Analysis: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/all en Venezuela: revolution and progress versus reaction and empire http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11033 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matthew Willgress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &nbsp; ​In this article, Matt Willgress of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign argues that the choice in Venezuela is stark; social progress versus extreme reaction and US intervention. He provides an overview of the current political climate in Venezuela and reiterates the continued importance of the Bolivarian Revolution to other progressive struggles across Latin America </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11033" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11033#comments 2014 Opposition Protests Bolivarian project Bolivarian Project economic war Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:46:03 +0000 cory 11033 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama Imposes Military End-Uses Sanctions Against Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11029 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roger D. Harris </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The only risk that Venezuela really imposes on the US is the threat of a good example. And this is precisely why Venezuela is being targeted by the US government for regime change. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11029" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11029#comments Imperialism International Law and Justice Military US intervention US Sanctions 2014 USA Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:35:22 +0000 Zoe 11029 at http://venezuelanalysis.com 43 Lives, 2 Countries http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11026 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tamara Pearson- TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The private and mainstream media's coverage of the disappearance and likely murder of 43 Mexican students and the developing protest movement against such impunity has been sympathetic, if unanalytical. Yet, earlier this year the mainstream media gave no such sympathy to the 43 people who were killed during months of opposition violence in Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11026" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11026#comments 2014 opposition violence International Law and Justice Mexico Social Movements Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:30:14 +0000 Zoe 11026 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Decision Not to Devalue Its Currency Raises Questions http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer Hoffman looks at the pressures facing the Venezuelan economy and the questions raised by the decision of President Nicolas Maduro’s government not to adjust (devalue) the country’s exchange rate in the near future. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11020#comments Currency Devaluation Economy Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:06:16 +0000 ewan 11020 at http://venezuelanalysis.com “Model of Tyranny” Criticism of Venezuela’s El Sistema Youth Orchestra System Provokes Response http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hannah Ellis-Petersen - The Guardian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A British academic has criticised Venezuela’s El Sistema youth orchestra system as a “model of tyranny”, provoking a response from a range of UK and Venezuelan music figures over the nature of the world famous program. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11017#comments El Sistema International Social Programs Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:33:45 +0000 ewan 11017 at http://venezuelanalysis.com An Interview with Raul Zelik: “State Bureaucracy is Not an Alternative to the Market” http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vanessa Davies/ Correo del Orinoco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raul Zelik argues "the Venezuelan people, the Bolivarian people, must do more than trust in state control". </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11014#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution eco-socialism Participation Politics Social Movements Venezuela Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:07:06 +0000 ryan 11014 at http://venezuelanalysis.com "Change the System, Not the Climate!" Voices from the Social PreCOP http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11009 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A warm ocean breeze rolled across the picturesque beach on Venezuela's Caribbean island of Margarita. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11009#comments Environment Featured Article International PreCOP Social Movements Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:24:05 +0000 ewan 11009 at http://venezuelanalysis.com For the Barrios, the Difference Between Repression and Revolution Depends on National Security http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11003 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z.C. Dutka / various - Venezuealanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Early last month, five men were shot dead in a high-rise building at the center of Caracas during an early morning standoff between special intelligence police (CICPC) and armed members of revolutionary collectives. While the circumstances leading up to the event are still unclear, the so-called Quinta Crespo Massacre created a ripple effect within the Venezuelan left that quickly highlighted a growing rift between the revolutionary left and the Bolivarian government. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11003#comments collectives Featured Article justice system Participation Police Politics security Social Movements Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:33:05 +0000 ryan 11003 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Why Predictions of Ebb in 'Pink Tide' Proved Premature http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11000 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Federico Fuentes- TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since the start of the year, numerous newspapers have dedicated article after article to predictions of a looming demise of the so-called “Pink Tide." Federico explains how far they missed the mark in regards to the Latin American left. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11000#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivia Brazil International Latin America Pink tide Politics Uruguay Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:14:41 +0000 Zoe 11000 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Corporate Assault on Latin American Democracy http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10996 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Justin Doolittle - Counterpunch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In recent years, the ever-aggressive corporate war on Latin American societies has entered a new phase, one in which major battles are being decided on the fourth floor of the World Bank headquarters in Washington, by an obscure and increasingly powerful institution known as the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10996" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10996#comments Democracy Economy Foreign intervention International Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:35:52 +0000 ewan 10996 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Ideological Diversity within the Bolivarian Revolution: Interview with Aporrea's Gonzalo Gomez http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gonzalo Gomez / Vaness Davies - Union Radio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this interview, Gonzalo Gómez, founder of leftist Venezuelan website Aporrea.org and militant of&nbsp; Marea Socialista (Socialist Tide) criticizes the PSUV for stifling political debates. He also expresses regret for participating in a debating panel with members of the right-wing opposition, and defends Aporrea from claims that it is financed by the CIA. