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Maduro Talks to teleSUR: Guyana Border Dispute, Greece, and Economic War

President Nicolas Maduro with historic map of Gran Colombia. (teleSUR)

From the Peruvian Sun Hall at the Miraflores Palace, teleSUR’s Tatiana Perez and Rey Gomez spoke to President Nicolas Maduro about the Guyana border dispute, Greece, economic war, the BRICS, and more.

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Venezuela's Oldest Human Rights Organization: "Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights"

Sister Eugenia Russian is a longtime member of Venezuela's oldest human rights organisation, Fundalatin (Fundalatin)

As "reports" of alleged "human rights violations" in Venezuela are unscrupulously circulated by transnational corporate media and rightwing governments, VA speaks to long time human rights activist Sister Eugenia Russian, President of the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), concerning a range of issues, including "political prisoners", "torture" allegations, the "crackdown" on journalists, Liberation Theology, and more. 

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Victor Alvarez: “Venezuela’s Currency Controls Are No Longer Justified, and Are Only Used as a Means of Political Domination”

Victor Alvarez (quintodia.com)

Leftist economist and former high-ranking government official Victor Alvarez offers a critical perspective on state economic policy under the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that it has perpetuated a neo-rentier logic via exchange controls and other measures that must be abandoned for socialism to advance.

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UNASUR Rejects US Aggressions on Venezuela

The Union of South American Nations has rejected the U.S. approach to Venezuela. (Credit: teleSur English)

Venezuela received strong backing from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Saturday afternoon, at an emergency summit addressing the recent aggressions from US President Barack Obama.

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Hector Navarro: I’m Encouraging a Rebellion at the Bases of the PSUV

Former minister Hector Navarro. (Joaquín Ferrer-Contrapunto)

Ex-minister Hector Navarro calls for the bases of the PSUV to retake control of the party whose internal democracy he claims has been threatened by bureaucratization and corruption. Nevarro, who was himself formally disciplined by the leadership of the PSUV for defending ex-planning minister  Jorge Giordani, nonetheless holds open the possibility of further deepening the Revolutioon by broadening popular protagonism. 

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Allende was Wrong: Neoliberalism, Venezuela's Student Right and the Answer from the Left

"Defend University Autonomy for True People's Democracy". Photo taken at the University of the Andes. (Lucas Koer

Venezuelanalysis journalist, Lucas Koerner, takes a look at the rightwing student movement in Venezuela, its ideology and appropriation of leftwing symbols and discourse. He also examines what model of education is being proposed in Venezuela's new "experimental" public universities as an alternative to neoliberal visions of education. This analysis includes an interview with Luis Javier Gomez Rojas, a facilitator at the Bolivarian University for Workers.

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Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator: “The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced”

Raúl Capote (Chavez vive magazine)

In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact a CIA agent.

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Venezuelanalysis: 10 Years Reporting on the Bolivarian Revolution

VA has been there for the good times and the harder times (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com)

Though activists, academics, and other readers rely on Venezuelanalysis.com daily and weekly for contextual, thorough, on the ground, non corporate perspectives on the Bolivarian revolution, few people know the site’s story. 

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The New Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers is Born (Interview)

View of the plenary session of the founding congress of the Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers (Aporrea.org)

On Saturday 26 October in the Municipal Theatre of Valencia, Carabobo state, the founding congress of the new Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers was held.

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Account of a Day with Nicolas Maduro (Interview)

Maduro talking with Topo journalists (El Viejo Topo)

In this interview translated by Venezuelanalysis.com, El Viejo Topo journalists talk with Nicolas Maduro about his life, political formation, and the long story of how he got to know Chavez and then fought alongside him, before he was elected president until he died.

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