CARACAS (Sputnik) — El Gobierno de Venezuela recibió buque con trigo en el puerto de Puerto Cabello, estado Carabobo (norte) proveniente de Rusia, informó el vicepresidente ejecutivo, Tareck el Aissami. “No esperaban que ocho días después (del anuncio) arribara a…
Venezuela (Sputnik) – Chacao municipality head of administration Ramon Muchacho said that 37 people were injured in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, during opposition protests. A total of 37 people were injured in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, during opposition protests triggered by decision of Venezuelan President…
Venezuela (Sputnik) – Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez stated that the United States tries to destabilize Venezuela’s institutions and statehood by using mechanisms of hybrid wars. The United States used hybrid warfare to fuel unrest in Venezuela in an effort to ultimately destabilize the…
President Nicolás Maduro Raises Minimum Wage 50 Percent
Venezuela’s national minimum wage was raised 50 percent this week, but experts warned President Nicolás Maduro the increase could result in closures to small businesses.
During a national radio and television broadcast, the president said the minimum wage will be set at VEF $22,076 (US $2,218) monthly, while the food bonus will be VEF $42,480 (US $4,269).
Maduro has bragged in the past about the 14 increases in minimum wage made over the last three years, but fails to address that the country faces the highest inflation in the world.
Maduro Places Confidence in a Spanish Marxist Professor He Calls ‘the Jesus Christ of the Economy
The main culprits of the most radical measures taken by the Venezuelan government come from Spanish politician Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, according to Spanish Adviser to President Nicolás Maduro Deputy Carlos Valero.
Valero told the newspaper ABC in Spain that Serrano “is the author of the latest and most radical economic measures undertaken by the Chavistas, who have only managed to impoverish the country.”
Major General Nestor Luis Reverol, who was in charge of the National Anti-Drug Organization (ONA) in Venezuela, is officially a fugitive from US justice, according to New York’s Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn.
Reverol, who was appointed on Tuesday, August 2 as Interior Minister of Justice and Peace by President Nicolás Maduro, has been charged by the United States with crimes related to his participation in drug trafficking.
The official propaganda dissolves into the harsh reality: the rich get richer, the poor stay poor, but they face ever longer queues.
The situation in Venezuela defies the classic concept of crisis. Among other reasons, because a very different kind of society – maybe better, maybe worse – is expected to emerge. In any case, a profound mutation, possibly a transcendental one, is under way.
“We have developed here a complex revolutionary process, where a terribly corrupt and a-political clique has ended up taking power. A cave-dwelling gang who has robbed the Venezuelan working class ten times the value of their work. If anyone in the world has been able to carry out such an outrage, he should come out and say it.” This has been written recently by Roland Denis, philosopher, social activist and deputy minister in the early governments of Hugo Chávez (Aporrea, 19.05.16).