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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro addressing the United Nations General Assembly (agencies)

Academics and Diplomats Contest the Washington Post’s Criticism of the Maduro Administration

The Post’s opposition to Venezuela’s aspiration to a UN Security Council seat and its criticism of the Maduro administration has been challenged by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) and diplomatic sources, published together here.

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The Professor & The President: Who’s the Bully?
Venezuela, Country of Overwhelming Riches and Intense Contrast
Socialism: Practice or Principle First?
Why Venezuela Should Not Default

Venezuela in images

Maduro Meets with Community Leaders in the South Bronx - Tuesday evening after presenting at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro seized the opportunity to visit community leaders, local activists and grassroots groups in an event hosted by Hostos Community College of the South Bronx, in New York City.   Around 1,000 people attended the event, which was organized by Citgo, and many arrived early to wait outside for good seats and to hold signs welcoming Maduro as “president of the people.”  

Yesenia Fuentes, president of the Association of Victims of April 11, 2002 (Asovic) speaking at a Press Conference on Llaguno br

Victims of 2002 Venezuelan Coup Denounce Double Standards in Justice after Iván Simonovis’ Release

Just blocks away from the Presidential Palace, stands Llaguno bridge, the site of a massacre during the April 2002 coup briefly removing Hugo Chavez from Venezuelan office. Today, the bridge was filled with family members of the victims who were demanding answers and justice following the release of former Police chief Iván Simonovis.

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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