Published on 10 June 2016 by Granma.

Alba council

Caracas, 8 June — Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba-TCP) to strengthen strategies to confront imperialist intervention and coup plots on the continent, according to AVN.

In his comments, during the Alba-TCP Political Council meeting to discuss common strategies to defend the region, PL reported, Rodríguez likewise called on social movements to defend progressive governments facing attacks orchestrated by foreign powers, as is the case in Venezuela, which was subjected to an attempt by the Organization of American States (OAS) to justify intervention via the application of the bloc's Inter-American Charter, as well as Brazil, where a parliamentary coup and media campaign are currently underway against the country's legitimate President, Dilma Rousseff.

Published on 13 June 2016 by teleSUR

guantanamo

Without an executive order, it is left to a Republican Congress to close the military prison.

U.S. President Barack Obama has been talking about closing the military-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba since before he ran for president in 2008, but despite years of promises he's now saying he won't use his power as commander-in-chief to unilaterally shutter the detention center.

Published on 12 June 2016 by teleSUR.

maduro addresses crowd

The opposition wants the vote to be held this year in order to force snap elections.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told a massive crowd of supporters Saturday that the recall referendum will definitely take place in 2017, against the wishes of the opposition who want to see the vote held this year.

“If (the opposition) meet the requirements, the recall referendum will take place next year. Period,” Maduro told a crowd in a large stadium in Caracas.

Published on 31 May 2016 by teleSUR.

TELESUR CAP

Venezuelan authorities are conducting an internal investigation into the assassination of retired Army Major General Felix Velasquez, which is the latest case in a surge of killings targeting pro-government public officials and activists.

In recent months, Western mainstream media outlets have remained silent regarding the violence waged against government supporters, left-wing activists and public servants, which many believe is an attempt to undermine the future of the Chavista movement in the country.

Published on 31 May 2016 by teleSUR.

supermarket for the rich in Venezuela

Agustin Otxotorena, a Basque executive living in Caracas, grew tired of constant calls from friends and relatives in Spain telling him that there was no food in Venezuela, so on May 20 he began publishing photos on Facebook of supermarkets in upscale sectors of Caracas filled with goods.

In addition to showing evidence of an abundance of food stuffs, Otxotorena also analyzed the situation. He concluded that there are two countries in Venezuela—one where "there are many people having a hard time, who don’t have the money to live,” and another where there is "an upper class that has a living standard higher than Europe."

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