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Venezuelans: 'We Want to Resolve Our Problems by Ourselves'

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:59

Federico Fuentes visited Venezuela recently. This brief report channels the voice of working-class Venezuelans who are against US interventionism.

Venezuelan Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Opposition Paramilitary Plot

Venezuelanalysis - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 22:39

Venezuelan authorities claim to have uncovered the plot from a conversation between Guaido and Russian pranksters impersonating the president of Switzerland.

Trump’s Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can’t UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet ‘Fully Acknowledge’ That?

Venezuelanalysis - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:22

Joe Emersberger takes apart Bachelet's recent comments on Venezuela and US-led sanctions.

Thirty Years after Venezuela’s 'Caracazo': A Conversation with Livia Vargas

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 21:47

During three days in late February 1989, the Venezuelan people rose up to protest the newly-elected government’s neoliberal policies. The repression that followed left thousands dead, but the rebellion spelled the end of an epoch and the beginning of another...

No Revolution Without Feminism: Weaving Together Venezuela’s Feminist Movements

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 13:41

Amidst a complex reality, feminist movements in Venezuela look to advance their struggle and build unity.

UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Banks After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading ‘Terrorist Cell’

Venezuelanalysis - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:47

After vowing “consequences” over Marrero’s arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela’s development bank BANDES and two major public banks.

Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:46

Maduro’s accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector.

US Imposes New Sanctions as Venezuelan Government Denounces Takeover of Diplomatic Offices

Venezuelanalysis - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:45

Trump warned that the “toughest sanctions” have yet to be imposed.

Giving a Voice to the Venezuelan People: An Interview with Reinaldo Iturriza

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:53

Venezuelan sociologist and former government minister Reinaldo Iturriza calls on the international left to place itself firmly on the side of Venezuela’s popular struggles.

Who’s to Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela? A Response to Gabriel Hetland

Venezuelanalysis - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 20:41

Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed.

Solidarity Isn’t a Slogan, It’s a Process: A Conversation with Vijay Prashad

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 14:30

In this exclusive interview, a prominent Indian intellectual examines how imperialism operates in our time and proposes specific forms of solidarity with Venezuela.

Venezuela: US Threatens New Sanctions as Hyperinflation Slows Down

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:24

The US government has increased pressure against Caracas mainly by targeting the oil industry.

Democrats and Death Squads in Venezuela

Venezuelanalysis - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:36

Top Democrats march lockstep behind Trump’s coup in Venezuela, rehabilitating war criminal Elliott Abrams.

Juan Guaidó’s Policy Proposals: 'The Venezuela to Come' or the Venezuela That Has Already Been?

Venezuelanalysis - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:25

Juan Guaidó has a plan to end the emergency in Venezuela—but his vision looks a lot like the elite-led, violently unequal Venezuela of the 1990’s.

The Reality Behind Trump’s Coalition for Regime Change in Venezuela

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 19:06

As the cast of regime change actors from Abrams to Bolsonaro reveals, the US attempt to oust Maduro has nothing to do with democracy or human rights.

Ricardo Hausmann’s 'Morning After' for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido’s Economic Agenda

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:29

While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela.

Caracas Metro, Other Services Up and Running After Alleged Attack

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:56

After an alleged cyber attack left most of Venezuela without power, electricity and other services are slowly being restored in Caracas and the rest of the country.

From 'Humanitarian Aid' to a Nationwide Blackout: What Next for Trump's Coup in Venezuela?

Venezuelanalysis - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:29

Washington is growing increasingly desperate as its coup efforts go further south in Venezuela, argues Jorge Martin.

Venezuela: Electricity Recovery Continues as US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff

Venezuelanalysis - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 03:54

US officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid.

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 02:26

In ignoring the social gains achieved under the Bolivarian government, the corporate media justifies the US coup and right-wing opposition's to eliminate Chavismo as a social force, argues Greg Shupak.