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UNASUR Rejects US Aggressions on Venezuela

The Union of South American Nations has rejected the U.S. approach to Venezuela. (Credit: teleSur English)

Venezuela received strong backing from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Saturday afternoon, at an emergency summit addressing the recent aggressions from US President Barack Obama.

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Hector Navarro: I’m Encouraging a Rebellion at the Bases of the PSUV

Former minister Hector Navarro. (Joaquín Ferrer-Contrapunto)

Ex-minister Hector Navarro calls for the bases of the PSUV to retake control of the party whose internal democracy he claims has been threatened by bureaucratization and corruption. Nevarro, who was himself formally disciplined by the leadership of the PSUV for defending ex-planning minister  Jorge Giordani, nonetheless holds open the possibility of further deepening the Revolutioon by broadening popular protagonism. 

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Allende was Wrong: Neoliberalism, Venezuela's Student Right and the Answer from the Left

"Defend University Autonomy for True People's Democracy". Photo taken at the University of the Andes. (Lucas Koer

Venezuelanalysis journalist, Lucas Koerner, takes a look at the rightwing student movement in Venezuela, its ideology and appropriation of leftwing symbols and discourse. He also examines what model of education is being proposed in Venezuela's new "experimental" public universities as an alternative to neoliberal visions of education. This analysis includes an interview with Luis Javier Gomez Rojas, a facilitator at the Bolivarian University for Workers.

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Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator: “The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced”

Raúl Capote (Chavez vive magazine)

In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact a CIA agent.

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Venezuelanalysis: 10 Years Reporting on the Bolivarian Revolution

VA has been there for the good times and the harder times (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com)

Though activists, academics, and other readers rely on Venezuelanalysis.com daily and weekly for contextual, thorough, on the ground, non corporate perspectives on the Bolivarian revolution, few people know the site’s story. 

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The New Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers is Born (Interview)

View of the plenary session of the founding congress of the Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers (Aporrea.org)

On Saturday 26 October in the Municipal Theatre of Valencia, Carabobo state, the founding congress of the new Federation of Automobile and Related Industry Workers was held.

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Account of a Day with Nicolas Maduro (Interview)

Maduro talking with Topo journalists (El Viejo Topo)

In this interview translated by Venezuelanalysis.com, El Viejo Topo journalists talk with Nicolas Maduro about his life, political formation, and the long story of how he got to know Chavez and then fought alongside him, before he was elected president until he died.

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Interview: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Talks to Le Monde Diplomatique

Nicolas Maduro being sworn in as Venezuelan president following his election on 14 April 2013 (AFP)

In this recent in-depth interview with Le Monde Diplomatique, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro discusses foreign relations, his first 100 days in office, and outlines his government’s vision to achieve a “21st century socialist” economic model. Translated by Venezuelanalysis.com.

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Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert

Supporters of Chavez before the 2012 presidential elections (NYTX)

Venezuelanalysis.com founder Gregory Wilpert speaks of his experiences in Venezuela, activism in the US, and the processes behind the Bolivarian Revolution.

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We Don’t Have Borders: Tamara Pearson Interviewed by Michael Albert

Venezuelans rally for Chavez

VA's Tamara Pearson discusses the Bolivarian Revolution, media coverage of Venezuela and Chavez's health with ZNet's Michael Albert.

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