Analysis: All http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/all en Venezuela Takes Control of Its Border as Bogotá and Caracas Bring Their Cases to UNASUR http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11492 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frederick B. Mills &amp; William Camacaro - COHA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The author argues that chronic shortages in Venezuela are a direct result of cross-border smuggling networks, which are the target of President Maduro's recent anti-contraband offensive in the Colombian-Venezuelan border zone.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11492" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11492#comments Colombia-Venezuela Relations Colombian border Economy International Paramilitaries smuggling Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:02:07 +0000 lmkoerner 11492 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Andrés Antillano: Economic Recession and Increased Repression Are the Spark for Social Explosions http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11489 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrés Antillano and Héctor Bujanda – Contrapunto </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrés Antillano, chair of the Department of Criminology at the Central University of Venezuela School of Law, analyzes the crime surge in Venezuela as well as the Maduro government's recent police offensive, Operation Liberation and Protection of the People, arguing that the latter marks a return to a more repressive model of policing that risks criminalizing the poor and excluded. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11489" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11489#comments Crime Interviews Law and Justice OLP Police Reform Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:44:49 +0000 lmkoerner 11489 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Secret Agenda Behind the Venezuela-Guyana Conflict http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11488 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Golinger – COHA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Gollinger traces the neocolonial roots of the current Esquibo border dispute, arguing that the US and Exxon Mobil are backing Guyanese annexation of the contested territory in a bid to weaken Venezuela and shore up US influence in the Caribbean. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11488" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11488#comments Exxon Guyana International Oil and Gas Petrocaribe Venezuela-U.S. Relations Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:13:45 +0000 lmkoerner 11488 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Infiltration of Colombian Paramilitaries into Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11486 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gustavo Fuchs- TeleSUR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The phenomenon of paramilitary groups in Venezuela is on the rise, according to that country's government. Journalist Gustavo Fuchs looks at their history in the country to shed light on the current situation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11486" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11486#comments Colombia-Venezuela Relations Colombian border Law and Justice Military Paramilitaries Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:41:01 +0000 Zoe 11486 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Could Venezuela's Socialists Lose the Coming Elections? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11484 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Federico Fuentes- Green Left Weekly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although some Chavistas seem to think they have already lost the vote, there are signs that the popular sectors will not go down without a fight. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11484" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11484#comments Bolivarian Project National Assembly elections 2015 Politics Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:34:17 +0000 Zoe 11484 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Mehmet Ali Dogan: Communes, Counter-Hegemony, and the Kurdish Fight for the Middle Eastern Patria Grande http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11479 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Turkey ramps up its bombing of Kurdish forces in northern Syria, VA sits down with Mehmet Ali Dogan, a Kurdish anthropologist and documentary filmmaker from Turkey, who is spokesperson for the Kurdistan-Latin America Solidarity Committee. With powerful testimony, Dogan bridges the gaps between peoples' movements across the globe, emphasizing the need to reduce state roles in order to create and defend revolution from the ground up. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11479" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11479#comments Bolivarian Project Communes Featured Article International Interviews Middle-East Solidarity Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:27:35 +0000 Zoe 11479 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Hector Navarro: Critical Revolutionary Voices Must Reach the National Assembly http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11477 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hector Nevarro, Carlos Carcione, and Lucero Benitez - Marea Socialista </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ex-minister and leftwing Chavista dissident Hector Nevarro discusses the current economic and political crisis in Venezuela. Critiquing the corruption and lack of self-criticism marring the PSUV leadership, he calls for the Venezuelan people to send critical, revolutionary delegates to the National Assembly.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11477" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11477#comments Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution Corruption Hugo Chavez legacy National Assembly 2015 Participation Politics Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:00:40 +0000 lmkoerner 11477 at http://venezuelanalysis.com MUD’s Murky Future in Venezuelan Politics http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11475 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emma Scully &amp; Daniel A. Tovar- COHA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This investigative piece from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs outlines the sources of the divisions within MUD that have transformed it into a splintered opposition coalition plagued by party factionalism. Failure to resurface as a cohesive coalition, the authors argue, may help the current government to retain a majority in the national assembly in this year’s parliamentary elections on December 6. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11475" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11475#comments MUD National Assembly elections 2015 Opposition Politics Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:19:41 +0000 Zoe 11475 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Communal Levels of the War http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11469 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> José Roberto Duque - Misión Verdad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the Maduro government cracks down on contraband and speculation, communes and communal councils are taking the lead as a key front in the economic war.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11469" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11469#comments Bolivarian Project Communal Councils Communes economic war Economy food shortages Social Movements Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:03:10 +0000 lmkoerner 11469 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chavista Theory of Transition Towards the Communal State http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11466 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frederick B. Mills - Open Democracy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The challenge of the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela today is to advance towards a communal state in the context of the ongoing reproduction of speculative capitalism. