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Read the Venezuelan Opposition’s Messages Revealed as a Plot to “Annihilate” Nicolas Maduro

Hard-line opposition leader Maria Corina Machado (archive)

This document shows the messages written by members of the right-wing opposition which according to Venezuelan authorities point to a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

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Rejecting US Claims that the Venezuelan State Permits Human Rights Abuses

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In light of the contraversial bill that just passed the US House of Representatives, the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign aims to set the record straight on the accusations of Human Rights abuses US lawmakers have directed at Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela, Capitalism & Climate Change

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The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has just announced its plan to fight climate change. Claudia Salerno, Vice Minister for North America at the Venezuelan Mission to the United Nations, explained her country's proposals fight climate change at a special meeting with the press May 30. She summed up the plan saying: "Venezuela's contribution is to change the system, not the climate."

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The Spectre Haunting The Spanish Monarchy

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At a summit in 2007, Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain, the head of state hand-picked by dictator Francisco Franco as his successor, was moved to outburst by remarks by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. "Why don’t you shut up?” the King spat, as Chávez recalled Spain's support of the attempted coup d’état that sought to depose him in 2002.

Well, look who’s shutting up now.

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Remember When Venezuela and Bolivia Kicked the U.S. DEA Out of Their Countries, Accusing It of Espionage? Looks Like They Were Right...

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The NSA is shown to have assisted the DEA with efforts to capture narcotraffickers, but the leaked documents also refer to “a vibrant two-way information sharing relationship” between the two intelligence agencies, implying that the DEA shares its information with the NSA to aid with non-drug-related spying.

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What Spain’s Podemos (Fortunately) Learned from Venezuela

“A better world is possible, if it’s socialist” (archive)

This is a translation of an article by journalist and media analyst Pascual Serrano, published in eldiario.es. It addressed what Spain’s new “citizen left” party, Podemos (We Can), which won five seats and 1.2 million votes in the recent European elections, has learned from Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution.

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Halliburton in Venezuela: Smells like Sulfur

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Venezuelan writer and analyst Clodovaldo Hernandez discusses the rumored deal struck up between Venezuela’s national petroleum industry, PDVSA, and U.S. based multinational corporation Halliburton.

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John Kerry, The Internet, and Freedom of Expression in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (archive)

Venezuelan open software activist Luigino Bracci Roa addresses John Kerry's recent accusations about internet freedom in Venezuela, explaining that far from being limited, social networks "have played the exact opposite role: as a propaganda tool to galvanize opposition mobilization, and a tool to intimidate Chavismo". The article also details how high profile pro-opposition figures from within the U.S. helped in both these tasks.

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Terrorism in Venezuela and Its Accomplices

Violent opposition protests in Caracas. (Reuters)

The private media and important actors both at home and abroad including Washington have downplayed, and in some cases completely ignored, the terrorist actions perpetrated against the Venezuelan government over the past three months.

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Nobel Peace Laureates to Human Rights Watch: Close Your Revolving Door to U.S. Government

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 The following letter was sent today to Human Rights Watch's Kenneth Roth on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire; former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans von Sponeck; current UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Richard Falk; and over 100 scholars.

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“We Still Have Time to Change Course Away from Bourgeois Conciliation”: An Interview with Activist and Aporrea Founder Gonzalo Gomez

Gonzalo Gomez (archive)

Gonzalo Gomez, a founder of alternative Venezuelan news website Aporrea.org, and a member of Socialist Tide, a critical left current within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, gives his view on the current political moment and possible future trajectories for the Bolivarian revolution.

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The “Leftist” Protest of Heinz Dietrich

Heinz Dietrich, German sociologist and political analyst, presents his 2005 book “Hugo Chavez and 21st Century Socialism.” (

Guatemalan writer Percy Godoy criticizes the German author of “Hugo Chavez and 21st Century Socialism” for his recent comments against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

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162 Attacks on Cuban Doctors in Venezuela Ignored by Media

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In the last two months 162 aggressions against Cuban doctors in Venezuela have been registered. A few days ago, the Venezuelan government gave a medal to two of these people, who were almost burnt alive during an opposition attack on a medical centre in Lara state.

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The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela

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Author and journalist Eva Golinger details recent U.S. funding of the Venezuelan opposition, concluding that, “What is clear is that the US government continues to feed efforts to destabilize Venezuela”.

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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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