What Is Happening in Venezuela?

by Greg Grandin http://www.thenation.com/blog/199681/what-happening-venezuela# Coups and countercoups. Crackdowns. Economic crackups. Seven cents for a tube of toothpaste and $755 for a box of condoms. As a result of the latter, Bloomberg says, “Venezuela has one of South America’s highest rates of HIV infection” (disturbing, and, Bloomberg didn’t mention, exactly the same rate of HIV infection … Continue reading What Is Happening in Venezuela?

Venezuela Wins UN Security Council Seat

  Published 16 October 2014 http://www.telesurtv.net/SubSecciones/en/news/latinaamerica/ With 181 votes in favour, Venezuela wins a seat at the UN Security Council. Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand are also elected members. Spain won the last seat in a separate vote. As of January 1, 2015 Venezuela will sit alongside the five permanent UNSC members – Russia, the United … Continue reading Venezuela Wins UN Security Council Seat