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Analysis: Military

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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Are the Military Occupations of Stores Evidence that the Venezuelan Government is Descending into Tyranny?

Soldiers outside a Daka store in Caracas (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Despite the Western media’s outrage, there are legitimate reasons for the occupation of stores by Venezuela’s military.

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The Community and Security Forces in Venezuela

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

Over the last decade the Venezuelan government has sought to reform the country's security forces. But just how far has reform gone towards improving relations between the grassroots and the police and armed forces?

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“Those Who Do Their Job Shouldn’t Fear Inspection”: Interview with Venezuela’s “Inspector”, Admiral Carmen Meléndez

Admiral Carmen Melendez (Ciudad CCS)

Tired of hearing that public works and government projects are not functioning like they should, President Hugo Chavez has given instructions for Carmen Melendez to do on-site supervisions and to bring back the names of those responsible. The very possibility her visiting public institutions suspected of inefficiency will send some into a panic, and make others tremble.

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Opposition Lawmaker Maria Corina Machado Makes Miami Headlines

Maria Corina Machado
(vencedorenboyaca2.blogspot.com)

In another attempt to discredit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of the country’s most reactionary right-wing lawmakers recently issued a set of “warnings” that her country is allegedly developing a massive “guerrilla army” to fight against the United States.

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How Is Chavez?

(plazadearmas)

I would like to share with everyone some personal impressions interspersed with some elements of analysis about an unforgettable day.  It had been a while since I’d seen President Hugo Chavez, and I was, like everyone, very anxious about seeing him up close, maybe shaking his hand. I was worried about his health, for him as a close friend, and for Our America, for which he has done so much. And further, because Chavez is, as the Bertolt Brecht quote goes, one of the “indispensable” ones, those who like Fidel, struggle every day, 24 hours a day, without a break.

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Independence Equals Housing, Health, Agriculture, Defense & Political Will

(Erepublik)

Last night, Venezuela's VTV reported from CAVIM (Venezuelan Military Industries) in Maracay, on their production of the AK-103 and a full range of ammunition for use by the new National Police Force and the Venezuelan Military.

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Venezuela’s Armed Forces Under Fire by Washington

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (left) with General Henry Rangal Silva, who was sworn in as Venezuelan Minister of Defence this

During an event that included the transfer of mandate of several members of the high military command on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said changes to the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) are important for strengthening democracy.

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The Battle of 2012 – The Revolution, the People and the Armed Forces

A piece by the Frente Francisco de Miranda Youth Organisation discussing the opposition's strategy of destabilisation and the possibility of an international intervention in Venezuela.

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Interview with Ignacio Vera: Why is the Process so Centered around Chavez?

An example of urban graffiti found across Venezuela that reproduce commonly used phrases of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Th

Ignacio Vera looks just like Paulo Freire. He’s a patience-testing slow talker, and speaks as much with his hands as he does with his mouth. One evening we sat on his porch to consider some questions about the social and political changes taking place inVenezuela which are considered by many to be part of a Socialist Revolution.

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From Latin America to the Arab World – What’s going on in Libya?

Young people gather in the Libyan city of Ajdabiya as part of ongoing demonstrations for change in the North African nation (arc

We might describe the situation like this: in a part of the world linked once again to strong internal solidarities and from which only lethargy or fanaticism was expected, a wave of popular uprisings have arisen which have threatened to topple the allies of Western powers in the region, one after the other.

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Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Border

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correo (center) during attempted coup d’état, September 30, 2010. (YVKE)

When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba, it is clear who would benefit from a coup.

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The Latest Provocation of Colombia against Venezuela

On Thursday, July 22, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez decided to put the border with Colombia on maximum military alert, after Colombian president Alvaro Uribe made accusations that Venezuela was harbouring FARC guerrillas and demanded an “international commission of enquiry.”

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The US Threat to Latin America

The military agreement between the United States and Colombia has caused outcry in Latin America. Many governments suspect that the US is trying to cement its military hegemony in the region and maintain its ability to intervene in the affairs of Latin American countries.

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Venezuela: The People in Arms

Alan Woods in Caracas describes the mood of the masses on the April 13 celebrations of the 8th anniversary of the failed right-wing coup. This time, as well as the usual red shirts, there was a massive display of the people’s militia clad in camouflage green, and carrying Russian-made AK-47s, a clear warning to the reactionary oligarchy that the masses are prepared to fight any attempt to turn the clock back.

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