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Venezuela on April 11: The 2002 Coup to the 2015 Economic War

A woman holds a placard reminding people of Capriles' role in the coup in the lead up to presidential elections between Cap

On the anniversary of the April 11th 2002 coup which temporarily ousted the Chavez government, teleSUR speaks to two Venezuelanalysis journalists and Venezuela-based activists, Z.C. Dutka and Rachael Boothroyd, about the relevance of the April 11-13, 2002 coup to the current situation in Venezuela.

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Obama's Legacy Set to Fail in Latin America

President Obama's Executive Order has provoked a worldwide petition campaign that has mobilized global civil society agains

Obama opened the door to Cuba, admitting Washington’s half century of failed foreign policy towards the island, but then shut it on Venezuela implementing policies that are set to end in a similar way. 

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Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order

One of the signing points in Caracas (CorreodelOrinoco)

Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas. 

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What You Need to Know about Venezuela

(Counterpunch)

Venezuela is a "national security threat" only because it refuses to be controlled by the US

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Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat

(Photo - archives)

An open letter from Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the people of the U.S., published today in the New York Times.

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Obama’s War in the Western Hemisphere and Venezuela’s National Liberation Struggle

U.S. President, Barack Obama (Photo - Aporrea)

Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time?

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Venezuela’s Maduro Granted Decree Powers by Parliament to Confront Imperialism

The new Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law for Peace" was formally approved by a 60% majority of Venezuela's parliament in

The Head of State’s request to make use of the country’s Constitutional Enabling Law was officially approved by the Venezuelan National Assembly in second discussion on Sunday. Maduro will use the law to pass legislation aimed at protecting the country from the growing threat from the United States. 

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Venezuela: A Threat to US National Security?

President Obama issued an executive order last week labeling Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and sanct

The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign highlights the double standards implicit in the recent U.S. decision to brand Venezuela "an extraodinary threat" in light of  recent U.S.-backed coup efforts against progressive regional governments as well as support for repressive regimes. The only threat that Venezuela poses, the authors continue, is the "threat of being a good example", namely the the immense social gains achieved by the Bolivarian Revolution being viewed as a model by  other countries in the region and throughout the world. 

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Maybe Obama's Sanctions on Venezuela Are Not Really About His "Deep Concern" Over Suppression of Political Rights

President Obama issued an executive order on Monday labeling Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary national security thre

Journalist and attorney Glen Greenwald exposes the hypocrisy of the Obama administration's denunciation of alleged human rights violations in Venezuela while remaining silent concerning the brutal repression perpetrated by its client regimes in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. 

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Venezuelan Assembly Grants Executive Powers while Military Drills in Defensive Exercises

Venezuelan President Maduro has solicited executive powers in order to deal with the imperialist threat. (Photo: NicolasMaduro.o

In response to US president Obama’s use of an executive order to sanction Venezuelan authorities, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro requested decree powers to pass an “anti-imperialist law to prepare for all scenarios.” The National Assembly voted by majority their approval this on Wednesday morning.

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