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How does the referendum process work in Venezuela?

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 – Shops barricaded after deadly looting

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.

Venezuelan Food Riots

Food riots turn bloody in Venezuela – 400 arrests

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.


Maduro stated that recall referendum will maybe happen next year

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.


Government reveals POLICHACAO’s US embassy links and US police training

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.

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