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Venezuela Congratulates Colombian President-Elect but Remains Cautious

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Jun 2010
The Chavez government has given a cautious welcome to the election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia.... [read more]

Venezuela Continues to Expand Free Public Higher Education Programmes

by James Suggett

Fri 11th Jun 2010
James Suggett reports on the progress of Venezuela's ambitious education initiative, 'Mission Sucre'.... [read more]

Venezuela: Workers and State Rally for Nationalizations,

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Jun 2010
James Suggett on a new series of anti-corruption measures in Venezuela.... [read more]
 

Fighting Corruption or Persecuting Political Opponents in Venezuela? A Response to the New York Times

by James Suggett

Fri 16th Apr 2010
James Suggett picks apart the New York Times' claims about alleged political persecution in Chavez's Venezuela.... [read more]

Violent Clashes Shake Venezuela

by James Suggett

Fri 29th Jan 2010
A new law prohibiting Venezuela's corporate media from inciting violence against the Chavez government has prompted violent demonstrations from right-wing student groups, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

Venezuela Says Colombia Planning Attack in Venezuelan Territory

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Dec 2009
Hugo Chavez believes the Colombian government is planning to fabricate a pretext for a cross-border military attack, as James Suggett reports.... [read more]
 

Chavez: Venezuela Will Defend Itself

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Hugo Chavez has warned the US and Colombia that any aggression against Venezuela will be met with firm resistance, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

Colombia “Hands Over Its Sovereignty” to US with Military Accord

by James Suggett

Fri 6th Nov 2009
Hugo Chavez has condemned the Colombian government's decision to permit the US to expand its military presence in Colombia, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

Venezuela Captures Two Colombian Intelligence Agents Accused of Spying

by James Suggett

Fri 30th Oct 2009
James Suggett on how a row over espionage is exacerbating the intense friction between the Chavez government and the US-backed Uribe regime in Colombia.... [read more]
 

Venezuela: US Criticisms of Venezuelan Arms Purchases Lack “Moral Weight”

by James Suggett

Fri 18th Sep 2009
James Suggett on the uncompromising Venezuelan response to US criticisms of recent arms purchases from Russia.... [read more]

Venezuelan Socialist Party to Form Worker Patrols and Host International Leftist Meeting

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Sep 2009
James Suggett reports from Merida on two important new initiatives by the Chavez government.... [read more]

Venezuela: US Military is in Colombia to Control the Region’s Natural Resources

by James Suggett

Fri 28th Aug 2009
James Suggett on the true purpose behind the build-up of the US military presence in Colombia.... [read more]
 

Venezuela and Russia Create Bi-National Bank

by James Suggett

Fri 26th Jun 2009
James Suggett on a bold initiative aimed at facilitating a more 'multipolar' world economy.... [read more]

Venezuela Investigates Private TV Station Globovision for Inciting Assassination

by James Suggett

Fri 19th Jun 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's response to the ongoing anti-Chavez campaign being pursued by the country's corporate mass media.... [read more]

Venezuela Government Condemns Peruvian Massacres

by James Suggett

Fri 12th Jun 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's response to the massacre of indigenous protestors in the Peruvian Amazon.... [read more]
 

Venezuela and Argentina Increase Cooperation in Gas, Agriculture, and Finance

by James Suggett

Fri 22nd May 2009
James Suggett on the latest Venezuelan-led initiative to further economic cooperation between Latin American states.... [read more]

Eight Police Arrested for Death of Venezuelan Student Protestor

by James Suggett

Fri 8th May 2009
James Suggett reports on the Chávez government's attempt to tackle a deep-rooted culture of repressive policing in Venezuela.... [read more]

Presidents of Venezuela and Colombia Pledge Peace and Economic Development

by James Suggett

Fri 17th Apr 2009
James Suggett on an encouraging meeting between Uribe and Chávez.... [read more]
 

Venezuela’s Chávez Declares Support for Obama’s Nuclear Disarmament Pledge

by James Suggett

Fri 10th Apr 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan president's declaration of support for a worldwide disarmament campaign.... [read more]

South American Nations Meet in Venezuela to Lay Foundation for Bank of the South

by James Suggett

Fri 27th Mar 2009
James Suggett on a ground-breaking initiative that may help Latin American countries break free from the stranglehold of IMF and World Bank economics.... [read more]

Brazil’s Lula Says US Should Improve Relationship with Latin America

by James Suggett

Fri 20th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the Brazilian president's call for a more friendly US policy in Latin America.... [read more]
 

Chávez Vows to Defend Venezuela’s Sovereignty if Colombia Violates Border

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the ongoing border row between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]

Venezuela Re-Takes Course Toward Socialism With Inauguration of Water Pump and Commune

by James Suggett

Fri 6th Mar 2009
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's new project to enhance popular access to natural resources.... [read more]

“The People Won the Vote, Now The People Must Become the Government”

by James Suggett

Fri 27th Feb 2009
James Suggett interviews Venezuela-based journalist and activist Vanessa Davies.... [read more]
 

