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Debunking Myths About The Crisis In Venezuela: An Insider's Perspective

Woman holds a large image of the 100 Bolivar currency note with the word "hunger" (Reuters).

One of BBC's international correspondents exposes five media myths about Venezuela's current economic and political context. 

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Venezuela Condemns Deadly Western Airstrike in Syria

The US airstrike targeted the northeastern Syrian town of Al Tujar. (RODI SAID / REUTERS)

Venezuela voiced its solidarity with Syria following a US airstrike that killed over 50 civilians in the northeastern part of the country. 

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Abortion and Economic War: Revolution, Reproductive Rights, and Venezuela’s Crisis

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In this interview, Venezuela's Network for Safe Abortion discusses the impact of the economic crisis on women's right to choose as well as the statistics behind its growing abortion helpline.

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Chavismo Must Stop the Economic Bleeding

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Emersberger argues that UNASUR’s detailed plan is the answer to Venezuela's economic woes.

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In Campaign Against Venezuela, NYT Cites Former Member of Death Squad Alliance

Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Lozaiga. (archive)

The Times interviewed Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Lozaiga, who is accused of involvement in the assassination program run by the World Anti-Communist League and Operation Condor. 

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Special Report: Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin

Local and national vendors sell vegetables, fruits and prepared foods at a festival in Caracas. (Christina Schiavoni)

Cristina Schiavoni and William Camacaro go in-depth to report on Venezuela and the state of its food and agricultural system.

 

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Venezuela After Chávez

President Nicolas Maduro together with Socialist Party Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (R) next to a portrait of Hugo Chávez. (

Professor Julia Buxton argues that the Bolivarian Revolution's weakness was its inability to institutionalize the radical popular energies it unleashed in a new order, a failing that has led to the present crisis. 

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The Venezuela Problem: Hyper-Politicization and Fragmentation in Mercosur

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro alongside Brazil's Dilma Rousseff. (AVN)

Eli Cain and Erika Sato argue that economic cooperation in Mercosur has become increasingly more difficult given political circumstances in the region and some of the bloc's own protocols. 

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Social Movements Accompany Venezuela in Mercosur and Fight for Decision Making Power

Ricardo Guerrero of Big Little World at a an event commemorating International Day for People with Dwarfism in Venezuela. (Kevin

In this interview Ricardo Guerrero reflects on the struggle for social inclusion in economic policies and his experience in the differently abled movement.

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Are More Babies Dying in Venezuela?

Venezuelan hospitals find alternatives to cope with the shortages. (teleSUR)
In the second of his reports on the state of Venezuela's health service, teleSUR's Iain Bruce looks at the claims of carnage in the country's maternity hospitals.
 
 

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Venezuela's Hospitals: "Problems Are Opportunities"

A doctor attends a patient as part of the free Barrio Adentro health care service. (EFE)

The problems and contradictions in Venezuela's health system run deeper and are more complicated than the prevailing narrative of crisis and collapse, reports TeleSUR's Iain Bruce. 

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Danny Glover: Yes to Dialogue, no to Intervention in Venezuela

Actor and political activist, Danny Glover (JamaicaObserver)

Award-winning actor Danny Glover warns against intervention in Venezuela, and takes aim at OAS head, Luis Almagro, for spearheading a baseless campaign against the South American country.

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In Venezuela’s Difficult Times the Grassroots are Stronger

Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela. (Tamara Pearson)

The time has come for rural communities, who are organizing to produce food for their own consumption, to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

 
 

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A Policy of Non-Intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Welcome Change

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Minister of Foreign Affairs met with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs,

"The best thing that the United States government could do with regard to Venezuela, regardless of political outcomes there, would be to end its intervention," argues Weisbrot. 

 

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Ongoing Democratic Charter Saga in OAS Exposes Deep Hypocrisy

OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro (COHA)

COHA's Peter Bolton lambasts the OAS for remaining silent on political violations in Brazil and human rights abuses in Mexico whilst continuing to put pressure on Venezuela. 

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