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10986#comments Aporrea Participation Politics Venezuelan Media Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:24:17 +0000 ewan 10986 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Limits of Changes – Venezuela: Terminal Crisis of the Rentier Petro-State? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Edgardo Landar - International Viewpoint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venezuelan author Edgardo Landar reviews recent and long term developments in the country’s politics and economy, and argues that the Bolivarian project must move beyond the “petro-state” in order to make further progress toward its transformative goals. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10985#comments Bolivarian Project Economy oil Oil and Gas Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:57:49 +0000 ewan 10985 at http://venezuelanalysis.com “The Opposition Doesn’t Keep Its Word”: Interview with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diosdado Cabello / El Universal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this interview with private newspaper El Universal, National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello discusses the state of chavismo, confesses that he doesn’t believe in political neutrality and assures that he’s never had rift with President Nicolas Maduro. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10981#comments Diosdado Cabello Opposition Politics Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:43:39 +0000 ewan 10981 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Invisible No More http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Ciccariello-Maher - Jacobin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If recent years have marked not the establishment of a socialist country but the appearance of the poor in the public life of the nation, then it is clear that some nostalgically wish that they would once again disappear, retreat into the shadows, or be compelled to withdraw. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10980#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution History Opposition Participation Social Movements Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:56:45 +0000 cory 10980 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela’s Indigenous Pemon are Caught in Time on Land Too Valuable for Numbers http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z.C. Dutka- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the shadow of Columbus Day, venezuelanalysis.com writer Z.C. sketches, through interviews, an intimate portrait of a changing people – the Pemon of Venezuela’s mineral-rich Southeastern border. Their testimonies of struggle reflect the country’s changing political landscape and highlights a stark generational gap that afflicts many of Latin America’s first nation peoples. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10976#comments Bolivarian Project Environment Featured Article Indigenous Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:23:54 +0000 Zoe 10976 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela at the UN, Washington At Bay http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greg Grandin- The Nation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greg Grandin examines the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power’s, futile attempts to block Venezuela’s recent appointment to the UN Security Council, and anticipates the effect that a Chile-Venezuela Council alliance may have on US foreign policymaking. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10975#comments International Politics UN Security Council Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:05 +0000 Zoe 10975 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Taking a Leadership Role: Venezuela on U.N. Security Council while Washington Suffers Setback in Prestige http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larry Birns, Frederick B. Mills, and Ronn Pineo- COHA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With 181 out of 193 of the United Nations representatives voting yes on Thursday, October 16, the Venezuelan government has gained not only a seat on the U.N. Security Council, but an affirmation of a leadership role in the Americas. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10973#comments International Politics UN Security Council Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:50:52 +0000 Zoe 10973 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Bolivia-Venezuela Comparisons Should be Very Helpful to Radical Chavistas http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joe Emersberger – TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emersberger responds to the recent opinion article “Paralysed Venezuela vs Thriving Bolivia”, arguing: “Maduro’s government, like that of Chavez before him, is facing an economic war and other forms of destabilization. The lesson from Bolivia isn’t that it must try harder to win over foreign and domestic elites.&nbsp; On the contrary, Bolivia’s example offers ways to fight more effectively.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10970#comments Bolivia Economy Evo Morales International Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:43 +0000 ewan 10970 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Planting the People's Seed Law in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The battle against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is central in the ongoing fight between transnational corporations and the health and sovereignty of the people of Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10966#comments Agriculture Economy Featured Article GMO Law Seed Law seeds Social Movements Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:45:58 +0000 ryan 10966 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Paralysed Venezuela vs Thriving Bolivia: Two Faces of Socialism http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10961 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hernán Luis Torres Núñez – Aporrea.org </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hernán Luis Torres Núñez, a frequent economics commentator on leftist Venezuelan community forum Aporrea, argues that Venezuela should learn from Bolivian president Evo Morales’ pragmatic style of governance for “21st century socialism”. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10961" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10961#comments Bolivia Economy International Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:23:15 +0000 ewan 10961 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Disturbing Message of Robert Serra’s Murder http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10955 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The signatories – UK Guardian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A number of political, trade union, and academic figures from British civil society state their worry about the murder of young Venezuelan parliamentarian Robert Serra and what implications this may have for the country’s political stability. