government announcing the distribution of free textbooks and laptops to educational centres....

Aletho News - 2013-09-08 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | September 8, 2013

The nine Latin American states (ALBA) have condemned any possible aggression against Syria and announced the dispatching of humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

“The Bolivarian alliance council in American denounces any...

Aletho News - 2013-09-01 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 1, 2013

Venezuela has condemned US President Barack Obama for bypassing the United Nations and asking US Congress to approve a military offensive against Syria, saying the move can lead to destruction of international institutions.


Aletho News - 2013-08-26 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 25, 2013

Venezuela and Palestine have signed agreements including deals under which Caracas is to sell oil at a ‘fair price’ to the Palestinians.

The accords were signed on Saturday following a meeting between Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias...

Aletho News - 2013-08-22 - Original post - cached version
By Chelsea Gray | The Argentina Independent | August 21, 2013

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has approved plans for an optic fibre mega-ring which will break its members’ “dependence on the US, and provide a safer and cheaper means of communication.”

Aletho News - 2013-08-18 - Original post - cached version

By Carla Stea | Global Research | August 17, 2013

“The United States appears to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” Simon Bolivar

Throughout the day, on August 6, President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner of...

Aletho News - 2013-08-17 - Original post - cached version
Telesur | August 16, 2013

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that he will withdraw the country’s ambassador from Egypt because of the conflict there and confrontations between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the defacto government, which has...

Aletho News - 2013-07-31 - Original post - cached version
By Stephan Lefebvre | CEPR Americas Blog | July 30, 2013

This month, readers of The Atlantic were treated to a lengthy article documenting alarming threats to democracy in certain Latin American countries with progressive and leftist heads of government. The piece,...

Aletho News - 2013-07-26 - Original post - cached version

By Roger D. Harris | Dissident Voice | July 25th, 2013

Venezuela is at a critical moment in its Bolivarian revolution, dealing with serious economic issues due to its transitional economy that is under siege by local oligarchs. At the same time, President Nicolás...

Aletho News - 2013-07-20 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – July 20, 2013

Venezuela says it has ended the process of normalizing relations with the United States over remarks by Washington’s ambassador-designate to the UN.

During her confirmation hearing before a US Senate committee on July 17, Samantha Power...

Aletho News - 2013-07-20 - Original post - cached version
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim | Venezuelanalysis | July 19, 2013

Mérida – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has described comments made by US President Barack Obama’s nominee for envoy to the United Nations as “despicable”, and demanded an apology.

Yesterday Maduro...

Aletho News - 2013-07-20 - Original post - cached version

By Jim Lobe | LobeLog | July 18th, 2013

Last Thursday, the highly respected, non-profit investigative news agency ProPublica featured a 2,400-word article, “The Terror Threat and Iran’s Inroads in Latin America”, by its award-winning senior reporter, Sebastian...

Aletho News - 2013-07-19 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 19, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly promised his Venezuelan counterpart to close NATO airspace to the country’s flights and stop crucial oil product deliveries if Caracas grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Last Friday night...

Aletho News - 2013-07-18 - Original post - cached version
Consortium News | July 18, 2013

The mainstream U.S. news media has been chuckling over the “irony” of NSA leaker Edward Snowden asking asylum from Latin American countries purported to suppress press freedom. But the smugness misses both the complex realities abroad and...

Aletho News - 2013-07-16 - Original post - cached version
By Emily Achtenberg | Rebel Currents | July 12, 2013

As the international uproar continues over last week’s grounding of Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane in Europe, after U.S. officials apparently suspected whistle-blower Edward Snowden of being on board, many...

Aletho News - 2013-07-14 - Original post - cached version
By Ewan Robertson | Carnegie Council | July 10, 2013

CREDIT: Manu Dias, (CC)

Venezuela’s foreign policy under the late President Hugo Chávez, and now his successor Nicolas Maduro, has been subject to sharply differing interpretations. Some observers see the oil-...

Aletho News - 2013-07-13 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 12, 2013

South American countries belonging to the Mercosur trade bloc have decided to withdraw their ambassadors for consultations from European countries involved in the grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane.

“We’ve taken a number of actions in...

Aletho News - 2013-07-12 - Original post - cached version
By Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov | July 11, 2013

The United States has been accused of spying on numerous countries in Latin America in an effort to collect intelligence on trade secrets and military capabilities.

Using information provided by former National...

Aletho News - 2013-07-10 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | July 9, 2013

Mérida – Brazilian daily O Globo, reporting jointly with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald informed today that according to the leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents, the United States has also been spying...

Aletho News - 2013-06-20 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | June 20, 2013
A Venezuelan public media journalist breastfeeds as she works. Public breastfeeding is fairly accepted in Venezuela (blog.chavez)

Venezuela’s national assembly is debating a reform to its breastfeeding law which...

Aletho News - 2013-06-13 - Original post - cached version
By Denis Culum | The Argentina Independent | June 12, 2013

Economy ministers of member countries of Banco del Sur are meeting today in Caracas to define the operational details and implementation of this financial institution – a new regional funding entity independent...

Aletho News - 2013-06-11 - Original post - cached version
Xinhua | June 10, 2013

CARACAS — Venezuelan authorities have detained two groups of Colombian paramilitary members allegedly plotting against Venezuela’s government, Venezuela’s Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace Miguel Rodriguez Torres said Monday.


