Basic Information on Venezuela
Wikipedia on Venezuela
News & Analysis
AVN (English) - articles from the government's news agency in English
Axis of Logic Venezuela Section - Collection of opinion and analysis articles on Venezuela
Correo del Orinoco English version - Venezuela's only English-language print newspaper
El Universal English section – Local opposition daily newspaper
Google news search on Venezuela
Petroleumworld - English-language news on the oil industries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Trinidad, and Peru
Venezuela Star - Compilation of news articles with focus on Venezuela, but also covering the rest of the world, apparently randomly selected
ZNet Venezuela Watch - Analysis and opinion articles about Venezuela from a progressive perspective
Venezuela: Translating the revolution - translations of interesting and important Venezuelan news articles and opinion pieces.
BoRev - bitingly funny comments on mainstream media news coverage of Venezuela. No new postings snice 2010.
Cowboy in Caracas - former Maryknoll priest from Wisconsin with decades of experience in Venezuela, author of a book with the same name. Infrequently updated.
Oil Wars - in-depth commentary mostly on Venezuela and occasionally on the war in Iraq. Last updated 2010.
Postcards from the Revolution - Eva Golinger's informative blog.
Red Pepper's Venezuela Blog - Red Pepper, a progressive British magazine presents news and analysis on Venezuela, edited by Pablo Navarrete. Last updated 2010.
Caracas Chronicles - commentary by Venezuelan expatriate Francisco Toro and Katy
Citizen Feathers - Venezuelan expat in California
The Devil's Excrement - one of the longest running anti-Chavez blogs, by Miguel Octavio, an Orchid aficionado and dedicated blogger, from Caracas
The End of Venezuela as I know it - A Venezuelan university student writes on Venezuela and the anti-Chavez student movement
VCrisis - an on again, off again Chavez-hating and Pinochet-praising blog by Aleksander Boyd. Last updated 2010.
Venezuela News and Views - by Daniel Duquenal, a view from Yaracuy state
Human Rights (anti-government to neutral)
Human Rights Watch
Washington Office on Latin America
Solidarity Groups - U.S.
Anti-War.Com - Venezuela Section
Bolivarian Resistance: Adios US Militarry Bases
ChicagoVenezuela · Chicago-Venezuela
International Action Center - Venezuela Campaign
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (last updated 2006)
Vsglist · Venezuela Solidarity Group
Hands Off Venezuela!
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
Venezuela We Are With You Coalition
Hugo Chavez People's Defense Front
Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network
Direct Action - a monthly newspaper that defends and promotes the Venezuelan revolution to an Australian audience. Last updated March 2013.
GreenLeft Weekly - international section includes regular Venezuela updates
VenSol : Venezuela Solidarity
Other Venezuela-Related Groups/Sites
Global Women's Strike
In Defence of Marxism - Venezuela Section
International Viewpoint - Venezuela Section
Links, International Journal of Socialist Renewal - Venezuela section
Prout Research Institute of Venezuela
Trinicenter - Venezuela page
Upside Down World - Venezuela page
Viva Chavez - last updated 2008
WikiTravel - A wiki with general information on traveling to Venezuela
Australia-Venezuela solidarity brigades
Global Exchange - Venezuela Program - Organizes delegations to Venezuela on a regular basis
LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center of the University of Texas, many useful links to Venezuelan websites, especially for academics
News & Analysis
El Mundo - daily newspaper dedicated to economic analysis
Entorno Inteligente – daily collection of articles from most of Venezuela’s main newspapers
Panorama - Maracaibo - another important source of non-opposition reporting.
Televen - Third largest national television network
Últimas Noticias - Venezuela's largest newspaper. One of the few that provides objective and balanced news on Venezuela. (subscription needed)
Venevisión - Venezuela's largest television network, owned by Gustavo Cisneros
Aló Presidente – website of archived content from Chavez’s weekly program
America XXI – Venezuelan produced magazine distributed across the continent
Antiescuálidos.com - one of the first and most important pro-Chavez sites.
