By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Counterpunch, May 25th 2016
Ryan Mallett-Outtrim gives a run-down of the root causes of Venezuela's economic problems, arguing that the government's maintenance of exchange controls, not socialism, has sunk the country into a financial black hole.
In this interview, investigator and former Mining and Basic Industries Minister, Victor Alvarez, argues that the government must implement an economic stabilisation plan with social welfare before it is too late.
The Venezuelan Central Bank has released data relating to the country’s debt and accumulated inflation rates after keeping the numbers under wraps since December 2014, on the grounds that the country is at war.
By Gregory Wilpert, TeleSur English , Nov 23rd 2015
Venezuelanalysis's Gregory Wilpert breaks down the causes of the current difficulties in Venezuela, arguing that they can be traced to the currency control measures implemented in 2003 - designed to defend the government against a capitalist attack on its currency.
By Z.C. Dutka - Venezuelanalysis.com , Aug 3rd 2015
VA's Z.C. Dutka analyzes the roots of the current economic crisis in Venezuela and calls on the Maduro government to assume responsibility for the acute difficulties faced by the country's popular classes, which she identifies as a crucial step for further deepening the Bolivarian Revolution.
Yesterday the Venezuelan Central Bank reported that inflation has dropped steadily from 5.7% in May of 2014 to 3.9% in the month of August, representing 63.4% accumulated inflation since August of last year. Now under new management, state-owned oil and gas company PDVSA is reportedly seeking US$10 billion dollars for the sale of the Citgo Petroleum Corporation.