Venezuela

Venezuela: Reactions to the Law of Military Service

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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. But Chávez opponents are not the only ones rejecting the law; there is a shortage of the usual unconditional support among government supporters.

Venezuela: Milicias apaso de vencedores...

Les envio una comunicación institucional en donde la estatal petrolera convoca a una practida con fusiles de Guerra a sus empleados. SaludosRafael

Venezuela increase arms purchases from Russia whilst expanding the militarisation of society

Rafael Uzcategui

On his most recent visit to Venezuela, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin revealed that the value of arms bought by the government in Caracas amounted to over five billion US dollars.

According to statistics provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in the past ten years, 77.6% of total arms imports to Latin American countries were from Russia. Amongst these acquisitions, Mi-17 and Mi-35 Sukhoi fighter planes , Kalashnikov assault rifles, and an agreement to install a factory which produces rifles and munitions, S-300 tanks, and anti-aircraft missiles.

Venezuela: New military service law introduces military duties for women

On 6 October 2009 the Venezuelan parliament passed a new law on conscription and recruitment, which replaces the law from 1978, which was no longer in line with the Bolivarian Constitution. While Venezuela's oppositional media mostly reported on "obligatory military service" in Venezuela, the real differences between the law from 1978 and the new law are elsewhere.

¿Servicio militar obligatorio?

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La reforma de la Ley de Alistamiento militar fue aprobada por la Asamblea Nacional de espaldas a la sociedad, tal y como sucedió con la reforma a la Ley de la Fuerza Armada

Por: Rocío San Miguel

15 de octubre de 2009

Ha sido reformada la Ley de Alistamiento y Conscripción militar por la Asamblea Nacional de espaldas a la sociedad, tal como sucedió con el Proyecto de Reforma a la Ley Orgánica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana.

Venezuela: Militarism and social rights

Rafael Uzcátegui

During this past April, the 2008 Report on the global transfer of weapons was presented by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent organization founded in 1966 to investigate the problems of peace and global conflicts, placing emphasis on limiting arms build-up and promoting disarmament. SIPRI has become a resource for the global pacifist movement.

Venezuela: Militarism and social rights

Rafael Uzcátegui

During this past April, the 2008 Report on the global transfer of weapons was presented by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent organization founded in 1966 to investigate the problems of peace and global conflicts, placing emphasis on limiting arms build-up and promoting disarmament. SIPRI has become a resource for the global pacifist movement.

Venezuela: Armamentismo a paso de vencedores

En un período de apenas 10 años, comprendidos entre 1998 y 2007, Venezuela subió del lugar 56 al puesto 24 en el ranking mundial de mayores compradores de armamento convencional. Estos datos fueron recientemente difundidos por el Instituto Internacional de Estudios para la Paz de Estocolmo (SIPRI), cuya base de datos acerca de la transferencia de armas en el planeta se ha convertido en una referencia para monitorear los procesos de militarización global.

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