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The 10 Victories of President Maduro in 2016

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In the longest and hardest year, in which many thought he would fall, President Maduro overcame all obstacles and proved his exceptional ability as a statesman, writes Ignacio Ramonet.

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Urban Agriculture and the Production of Plenty for the Many

Minister Lorena Freitez (fourth from the right) among dozens of others holding up pots with growing seedlings (Lorena Freitez).

Venezuelan Minister of Urban Agriculture Lorena Freitez reflects on this one of a kind ministry's first year in existence and shares her vision for 2017-2021.

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Javier Biardeau: A Balance of 2016

Central University of Venezuela sociologist Javier Biardeau. (Archive)

The opposition surge has failed, and it is essential that a Bolivarian surge re-emerges to retake the political initiative, argues Venezuelan sociologist Javier Biardeau. 

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Venezuela's Communal Movement

The cover of "Building the Commune" by George Ciccariello-Maher (archives).

Stanfield Smith reviews George Ciccariello-Maher's latest book "Building the Commune," which theorises the construction of the communal state in Venezuela.

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Where Now for Chavismo?

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas)

Despite facing these everyday trials and tribulations, do those at the heart of Venezuela’s current storm believe, like the mainstream press, that the economic crisis means that the bell has tolled for Chavismo?

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A Slow CLAP for Buzzfeed for Getting Venezuela Wrong

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Buzzfeed recently had a crack at drawing attention to Venezuela’s food scarcity problem. Unfortunately most of its claims were wildly off the mark. 

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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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Revolutionise or Compromise? What Venezuela’s Maduro Could Be Doing (And What Is He Actually Doing)

(AVN)

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim explores three different options available to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to move beyond the political crisis facing the country.

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“Art Should be in the Streets, and that’s Possible Thanks to the Revolution”

Artist and muralist Pablo "Kalaka" (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis.com).

Venezuelanalysis sat down with artist and muralist Pablo Kalaka to talk about his new exhibition “A Caribbean Question” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the changes in Venezuela’s art scene under Chavismo, along with the challenges and goals of revolutionary artists in Venezuela today. 

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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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Venezuela Brings Toys to Poor Kids, Gets Called ‘Grinch’ on CNN

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Turning facts on their head, CNN transformed the Venezuelan government’s act of helping the poor into its complete opposite.

 

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Community-Delivered Food, Clean Clinics, and Queue-Less Banks: A Glimpse into VA’s Week in Venezuela

A mural painted by Carlos Zerpa of the Guerrilla Communications Collective in Catia, a barrio in western Caracas, Venezuela. The

Three things that have happened to our writers this week that fly in the face of the corporate media's apocalyptic reporting on Venezuela.

 

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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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Venezuela’s Decolonial School: Rethinking Revolutionary Horizons Beyond Modernity

Dr. José Losacco Romero (AVN/Rosalia Bareto).

In this exclusive interview, the coordinator of Venezuela's first Decolonial School, Dr. José Losacco Romero, elaborates on the need to transcend the civilisational project inherent in 20th Century Socialism and explains how that space is being opened up from within the ranks of critical Chavismo.  

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Various Flavors of Fake News about Venezuela

The wife of right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori speaks to the press. (EFE)

It's almost impossible to escape bombardment by the U.S government’s perspective on Venezuela.

 

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