Aporrea - constantly updated news and analysis
Ciudad CCS – daily newspaper produced by Alcaldia de Caracas
Correo del Orinoco – daily pro-government newspaper
Diario Vea - pro-government newspaper
MINCI News – news from Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information, also known as SIBCI
Radio del Sur – Latin American wide radio network established by Venezuela
Rebelión - Venezuela - a site dedicated to news and analysis on Latin America, with a special section on Venezuela.
RNV - the main state-run radio channel, has an excellent website
Tatuy TV - Community television station in Merida state
TeleSUR - The only alternative to CNN en español for Latin America, financed by Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, and Uruguay
Venezolana de Televisión - the main state-run television station
Vive - a national community TV channel, excellent website
Anti-Government/Opposition (small selection)
Correo del Caroní - Ciudad Guayana
Descifrado - something like a "Drudge Report" for the opposition
El Nacional - One of Venezuela's main newspapers, from a supposedly social democratic perspective, but very anti-Chavez (subscription needed)
El Universal - Venezuela's oldest newspaper, quite conservative
Globovisión - 24-hour national news channel
NoticieroDigital - a collection of columnists, mostly opposition, but with some pro-government and with very rowdy and very anti-Chavez discussion forums
RCTV - formerly on VHF, as of May 27, 2007 "only" on internet, cable, and satellite
Tal Cual - afternoon newspaper founded by Teodoro Petkoff (subscription only)
Unión Radio - Venezuela's main oppositional news radio station, has some pro-government programs, though.
Defensoria del Pueblo - The government's human rights defender's office, which has in-depth information on a variety of human rights cases, such as the April 2002 coup attempt and extra-judicial executions of presumed criminals by local police forces
PROVEA - Venezuela's most respected human rights group, which presents the most balanced picture of human rights in Venezuela.
PSUV – official website of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Venezuelan Communist Party and its Newspaper
Soberanía - a site dedicated to analyzing the oil industry. While generally pro-Chavez it is opposed the government's oil policy, criticizing it from the left
La Guarura - anarchist leaning site, sometimes critical of the national government from a left wing perspective
11abril.com -opposition site dedicated towards presenting the Chavez government as the main perpetrators of the Aprill 11, 2002 deaths.
Fedecámaras - the country's largest Chamber of Commerce, which helped organized the April 2002 coup attempt.
Laclase.info – website of far left opposition to Chavez government
Primero Justicia - one of Venezuela's newest and more successful conservative/neo-liberal parties.
Ministries of Popular Power
Agricultura y Tierras - Agriculture and Land
Alimentación - Food
Ambiente - Environment
Ciencia, Tecnología e Industrias Intermedias – Science, Technology and medium sized industry
Comercio – Trade
Comunas y Proteccion Social – Communes and Social Protection (Now Ministry of Communes and Social Movements)
Comunicación y la Información - Communication and Information
Cultura - Culture
Defensa - Defense
Deporte - Sports
Educación - Education
Educación Superior - Higher Education
Energía y Petróleo - Energy and Petroleum
Industrias Básicas y Minería - Basic Industries and Mines
Obras Publicas y Vivienda – Public Works and Housing
Planificacion y Finanzas – Planning and Finances
Presidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela - Presidency
Pueblos Indígenas - Indigenous Peoples
Relaciones Exteriores - Foreign Relations
Relaciones Interiores y Justicia - Interior and Justice
Salud - Health
Trabajo y Seguridad Social - Work and Social Security
Turismo - Tourism
Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela - Vice-Presidency
Other State Institutions
Asamblea Nacional - National Assembly
Banco Central de Venezuela - Venezuelan Central Bank
Consejo Nacional Electoral - National Electoral Council
Contraloría General - Comptroller General
Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones – National Telecommunications Commission
Defensoría del Pueblo - Defender of the People (Human Rights Defender)
Fiscalia General - Attorney General
Tribunal Supremo de Justicia - Supreme Tribunal of Justice
Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S.
Venezuelan Embassy in the U.K.