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April 11 2002 Coup

A Response to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on Venezuela

Demonstrator sits next to a fire barricade on a street during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Carac

In parroting the mainstream media narrative labeling Venezuela a "dictatorship", liberal journalists like Taibbi help to advance the Washington-backed regime change agenda. 

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Alternative Chavista Website Aporrea Reports Cyber Attack in Venezuela

Caption: The alternative Chavista website Aporrea was formed in 2002. (Aporrea)

The alternative Chavista website Aporrea is operational again after almost a week offline due to a string of “intense and sustained” cyber attacks, says the media collective.

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Is Venezuela on the Verge of a Another Coup?

Thousands of Venezuelans mobilized in Caracas this weekend to voice their support for the Bolivarian Process (teleSUR).

The country’s political opposition has called for widespread national and international protests against the Maduro government for September 1st. International media signals that a coup is underway. But, what do Venezuelans have to say?

 

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Venezuela Condemns US, OAS Over Calls to Invoke Democratic Charter

Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez has hit back at calls for the Maduro government to be suspended from the OAS.

Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused the head of the Organisation of American States of collaborating with the United States to undermine the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Strikes Down Amnesty Law as Maduro Convenes Truth Commission

An anti-government protester during the 2014 protests in Venezuela. (EFE)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) unanimously ruled on Monday that a controversial amnesty law passed by the country's opposition-controlled parliament is unconstitutional. 

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The 2002 Coup: Destabilization and Revolution in Today’s Venezuela

"Chávez Lives". (AVN)

Katherine Castrillo, writer and queer organizer, recalls the mass protests against the 2002 U.S.- backed coup and contextualizes people’s power in Venezuela today.

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Selma in Caracas: Brown-Washing and the Abuse of History

Dr. King leading a march over the Edmund Pettus bridge as depicted in the film Selma (El Estimulo)

VA.com's Lucas Koerner looks at the Venezuelan opposition's attempt to self-style themselves as an oppressed minority by likening their movement to the struggles faced by black people defying the Jim Crow. Koerner goes on to compare this "brown-washing" to PR tactics employed by the state of Israel.

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The Making of Leopoldo Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez (Cristian Hernandez/AFP/Getty Images)

Robert Lovato delves into Leopoldo Lopez's checkered past from his elite US education to his suspected role in the 2002 coup, calling into question the Venezuelan opposition standard-bearer's democratic credentials. 

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Venezuela on April 11: The 2002 Coup to the 2015 Economic War

A woman holds a placard reminding people of Capriles' role in the coup in the lead up to presidential elections between Cap

On the anniversary of the April 11th 2002 coup which temporarily ousted the Chavez government, teleSUR speaks to two Venezuelanalysis journalists and Venezuela-based activists, Z.C. Dutka and Rachael Boothroyd, about the relevance of the April 11-13, 2002 coup to the current situation in Venezuela.

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Leading Opposition Figures Publicly Call for Regime Change and “National Transition Agreement”

The signatories of the call for "National Transition Agreement" include Maria Corina Machado, Leopoldo Lopez and Anton

Three leading figures of the Venezuelan opposition have released a statement amounting to a demand for regime change and the establishment of a transitional government in the country.

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