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The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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Opinion & Analysis


Bolivarian Revolution Economic Policies at a Crossroads - Capitalism Cannot be Regulated

Jorge Martin offers his analysis of the debate underway within Chavismo over the Bolivarian government’s economic policies.

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Venezuela in images

Venezuelans Celebrate 203 Years of Independence on July 5th, 2014 - Tens of thousands filled the grandstands that line the kilometer-long parade ground, Paseo de los Proceres, to celebrate Venezuela's 203rd Independence Day, July 5, 2014.

Orlando Borrego (right) with Che Guevara (archive)

Cuban Ex-Guerilla is Consultant for Venezuelan Economic Reform

Cuban economist and ex-guerilla combatant Orland Borrego, who fought alongside Che Guevara during the Cuban revolution, will be advising Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on how to establish a “total re-structuring” of the Venezuelan economy. 

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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