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Maduro changes Cabinet again

President Nicolás Maduro has made a number of changes to his Cabinet, the most important of which is the merging of the Finance and Economy ministries. The appointments as announced […]

Political crisis rumbles on with neither side winning

The political crisis in Venezuela continues to rumble on with neither side able to deliver a knockout blow on the other. In the latest move, the opposition controlled National Assembly […]

Ministerial changes as recall vote moves to next stage

President Nicolás Maduro has announced changes to his ministerial team. The new Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace is Nestor Reverol, a General who has been named by the United […]

OAS Secretary General attacks Maduro

The following press release has been published by the usually impeccably polite Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. The press release is in response to […]

Maduro renews State of Emergency for further 60 days

President Nicolás Maduro has refreshed an earlier State of Emergency and Economic Emergency. The formal notice can be found here. The decree states that the emergency will last for at […]

First stage recall petition gains nearly two million signatures

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) has submitted 80 boxes of petitions to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Each box contained 2,500 forms to give a total of around 1,850,000 signatures […]

Political battles intensify as recall campaign exceeds target

The political battles continue in Venezuela with the opposition controlled parliament continuing to put pressure on President Nicolás Maduro and his government. Yesterday the National Assembly voted to remove Rodolfo […]

Cabinet of Venezuela

Aristóbulo Istúriz Executive Vice-President Miguel Peréz Abad Productive Economy Minister and Vice President of Economy of the Republic Vacant Minister of Industry and Commerce Jesús Faría Minister of Foreign Trade […]

Miguel Peréz Abad is new Productive Economy Minister

President Nicolás Maduro announced yesterday that he was appointing Miguel Peréz Abad as his new Minister of the Productive Economy. He replaces Luis Salas who has apparently stood down due […]

President appoints new Cabinet as opposition takes over National Assembly

President Nicolás Maduro has carried out a limited reshuffle of his Cabinet, appointing Aristóbulo Istúriz as Executive Vice-President, replacing Jorge Arreaza. Three candidates from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela […]

Opposition wins Supermajority in National Assembly

Venezuela’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) has announced the final figures for the country’s general election last Sunday. The opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) needed 111 seats to gain two thirds […]

People turn their backs on Bolivarian Revolution

The unthinkable has happened. After months of basic food shortages, queues for non-existent commodities, rising crime, rampant inflation and excuses from the government, yesterday the people turned against the Bolivarian […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the National Assembly took place on 6 December 2015. Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, MUD) 109 Great Patriotic Pole (Gran Polo Patriótico, GPP) 55 […]

Venezuela votes for a new Parliament

The question on everyone’s minds is if the general election taking place today will see the end of the Bolivarian Revolution started by President Hugo Chávez back in 1999. The […]

President appoints new Petroleum and Housing Ministers

President Nicolás Maduro has named Eulogio del Pino as the new Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of the PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela SA). The President also appointed Manuel […]

General Election on 6th December

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that elections to the National Assembly will take place on 6th December 2015. Nominations will take place between 3rd and 7th August and […]

Marleny Contreras named new Tourism Minister

President Nicolás Maduro announced on state television last night that he was appointing Marleny Contreras as the new Minister of Tourism. She replaces Andrés Izarra who has been given new […]

Maduro replaces Interior Minister after colectivos deaths

Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, made two unexpected changes to his Cabinet yesterday. He replaced the Interior Minister and appointed a new Defence Minister possibly because of recent violent clashes between […]

President Nicolás Maduro announces new Cabinet

President Nicolás Maduro has completed the reshuffle of his Cabinet with most commentators expressing disappointment at the limited scope of the changes. Most newspapers are reporting on the removal of […]

Government resigns to allow President to make “necessary changes”

Vice-President Jorge Arreaza has announced in the last few hours that the Venezuelan government has resigned in order to allow President Nicolás Maduro to “make the necessary changes to streamline […]

Maduro carries out reshuffle of cabinet

President Nicolás Maduro has made a number of changes to his Cabinet. Hebert García Plaza has been named as the new Minister of Food and MERCAL. MERCAL provides subsidised food […]

AA cuts flights as government debts mount

El Universal has reported today that American Airlines is to reduce the number of flights it makes to Venezuela from 38 to 10 weekly flights from 1st July. The decision […]