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Banner reads: The Wayuu of Socuy Oppose Coal Mining (Photo: Lucas Koerner)

Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree

Activists from diverse social movements gathered outside Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mining in Caracas this morning to demand the repeal of a controversial presidential decree authorizing coal mining in the country's northwestern Perija mountain range located in Zulia state.

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Opinion & Analysis

Leopoldo Lopez (Cristian Hernandez/AFP/Getty Images)

The Making of Leopoldo Lopez

Robert Lovato delves into Leopoldo Lopez's checkered past from his elite US education to his suspected role in the 2002 coup, calling into question the Venezuelan opposition standard-bearer's democratic credentials. 

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Venezuela in images

Venezuelan Independence Day 2015 - On Sunday July 5th, Venezuela celebrated the 204th anniversary of its emancipation from Spanish colonial rule.   

Sister Eugenia Russian is a longtime member of Venezuela's oldest human rights organisation, Fundalatin (Fundalatin)

Venezuela's Oldest Human Rights Organization: "Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights"

As "reports" of alleged "human rights violations" in Venezuela are unscrupulously circulated by transnational corporate media and rightwing governments, VA speaks to long time human rights activist Sister Eugenia Russian, President of the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), concerning a range of issues, including "political prisoners", "torture" allegations, the "crackdown" on journalists, Liberation Theology, and more. 

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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