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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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We Want Justice: A Letter to Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz

Lucía Martínez, wife of murdered Yukpa chief, Sabino Romero (Archive).

Lucía Martínez, wife of murdered indigenous Yukpa chief Sabino Romero, demands that Venezuela's Public Prosecution indict the wealthy cattle ranchers alleged to have hired the assassins. 

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Mixed Message at the OAS

The Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, D.C. (OAS website).

According to philosophy professor Frederick B. Mills, the OAS permenent council left mixed messages during its special session on Venezuela last week.

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How Severe Is Venezuela’s Crisis?

People buy food at a market in Caracas, Venezuela on June 21, 2016 (Mariana Bazo / Reuters).

Gabriel Hetland concludes that the mainstream media has consistently exaggerated the extent of Venezuela's current economic crisis following a three week visit to the South American country. In this piece, he draws on a number of interviews with social movement activists to answer the question: just how bad is Venezuela's current crisis? 

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Ten Ways Venezuela Spoke Truth and Exposed Hypocrisy at the OAS Extraordinary Session

Photo caption: Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Relations Delcy Rodríguez at the extraordinary session on Venezuela in Washington
Venezuela's Foreign Minister courageously spoke truth to power challenging US hegemony at the OAS meeting on the South American nation’s dialogue process this week. 
 

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What’s Going on in the Barracks?

President Maduro with Admiral in Chief Diego Molero Bellavia. (AP)

Venezuela's armed forces could determine the fate of the Maduro government. 

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Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

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Steve Ellner explains why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

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Calling All Venezuelans to the Table

Residents of Venezuela's housing mission take up urban agriculture. (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Long time Venezuela-based solidarity activist Lisa Sullivan analyzes the roots of Venezuela's crisis, arguing that solutions must come from beyond the country's government-opposition political polarization. 

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Prime Minister Madura, the $170 Hamburger, and the Rising Floodwaters of Shonky Venezuela Coverage

The Guardian reporting on Venezuela's prime minister. (Screen grab by Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

Here's a free tip for anyone keen to write about Venezuela: do some research first. Please!

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The Demise of the OAS

The Organization of American States (COHA)

William Camacaro and Frederick B. Mills argue that the recent interventionism and partisanship displayed by OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, against Venezuela have called into question the continued viability of the OAS in the region. 

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How U.S. and U.K. Media Are Trying To Push Maduro and Venezuela Over the Edge

Nicolás Maduro (upper right, with flag tied around his neck) celebrates with the Venezuelan people in the streets of Caracas af

Max Ajl details how political and media elites utilize the media to misrepresent the Venezuelan government following a pattern of intervention across the region.  

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Venezuelan People and Government Honor Memory of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali. (Archive)

Venezuela remembers Muhammad Ali not only as an athlete, but as a champion for the rights of Black people and all peoples of the Global South. 

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In Solidarity with Venezuela, an Open Letter to OAS Secretary General

Secretary General Luis Almargo's actions this week were received without much support throughout the region (La Voz de San

Organizations and individuals express their solidarity with Venezuela as they denounce OAS Secretary General's recent actions against the South American nation. 

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Venezuela's Apocalypse: The Media at War

A rally to demand an increase in university funding and against Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela. (Reuters)

International media use classic red-baiting tropes to paint Venezuela as on the verge of apocalyptic meltdown while ignoring the real calamities of war and poverty caused by global capitalism.

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Venezuela’s Recall Process and the International Media’s Lies of Omission

On April 27th, the Venezuelan opposition took its first steps toward recall referendum by collecting signatures from 1% of the e

Venezuela's opposition may fail to secure a recall referendum this year due not to government sabotage but to internal divisions that prevented it from beginning the process on time.

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