Aletho News - 2013-06-05 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | June 4th 2013

Merida – After President Nicolas Maduro attended a military display in Aragua state which included Venezuela’s three unarmed drones, some mainstream media have highlighted Venezuela’s defence program, stressing...

Aletho News - 2013-05-23 - Original post - cached version

President Maduro (second from left) in a meeting with Venevision representatives (agencies)
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis | May 21, 2013

Merida – Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro met with representatives of private television stations...

Aletho News - 2013-05-20 - Original post - cached version
By Ronald Muñoz – Ciudad CCS – May 19, 2013

Never before in the history of Venezuela has a politician been so promoted and supported by the media as Henrique Capriles has been, and now more than ever. Never before has a politician received so much coverage, and such...

Aletho News - 2013-05-11 - Original post - cached version
By Talli Nauman – Americas Program – 10/05/2013

The case of the failure of Mexico’s Laguna Verde Nuclear Plant, nestled on the jagged Veracruz seacoast, reveals the need to nix nukes and fortify public right-to-know mechanisms.

With Latin American countries still...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
Agencia Venezolana de Noticias – May 7, 2013

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will soon recognize Venezuela and 15 other countries for achieving part of the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger.

According to a statement by...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
By Laura Benitez | The Argentina Independent | May 9, 2013

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has announced that it will create a united defence body to promote democratic stability among its member countries.

Military delegates of Argentina, Brazil,...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
Prensa Latina | May 8, 2013

Quito – President Rafael Correa reiterated his warning to U.S. Ambassador, Adam Namm, to comply with his diplomatic role instead of involving himself in anti-government political activities.

In conversations with reporters in the city...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Keane Bhatt | NACLA | May 8 2013

The day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, New York Times reporter Lizette Alvarez provided a sympathetic portrayal of “outpourings of raucous celebration and, to many, cautious optimism for the future” in Miami-Dade County...

Land Destroyer - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Image: Despite the US mobilizing the summation of its media power and pouring millions of dollars into the opposition party, including the creation and perpetuation of fake-NGOs such as Bersih and the Merdeka Center, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sailed to a comfortable victory in this...

Aletho News - 2013-05-05 - Original post - cached version
By Mark Weisbrot | CEPR | April 20, 2013

Folha de São Paulo – Recent events indicate that the Obama administration has stepped up its strategy of “regime change” against the left-of-center governments in Latin America, promoting conflict in ways not seen since the...

Aletho News - 2013-05-03 - Original post - cached version
By Chris Carlson | Venezuelanalysis | May 2, 2013

Maracaibo – Representatives from the electoral campaign of ex-presidential candidate Henrique Capriles formally contested last month’s elections before Venezuela’s Supreme Court today.

The legal procedure...

Aletho News - 2013-05-02 - Original post - cached version
By Jake Johnston | CEPR | May 1, 2013

At a speech celebrating May Day in Bolivia today, President Evo Morales announced the expulsion of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from the country. According to the AP, Morales stated:


Aletho News - 2013-05-02 - Original post - cached version
By Tamara Pearson | Venezuelanalysis |  April 30, 2013

Merida  – As Venezuela’s electoral organisation begins auditing the 14 April elections, ex-opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has announced his team will not participate, Spain has offered to mediate the “...

Penny for your thoughts - 2013-04-30 - Original post - cached version
Lots of good info, if you have the time to listen entirely. If not it is possible to pick that which interests you for listening. 1.  United States

Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say
Martial law in Boston: American democracy in shambles

Aletho News - 2013-04-30 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – April 30, 2013

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has received approval from the country’s constitutional court to run for reelection next year.

Bolivia’s Constitutional court president Ruddy Flores said on Monday that Morales could run for his third...

Aletho News - 2013-04-30 - Original post - cached version
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim | Venezuelanalysis | April 29, 2013

Mérida – Venezuela and Cuba signed 51 bilateral agreements related to energy management and social programmes in areas including healthcare, education and recreation this past weekend and pledged to spend $2...

Aletho News - 2013-04-29 - Original post - cached version
By Chris Carlson | Venezuelanalysis | April 28, 2013

Maracaibo – Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) announced yesterday that they would not approve Henrique Capriles’ additional demands for the auditing of the April 14 elections, and explained that he lacks...

Northerntruthseeker - 2013-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Yes, it is Sunday, and first I want to let everyone know that I am feeling much better today.... Better than I have for the last two weeks.... I have been suffering from a head cold, migraine headaches, body chills, etc... Many of the symptoms of Influenza but without the extra great things that...

Stop Imperialism - 2013-03-30 - Original post - cached version

“Demanding Peace & Rejecting Propaganda” with Cindy Sheehan

This week, Eric sits down with peace activist and author Cindy Sheehan. Eric and Cindy discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the future of Venezuela. In addition, Cindy recounts her interactions and friendship...

Stop Imperialism - 2013-03-22 - Original post - cached version

IN TODAY’S EPISODE: 1. Syria   Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing at least 16 – government
Syria rebels and regime blame each other for 1st alleged chemical weapons attack
Syrian warplanes strike Lebanon border
Ghassan Hitto voted premier of Syria’s...
Stop Imperialism - 2013-03-13 - Original post - cached version

IN TODAY’S EPISODE: 1. Venezuela
50 truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
Venezuelan economic and social performance under Hugo Chavez, in graphs
Venezuela after Chavez: Who’s who and who stands a chance in the 2013 presidential elections Segment Start:...


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