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Letter to John Kerry on Venezuela

John Kerry

In light of Kerry's comments last Wednesday that alluded to possible sanctions, forty-six writers, intellectuals and public figures call on the U.S. Secretary of State to respect the legitimacy of the Maduro government and Venezuelan sovereignty.

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New Ambassador Modernizes Canada’s Hidden Agenda in Venezuela


Amidst headlines dominated by the situation in Ukraine, this bit of news slipped by almost unnoticed at the end of February; Ben Rowswell replaced Paul Gibbard as Canadian ambassador to Venezuela. A quick look into the appointee’s background brings special significance to his promotion, especially as opposition protests escalate in Venezuela. 

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What is Going on in Venezuela?


Bohmer, on the anniversary of Chavez's death, examines some of Venezuela's real problems, then analyses the current political situation and the violence taking place in Venezuela.

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Regime Change


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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