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A Not So Soft Coup in MERCOSUR: Suicide for Integration

Venezuela faces significant challenges to defend its MERCOSUR membership from opposing states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay (Re

Latin American integration analyst Rubén Armendáriz explores the regional implications of recent attempts to suspend Venezuela from MERCOSUR. 

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Venezuela’s Decolonial School: Rethinking Revolutionary Horizons Beyond Modernity

Dr. José Losacco Romero (AVN/Rosalia Bareto).

In this exclusive interview, the coordinator of Venezuela's first Decolonial School, Dr. José Losacco Romero, elaborates on the need to transcend the civilisational project inherent in 20th Century Socialism and explains how that space is being opened up from within the ranks of critical Chavismo.  

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Various Flavors of Fake News about Venezuela

The wife of right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori speaks to the press. (EFE)

It's almost impossible to escape bombardment by the U.S government’s perspective on Venezuela.

 

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What is Behind the TV Series on Hugo Chavez?

Official portal image for Sony's new series on the life of Hugo Chávez. (Archive)

Supuesto Negado unpacks the political and cultural implications of Sony's new TV series on the life of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. 

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Are the CLAPs an Effective Measure to Combat Shortages in Venezuela?

Cap: CLAPs distribute food directly to communities. (Archive)
Commune leader Atenea Jimenez reviews the successes and shortcomings of Venezuela's Local Provision and Production Committees (CLAPS) that provide direct house to house food distribution to communities based on evaluated need. 

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Class, Caste, and Venezuela’s Opposition: Political Realignment at a Conjuncture

Upper class Venezuelan opposition protesters. (@Pmvesga/twitter)

Sociologist Ociel López argues that the Venezuelan opposition is sabotaged by its own racism and classism that prevent it from winning the Chavista masses to its political project. 

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Venezuela’s Communes Form the Front Line of a Difficult Revolutionary Struggle

Cover of the new book recently published by Verso.

Tamara Pearson reviews George Ciccariello-Maher's new book Building the Commune on Venezuela's commune movement, the largely ignored frontline of the Bolivarian experiment in radical grassroots democracy. 

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Blue Lives Matter, Except in Venezuela

Rightwing protesters in Venezuela hurl rocks at police (AFP).

Why does the mainstream media systematically ignore the Venezuelan right’s almost non-stop violence against government personnel and institutions?

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Venezuela Re-Declared a Dictatorship by US Media

An injured Venezuelan National Guard walks away during a rally demanding a referendum to remove President Maduro, Venezuela Oct.

The U.S. media has widely declared Venezuela a “dictatorship” in recent days — actually re-declared it as such for the umpteenth time.

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Venezuela: The Suspension of the Recall Referendum, the Sharpening of Class Struggle and the Tasks of Revolutionaries

Chavistas occupy the opposition-led National Assembly on October 23 after the latter passed a unilateral impeachment resolution

In the face of right-wing coup efforts, the PSUV must abandon reformist conciliation and radicalize the revolutionary process, argues Lucha de Clases. 

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The Venezuelan Opposition’s “Birther” Problem

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. (Mike Licht / Flickr)

In its eagerness to compare Trump to Hugo Chávez, the media has willfully overlooked the rotten Trumpian soul of the very Venezuelan opposition, argues VA's Lucas Koerner. 

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Venezuela's Economic Crisis: Does It Mean That the Left Has Failed?

A woman shakes a bag of corn flour, shouting "Why is it so difficult for me to buy this?" as hundreds of people wait i

Unifying Venezuela's multiple exchange rates is not "neoliberal", argues Mark Weisbrot. It's the only solution to the country's deep crisis. 

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Is Venezuela Really Dictatorship?

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim)

International media's indictments of Venezuela as a dictatorship ignore basic facts, says Ryan Mallet-Outtrim. 

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Agreement for the Restitution of the Constitutional Order in Venezuela

Venezuela's National Assembly. (Archive)

Read the full statement issued by opposition legislators last Sunday, which declares the "rupture of the constitutional order" in Venezuela. The document has widely been interpreted as an attempt to impeach President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Media Deliberately Omits Critical Info to Demonize Venezuela

A crowd of government supporters gathers outside the National Assembly in Caracas to voice their opposition to right-wing attemp

The announcement from Venezuela's electoral authority that it would not proceed with a recall referendum has unleashed yet another wave of critical articles and opinion pieces throughout the English-speaking media. 

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