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Dear Gustavo, it is with Great Sorrow that I Write...

Gustavo Dudamel released a statement which has been described as an "attack" on the Venezuelan government by the mains

Gustavo, my friend, the country is not just that middle class which is protesting in the east of the cities. When you, a figure who should represent the whole country, intervenes on behalf of those minorities that are using violence and hatred, you are undermining yourself. 

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What Is to Be Done in Venezuela?

(AVN)

An ad-hoc Committee to Save Venezuela offers observations and recommendations that differ from those found in our missionary mainstream media.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Calls for a Constituent Assembly

Venezuelans celebrate international workers' day 2017, just before Maduro made the surprise announcement. (AVN)

Jorge Martin discusses the Venezuelan president's recent decision to convene a constituent assembly in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Opposition’s Baffling OAS Hypocrisy

Venezuela's opposition has decried the government's decision to leave the OAS as a coup, despite having pushed for the

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that the Venezuelan government's decision to withdraw from the OAS last week is a game of chicken gone wrong for the opposition, which has repeatedly lobbied for the country to be suspended since 2016.

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Statement from Venezuelan Social Movements on the Murder of Jesús Sulbarán

Jesús Sulbarán and his family. The Merida state government worker was killed by snipers on April 24. (epccasadelcosturero.blog

Merida communal councils and popular movements denounce the murder of two state government workers by opposition snipers on April 24 as an act of terror against the Bolivarian project. 

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Venezuela And The OAS: The Logic Of Withdrawal

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. (archives)

The OAS, especially under its current secretary general, Luis Almagro, is not the multilateral body that it pretends to be, says Mark Weisbrot. 

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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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