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The majority of foreign media, the dispatches of news agencies, and television services--starting with CNN—all denounce a deformed version of the Venezuelan reality.

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Pray for Venezuela … To Remain a Sovereign Nation

An opposition march in Caracas on Sunday (AFP)

Yes, pray for Venezuela. Pray that there will be no more bloodshed. Pray that the people may continue their peaceful political tradition of finding solutions to real problems and differences. Pray that Venezuela may remain a sovereign nation.

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What is happening in Venezuela?

Environmental ministry offices in Merida were attacked by a group of armed individuals on 24 February. Five vehicles were damage

Latin American studies professor Miguel Tinker Salas gives a straightforward who, what, where, when and why run-down of the current situation in Venezuela.

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Violence in Venezuela: The Myths Versus Facts

An opposition group in Merida last month. (Ewan Robertson/Venezuelanalysis)

Federico Fuentes, provides answers to common questions about recent events in Venezuela. 

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Venezuela is not Ukraine

A demonstrator throws an incendiary device during clashes with Venezuelan National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) during a protest again

Venezuela's struggle is widely misrepresented in western media. This is a classic conflict between right and left, rich and poor.

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Venezuela: A New Lesson in Democracy


The complicity of the Spanish media with Venezuelan coup-ism has never been as explicit and committed as it was in 2002, but it has been equally repugnant. The same lies as always, the same topics, the same rubbish.

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Venezuela: Volunteers Clear Streets, Face Attacks by Right-Wing Thugs

Volunteers cleaning the streets in Merida (TatuyTV)

In response to the violence instigated by the Venezuelan elite, the working classes of Venezuela took to the streets this week. They went out not with pistols or grenades, but with brooms and shovels to clean the burnt trash and remove the barricades that have restricted the free movement of thousands of citizens.

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Venezuela's Right is Protesting Against Justice, Not Repression

Clashes in Merida on 24 February (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

The extreme right-wing has a history of violence.

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Federico Fuentes replies to Mike Gonzalez's 'Is Venezuela burning?'

Protests in April 2013. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

I have had a few people ask me what I think of the recent article by Mike Gonzalez "Is Venezuela burning", regarding events in Venezuela. Putting aside the fact he can't even get the name right of the oil minster (Rafael Ramirez, not Rodriguez), here are three things that are wrong with the article.

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Is Venezuela Burning?


Only a deepening of the Bolivarian Revolution can save it.

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The Real Significance of the Student Protests

Venezuelan students protesting (archive)

Venezuela specialist Dr. Julia Buxton gives her view on the meaning of ongoing opposition protests.

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Coups, Media and Stalemates: What Violent Protests Mean for Venezuela’s staff writers offer their concise insights on three different angles of the violent protests that have’s staff writers offer their concise insights on three different angles of the violent protests that have been occurring in the country: the opposition’s strategy, how the media have reacted, and the implications of the protests for the Bolivarian Revolution.

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The New Year

2013 was marked by repeated mass mobilisations of both Chavistas and opposition supporters, due to the passing of Hugo Chavez an

Eleazar Díaz Rangel, the director of Venezuelan newspaper Últimas Notícias, examines the country’s political situation and the internal politics of the opposition at the beginning of 2014.

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Where is Venezuela’s Economy Headed?

95% of Venezuela’s foreign export earnings in Venezuela come from oil sales (archive)

What did President Nicolas Maduro’s announcements during Wednesday’s state of the nation address tell us about the Venezuelan government’s economic agenda for 2014?

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


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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