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Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab (AVN)

Venezuela's Ombudsman Protests Mexico Arrest on Orders of the US

Venezuela’s ombudsman, William Tarek Saab, announced Sunday he would formally denounce the US before the International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions following his detention by Mexican authorities under a US-issued Interpol alert.

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Opinion & Analysis

Legislator Blanca Eekhout talks to teleSUR’s Tamara Pearson. (Photo: teleSUR / Pablo Serrano)

Peace at Stake in Venezuela's Upcoming Assembly Elections

Venezuelan legislator Blanca Eekhout tells TeleSUR English's Tamara Pearson why the Venezuelan National Assembly is vital to guaranteeing the power of the people.

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Venezuela in images

Grassroots Cultural Movement Tranforms Public Spaces in Caracas - A grassroots cultural movement in Venezuela proves that art can emerge and take over public spaces without the help of government grants and funding.

Mehmet Ali Dogan (courtesy)

Mehmet Ali Dogan: Communes, Counter-Hegemony, and the Kurdish Fight for the Middle Eastern Patria Grande

As Turkey ramps up its bombing of Kurdish forces in northern Syria, VA sits down with Mehmet Ali Dogan, a Kurdish anthropologist and documentary filmmaker from Turkey, who is spokesperson for the Kurdistan-Latin America Solidarity Committee. With powerful testimony, Dogan bridges the gaps between peoples' movements across the globe, emphasizing the need to reduce state roles in order to create and defend revolution from the ground up.

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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


Steve Ellner is a well-known analyst of Venezuelan and Latin American politics and is a retired professor at the Universidad de

It is Necessary to Contextualize the Pragmatic and Populist Policies of the Chavista Government: An Interview with Steve Ellner, Part II

In the second part of the interview, Ellner argues that populist policies also have to be contextualized in order to be objectively analyzed. At the same time, he calls for a critical examination of the assertion that the government’s social programs and labor policies have generated low levels of productivity.

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