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A Note About Migration From Venezuela in the Chavista Era

File photo of the Venezuelan border during a closure in 2015. (EFE)

How many people have left Venezuela to live abroad since Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s late former president, first took office in 1999?

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Communique of the Non-Aligned Movement in Solidarity with Venezuela

The Non-Aligned Movement (MNAL in Spanish) held its 17th summit in Venezuela this past September. (Correo del Orinoco)

The 120 bloc of countries of the global South rejected the renewal of a US executive order branding Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat". 

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Political, Economic Challenges Loom Large for Venezuela in 2017

President Nicolás Maduro waves Venezuelan flag (Fernando Llano/AP).

In this interview with teleSUR, Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan historian and professor of Latin American Studies, speaks on current political and economic issues facing the country and their implications for the future. 

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Achievements of a Black, Working Class Transgender Woman

Rummie Quintero holds a sign reading, "I am the revolution." (Archive)

In this interview, Rummie Quintero details her trials and triumphs as a transwoman and her hopes for transgender rights in Venezuela.

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Abracadabra: How the WaPo Turned 111 Venezuelan Jewish Emigrants into a Mass Exodus

Caracas' new principal Sephardic synagogue, known as Tiferet Israel Este, was constructed in 2013. (Asociacion Israelita de

VA's Lucas Koerner proves how any story about the South American nation is seamlessly woven into a preexisting media narrative of the country’s catastrophic, socialism-inflicted collapse.

 

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The Curious Case of Venezuela’s Recall Referendum: Murder … or Suicide?

A petition backing a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. ( Fernando Llano/AP)

You haven’t heard the whole story.

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The 10 Victories of President Maduro in 2016

(archives)

In the longest and hardest year, in which many thought he would fall, President Maduro overcame all obstacles and proved his exceptional ability as a statesman, writes Ignacio Ramonet.

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Urban Agriculture and the Production of Plenty for the Many

Minister Lorena Freitez (fourth from the right) among dozens of others holding up pots with growing seedlings (Lorena Freitez).

Venezuelan Minister of Urban Agriculture Lorena Freitez reflects on this one of a kind ministry's first year in existence and shares her vision for 2017-2021.

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Javier Biardeau: A Balance of 2016

Central University of Venezuela sociologist Javier Biardeau. (Archive)

The opposition surge has failed, and it is essential that a Bolivarian surge re-emerges to retake the political initiative, argues Venezuelan sociologist Javier Biardeau. 

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Venezuela's Communal Movement

The cover of "Building the Commune" by George Ciccariello-Maher (archives).

Stanfield Smith reviews George Ciccariello-Maher's latest book "Building the Commune," which theorises the construction of the communal state in Venezuela.

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Where Now for Chavismo?

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas)

Despite facing these everyday trials and tribulations, do those at the heart of Venezuela’s current storm believe, like the mainstream press, that the economic crisis means that the bell has tolled for Chavismo?

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A Slow CLAP for Buzzfeed for Getting Venezuela Wrong

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Buzzfeed recently had a crack at drawing attention to Venezuela’s food scarcity problem. Unfortunately most of its claims were wildly off the mark. 

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Venezuela isn’t so Bad, nor is Colombia so Great

(Archive).

"What if I told you that in many ways Venezuela is better off than Colombia? Before you angrily stop reading, I ask you to take a look at these figures..."

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Revolutionise or Compromise? What Venezuela’s Maduro Could Be Doing (And What Is He Actually Doing)

(AVN)

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim explores three different options available to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to move beyond the political crisis facing the country.

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“Art Should be in the Streets, and that’s Possible Thanks to the Revolution”

Artist and muralist Pablo "Kalaka" (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis.com).

Venezuelanalysis sat down with artist and muralist Pablo Kalaka to talk about his new exhibition “A Caribbean Question” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the changes in Venezuela’s art scene under Chavismo, along with the challenges and goals of revolutionary artists in Venezuela today. 

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