By Tamara Pearson, Various – Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 3rd 2014
The following are testimonies told to Venezuelanalysis.com by people in Merida city. They provide first hand accounts of the nature of the barricades and violence and the impact such actions are having on people.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com, Jan 31st 2014
Venezuela's currency controls including its fixed exchange rate are among the most controversial of Chavez-era policies. Here is a brief, straight-forward run down of some of the pros and cons of the country's currency regime.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 15th 2013
A good writer can say a lot with a few words, and indeed the latest article by The Economist on Venezuela's recent municipal elections manages to say plenty about the value of facts at the neoliberal ideologue's favourite rag.
By Tamara Pearson- Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 9th 2013
Following a hard year for us, yesterday’s positive election result came as a relief. It is a hopeful result that gives a well deserved finger to the bitter, whinging opposition, and their private media buddies. However, the political significance of the result is also more complicated than that, and it is now time to focus our energy on really consolidating this revolution.
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 19th 2013
The first national conference of commune members held on the weekend of 16 and 17 November was a demonstration of how the commune movement is slowly strengthening, and how it is these structures that are the antidote to many of Venezuela's ongoing problems of speculation, importation, bureaucracy, and corruption.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 14th 2013
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?
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 6th 2013
Treasure hunting for milk, confronting local hoarders, overpriced Pringles, toilet paper dilemas, and black market rates that are both economically and politically profitable for big business... here are some experiences of food and product scarcity on the ground in Venezuela.
By Various / Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 16th 2013
Late President Hugo Chavez argued that Venezuela’s community doctors must be “doctors of socialism”; committed to free public healthcare and community service. These interviews with recently graduated community doctors from Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia give a firsthand insight into the new kind of doctor Venezuela is creating for itself and the wider world.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 14th 2013
How should the healthcare needs of a society be met? Conspicuously absent from international media coverage and under fire from conservative critics at home, Venezuela is developing a public healthcare system distinct from both U.S. market-driven and European welfare-state models. Perhaps nothing makes this system more unique than the kind of doctors being trained to run it.