Violence goes to school

Besides stealing equipment and food, acts of vandalism are often committed against schools, especially when criminals do not find what they expect (Eduardo Fuentes / File photo)

EDUCATION.  A week into the beginning of the school year at the República del Ecuador school, in the San Martín neighborhood (downtown Caracas), and classes are taught only until 10 am. Thieves who broke into the school this summer caused major damage when they stole copper wiring and air-conditioning units, resulting in a power outage leaving classrooms in the dark(especially preschool classrooms, which are affected the most).  


Venezuela rejects UK High Commissioner's statements over the Essequibo

Venezuela's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for respect for the Geneva Agreement of 1966 (Wilmer Errades)

DIPLOMACY.  Venezuela has rejected the statements issued by Greg Quinn, the UK High Commissioner in Guyana, who recently referred to the territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana.  


Electoral body prepares 49,000 voting machines for 6-D vote

Voting machines are kept and programmed in the warehouses of the CNE in Filas de Mariche (northern Miranda state) (Nicola Rocco)

ELECTION 2015.  On December 6, 2015, a total of 19,504,106 Venezuelans are expected to cast their ballots and choose the 167 deputies that will comprise the next National Assembly (AN), and as a many as 40,601 voting machines will be used.  


The process had its chance

OPINION.  Throughout the 20th century, almost all of the main political ideologies had their chance in power in Venezuela, except for Marxism which was kept in check by the political leaders during this period.  


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Rescue groups use high-tech aids to save lives

CARACAS A drone is used to locate a boy who was thrown into the Guaire River. A smart phone application can provide rescuers with real time information pinpointing the location of hikers missing in Mount Avila. Another app warns residents near the Guaire River to prepare for possible flooding. A push-button-activated alarm allows paramedics to get to the place of an emergency in record time. Satellite maps allow designation of high risk areas by national authorities and drawing up action plans to address contingencies.


Pdvsa looks for investors in gold, coal and nickel mining

INDUSTRY The People's Minister for Petroleum and Mining and President of Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (Pdvsa), Eulogio del Pino, chaired a meeting with representatives of various state institutions in order to outline strategies to attract investment in the gold, coal and nickel mining industries.

Running for Congress

Electoral drill of congress vote to be held on October 18

ELECTION 2015 Tibisay Lucena, the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), informed on Tuesday that next October 18 an electoral drill would be conducted nationwide ahead of the parliament vote on December 6, in order to test the voting time, among other aspects.

HRW calls for international observation in Venezuela's congress vote

HUMAN RIGHTS The upcoming parliament vote in Venezuela is "vital" to overcome internal divisions, stated on Thursday the director for the Americas of non-governmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW), José Miguel Vivanco, who also called for international verification of the electoral process to ensure transparency.

Spain asks "all parties" to accept election results in Venezuela

ELECTION 2015 The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, stressed on Tuesday that he expected the December 6 parliament vote in Venezuela to be held "in normal conditions" and that "all parties accept the electoral result."

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Defense tactics exercises in Falcón state


Latin America Tourism Fair showcases Venezuela


Fire in nursing home in Chacao, east Caracas