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Analysis: Opposition

Jorge Martín: “The Venezuelan Opposition Does Not Want Democracy or Elections” (Pt. I)

Venezuelan opposition protesters incinerate a truck as part of an anti-government barricade in Caracas on May 26. (Carlos Garcí

Venezuela's violent opposition protests may be losing steam amid their failure to overthrow the elected Maduro government, argues Jorge Martín. 

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Right-Wing Terrorism in Venezuela

Fifty-four public buses were torched in Ciudad Guyana on May 22. (@TransBolivar)

Washington has given the green light to opposition political violence aimed at regime change "without delay" in Venezuela. 

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Burning Man in Venezuela

Orlando Figuera was set on fire by anti-government demonstrators on May 20. (Marco Bello / Reuters)

The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.

 

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Standoff in Venezuela

A lone National Guardsperson stares down a line of right-wing demonstrators. (Pedro Mattey/AVN)

Professor Steve Ellner challenges claims that the Maduro government is "on its last legs", pointing to the opposition's failure to convince the popular sectors to join their protests thus far. 

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Authoritarianism in Venezuela? A Reply to Gabriel Hetland

Venezuelan opposition protesters burn a National Bolivarian Police motorcycle at an anti-government barricade in the affluent ea

Hetland recycles status quo liberal critiques of the Bolivarian Revolution ignoring grassroots support for Maduro, argues the VA team. 

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In Detail: The Deaths So Far

(Agencias)

Venezuelanalysis provides readers with an in-depth and daily updated account of the deaths registered in relation to the violent opposition protests that began on April 4th.

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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Venezuela’s National Dialogue: Disaggregating Key Issues

President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with opposition leader Jesus Torrealba. (AVN)

Steve Ellner argues for the separation of the political and economic aspects of Venezuela's crisis in order to understand the country's current deadlock and possible paths forward.

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The Curious Case of Venezuela’s Recall Referendum: Murder … or Suicide?

A petition backing a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. ( Fernando Llano/AP)

You haven’t heard the whole story.

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