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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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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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“A World Where Many Worlds Fit:” Zapatismo and Chavismo in Conversation

Venezuelans participate in demonstration in honor of guerrilla, journalist and left politician Fabricio Ojeda on January 23rd 20

What can we learn from how the Zapatistas of Mexico and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution have strategized people’s power?

 

 

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Public Letter to the Treasury Department of the United States of America

Vice-President Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

The Venezuelan Vice-President defiantly challenges Washington over drug trafficking allegations recently leveled against him. 

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Trump, Like Obama and Bush, Pursues 'Regime Change' in Venezuela

Venezuelan VP Tareck-El-Aissami (left) and US President Donald Trump (right). (TeleSUR English).

The U.S. government's targeting of Venezuela's vice president is just the latest episode in ongoing attempts to subvert Venezuelan democracy, argues TeleSUR's Joe Emesberger. 

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Freedom House Brands Venezuela “Not Free”, Whitewashes Brazilian Coup

Washington-based NGO Freedom House is funded by the US State Department and USAID. (Archive)

For Freedom House , "democracy promotion" means toppling governments the US doesn't like. 

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Communique of the Non-Aligned Movement in Solidarity with Venezuela

The Non-Aligned Movement (MNAL in Spanish) held its 17th summit in Venezuela this past September. (Correo del Orinoco)

The 120 bloc of countries of the global South rejected the renewal of a US executive order branding Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat". 

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Abracadabra: How the WaPo Turned 111 Venezuelan Jewish Emigrants into a Mass Exodus

Caracas' new principal Sephardic synagogue, known as Tiferet Israel Este, was constructed in 2013. (Asociacion Israelita de

VA's Lucas Koerner proves how any story about the South American nation is seamlessly woven into a preexisting media narrative of the country’s catastrophic, socialism-inflicted collapse.

 

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Venezuela isn’t so Bad, nor is Colombia so Great

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"What if I told you that in many ways Venezuela is better off than Colombia? Before you angrily stop reading, I ask you to take a look at these figures..."

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That Time Tillerson Tried to Take on Hugo Chavez... And Lost

Rex Tillerson’s ExxonMobil was one of the holdouts when Hugo Chavez re-nationalized Venezuela's oil resources (Reuters).
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has a long and sordid history in Venezuela, but the last round of the fight went to Chavez.
 
 

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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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No, Donald Trump is Not Hugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons) and Donald Trump in 2015 (Gage Skidmore/ Flickr).

Chávez was a socialist and a Third-World nationalist, Trump an authoritarian right-winger and proud imperialist. So what's behind the U.S. media's repeated false parallels between the two? 

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Despite Profit Motive, US Banks and Markets Squeezing Venezuela's Economy

In the latest measure to cut off Venezuelan from international finance, Citibank announced it would no longer issue Venezuelan b

Pablo Vivanco inquires if international banks are colluding with the US government to deny credit to Venezuela like in Chile under Allende.

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Steve Ellner Part II: Is the Bolivarian Revolution a Populist Failure?

Steve Ellner addresses a forum in 2014 on Chavismo in Caracas, Venezuela. (Archive)

Universidad de Oriente Professor Steve Ellner discusses a range of key issues in Venezuela, including the efficacy of state social programs such as the CLAPs, the Maduro government’s controversial Mining Arc, and the role of international solidarity. 

 

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Dear Media: Venezuela is Not Haiti

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 1, 2016 (Reuters)
When Westerners see “their media” participate in such a vile campaign, they should challenge it.
 
 

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