By Jason W. Smith, Ph.D.
The last time I commented on these US instigated plots against progressive Latin America was over the Honduran coup. What has just happened in Ecuador should be encouraging to progressive forces throughout the region. The US Government operates what it calls Special Operations Executive missions which are directed against progressive governments and forces (unions for example) throughout South and Middle America... more

News regarding displaced miners

By Keith Light
I am curious as why Venezuelanalysis has not covered this very dramatic and important event in the province of Bolivar...the displacement of 1000's of miners evicted from their illegal mines. I agree with the fact that the VZ government finally took steps to eradicate the illegal gold mining. However, it does not seem like much thought had been put into dealing with 1000's of people who would have no home, job, or... more

Socialism does not need propaganda - facts and logic are enough to defeat capitalist arguments

By Simon Ashworth Wood
Hola everyone : ) I am writing this letter in response to the comment submitted by "jsb" on Sat, 17/04/2010 - 14:23, under this article: Venezuela’s Young Communication Guerrillas Here is my response to jsb's comment: When promoting participatory democracy, equality, full national independence, and the sharing out of a country's wealth and power amongst all of that country's people (i.e. socialism), we... more

Norway's Oil/Gas Survey for Honduras Report

By Jason W. Smith, Ph.D.
This is part of the Petroleum Geo Services summary of their current product from seismic surveying off the coast of Nicaragua one year ago. Those in the know say this data demonstrates definitively that the geology of this portion of the Caribbean is similar to that offshore Cuba and Yucatan (Mexico's Zone 5). In short many billions of dollars worth of oil and gas. I submit this is the major reason for gringo... more

Basque Solidarity Activist Prevented from Entering Venezuela -- Shame on the Venezuelan Gov't!

By chuloz
Can you believe it?!? The reactionary Calderon Government of Mexico and that country's version of a social-democratic party, the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), can accept the presence of Walter Wendelin in their midst, but "Revolutionary" Venezuela refuses entry to a person who was in the country only a year earlier! Why has "Revolutionary" Venezuela become so concerned with pre-emptively placating... more

Advice for Obama?

By Jim Carr
I would love to see an interview in the international press--of what President Hugo Chavez would do if he were president of the USA!--that would make some great international news--we have a country where more than 100K people die from lack of housing and health care--where 10% of the houses are in foreclosure or faced with it--where people are evicted and move into their cars--and communities deal with the problem... more

Propose Investigation of America's Massacre of 575 Indian Tribes

By BillyHewitt
The Bolivarian revolution is alive and well despite the occupation of Colombia by the American military. President Uribe had better click his heels whenever the imperial American commander approaches or the American gestapo (private army of USA empire) may decide to replace him. The media is the key to expand the Bolivian revolution throughout Latin America and the world. The criminal history of the empire should be... more

Policy towards Iran

By Francesco Pezzella
I am a great admirer of President Chavez, its government and what is doing for Latina America. I am however in complete disagreement on the position on Iran. I understand that "my enemy's enemy is my friend" but the Iranian government is a dreadful religious fascist dictatorship which stands against most if not all the thing we support as socialist. They have instead a lot in common with USA religious... more

How can we defend Venezuela?

By Andrew King
Dear Venezuelanalysis, Thank you so much for the indispensable and beautiful news and information you provide readers like me with everyday. As a young revolutionary living in a world of war, oppression and hate, the Bolivarian Revolution is one of the beacons of light that gives me hope--that is why I read about it everyday on this website. Every progressive-minded person in the country needs to be familiar... more

Government has no right to a voice?

By Brian
"Venezuelanalysis is hardly a mouthpiece for the Chávez government. It offers useful detail and analysis on pivotal issues that is unavailable from other media sources." So what? Why is ok for the opposition media to be the mouthpiece of the opposition, but noone is to be the voice of the chavez government!

Concerned American leftist-Chavez on Amin, Mugabe

By Sam B
I am a US-citizen leftist with sympathies with the movements in Latin America. I've seen how elites exploit the toiling masses in the global south. And I appreciate the work Mr Chavez and his allies have pursued in health, education, and worker-friendly jobs. Yet on the world stage, he embarasses himself. He recently complimented two African leaders who demean the struggle for liberation through their behavior;... more

Sri Lanka: Revolutionary Leaders and Vulnerable Minorities

By Mrs. Sandy Vadi
November 23, 2009, Dear Editor, It is appalling to note how a 'revolutionary leader' President Hugo Chavez praises the Sri Lankan leadership which was responsible for the mass carnage on the minority Tamil population in a 'war without witness' earlier this year. (Re: 'Cuba and ALBA let down Sri Lanka's Tamils' by Mr. Ron Ridenour). If you take a serious look at the countries which the Sri Lankan regime has... more