While the Venezuelan opposition - which narrowly lost the April 2013 presidential election and later lost the municipal elections of December 2013 by a wide margin - calls for "regime change", the media are busily engaged in numerous manipulations, using events from other countries and mass rallies that never took place, in order to smear, distort and implicate President Nicola Maduro and the Chavista government.
The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has ordered three US diplomats to leave the country, because of supporting Venezuelan opposition to destabilize the country.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that consolidating a process of national pacification is one of the top priorities of his revolutionary government in 2014.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the expulsion on Monday night of three diplomats from the United States Embassy in Caracas for their involvement in acts of conspiracy against national security in conjunction with members of opposition political parties.
In another blatant disregard to international law, other nations' sovereignty, world leaders and anyone with diplomatic privileges, US denied President Nicolas Maduro's aircraft, which was en route to China for bilateral talks, to travel over Puerto Rico’s airspace, a US territory, and was forced to find an alternate path.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua condemned the U.S. government’s spying program and said he considered “serious” the fact that this measure has been extended beyond U.S. borders.
Venezuelan Vice-president Jorge Arreaza said that cooperation between China and Venezuela, which has been especially strong and beneficial in energy and technology, could be extended to include agriculture and land exploitation, an area of special interest for Beijing.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Bolivian President Evo Morales announced they will extend asylum and protection for Edward Snowden.
After failing in his attempt to provoke internal chaos in Venezuela, defeated right-wing presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski has turned his attention to the international arena. With a well devised and advised strategy, aided by the United States, he has undertaken a campaign beyond Venezuelan borders to delegitimize the legitimate government which won the last elections.
Nicolás Maduro’s victory last Sunday in Venezuela’s presidential election, in which he attained nearly 51% of the vote, was recognized on Wednesday in a session of the Organization of American States (OAS).
President Vladimir Putin congratulated newly elected president Nicolas Maduro by telephone on April 15 for winning the snap election in Venezuela. Urging all parties to accept "the will of the voters", Moscow, just like China, was one of the first world leaders outside Latin America who recognized and congratulated the Chávez heir.
The Non-Aligned Movement, a 120 member and 17 observer country power bloc that makes up nearly two-thirds of the United Nations, released an official statement on Wednesday recognizing and congratulating Nicolas Maduro for winning a very fair, respectable, and transparent campaign in Venezuela.