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Analysis: Law and Justice

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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Imperialist Coup Plotters Rail Against a Coup - What Is Really Happening in Venezuela?

(AVN)

Jorge Martin provides his take on the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s decision to assume legislative power.

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Is the Venezuelan Communist Party Crazy for Rejecting the CNE’s Renewal of Political Parties?

Founded in 1931, the PCV is Venezuela’s oldest socialist organization. (La Tribuna Popular)

Why is Venezuela’s Communist Party refusing to go along with the CNE’s new registration process?

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Laura Roldán: A Cloak of Impunity Still Hangs over the Caracazo

Coordinator of the Support Network for Justice and Peace Laura Roldán (SupuestoNegado)

Laura Roldán, coordinator of the Support Network for Justice and Peace, discusses the Caracazo 28 years on, as well as other cases of massacres that occurred last year in Barlovento and Cariaco.

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Blue Lives Matter, Except in Venezuela

Rightwing protesters in Venezuela hurl rocks at police (AFP).

Why does the mainstream media systematically ignore the Venezuelan right’s almost non-stop violence against government personnel and institutions?

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We Want Justice: A Letter to Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz

Lucía Martínez, wife of murdered Yukpa chief, Sabino Romero (Archive).

Lucía Martínez, wife of murdered indigenous Yukpa chief Sabino Romero, demands that Venezuela's Public Prosecution indict the wealthy cattle ranchers alleged to have hired the assassins. 

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The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: An Interview with Eva Golinger

(Manuel Mendoza/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigative journalist Eva Golinger argues that the late Venezuelan leader may have been assassinated by close aides who fled the country following his death. 

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The Fight for Justice, Truth and Peace in Venezuela

Photo caption: Luis Durán shares his personal testimony with the guarimbas that took his son's life. (Paola Martucci)

The Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and Ongoing Coup internationally denounces the Venezuelan opposition’s terror campaign and attempts to silence victims’ families through the Amnesty Law.

 

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to the Impunity of Liberal Terror

Protesters burning barricades during 2014's guarimbas (Reuters).

In striking down the opposition's Amnesty Law, Venezuela's Supreme Court places the rights of the victims of right-wing terror above the privileges of the perpetrators.

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HRW's Latest Report on Venezuela Needs to be Taken With a Grain of Salt

(Venezuelan Interior Ministry via AVN)

A clear eyed investigation into Venezuela's latest security crackdown is desperately needed, but not by Human Rights Watch.

 

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Venezuela's Political Killings: A Sign of the Repression to Come?

From the 2002 coup to the violence of 2014, there has always been a sector of the right-wing that has never been afraid to use t

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that the silence of Venezuela's right-wing in the face of a recent wave of political killings is a sign of elites' willingness to use terrorist violence in order to bring about the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro and the restoration of the neoliberal order. 

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Facing Opposition Onslaught, Chavismo Must Return to Roots

"Create popular power, transition to the Communal State" (Photo: Rachael Boothroyd, venezuelanalysis.com)

Sunday's landslide PSUV defeat affords the Venezuelan right an historic opportunity to roll back the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, but will they succeed? Only a revitalized Chavismo, rerooted among the Venezuelan masses, can stop them. 

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Venezuelan Election Will Be Close, But Clean

The National Assembly elections will take place on Sunday, December 6th. [Marco Bello/Reuters]

George Ciccariello-Maher assesses the current climate both in Venezuela and internationally ahead of the National Assembly elections this Sunday.

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Allende’s Grandson: “Not in the Name of Allende nor Socialism”

Caption: Chilean Socialist President Salvador Allende, overthrown in a US-sponsored military coup on September 11, 1973 (archive

Pablo Sepulveda Allende, the grandson of the late Chilean socialist leader Salvador Allende, is now a doctor living in Caracas. In this article he speaks out against declarations made by his aunt, the current president of the Chilean Socialist Party, against the conviction of Leopoldo Lopez in Venezuela.

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Judgement and Verdict: 13 Years for Leopoldo Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez (AFP/Getty)

It’s official. Leopoldo Lopez is probably the only favoured heir of the Venezuelan bourgeoisie to have been sentenced by the Venezuelan justice system in recent years. It is a fact that in Venezuela no one is untouchable. There are no surnames or birthmarks which guarantee absolute impunity.

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