Violent Opposition Student Protests Shut Down Venezuelan City and University

by James Suggett

Fri 12th Dec 2008
James Suggett on the violent confrontations initiated by anti-Chávez demonstrators in Venezuela.... [read more]

Venezuela On Track to Achieve Millennium Development Goals in Education

by James Suggett

Fri 21st Nov 2008
James Suggett on the slow but steady progress being made under the Chávez government's education reforms.... [read more]

Venezuelan Government Hopes for New Era of Peace and Respect with Obama

by James Suggett

Fri 7th Nov 2008
James Suggett on the Venezuelan government's positive response to the election of Barack Obama to the US presidency.... [read more]
 

Venezuela Advances Integration and Shares New Satellite with Ecuador

by James Suggett

Fri 31st Oct 2008
James Suggett on the latest development in the ongoing Venezuelan-led initiative for greater Latin American integration in the face of the world economic crisis.... [read more]

Venezuela to Propose Reduced Oil Production at OPEC Meeting

by James Suggett

Fri 24th Oct 2008
James Suggett on how Venezuela is reacting to the world financial crisis.... [read more]

Venezuelan Newspaper Editor Investigated for Inciting President’s Assassination

by James Suggett

Fri 17th Oct 2008
James Suggett on the latest episode in the Venezuelan corporate media's compaign against Hugo Chávez.... [read more]
 

Venezuela and South American Allies Advance Integration

by James Suggett

Fri 3rd Oct 2008
James Suggett examines the latest steps of an ambitious initiative to bring about the economic integration of a number of South American countries.... [read more]

Venezuela and China Expand Joint Oil and Investment Accords

by James Suggett

Fri 26th Sep 2008
James Suggett on the strengthening of trade ties between China and Venezuela. ... [read more]

Venezuela Says US Uses Anti-Drug List as “Weapon of Domination”

by James Suggett

Fri 19th Sep 2008
James Suggett on how the United States is using the pretext of counter-narcotics to further its political struggle against Hugo Chávez's Venezuela. ... [read more]
 

Chávez Declares Support for Venezuelan Indigenous Occupying Ancestral Lands

by James Suggett

Fri 29th Aug 2008
James Suggett on Hugo Chávez's support for indigenous communities in Venezuela.... [read more]

Venezuela Pledges Strengthened Alliance with Bolivia Following Morales Referendum Victory

by James Suggett

Fri 15th Aug 2008
James Suggett reflects on Bolovian President Evo Morales's referendum victory.... [read more]

Venezuela’s Chavez Pushes for New World Financial System in Argentina

by James Suggett

Fri 8th Aug 2008
James Suggett on Venezuela's increasing influence in economic policy across the South American continent. ... [read more]
 

Venezuela Bridges Diplomatic Fissures and Polishes Alliances in European Tour

by James Suggett

Fri 1st Aug 2008
James Suggett on the latest phase of Hugo Chávez's tour of Europe.... [read more]

Venezuela Strengthens Alliance with Russia to Promote “Polycentrism”

by James Suggett

Fri 25th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the recent meeting between Hugo Chávez and Dimitri Medvedev.... [read more]

Venezuela Increases Oil Financing for Petrocaribe Nations

by James Suggett

Fri 18th Jul 2008
James Suggett on how Venezuela is taking a lead in strengthening economic links between Latin America and the Caribbean.... [read more]
 

Chávez Calls for Renewal of US - Venezuela Dialogue

by James Suggett

Fri 11th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the Chávez government's calls for a thawing of relations with the United States.... [read more]

Venezuela Halts Mining in Forest Preserve, but Renews Permit Discussions

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Jul 2008
James Suggett on the ongoing struggle for control of Venezuela's natural resources.... [read more]

Coca-Cola Paralysed by Ex-Fleet-Workers in Venezuela

by James Suggett

Fri 13th Jun 2008
James Suggett on the induestrial dispute disrupting Coca-Cola distribution in Venezuela.... [read more]
 

Venezuela’s Only Contacts with FARC were for Humanitarian Exchange Says Minister

by James Suggett

Fri 23rd May 2008
Venezuela's foreign minister has refuted US-sourced allegations that Hugo Chavez has been financing the Colombian rebel group FARC.... [read more]

“Perverse Intention” Behind Colombian Rebel Documents Says Venezuelan Foreign Minister

by James Suggett

Fri 4th Apr 2008
James Suggett on the latest in the Andean diplomatic crisis.... [read more]

Chávez Emphasizes Global Context of Venezuelan Food Shortages

by James Suggett

Fri 28th Mar 2008
James Suggett on Venezuelan fears of a global food crisis.... [read more]
 

London Court Rules in Favour of Venezuela in Dispute with Exxon

by James Suggett

Fri 21st Mar 2008
James Suggett on a courtroom victory for Venezuela against big business. ... [read more]