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US May Be behind Drug Accusations against Venezuelan Politician

Diosdado Cabello (PHOTO:Archives)

Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) responded on Tuesday to allegations by his former bodyguard that he supposedly has links to drug trafficking.  The U.S. is protecting a former body guard who claims to have denounced a Venezuelan government official’s so called links to drug trafficking, and has opened up an investigation.

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Venezuelan President Congratulates Syriza on Election Victory

Photo President Nicolas Maduro arrived at the oil producing country on Sunday (PHOTO: Hoy Venezuela)

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has described the triumph of the leftwing coalition, Syriza, in the presidential elections in Greece as a "new wave of hope for Europe" after the party was elected with 36.3% of the vote on Sunday night.

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Who Will Stand With Venezuela?

(Invent the Future Blog)

Who in the world stands with a country when it is under the looming threat of a major U.S. government intervention? When Guatemala (1954), the Dominican Republic (1965), Chile (1973), and Haiti (2004) were in trouble, there was no one.

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Imitation and Copy: Venezuela Remembers Chile's Economic War

People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, Feb. 27, 2014. (Pho

This video, produced by Venezuelan broadcaster ViVe, was aired in 2013- following the death of Hugo Chavez, at a time when the private economic began to escalate destabilizing techniques against the Bolivarian government in the face of the opposition’s electoral defeat. The short documentary compares similar tactics employed by the Chilean right-wing in the 1970’s to undermine Salvador Allende’s democratic socialism.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Secures Support from Iran & Qatar in the Face of Oil Glut

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right) and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran on Saturday. (TeleSUR)

While visiting with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that plummeting oil prices are the product of a “geopolitical war.”

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China, the CELAC, and Venezuela

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Venezuelan writer Luis Britto Garcia discusses the massive impact Chinese investment has had on recent Latin American development, while calling for strict outlines to be drawn to protect Venezuelan sovereighnty in the midst of heightened negotiation.

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US Slaps New Sanctions Against Venezuela: Why Now?

Just as US Relations with Cuba improve, the US approves sanctions against Venezuela.  (PHOTO: EFE)

In this article Roger D. Harris, President of the Task Force on the Americas, explains the current political context for the United States´recent sanctions on Venezuela. Harris outlines the substance of sanctions, the response of Venezuela and the international community and how the current correlation of forces in both the US and Venezuela have resulted in increased sanctions against Venezuela that are spearheaded by the Democratic Party in the United States.

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China Commits $20 Billion to Venezuela at First Latin America-China Forum in Beijing

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president opened  the China-CELAC Forum by pledging US$250 billion in new investment in Latin America

President Maduro announced that China has agreed to invest 20 billion dollars in Venezuela following the China- Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Beijing. Venezuelan officials hope that increased Chinese investment will offset some of the shortfalls in the Venezuelan economy due to decade-low oil prices.

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Rapprochement Between the United States and Cuba and Sanctions Against Venezuela

United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (archives)

William and Frederick lay out a comprehensive analysis of the "consistent imperial strategy" demonstrated by US president Obama in recent policy shifts toward Cuba and Venezuela.

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Glimpses of New Monetary Policy in Venezuela as Maduro Seeks Support Abroad

On the informal market, dollars can be bought for roughly 170 Bolívares, almost 30 times the official (SICAD I) exchange rate (

President Maduro announced measures to address monetary policy in Venezuela, including appointing Economist Rocco Albisinni as the new President of the National Center of Foreign Exchange (CENOCOEX).

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