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10955" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10955#comments Assassinations International international solidarity Law and Justice Robert Serra Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:52:44 +0000 ewan 10955 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Why a Philosophical Summit of the Poor? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10948 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman/ Juan Manuel Mendoza/ venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juan Manuel Mendoza tells venezuelanalysis.com the significance of the Philosophical Summit of the Poor, held on Friday in Caracas. Mendoza explains who “the poor” are and what it is they want, in terms so universal they could be applied to any struggle since capitalism and democracy became all but synonymous. How to recreate the model, Mendoza asks, when even the word freedom implies slavery? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10948" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10948#comments Bolivarian Project Labor and Workers' Control people power philosophy poor Social Movements working class Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:33:17 +0000 Zoe 10948 at http://venezuelanalysis.com International Media Barely Raises Eyebrow over Assassination of Pro-Government Legislator in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10945 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media either ignored or downplayed Robert Serra’s assassination and side-stepped the issue of far-right political violence, further highlighting how tightly mainstream media sticks to the prevailing narrative on Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10945" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10945#comments Assassinations Bolivarian Project Featured Article Law and Justice Media Coverage Terrorism Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:36:26 +0000 cory 10945 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's “Political Prisoner” Allegory http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10942 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the face of arrests, trials, and detentions of opposition and student leaders, allegations of political repression in Venezuela are circulating international and private national press. &nbsp;The Venezuelan government and its supporters adamantly reject the claim that Venezuela has any political prisoners and they assert that everyone in detention is being tried for their involvement in criminal conduct. This article aims to explore the issue of political prisoners in Venezuela by providing a broader historical context combined with an analysis of power in Venezuela today. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10942" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10942#comments Featured Article Law and Justice Opposition Opposition political freedom Political Violence Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:23:56 +0000 ewan 10942 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Academics and Diplomats Contest the Washington Post’s Criticism of the Maduro Administration http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10932 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Various </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10932" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10932#comments International media war Media Watch Nicolás Maduro United Nations Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:05:34 +0000 ewan 10932 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Professor & The President: Who’s the Bully? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10927 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suren Moodliar- TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suren reviews the inflammatory Sep 5th opinion piece by Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann, titled Should Venezuela Default? The article caused interest rates on Venezuelan bonds to temporarily soar as investors balked at Hausmann’s calculated commentary regarding the nation he once served as planning minister, during Venezuela's era of neoliberal reign known as the 4th Republic. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10927" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10927#comments 2014 economy Economy Hausmann Nicolás Maduro Opposition Politics Wall St. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:43:21 +0000 Zoe 10927 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Victims of 2002 Venezuelan Coup Denounce Double Standards in Justice after Iván Simonovis’ Release http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10926 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cory Fischer-Hoffman- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10926#comments April 11 2002 Coup Featured Article Law and Justice Politics Prisons Simonovis Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:11:07 +0000 Zoe 10926 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela, Country of Overwhelming Riches and Intense Contrast http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10922 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ollantay Itzamná- Rebelion.org </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quechua anthropologist Ollantay Itzamná writes of his crossing from Baranquilla, Colombia to Venezuela. After choosing not to heed the colorful warnings of famine and crime parroted by Colombian taxi drivers, Itzamná finds as he draws closer to the border that he is just one foreigner among hundreds of Colombians who cross over daily to fill their bags with low-priced goods. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10922" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10922#comments Bolivarian Project Colombian border contraband economic war Economy International Nicolás Maduro smuggling Socialism Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:20:02 +0000 Zoe 10922 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Socialism: Practice or Principle First? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10919 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dada Nelson Bernados </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As socialist enterprises and workers cooperatives are dwindling in Venezuela, there is a new emphasis on the creation of Networks of Free and Associated Agricultural Producers (REPLA). In this article, the author offers critiques of the socialist enterprises and calls for localized production that emphasizes processing raw materials closest to where they originate. This perspective is offered based on organizing efforts with a REPLA in Barlovento, Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10919" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10919#comments 21st Century Socialism Labor and Workers' Control rural workers worker control Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:56:46 +0000 cory 10919 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Why Venezuela Should Not Default http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Francisco Rodríguez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a provocative article published last week Venezuelan economists Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos make an argument that if authorities adopted a set of common-sense policies, they argue, these would include defaulting on the country’s foreign debt and making bondholders bear part of the burden of adjustment. Francisco Rodríguez&nbsp; argues that Venezuela should not default on its debt because default Venezuela is not insolvent. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10911#comments 2014 economy economic difficulties Economy Economy Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:58 +0000 cory 10911 at http://venezuelanalysis.com