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Analysis: Bolivarian Project

A History of Violence

An opposition protest in Caracas, Venezuela in 2014 (Carlos Díaz/Flickr).

What mainstream accounts of Venezuela’s “peaceful” opposition leave out.

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Mainstream Media Ignores Venezuelan Pro-Government Supporters

Venezuelans in support of the Bolivarian Process also marched on September 1st in Caracas (El Nacional/@LuisMarcano).

On Thursday thousands of pro-government supporters staged a counter-rally to defend President Nicolas Maduro after the right-wing opposition called for a "taking of Caracas" to demand the ousting of Maduro government. However, you would never know that if you rely on Western mainstream media outlets.

 
 

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Is Venezuela on the Verge of a Another Coup?

Thousands of Venezuelans mobilized in Caracas this weekend to voice their support for the Bolivarian Process (teleSUR).

The country’s political opposition has called for widespread national and international protests against the Maduro government for September 1st. International media signals that a coup is underway. But, what do Venezuelans have to say?

 

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 Why Is Venezuela in Crisis?

Supporters of the Maduro administration carry a Venezuelan flag during a march in Caracas, Venezuela on June 14, 2016. (Reuters/

"Much of it is due to government blundering. But opposition protests, often violent, and destabilization from Washington have wreaked havoc as well," says Professor of Latin American Studies Gabriel Hetland. 

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Critiquing Chavismo's Shortcomings: An Interview with Miguel Rodriguez Torres

Miguel Rodriguez Torres. (Archive)

The former interior minister and close Chávez confidant analyzes the trajectory of the Bolivarian Revolution, critiquing its errors and proposing solutions to the present crisis. 

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Venezuela After Chávez

President Nicolas Maduro together with Socialist Party Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (R) next to a portrait of Hugo Chávez. (

Professor Julia Buxton argues that the Bolivarian Revolution's weakness was its inability to institutionalize the radical popular energies it unleashed in a new order, a failing that has led to the present crisis. 

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Are More Babies Dying in Venezuela?

Venezuelan hospitals find alternatives to cope with the shortages. (teleSUR)
In the second of his reports on the state of Venezuela's health service, teleSUR's Iain Bruce looks at the claims of carnage in the country's maternity hospitals.
 
 

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In Venezuela’s Difficult Times the Grassroots are Stronger

Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela. (Tamara Pearson)

The time has come for rural communities, who are organizing to produce food for their own consumption, to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

 
 

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What’s Going on in the Barracks?

President Maduro with Admiral in Chief Diego Molero Bellavia. (AP)

Venezuela's armed forces could determine the fate of the Maduro government. 

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Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

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Steve Ellner explains why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

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How U.S. and U.K. Media Are Trying To Push Maduro and Venezuela Over the Edge

Nicolás Maduro (upper right, with flag tied around his neck) celebrates with the Venezuelan people in the streets of Caracas af

Max Ajl details how political and media elites utilize the media to misrepresent the Venezuelan government following a pattern of intervention across the region.  

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In Solidarity with Venezuela, an Open Letter to OAS Secretary General

Secretary General Luis Almargo's actions this week were received without much support throughout the region (La Voz de San

Organizations and individuals express their solidarity with Venezuela as they denounce OAS Secretary General's recent actions against the South American nation. 

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Media Wars: The Role of the Left When Venezuela's Imperfect Revolution is Under Attack

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Tamara Pearson makes a case for critical solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that not talking about problems only contributes to creating a distorted picture of Venezuelan reality.

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Venezuela – A Last Warning

Imports dropped by 18.7% in 2015 due to collapsing oil prices, forcing Venezuelans to queue up for government-regulated goods or

Venezuela's crisis is the failure not of socialism but of reformist attempts to tame and humanize capitalism, argues Jorge Martin. 

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“We Will Defend the Revolutionary Process”: Afro-Venezuelan Youth and Today's Struggle for Freedom

Afro-Venezuelan children practice traditional music at a cultural center in Barlovento, Miranda State. (Jeanette Charles)

VA’s Jeanette Charles speaks with one youth organizer about his movement's commitment to continue the revolutionary legacy of the Afro-Venezuelan people.

 

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