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  • UPDATED: Castro, Correa and Morales Rally Behind Venezuela to Condemn US Sanctions

    March 10, 2015 Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our America, when we received invasions and dictatorships imposed by imperialism... Will they understand that Latin America has changed?”
  • Democracy Behind Bars in Venezuela? A Reply to the UK Guardian

    March 31, 2015 ... (“The Way Out”), described the government as a “dictatorship” and called on Venezuelans to “rise up” ... 1958 (when a popular uprising overthrew the Perez Jimenez dictatorship). The message was clear: Venezuela was a dictatorship, the government had to be overthrown by force. ...
  • Venezuela: A Threat to US National Security?

    March 16, 2015 The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign highlights the double standards implicit in the recent U.S. decision to brand Venezuela "an extraodinary threat" in light of  recent U.S.-backed coup efforts against progressive regional governments as well as support for repressive regimes. The only threat that Venezuela poses, the authors continue, is the "threat of being a good example", namely the the immense social gains achieved by the Bolivarian Revolution being viewed as a model by  other countries in the region and throughout the world. 
  • How Not to Win Friends in Latin America

    March 25, 2015 Even as the normalization of relations with Cuba proceeds, the White House plans to continue funding “democracy promotion” programs within the country – as well as numerous others in the region.
  • Hugo Chavez and Leftist Soldiers in 20th Century Latin America

    March 9, 2015 ... have been made in subsequent years, by the victims of the dictatorship, to declare the amnesty law invalid; but all of ... the government after his death in 1974 led to the brutal dictatorship imposed on the country after 1976. Another ...
  • Venezuela’s Continuous Coup

    March 4, 2015 Alfredo Lopez reflects on Hugo Chavez’s legacy and outlines the forces at play that make the threat of a coup ever present, as long as Venezuelans continue to defend their autonomy.
  • What Is Happening in Venezuela?

    March 3, 2015 Coups and countercoups. Crackdowns. Economic crackups. Seven cents for a tube of toothpaste and $755 for a box of condoms. Falling oil prices. The arrest of an opposition leader. Washington plots. Human Rights Watch tweets. South America rallies.... Greg Grandin talks to a panel of experts to find out what really is going on in Venezuela.