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Small-scale smugglers simply drive over the border to unload their cargo, while large-scale operations are often conducted in is

The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

“What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling. 

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Opinion & Analysis

"Don't take the bait" Venezuelan graffiti art representing the oppositional business owner's manipulation of

A New Political Moment

What is the political moment playing out in Venezuela now? What defined the recent governing socialist party (PSUV) congress? What will the opposition try next with Maduro?

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Venezuela: 'People's Solutions' to Climate Crisis Set Out
The Encerrona, A Garden of Thorns
South/South Collaboration for a Post-Capitalist Paradigm
Planned Reforms May Determine Survival of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Project

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Photos: Venezuela's “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Palestinian Child Refugees Revealed - The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault on the Gaza strip will be housed.

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has proposed a series of major reforms to the economy, state and party in the hope of settin

Planned Reforms May Determine Survival of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Project

The administration of President Nicolas Maduro faces a set of adverse conditions which have the potential to turn a majority of the country’s citizens against the incumbent government at the next election. In this context, there is perhaps more riding on economic and state reforms currently being designed than first meets the eye.

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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here