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11466" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11466#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Communal Councils Economy Hugo Chavez legacy Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:20:31 +0000 lmkoerner 11466 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Selma in Caracas: Brown-Washing and the Abuse of History http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11464 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner- venezuelanalysis.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VA.com's Lucas Koerner looks at the Venezuelan opposition's attempt to self-style themselves as an oppressed minority by likening their movement to the struggles faced by black people defying the Jim Crow. Koerner goes on to compare this "brown-washing" to PR tactics employed by the state of Israel. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11464" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11464#comments 2014 by-election 2014 opposition violence afro-descendents April 11 2002 Coup black power Featured Article Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans International Israel Opposition Venezuelan Media Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:50:40 +0000 Zoe 11464 at http://venezuelanalysis.com How Deep Does the Crisis Cut? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11462 <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"> 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. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11462" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11462#comments 2015 oil glut Bolivarian Project economic war Economy Featured Article foreign currency exchange Inflation Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:06:04 +0000 lmkoerner 11462 at http://venezuelanalysis.com The Making of Leopoldo Lopez http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11452 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roberto Lovato - Foreign Policy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Lovato delves into Leopoldo Lopez's checkered past from his elite US education to his suspected role in the 2002 coup, calling into question the Venezuelan opposition standard-bearer's democratic credentials.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11452" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11452#comments 2014 opposition violence 2015 Opposition April 11 2002 Coup leopoldo lopez Opposition Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:09:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11452 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Targets Venezuela Using Border Dispute as Pretext http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11450 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eric Draitser- TeleSUR English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Draitser argues that Venezuela and Guyana’s despute over the Essequibo region is a new front in the destabilization of Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11450" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11450#comments Essequibo Exxon Guyana International Oil and Gas Politics Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:33:59 +0000 Zoe 11450 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Maduro Talks to teleSUR: Guyana Border Dispute, Greece, and Economic War http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11440 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> teleSUR with President Nicolas Maduro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Peruvian Sun Hall at the Miraflores Palace, teleSUR’s Tatiana Perez and Rey Gomez spoke to President Nicolas Maduro about the Guyana border dispute, Greece, economic war, the BRICS, and more. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11440" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11440#comments BRICS economic war Economy Greece Guyana International Interviews Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:01:24 +0000 lmkoerner 11440 at http://venezuelanalysis.com U.S.-Venezuela Détente Still Going — For Now http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11437 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Weisbrot - Al Jazeera English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Weisbrot analyses the ongoing rapprochement between the U.S. and Venezuela and asks, will it last? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11437" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11437#comments Barack Obama Legislative elections 2015 Opposition Venezuela-U.S. Relations Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:18:25 +0000 Rachael 11437 at http://venezuelanalysis.com A Marxist Analysis of the Currency Exchange Controls in Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11433 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deivi Peña – Lucha de Clases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The author argues that the current foreign exchange control regime has failed to prevent transnational and domestic capital from taking its profits out of the country and that no government policy, no matter how conciliatory towards business, will attract investment in Venezuela as long as the Revolution continues. Only the expropriation of the bourgeois-controlled means of production– the "completion of the revolution"– will solve the present crisis.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11433" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11433#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Corruption Economy foreign currency exchange Labor and Workers' Control Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:14:37 +0000 lmkoerner 11433 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Oldest Human Rights Organization: "Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights" http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11424 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner and Sister Eugenia Russia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As "reports" of alleged "human rights violations" in Venezuela are unscrupulously circulated by transnational corporate media and rightwing governments, VA speaks to long time human rights activist Sister Eugenia Russian, President of the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), concerning a range of issues, including "political prisoners", "torture" allegations, the "crackdown" on journalists, Liberation Theology, and more.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11424" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11424#comments barricades destabilisation Featured Article Human Rights Interviews Law and Justice leopoldo lopez liberation theology media war Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:32:08 +0000 Rachael 11424 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela Rejects “Media Manipulation” of Brazilian Senator Visit http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11418 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Venezuelan Foreign Relations Ministry has released an official communique lambasting international media reports surrounding a visit to the country by a group of rightwing Brazilian senators last week. &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11418" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11418#comments Brazil International Latin American Right media war Media Watch Opposition Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:48:03 +0000 lmkoerner 11418 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Desmond Tutu, If You Stand with the Venezuelan Right, You Have Chosen the Side of the Oppressor http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11415 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an op-ed published in the Spanish daily El Pais titled "Free the Prisoners of Conscience in Venezuela", the renowned South African Archbishop and anti-apartheid militant Desmond Tutu foresakes neutrality in order to unabashedly take the side of the oppressor, namely the United States and the Venezuelan Right. