Campaigning is currently at a standstill for the Venezuelan referendum whilst both sides, the opposition and the government, push in different directions. Whereas the opposition is doing its best to have the referendum take place this year 2016, and the government is looking to push the vote to held in 2017.
The referendum in Venezuela is a right established by the Constitution. Article 71 states that matters of special national transcendence may be referred to a consultative referendum. These matters include, as affirmed by article 72, every office elected by popular vote. The Constitution only regulates part of the process, leaving the rest to the consideration …
Venezuelan Crisis – After the cities throughout Venezuela were hit by deadly rioting and looting, the majority of the shop owners have barricaded their businesses. In the city of Cumana, where at least five deaths have been reported, store owners literally welded their stores shut.
Across the entire country of Venezuela, people are demanding food, and protests with the slogan “We want food” have spread rapidly. During the last week of Venezuelan food riots, there have been four civilian casualties, including a 17-year-old-boy.
As the local Venezuelan, as well as other world media reported, Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan president has once again pushed back the increasing opposition pressure against him and their attempts for a vote in 2016. He has stated that the earliest possibility of a potential recall referendum against his presidential mandate might happen next year.
During the POLICHACAO’s (Chacao’s opposition-controlled municipal police force) three month probe phase, President Nicolás Maduro presented to public, evidence of US Embassy involvement and training of the POLICHACAO officers in the US, with US police forces. Furthermore, Chacao’s police forces allegedly trained with Israeli forces as well, as the Venezuelan newspaper Últimas Noticias published last week.
This week, Polar, the beverage and food conglomerate in Venezuela, has officially confirmed that the production of malt and beer will be continued until the end of this year. As we already reported, over a month ago Lorenzo Mendoza, the president of the Venezuelan conglomerate, announced that they will stop production due to lack of …
Since Nicolas Maduro became the president of Venezuela, back in 2013, the jump in oil prices started making a mess in the country. From that point on, many American companies had no other choice but to reduce, stop, or sell their Venezuelan based productions, so that they could avoid profit losses due to the country’s …
A secret meeting has been held between former world leaders, Venezuelan government officials, and opposition leaders in an attempt to avoid a political standoff.