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The Venezuelan Opposition’s “Birther” Problem

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. (Mike Licht / Flickr)

In its eagerness to compare Trump to Hugo Chávez, the media has willfully overlooked the rotten Trumpian soul of the very Venezuelan opposition, argues VA's Lucas Koerner. 

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Obama Urges Dialogue in Deadlocked Venezuela, Sides with Opposition

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside his Mexican and Canadian counterparts from the North American Leaders Congress on Can

The US president called on the government to “respect” the country’s National Assembly and to release what he described as “political prisoners”.

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UN Group Rejects US Sanctions Against Venezuela

Raul Castro of Cuba, Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador at a G77 meeting (Reuters).

The G77 and China affirmed their solidarity with Venezuela after President Barack Obama renewed an executive order classifying Venezuela as a threat. 

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Latin American Leaders Warn Obama against Destabilization in Venezuela During Havana Visit

Obama and Castro at a joint press conference in Havana on Monday. (

Latin American presidents voiced concerns Monday over ongoing destabilization efforts against the Venezuelan government amid US President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba.

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Obama Renews Decree Calling Venezuela a 'Threat'

US President Barack Obama initially signed the executive decree in March 2015 (telesur)

U.S. President Barack Obama renewed Thursday an executive order issued last March that declared Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”


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U.S.-Venezuela Détente Still Going — For Now

(Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

Mark Weisbrot analyses the ongoing rapprochement between the U.S. and Venezuela and asks, will it last?

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Obama’s Cuba Legacy May Run Through Venezuela

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro (R) next to Haitian Foreign Minister

Obama's historic moves in normalizing relations with Cuba risk being jeopardized if the US leader fails to overcome rightwing efforts to derail reconciliation with Venezuela.

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Announces Minimum Wage Gain

Over a hundred thousand workers poured out on to the streets of Caracas on May 1st to celebrate advances for workers' right

Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage. 

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Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro met with Barack Obama face to face for the first time during the Panama Summit, which has been w

The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right".

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Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Petition Reaches Ten Million Signatures

The signatures have been verified by Venezuela’s National Electoral Committee, which has confirmed that the petition has a 1.3

Over ten million Venezuelans have signed the petition, which demands that the Obama administration revoke the Executive Order released on March 9th branding Venezuela a “national security threat”. 

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