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US May Be behind Drug Accusations against Venezuelan Politician

Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) responded on Tuesday to allegations by his former bodyguard that he supposedly has links to drug trafficking.  The U.S. is protecting a former body guard who claims to have denounced a Venezuelan government official’s so called links to drug trafficking, and has opened up an investigation.

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Opinion & Analysis

A woman shows her constitution and support for President Maduro at Plaza Bolivar on January 21. (Cory Fischer-Hoffman)

An Oral History of Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

While the shortages and long-lines are creating serious inconveniences and undeniable burdens on most Venezuelans, beyond the frustration, the voices of grassroots Venezuelans are getting lost beneath negative predictions of macroeconomic collapse. In this oral history collage, members of the Venezuelan grassroots and popular movements speak for themselves about the roots of the economic war, their strategies in the face of it, and the solutions that they propose.

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Venezuela's Bolivar Needs Bold Action
Revolution, Counter Revolution, and the Economic War in Venezuela: Part II
Revolution, Counter Revolution, and the Economic War in Venezuela: Part I
Who Will Stand With Venezuela?

Venezuela in images

Popular Sectors Demonstrate Support for Maduro Amidst Economic War - On January 21st, Plaza Bolivar was full of chavistas who cheered as President Maduro walked towards the National Assembly building to give his annual national address to the legislature. Supporters did creative street actions, theater pieces, and showed their force in support of the President. 

A woman shows her constitution and support for President Maduro at Plaza Bolivar on January 21. (Cory Fischer-Hoffman)

An Oral History of Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

While the shortages and long-lines are creating serious inconveniences and undeniable burdens on most Venezuelans, beyond the frustration, the voices of grassroots Venezuelans are getting lost beneath negative predictions of macroeconomic collapse. In this oral history collage, members of the Venezuelan grassroots and popular movements speak for themselves about the roots of the economic war, their strategies in the face of it, and the solutions that they propose.

» read more

Economic Indicators

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