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Burning Man in Venezuela

Orlando Figuera was set on fire by anti-government demonstrators on May 20. (Marco Bello / Reuters)

The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.

 

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Exposing the Guardian's Lies About Venezuela

International solidarity activists protested outside The Guardian's offices in London. (RCG)

International solidarity activists demonstrated outside The Guardian’s offices in London to oppose the newspaper's media war against Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.

 

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Will Venezuela’s Latest Exchange Rate Reforms Help?

The new reform is intended to halt the further devaluation of Venezuela's bolivar. (Archive)

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim weighs the potential pros and cons of Venezuela's latest currency exchange reform, arguing that only a free floating exchange rate will save the country's crisis-ridden economy. 

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Venezuela Expresses Condolences to the British People and Government for Manchester Terrorist Attack

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry in Caracas. (Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government has released an official statement extending its condolences to the victims of the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester, UK.

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The Chávez Hypothesis: Vicissitudes of a Strategic Project

Mural reads: "Nobody surrenders here. Commune or Nothing". (Archive)

Bolivarian University Professor Chris Gilbert argues that Hugo Chávez is the heir to Lenin's political legacy in espousing a strategic vision for transition to socialism on the basis of the commune. 

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Standoff in Venezuela

A lone National Guardsperson stares down a line of right-wing demonstrators. (Pedro Mattey/AVN)

Professor Steve Ellner challenges claims that the Maduro government is "on its last legs", pointing to the opposition's failure to convince the popular sectors to join their protests thus far. 

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Authoritarianism in Venezuela? A Reply to Gabriel Hetland

Venezuelan opposition protesters burn a National Bolivarian Police motorcycle at an anti-government barricade in the affluent ea

Hetland recycles status quo liberal critiques of the Bolivarian Revolution ignoring grassroots support for Maduro, argues the VA team. 

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Venezuela: a Threat to US Energy Hegemony?

(ACN)

Raul Burbano argues the US ‘concern’ over Venezuela is all about oil, not democracy.

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Comparing Venezuela’s Media with Our Own

An opposition protester throws a molotov cocktail at police in Caracas. (Reuters)

The international media's coverage of Venezuela comes down to caricatures that have been spread by Venezuela's opposition, says Joe Emersberger. 

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U.S. Attempts at Destabilization: The Peace Movement Stands in Solidarity with Venezuela

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The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) call for the U.S. government to stop its attempts to destabilize the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Critiquing Maduro from the Left

"Made in Socialism". (Sonnya Paz/ Flickr)

University of Oriente Professor Steve Ellner takes apart ex-Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich's critiques of the Maduro government from the left. 

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Venezuela's LGBTQ Movement Presents Political Platform Ahead of Constituent Assembly

Venezuelans march during pride in Caracas. (VTV)

Venezuelan popular movements have begun to present their political objectives and advocate for greater rights within the upcoming Constituent Assembly.

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Defeat the Coup Against the Bolivarian Republic

The red cockerel is the symbol of the Venezuelan Communist Party. (PCV)

The Communist Party of Venezuela calls for unity amongst revolutionary forces to defend the government from rightwing coup attempts.

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An Open Letter to the LASA Executive Committee on the Situation in Venezuela

(AVN)

A group of former and current members of the Latin American Studies Association have issued a statement challenging claims from the body’s Executive Committee that Venezuela has taken an authoritarian turn.

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Berta Cáceres’ Organization Expresses Solidarity with Bolivarian Revolution

Thousands of Venezuelan women marched Saturday chanting "No to violence, yes to peace and to life" to voice their supp

The indigenous organization of recently assassinated leader Berta Cáceres expressed their solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution and especially women in light of recent opposition violence and US threats for tougher sanctions.

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