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In Detail: The Deaths So Far

(Agencias)

Venezuelanalysis provides readers with an in-depth and complete account of the deaths registered in relation to the violent opposition protests which began on April 4th.

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Make No Mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Whichever news agency you check, be it the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, or any other corporate outlet, you will find the same, uniform consensus in their Venezuela coverage. 

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Why is Venezuela in Crisis Again?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a painting depicting late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan liberator Simon

As the opposition and the government clash in the streets of Caracas, Venezuelans have reverted to survival mode.

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It Takes a Lot More Than Votes to Govern

An anti-government protester in Caracas, Venezuela. (Reuters)

Oscar Schémel, head of prominent independent pollster Hinterlaces, argues that the Venezuelan opposition has no vision for the country beyond violent regime change. 

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"The Violence Will be Retweeted"

A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back to policemen during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, April 6, 2017. (Re

The opposition need four things: to depict themselves as victims of a dictatorship which is punishing and pursuing them, to make people believe that they are the “people” and not a classist minority, to consolidate these ideas internationally to construct a matrix of opinion, and to circulate the image of a capital city in total disarray outside of Caracas. 

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Venezuela Rejects "Interventionist" Statement by US Southern Command Chief

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry. (Archives)

Venezuela denounces a recent report by US Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt W. Kidd labeling the South American country a "destabilizing" force in the region. 

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New Book Offers Timely Rejoinder to Hugo Chavez Bashing in Media

(Reuters)

The author takes to task wildly dishonest Venezuelan (and international) media, NGOs and pollsters in this new book.

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Venezuela Denounces “Serious Altercation of Constitutional Order” at OAS

Venezuelan OAS representative Samuel Moncada denounced a "coup" at the OAS. (@vencancilleria)

Venezuela blasted several right-wing governments' "usurpation" of the OAS Permanent Council Presidency to push through an interventionist resolution on Monday afternoon. 

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Bloomberg’s Hit Job on Venezuela – and Me

Economist Michael Hudson. (Megan Ashcroft/Renegade Inc.)

Economist Michael Hudson says that his views were deliberately misrepresented in a recent Bloomberg report on Venezuela. 

 

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Has Maduro Really Dissolved the National Assembly in Venezuela?

(AFP)

Is it true that Venezuela's legislative branch has been eliminated in one fell swoop? The short and long answers are: no, not quite.

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Imperialist Coup Plotters Rail Against a Coup - What Is Really Happening in Venezuela?

(AVN)

Jorge Martin provides his take on the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s decision to assume legislative power.

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Luis Almagro: Regime Change Apostle?

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro alongside Venezuelan hard right opposition leader Lilian Tintori. (Getty Images)

The OAS chief has conjured an alternative reality of mass starvation and repression in Venezuela to justify his regime change agenda, argues VA's Lucas Koerner. 

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“Afro-Venezuelans Deserve Reparations that go Beyond the Symbolic”

Afro-descendent rights activist and Executive Director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA), Francisco Tovar. (cou

On the 163rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Venezuela, Francisco Tovar, Executive Director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA) talks to VA about systemic racism, the challenges facing the Afro-Venezuelan population today, and his new book on comparative abolitionist processes in Venezuela, Colombia and the US. 

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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Embraces its African Roots

(La Patilla)

Venezuela honors African and Diasporic political, cultural and economic traditions at its one-of-a-kind Center of African, American, and Caribbean Wisdoms. 

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Venezuela Mourns Death of Saint Lucian Nobel Laureate in Literature Derek Walcott

Santa Lucian poet Derek Walcott. (Getty Images)

Hugo Chavez described the late poet and playright as the "great voice of the Caribbean and the world”. 

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