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Undocumented Migrants in Venezuela Have More Rights than US Citizens in the US

"Bye friend, return soon", says the sign at one of Venezuela's border points (archive)

While most first world and imperialist countries criminalise refugees and undocumented migrants, scapegoating them, promoting racism, and mistreating them, Venezuela welcomes all migrants, and provides them with the same rights as Venezuelan citizens.

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USAID Subversion in Latin America Not Limited to Cuba

Woman using cellphone in Havana

The “ZunZuneo” project, which the Associated Press reports was “aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government,” was overseen by USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). AP describes OTI as “a division that was created after the fall of the Soviet Union to promote U.S. interests in quickly changing political environments — without the usual red tape.” Its efforts to undermine the Cuban government are not unusual, however, considering the organization’s track record in other countries in the region.

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Venezuela: A Call for Peace

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (EFE)

The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events. Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the grass roots that has ensured that both power and resources are equitably distributed among our people.

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Call to Action in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan Peasant Movement

logo of vía campesina

We, Vía Campesina Internacional, the international peasant movement that brings together over 200 million families in 77 countries, express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people, their peasant movement Bolivarian Revolution – currently the victim of an imperialist crusade that, together with reactionary right-wing forces, conspires within Venezuela and abroad in an attempt to retake the power they lost legitimately, democratically, and repeatedly at the ballot box.

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Natural Resources as the Dynamic Axis of UNASUR strategy

oil field in Venezuela's Orinoco region

Alí Rodriguez Araque, general secretary of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) details the core values of the UNASUR trade bloc, noting the paradox between the extensive reserves of valuable natural resources and the 130 million living in poverty throughout represented nations. Last week UNSAUR sent a delegation to discuss recent conflict and possible resolution in petroleum-rich Venezuela- this statement provides a basis of understanding for UNSAUR's position on Venezuela and their rejection of possible U.S. sanctions.

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APG Open Letter: Canada Must Call for Dialogue Amid Unrest in Venezuela

(Miguel Acurero/Ultimas Noticias)

We call upon the Canadian government to condemn foreign intervention in Venezuela's internal affairs via the funding and training of groups and individuals seeking regime change through violence or other unconstitutional means, and to support dialogue as the only appropriate means of achieving peace and reconciliation in Venezuela.

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Media Distortions about Venezuela Not Just a Problem in the U.S.

(CEPR)

I sometimes complain about U.S. media coverage of Venezuela, which is mostly one-sided and sometimes terribly inaccurate. But compared to most of the Latin American media, U.S. reporting is practically “fair and balanced.” 

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The “Cubanization” of U.S. Policy Towards Venezuela

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuelan opposition politicians and their allies in the U.S.frequently decry Cuba’s alleged influence on the Venezuelan government. Ironically however, there seems to be an important and growing nexus between the Venezuelan opposition and the anti-Cuba lobby in the U.S. 

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US Vice President Promises to Forgive Venezuela if It Goes Away

(archive)

In a move widely applauded by those who know which side their bread is buttered on, the US vice president today attacked the Venezuelan government over its stubborn refusal to get out of the way for the good of the hemisphere.

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Canadian Parliament Passes Resolution against Bolivarian Government

(archive)

The Canadian government has become the latest imperialist power to jump to the defence of the far-right protests in Venezuela.  Parliament has just passed a unanimous motion that places the responsibility for the current violence in the country on the shoulders of the Venezuelan government rather than the opposition gangs that initiated the unrest.

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Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela

An antigovernment demonstrator stood with a ribbon covering her mouth during a protest in front of an office of the Organization

If the Obama administration wants to improve its relations with the region, it could start by joining the rest of the hemisphere in accepting the results of democratic elections.

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Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator: “The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced”

Raúl Capote (Chavez vive magazine)

In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact a CIA agent.

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Defeating Fascism Before It’s Too Late

One of several snipers caught on film from behind opposition barricades during clashes with security forces in the city of Méri

Author James Petras argues that the violent groups within the hard-line opposition represent the germ of a fascist movement in Venezuela, which is being organized and supported from abroad.

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Aiding Venezuela

(AVN)

Once we stop Shunning Venezuela and we start broadly Understanding Venezuela, what can we do to aid Venezuela?

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No Middle Road on Venezuela

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro addressing supporters at a recent “march for peace” in Caracas (prensa presidencial)

Moodilar argues, “The left needs to rally behind the revolutionary process using a framing that educates people about the social forces at play in Venezuela”.

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