By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 10th 2014
While most first world and imperialist countries criminalise refugees and undocumented migrants, scapegoating them, promoting racism, and mistreating them, Venezuela welcomes all migrants, and provides them with the same rights as Venezuelan citizens.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 5th 2014
About 40 people have died in connection with opposition protests, street barricades and unrest which have been occurring since early February in Venezuela. An examination of the fatalities suggests some of the following conclusions.
By Z.C. Dutka - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 4th 2014
Over the weekend, a panel of psychologists convened to discuss the societal tension that has built up since violent protest broke out in Venezuela, in February. They determined that dialogue-friendly spaces and a feeling of general safety have been compromised dramatically. The fatal shooting of a woman waiting on line to buy food Saturday highlighted fiercely clashing responses through social media as each political sector interpreted the tragedy as proof of their own worst fears.
By Various Venezuelan human rights experts , Mar 25th 2014
A group of forty two Venezuelan human rights activists offer their views on the guarantee of human rights in the current protests. Analysing the overall situation, they argue that there is a purposeful distortion of the situation by mass media and even some NGOs for political reasons.
Venezuelanlysis.com publishes a concise study of the fatalities, wounded and damages caused in the last month of political violence. The findings suggest that the narrative used to explain the violence in most mainstream media outlets is either uninformed or deliberately misleading.
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?
Venezuelanalysis.com brings readers this detailed, chapter by chapter summary of the new Organic Law of Work and Workers (LOTTT), a law which has been under discussion in both the national assembly and by workers and movements since 2003. The law contains 554 articles.
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 30th 2010
When Newsweek ranked Venezuela last out of 100 countries for “economic dynamism” it had a certain kind of economy and benchmarks in mind. Venezuela is constantly attacked and demonised by U.S based “studies”, “experts”, and “reports”, but what if its economy and political life were to be measured according to the benchmarks of the Venezuelan majority?
By James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 13th 2010
On April 3rd, the New York Times lent a hand to Venezuela’s elite, neo-liberal opposition by warping positive news about the government’s anti-corruption efforts into a profoundly biased diatribe about supposed political persecution.
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 4th 2009
We talked about it in the car, we talked about it with friends, we met in one member’s house and talked about it over tea, and we talked about it in moonlit darkness caused by blackouts before various meetings. Our communal council had a few concerns and many praises about the reform to the communal council law, which had just been approved in first discussion.
By James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 21st 2009
Venezuelan opposition activists allege that the new Education
Law is unconstitutional,
anti-democratic, politicizes the classroom, threatens the family and religion,
and will allow the state to take children away from their parents for
indoctrination. Are they correct?
By Pablo Fernández Blanco, Maryluz Guillén, and James Suggett – Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 3rd 2009
Seeking an experienced, nuanced, and Venezuelan perspective on human rights and insecurity in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis.com spoke with the Venezuelan human rights organization Red de Apoyo por la Justicia y la Paz (Support Network for Peace and Justice).
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 30th 2009
The opposition uses crime to discredit the Chavez government, yet despite being one of the only countries with decreasing unemployment, despite its social missions and increased grassroots political participation, crime seems to be increasing in Venezuela- why?
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 17th 2008
The September 18, 2008 Human Rights Watch report, “A Decade Under
Chavez,” raises a few problems with regard to the protection of
political rights in Venezuela, but the few places where it is on target
are almost completely drowned in a sea of de-contextualization,
trumped-up accusations, and a clear and obvious bias in favor of the
opposition and against the government.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 23rd 2007
The following is an article-by-article summary of the changes
being proposed to Venezuela's
1999 constitution. Venezuelans will vote on the reform on December 2nd
and will do so in two blocks. Block "A" includes President Chavez's original
proposal and 13 articles introduced by the National Assembly. Block "B" includes another
26 reform articles proposed by the National Assembly. Voters may vote "Yes" or
"No" on each block.