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2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA – Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text GM sent a mass text message to inform its employees they had been fired. (Twitter) message. “GM informs you that social benefits will be transferred to employees’ accounts due to the termination of your contracts,” read the text message, which reached nearly […]

Why Venezuelans are protesting

Why Venezuelans are protesting

(CNN)Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him eroding democracy. Maduro, meanwhile, has ordered the Venezuelan armed forces onto the streets to maintain order. The political turmoil comes against the backdrop of […]

Mob Justice: Venezuelans Celebrated Easter By Burning Effigies of President Nicolás Maduro

Mob Justice: Venezuelans Celebrated Easter By Burning Effigies of President Nicolás Maduro

As a symbol of “mob justice”, this Easter Sunday Venezuelans burned effergies of Nicolas Maduro in the religious tradition of “burning Judas”. (NotiHoy) TODAY VENEZUELA – This year, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro was burnt instead of Judas, in the religious Easter tradition of the “quema de Judas” (burning of Judas). All over Venezuela, rag dolls with […]

Venezuelan NGO: 105 detainees during protests this week

Venezuelan NGO: 105 detainees during protests this week

The Venezuelan Criminal Forum reported that 105 demonstrators have been arrested this week TODAY VENEZUELA – The Non-governmental organization (NGO) Foro Penal Venezolano  – Venezuelan Criminal Forum – reported that 105 people arrested during the recent anti-government demonstrations throughout Venezuela; 67 of them remain detained indefinetely. Most demonstrations called by the Venezuelan opposition leaders were […]

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

I do not want to fight with Donald Trump, Venezuela wants respectful relations,” Maduro said, “but if they attack us, we are not going to remain silent.”(ACN) TODAY VENEZUELA – Nicolás Maduro advised US President Donald Trump to “open his eyes” about the policies he is “imposing” against Venezuela. In a television broadcast, Maduro referred […]

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

Nicolás Maduro admitted he would ignore any measures passed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. TODAY VENEZUELA – “I am President of Venezuela by constitutional mandate,” Nicolás Maduro said in response to the National Assembly ths voted by majority to remove him from office. Maduro reiterated through a television broadcast that he will continue to preside […]

Chávez Without The Charm

Chávez Without The Charm

(The Economist) WHATEVER his awful defects, Hugo Chávez showed it when he was riding high as Venezuela’s firebrand leader. So too did Fidel Castro when he played a similar role in Cuba. A strongman in a crisis needs charisma. Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s current president, has none. Take, for example, the moment on September 2nd when […]

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

(Q24N) The regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua took the final step on its way toward dictatorship when it removed 28 opposition congressmen from office on July 29. Moreover, the country’s electoral body rubber-stamped Ortega’s plan to run for what could be his fourth presidency and third consecutive term. This time, his running mate is […]

How Venezuela’s experiment with ’21st century socialism’ failed

How Venezuela’s experiment with ’21st century socialism’ failed

When a Venezuelan entrepreneur we know launched a manufacturing company in western Venezuela two decades ago, he never imagined he’d one day find himself facing jail time over the toilet paper in the factory’s restrooms. But Venezuela has a way of turning yesterday’s unimaginable into today’s normal. The entrepreneur’s ordeal started about a year ago, […]

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

TODAY NICARAGUA (OnPolitics.com) Nicaragua may be a popular spot for eco-tourism, but President Daniel Ortega says Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen aren’t welcome in the Central American country. But neither Florida Republican seems fazed by Ortega’s decision to ban Rubio and Ros-Lehtinen from traveling to Nicaragua. “Just like they (U.S. officials) have their […]