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11415" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11415#comments 2015 Opposition de-colonial politics Desmond Tutu Featured Article Imperialism leopoldo lopez Opposition United States Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:23:51 +0000 Rachael 11415 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Roland Denis: "Chavez Didn't Dare to Do What He Had to Between 2002 and 2003” http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11414 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roland Denis - Rebelion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a critical interview, longtime Venezuelan anarchist revolutionary, Roland Denis, gives his perspective on the present condition of the Bolivarian revolution, judging it to be at a critical conjuncture. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11414" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11414#comments 21st Century Socialism Bolivarian Project Bolivarian Revolution Corruption Reformism Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:30:51 +0000 Rachael 11414 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Obama’s Cuba Legacy May Run Through Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11413 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Weisbrot - Aljazeera America </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama's historic moves in normalizing relations with Cuba risk being jeopardized if the US leader fails to overcome rightwing efforts to derail reconciliation with Venezuela. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11413" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11413#comments Barack Obama Executive Order 2015 International US-Venezuela relations Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:35:07 +0000 lmkoerner 11413 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Is the Western Media Balanced on Any Scale? http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11403 <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"> The author contends that the international debate surrounding the alleged "pro-government bias" of Venezuela's Globovision television station is quite revealing of Western corporate media's glaring double standards vis-a-vis Venezuela </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11403" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11403#comments Documents Media Watch Tue, 02 Jun 2015 02:41:06 +0000 lmkoerner 11403 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Facts About the Media Garbage Against Diosdado Cabello http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11399 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mision Verdad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The information presented by the Wall Street Journal is a mix of anonymous opinions, value judgements by US anti-drug officials, declarations lacking any kind of time sequence and unproven speculations about Diosdado Cabello.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11399" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11399#comments Diosdado Cabello media war Media Watch Wall Street Journal Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:46 +0000 Rachael 11399 at http://venezuelanalysis.com US Prosecutors are Good Imperial Soldiers http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11398 <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"> Juan Forero’s latest article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), co-authored by José de Córdoba, ran with the headline “Venezuelan Officials Suspected of Turning Country into Global Cocaine Hub”.&nbsp;The article was immediately cited by the&nbsp;BBC,&nbsp;UK Guardian, and&nbsp;Reuters&nbsp;among others. Here are five things readers should notice about the article. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11398" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11398#comments Haiti International media Media Watch soft coup U.S.-Latin America Wall Street Journal Wed, 27 May 2015 14:23:56 +0000 Rachael 11398 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Chavismo On The Horns Of A Dilemma: Populism And Pragmatism In Venezuela http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Ellner - New Left Project </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Academic Steve Ellner explores the current political and economic juncture in Venezuela, linking its current difficulties to the tendency to pursue both pragmatic and populist strategies and the failure of the government in certain cases to take advantage of its triumphs over the opposition in order to launch a revolutionary offensive.&nbsp; &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11391#comments 2015 Economy economic war Economy Exchange rate Populism Private sector Fri, 22 May 2015 14:03:25 +0000 Rachael 11391 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Petrizzelli's Ti@s: "Shak[ing] the World in a Very Necessary Way" http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucas Koerner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VA’s Lucas Koerner brings readers an analysis of the new documentary Ti@s which narrates the lives of six ageing gay “uncles” in Venezuela. The analysis offers us an insight into the reality of Venezuela’s LGBTQ community and the limits of the Revolution's attempts to deliver historic justice to subaltern groups within the confines of global capitalism.&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11386#comments de-colonial politics Documents Featured Article Gender and Sexuality LGBTQ popular power structural violence subalternity Wed, 20 May 2015 20:22:42 +0000 Rachael 11386 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Elitism and Disillusion Taint Venezuela's Opposition Primaries http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Telesur English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TeleSur English journalist Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that Venezuela's opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) has "shot itself in the foot" by failing to organise primary elections that inspire trust in its own rank and file. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11383#comments National Assembly Elections Opposition Opposition primaries 2015 Tue, 19 May 2015 21:27:20 +0000 Rachael 11383 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela: Maduro and the Market http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Ellner - Alborada Magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Historian and veteran analyst Steve Ellner argues that President Nicolas Maduro's economic strategy represents an effort to take the middle road between those demanding radical expropriations irrespective of market reality and those calling for currency devaluation, &nbsp;all as part of a bid to win further breathing room for renewed revolutionary advances &nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11381#comments 2015 Economy Bolivarian Project Documents Economy Expropriations foreign currency exchange Politics Thu, 14 May 2015 02:50:08 +0000 lmkoerner 11381 at http://venezuelanalysis.com Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela's 'Blue Gold' http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carrie Giunta - Stop the War Coalition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The author argues that Venezuela's abundance of the highly strategic mineral cotane could be behind Obama's labeling of the South American nation an "unusual and extraordinary threat".&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372#comments Coltan contraband Documents Executive Order 2015 Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelans International Military Venezuela-U.S. Relations; military Wed, 06 May 2015 19:05:40 +0000 lmkoerner 11372 at http://venezuelanalysis.com