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Venezuela Is Not Occupy: U.S. Congress Got It Wrong

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With demonstrating students in the streets confronting state security forces, the recent unrest and violence in Venezuela superficially bears a resemblance to the Occupy Movement that began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on September 2011. But the similarity ends there.

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Video: Tariq Ali Remembers Hugo Chavez

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The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Britain on February 20, 2014, sponsored the inaugural Hugo Chavez Memorial Lecture in London. The speaker was internationally renowned Marxist author Tariq Ali.

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US Administration Considering Targeted Sanctions against Members of Venezuelan Government

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Members of Congress and the Obama administration have consistently placed the blame for the violence stemming from protests on the Venezuelan government, while overlooking or ignoring violent incidents by opposition protesters, including the decapitation of motorcycle riders, the burning of government buildings and metro stations, attacks against state media companies, and the killing of individuals seeking to dismantle barricades, including a National Guard officer. Officials have referred instead to “systematic” human rights abuses and government repression, without citing evidence.

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US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela

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Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution

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U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela: Seeing The Larger Picture

The analysis of U.S. policy toward the Ukraine and Syria is even more applicable in the case of Venezuela, argues academic and a

The analysis of U.S. policy toward the Ukraine and Syria is even more applicable in the case of Venezuela, argues academic and author Steve Ellner.

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Obama's Arrogant Interference in Venezuela and Resistance by A Participatory Democracy

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Obama’s arrogant interference in Venezuela constitutes the latest example from among the long list of U.S. presidents who adopt and actively sponsor the original seventeenth century evangelical notion: the U.S is a chosen people, the beacon on the hill for the world to look toward for salvation.

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Venezuela: Shunned by the Left?

Pro-government rally in Merida in 12 February (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

ZNet's Michael Albert analyses why there is so little coverage of Venezuela by the international left.

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US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake

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The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America.

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US Foreign Policy in Latin America Leaves an Open Door for China

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right) with Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang last Septmber (EFE)

Economist Mark Weisbrot argues that China could provide credit lines to back up Venezuela and Argentina’s currencies in order to counteract U.S. designs for the Latin American region.

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Brookings Institution Calls on Obama to Support a Hypothetical Coup Against Venezuela's Maduro (+video)

Harold Trinkunas (Club de Prensa)

On Thursday, the Brookings Institution issued a memo to President Obama titled “Venezuela Breaks Down in Violence.”

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Latest Human Rights Watch Report: 30 Lies about Venezuela

Jose Vivanco, HRW Americas division head (archive)

In its annual report HRW manages to tell at least 30 lies about Venezuela, in just six pages.

 

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Venezuela Chairs Committee on Draconian Anti-Haitian Citizenship Ruling

Maduro with Haiti's Martelly (Prensa Presidencial)

In contrast to the neocolonial actions of the United States, Canada, and others who have worked to undermine Haiti’s reconstruction, stands Venezuela—now one of Haiti’s key allies, and one who has broken from the anti-people reconstruction policies and aligned itself in solidarity with, rather than in domination to, the Haitian people.

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Elections in Venezuela and Chile Advance Left Agenda and Latin American Economic Integration

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The elections in Venezuela and Chile in December molded the political panorama of Latin America for the coming year, providing a new opening for left-leaning governments and the advance of post neoliberal policies in the region.

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Democracy in Latin America: The Results of the 2013 Latinobarómetro Public Opinion Poll

As they’ve done in past years, the pollsters comment on the dramatic discrepancy between Venezuelans’ positive evaluation of

The dominant narrative on democracy and Latin America's "left turn" has no basis in public opinion data from the region, as the Latinobarómetro poll results show.

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Venezuelan General Deterrence: New Axis of Evil or Third World Liberation?

Venezuelan militia members (Juan Barreto /AFP)

Over the last decade general deterrence imperatives have played a major role in shaping Venezuelan foreign policy. This is largely a response to US imperialism. 

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