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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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Steve Ellner: Democratization of PSUV is Key to Chavismo’s Future

Professor Steve Ellner. (Ángel Dejesús)

Distinguished Venezuelan history and politics professor Steve Ellner examines the current state of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution at the crossroads of a deep economic crisis and an opposition-led presidential recall effort. 

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Venezuelan Reflections on Peace in Colombia

A person attends an event supporting peace in Colombia (Getty Images).

Despite Sunday's shocking electoral outcome, Venezuela’s Bolivarian government and its grassroots movements have expressed unwavering solidarity and their relentless commitment to peace in Colombia.

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Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage of Venezuela

Hillary Clinton with former Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez (EFE).

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

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Debunking Myths About The Crisis In Venezuela: An Insider's Perspective

Woman holds a large image of the 100 Bolivar currency note with the word "hunger" (Reuters).

One of BBC's international correspondents exposes five media myths about Venezuela's current economic and political context. 

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Venezuela Condemns Deadly Western Airstrike in Syria

The US airstrike targeted the northeastern Syrian town of Al Tujar. (RODI SAID / REUTERS)

Venezuela voiced its solidarity with Syria following a US airstrike that killed over 50 civilians in the northeastern part of the country. 

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The Venezuela Problem: Hyper-Politicization and Fragmentation in Mercosur

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro alongside Brazil's Dilma Rousseff. (AVN)

Eli Cain and Erika Sato argue that economic cooperation in Mercosur has become increasingly more difficult given political circumstances in the region and some of the bloc's own protocols. 

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Social Movements Accompany Venezuela in Mercosur and Fight for Decision Making Power

Ricardo Guerrero of Big Little World at a an event commemorating International Day for People with Dwarfism in Venezuela. (Kevin

In this interview Ricardo Guerrero reflects on the struggle for social inclusion in economic policies and his experience in the differently abled movement.

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