Opposition “National Sit-in” Unleashes Fresh Wave of Violence, 4 Dead

venezuelanalysis.com | April 25, 2017

 

Caracas, April 25, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Four people were killed across Venezuela Monday in the latest round of violent anti-government protests convened by the opposition.

Protesters took to the streets to block roads and highways throughout the South American country in a “great national sit-in” organized by the right-wing opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD).

According to National Assembly Vice-President and hard-right Popular Will party leader Freddy Guevara, the goals of the mobilization were to “unmask the true face of the dictatorship” and “create ungovernability”. The opposition coalition called on its supporters to take to the streets indefinitely at the beginning of April in a bid to force early presidential elections among other demands.

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Local Venezuelan Socialist Party Leader Assassinated in Miranda State

Grassroots leader Jacqueline Josefina Ortega, 48, was killed on Saturday April 22. (Aporrea)

Grassroots leader Jacqueline Josefina Ortega, 48, was killed on Saturday April 22. (Aporrea)

Caracas, April 24, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan Authorities are investigating the assassination of a local United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) leader in Miranda state.

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Venezuelan Social Leader Killed Near Opposition Barricade

teleSUR | April 25, 2017

Venezuelan opposition protesters set up a road block during an anti-government protest.

Venezuelan opposition protesters set up a road block during an anti-government protest. | Photo: Alba Ciudad

Venezuelan social justice activist Efrain Sierra Quintero died on Tuesday after he was injured during protests on Monday, Tachira Governor Jose Vielma Mora reported, raising Monday’s death toll to five people.

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Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrants for 15 Soldiers Tied to Fatal Shooting

Puebla, Mexico, April 21, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan authorities have ordered the arrest of a group of soldiers accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of an opposition protester.

Issued by a court in the western state of Lara, the warrants were issued for 15 National Guard (GNB) personnel, including Captain Wilfredo Pirela, First Sergeant Orangel Moran, Third Sergeant Pastor Oviedo and second sergeants Jackson Garcia, Ali Melendez and Yomar Perez.

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International Court Denies Venezuela Opposition’s Torture Case Claim

Telesur | 19 April, 2017

The President of the opposition-controlled National Assembly Julio Borges claimed that the International Criminal Court had agre

The President of the opposition-controlled National Assembly Julio Borges claimed that the International Criminal Court had agreed to investigate the alleged torture of the Sanchez brother in Venezuela. (Reuters)

The International Criminal Court said Wednesday it had not accepted any case of alleged torture from members of the opposition in Venezuela, contrary to what the head of the National Assembly had claimed just a day earlier.

The president of Venezuela’s opposition-majority National Assembly, Julio Borges, claimed Tuesday that state security forces had tortured two brothers who were taken into custody and forced them to accuse opposition leaders of illegal activities, specifically paying demonstrators to ensure violence escalated during anti-government marches.

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Venezuelan FM Slams “Interventionist” Statement from Regional Governments

by RACHAEL BOOTHROYD-ROJAS

venezuelanalysis.com | 18 April, 2017

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the 11 country statement on state TV Tuesday. (ElUniversal)

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the 11 country statement on state TV Tuesday. (ElUniversal)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez hit back at a joint statement issued by 11 Latin American governments this Monday, accusing them of intervening in Venezuelan domestic affairs.

The declaration was made public by Colombia’s Foreign Ministry on Twitter, and calls on the Venezuelan government to “ensure the right to peaceful protest” and “avoid violence” during mass pro and anti-government marches this coming Wednesday.

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Maduro: Opposition Activists Confess Being Paid to Promote Violent Protests

by LUCAS KOERNER

venezuelanalysis.com | 17 April, 2017

President Maduro addressed the Venezuelan nation on Sunday. (Prensa Presidencial)

President Maduro addressed the Venezuelan nation on Sunday. (Prensa Presidencial)

Caracas, April 17, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro released video footage Sunday of opposition activists confessing to having been paid to carry out violent attacks during anti-government protests over the past two weeks.

In one video broadcast during the president’s televised evening address, a young opposition protester named Guido Rodriguez admits being paid 300,000 bolivars (US $70) – more than double the monthly minimum wage – to commit acts of anti-government violence during April 8’s demonstrations.

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Has Maduro Really Dissolved the National Assembly in Venezuela?

by RACHAEL BOOTHROYD ROJAS AND RYAN MALLETT-OUTTRIM

venezuelanalysis.com | 31 March, 2017

(AFP)

(AFP)

What on earth is going on in Venezuela?

Since yesterday, the international media has been ablaze with the news that Venezuela’s National Assembly – one of the five fundamental branches of the state – has been dissolved, quite literally overnight. De facto making Venezuela, well, a dictatorship, according to the mainstream press.

But is it true that the country’s legislative branch has been eliminated in one fell swoop? The short answer is no, not quite.

As usual, there is a grand canyon sized gap between what is being reported in the corporate press and the reality on the ground. Luckily VA is here to clear that up. So let’s start with the facts.

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Imperialist Coup Plotters Rail Against a Coup – What Is Really Happening in Venezuela?

by Jorge Martin

In Defence of Marxism | 31 March, 2017

OAS Secretary Luis Almagro and First Vice President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Freddy Guevara – Photo: OAS

“There’s been a coup in Venezuela! Maduro has carried out a power-grab!” Just a few days before the 15th anniversary of the short lived coup against the democratically elected president Chavez (11-13 April, 2002), those who carried out that coup (the Venezuelan oligarchy, their masters in Washington and its lapdogs in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago de Chile and Lima, cheered on by the media wolf pack in Madrid and the US) are now shouting and screaming like hyenas against an alleged “self coup” by president Maduro.

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