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The unrest began at 7:30 AM on Friday. (Panorama/Twitter)

Riot in San Felix Highlights Economic War

On Friday morning, residents of San Felix, a city in Venezuela’s southeastern state of Bolivar, overturned a bus and looted various markets, in a mass reaction to rising prices. One man was killed in the ensuing unrest and dozens injured.

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Opinion & Analysis

People ride on a public bus past a street mural of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez in Caracas.  (Photo: Ariana Cubillo

How Deep Does the Crisis Cut?

VA's Z.C. Dutka analyzes the roots of the current economic crisis in Venezuela and calls on the Maduro government to assume responsibility for the acute difficulties faced by the country's popular classes, which she identifies as a crucial step for further deepening the Bolivarian Revolution.

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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.   

People ride on a public bus past a street mural of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez in Caracas.  (Photo: Ariana Cubillo

How Deep Does the Crisis Cut?

VA's Z.C. Dutka analyzes the roots of the current economic crisis in Venezuela and calls on the Maduro government to assume responsibility for the acute difficulties faced by the country's popular classes, which she identifies as a crucial step for further deepening the Bolivarian Revolution.

» read more

Economic Indicators

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