· October, 2010

Stories about Venezuela from October, 2010

Venezuela: Nuclear Energy Deal with Russia

  20 October 2010

President Hugo Chávez met with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Russia on October 14. At the meeting they signed a "plan of action" on different issues; among them, building a nuclear plant in Venezuela. Venezuela is the first Latin American country to sign an atomic energy deal with Russia.

Venezuela: Misinformation on ETA-Chávez Connection

  19 October 2010

“The ETA – Chavez connection, brought to light after Spain's equivalent to the Supreme Court asked Venezuela to extradite a number of people involved in terrorist activities, is generating a torrent of misinformation rarely seen,” writes Alek Boyd in his blog.

Venezuela: University Students Protest Budget Cuts

  15 October 2010

University students protested budget cuts in Caracas on October 14. Alejandro Tarrae reports on his blog [es] that he saw hundreds of Police and National Guard troops; he realized why so many security forces where in place when he later saw the multitude of students and professors protesting on the...

Venezuela: Reactions to the Law of Military Service

  12 October 2010

At the beginning of October, the government declared that those not enrolled in the military record before October 21, 2010 would face penalties. The government's decision to "reactivate" the Military Conscription and Enlistment Law has generated an attitude of resistance from civil society, stronger than usual for orders coming from President Hugo Chávez.

Venezuela: Crime and Violence ‘Staring you in the Face’

  11 October 2010

“As crime has increased, not only does it get closer to you, but your self-imposed curfew grows and gets earlier. Your paranoia increases” explains Miguel Octavio from The Devil's Excrement, in the post “When street crime and violence stares at you in the face in Venezuela.”

Venezuela: Analysis and Reactions to Legislative Election Results

  5 October 2010

The results of the legislative elections of September 26 gave the opposition 65 seats in the National Assembly, even though they obtained the majority of the vote with 52%; while the ruling party with 48% of the vote, obtained 98 seats. The reactions to these results have been varied, and many citizens have turned to the Internet to voice their opinion and analysis through blogs and Twitter.