Tag Archives: Hugo Chavez

Venezuela Cash Reserves Reach New Low Amid U.S.- Led Sabotage By
TEMUCO, CHILE — Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. The Venezuelan government, led by Nicolás Maduro, has been forced to take out loans from...
Rex Tillerson Tried To Take On Hugo Chavez … And Lost By
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has a long and shady history as a hatchet man for the world’s largest oil and gas company, from helping cover up his own company’s role in causing global warming to funding climate change denialism....
Maduro: Like In Kiev, US Fomenting ‘Slow Motion Coup’ In Venezuela By
Venezuela President Nicolas Madura, in an exclusive interview with The Guardian published Tuesday, says the United States is actively fomenting a ‘slow motion coup’ in his country, with the ultimate goal of overthrowing his democratically elected government...
Venezuelan Student Protesters Seek To Woo Poor By
PETARE, Venezuela (AP) — The two students venture into one of Latin America’s biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward. Their mission: to broaden support for their anti-government protest movement in the low-income barrios whose working...
Venezuelan Middle Class Seeks Refuge In Miami By
MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000. Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan. Salamanca had...
What You Should Know About The Ukraine-Style Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela By
The US-supported opposition in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is taking its cue from the anti-government protests taking place across the Atlantic Ocean in Ukraine. Failing to win any of Venezuela’s elections by earning a popular mandate from the majority of the...
If Venezuela Is To Survive, Then Compromise Must Become The Country’s Watchword. By
When Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s democratically-elected strongman died last March, there was some question about how long the neo-socialist regime created by the late paratrooper-turned president would last. Would it endure as its founder intended, or totter and fall in...
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez By
In the USA, the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to be labeled a “dictator,” a “despot” and a “tyrant” who oppressed his country during his 14 years in office. The image is inconsistent with the reports of elections monitors who have declared...
Venezuela Sends Military To Fight Caracas Street Crime By
LIMA, Peru — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan to fight crime in the streets of Caracas, with its first phase involving 3,000 military troops. “Our armed forces are taking the streets to protect the people,” Maduro said in a speech to...
US Filmmaker Jailed In Venezuela Over Accusations Of Inciting Overthrow Of Maduro By
Timothy Tracy, an American filmmaker, is being held in Venezuelan custody for 45 days while he awaits trial for allegedly subversive activity aimed at overthrowing the Maduro government and “starting a civil war.” The filmmaker was in Venezuela filming the post-election...