A huge collection of Websites related to the political, social, and cultural situation of Venezuela. Updated November 2013.
AVN (English) - articles from the government's news agency in English
Axis of Logic Venezuela Section - Collection of opinion and analysis articles on Venezuela
Correo del Orinoco English version - Venezuela's only English-language print newspaper
El Universal English section – Local opposition daily newspaper
Petroleumworld - English-language news on the oil industries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Trinidad, and Peru
Venezuela Star - Compilation of news articles with focus on Venezuela, but also covering the rest of the world, apparently randomly selected
ZNet Venezuela Watch - Analysis and opinion articles about Venezuela from a progressive perspective
Venezuela: Translating the revolution - translations of interesting and important Venezuelan news articles and opinion pieces.
BoRev - bitingly funny comments on mainstream media news coverage of Venezuela. No new postings snice 2010.
Cowboy in Caracas - former Maryknoll priest from Wisconsin with decades of experience in Venezuela, author of a book with the same name. Infrequently updated.
Oil Wars - in-depth commentary mostly on Venezuela and occasionally on the war in Iraq. Last updated 2010.
Postcards from the Revolution - Eva Golinger's informative blog.
Red Pepper's Venezuela Blog - Red Pepper, a progressive British magazine presents news and analysis on Venezuela, edited by Pablo Navarrete. Last updated 2010.
Caracas Chronicles - commentary by Venezuelan expatriate Francisco Toro and Katy
Citizen Feathers - Venezuelan expat in California
The Devil's Excrement - one of the longest running anti-Chavez blogs, by Miguel Octavio, an Orchid aficionado and dedicated blogger, from Caracas
The End of Venezuela as I know it - A Venezuelan university student writes on Venezuela and the anti-Chavez student movement
VCrisis - an on again, off again Chavez-hating and Pinochet-praising blog by Aleksander Boyd. Last updated 2010.
Venezuela News and Views - by Daniel Duquenal, a view from Yaracuy state
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (last updated 2006)
Direct Action - a monthly newspaper that defends and promotes the Venezuelan revolution to an Australian audience. Last updated March 2013.
GreenLeft Weekly - international section includes regular Venezuela updates
Other Venezuela-Related Groups/Sites
Viva Chavez - last updated 2008
WikiTravel - A wiki with general information on traveling to Venezuela
Global Exchange - Venezuela Program - Organizes delegations to Venezuela on a regular basis
LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center of the University of Texas, many useful links to Venezuelan websites, especially for academics
El Mundo - daily newspaper dedicated to economic analysis
Entorno Inteligente – daily collection of articles from most of Venezuela’s main newspapers
Panorama - Maracaibo - another important source of non-opposition reporting.
Televen - Third largest national television network
Últimas Noticias - Venezuela's largest newspaper. One of the few that provides objective and balanced news on Venezuela. (subscription needed)
Venevisión - Venezuela's largest television network, owned by Gustavo Cisneros
Aló Presidente – website of archived content from Chavez’s weekly program
America XXI – Venezuelan produced magazine distributed across the continent
Antiescuálidos.com - one of the first and most important pro-Chavez sites.
Aporrea - constantly updated news and analysis
Ciudad CCS – daily newspaper produced by Alcaldia de Caracas
Correo del Orinoco – daily pro-government newspaper
Diario Vea - pro-government newspaper
MINCI News – news from Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information, also known as SIBCI
Radio del Sur – Latin American wide radio network established by Venezuela
Rebelión - Venezuela - a site dedicated to news and analysis on Latin America, with a special section on Venezuela.
RNV - the main state-run radio channel, has an excellent website
TeleSUR - The only alternative to CNN en español for Latin America, financed by Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, and Uruguay
Venezolana de Televisión - the main state-run television station
Vive - a national community TV channel, excellent website
Descifrado - something like a "Drudge Report" for the opposition
El Nacional - One of Venezuela's main newspapers, from a supposedly social democratic perspective, but very anti-Chavez (subscription needed)
El Universal - Venezuela's oldest newspaper, quite conservative
Globovisión - 24-hour national news channel
NoticieroDigital - a collection of columnists, mostly opposition, but with some pro-government and with very rowdy and very anti-Chavez discussion forums
RCTV - formerly on VHF, as of May 27, 2007 "only" on internet, cable, and satellite
Tal Cual - afternoon newspaper founded by Teodoro Petkoff (subscription only)
Unión Radio - Venezuela's main oppositional news radio station, has some pro-government programs, though.
Defensoria del Pueblo - The government's human rights defender's office, which has in-depth information on a variety of human rights cases, such as the April 2002 coup attempt and extra-judicial executions of presumed criminals by local police forces
PROVEA - Venezuela's most respected human rights group, which presents the most balanced picture of human rights in Venezuela.
PSUV – official website of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Venezuelan Communist Party and its Newspaper
Soberanía - a site dedicated to analyzing the oil industry. While generally pro-Chavez it is opposed the government's oil policy, criticizing it from the left
La Guarura - anarchist leaning site, sometimes critical of the national government from a left wing perspective
11abril.com -opposition site dedicated towards presenting the Chavez government as the main perpetrators of the Aprill 11, 2002 deaths.
Fedecámaras - the country's largest Chamber of Commerce, which helped organized the April 2002 coup attempt.
Laclase.info – website of far left opposition to Chavez government
Primero Justicia - one of Venezuela's newest and more successful conservative/neo-liberal parties.
Agricultura y Tierras - Agriculture and Land
Alimentación - Food
Ambiente - Environment
Ciencia, Tecnología e Industrias Intermedias – Science, Technology and medium sized industry
Comercio – Trade
Comunas y Proteccion Social – Communes and Social Protection (Now Ministry of Communes and Social Movements)
Comunicación y la Información - Communication and Information
Cultura - Culture
Defensa - Defense
Deporte - Sports
Educación - Education
Educación Superior - Higher Education
Energía y Petróleo - Energy and Petroleum
Industrias Básicas y Minería - Basic Industries and Mines
Obras Publicas y Vivienda – Public Works and Housing
Planificacion y Finanzas – Planning and Finances
Presidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela - Presidency
Pueblos Indígenas - Indigenous Peoples
Relaciones Exteriores - Foreign Relations
Relaciones Interiores y Justicia - Interior and Justice
Salud - Health
Trabajo y Seguridad Social - Work and Social Security
Turismo - Tourism
Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela - Vice-Presidency
Asamblea Nacional - National Assembly
Banco Central de Venezuela - Venezuelan Central Bank
Consejo Nacional Electoral - National Electoral Council
Contraloría General - Comptroller General
Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones – National Telecommunications Commission
Defensoría del Pueblo - Defender of the People (Human Rights Defender)
Fiscalia General - Attorney General
Tribunal Supremo de Justicia - Supreme Tribunal of Justice