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How Severe Is Venezuela’s Crisis?

People buy food at a market in Caracas, Venezuela on June 21, 2016 (Mariana Bazo / Reuters).

Gabriel Hetland concludes that the mainstream media has consistently exaggerated the extent of Venezuela's current economic crisis following a three week visit to the South American country. In this piece, he draws on a number of interviews with social movement activists to answer the question: just how bad is Venezuela's current crisis? 

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China Denies Allegations of Dialogue with Opposition

Deputy Director of Foreign Ministry Information Department Hua Chunying (South China Morning Post).

The Chinese government dismissed allegations that they met with the opposition after a Financial Times’ recent report stated otherwise.

 

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Venezuela Relaxes Forex Ceiling as Oil Prices Remain Stable

President Nicolas Maduro has long vowed to stamp out Venezuela's currency black market, which he has argued has contributed

Venezuela's official currency exchange rate is gaining ground on the country's thriving dollar black market, according to data released by the central bank Thursday.

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What’s Going on in the Barracks?

President Maduro with Admiral in Chief Diego Molero Bellavia. (AP)

Venezuela's armed forces could determine the fate of the Maduro government. 

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Over 400 Arrested in Cumana Lootings, Authorities Finger Opposition

Residents looted dozens of commercial outlets in Cumana on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Venezuelan authorities arrested over 400 during widespread looting in the eastern coastal city of Cumana on Tuesday. 

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Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

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Steve Ellner explains why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

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Calling All Venezuelans to the Table

Residents of Venezuela's housing mission take up urban agriculture. (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Long time Venezuela-based solidarity activist Lisa Sullivan analyzes the roots of Venezuela's crisis, arguing that solutions must come from beyond the country's government-opposition political polarization. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Creates New Ministry for the Development of Ecological Mining

A promotional advertisement for the Orinoco Mining Arch from Venezuela’s Petroleum and Mining Ministry. “The Mining Arch wil

The new institution will be in charge of designing the state’s mining policy, as well as ensuring respect for the environment and human rights.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Banners read left to right: "Impunity will not happen! Sabino Lives!", "No to the Mining Arc! Water is more valua

Grassroots activists and ex-government officials submitted a lawsuit demanding that the high court halt a contentious mega-mining project on constitutional grounds. 

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Venezuelan Conglomerate to Continue Beer Production as Workers Reach Agreement with Coca-Cola

Workers in Zulia have secured their rights and benefits as Coca-Cola closes plant (Bloomberg).

Polar announced that their plants will produce beer throughout the year while Coca-Cola workers will continue to receive benefits despite paralyzed plant production.

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