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Who Will Accuse the Accusers? Statement in Defense of Venezuela

Members of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements. (The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movemen

The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity  (REDH) responds to a recent statement released by leftist academics criticising Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution as "authoritarian". The REDH accuses the signees of fetishising liberal democracy and of overlooking the importance of class struggle and US imperialism in their critique.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Calls for a Constituent Assembly

Venezuelans celebrate international workers' day 2017, just before Maduro made the surprise announcement. (AVN)

Jorge Martin discusses the Venezuelan president's recent decision to convene a constituent assembly in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Eases CNE Party Registration Requirements

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) issued a ruling Friday loosening the requirements for political party renewal set down by the National Electoral Council (CNE) earlier this year.

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Venezuela Re-Declared a Dictatorship by US Media

An injured Venezuelan National Guard walks away during a rally demanding a referendum to remove President Maduro, Venezuela Oct.

The U.S. media has widely declared Venezuela a “dictatorship” in recent days — actually re-declared it as such for the umpteenth time.

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Debunking Washington Post’s Absurd Call for (More) Intervention in Venezuela’s Democracy

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (AVN)

The U.S. already intervenes in Venezuela, and all of Latin America. It has for decades -- with catastrophic results. 

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Miracles Do Happen: Venezuela Relabeled a Democracy in Wake of Opposition Win

Opposition leaders celebrated their victory in a public announcement before the first CNE bulletin was even released. (Reuters)

Last night, as the results of the December 6th elections were announced, spontaneous parties broke out in the urban centers of Venezuela. Fireworks were launched, horns were honked to no end. Just hours before, the same people were howling via social media to the world about the totalitarian dictatorship imposed by Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Sweeps Parliamentary Elections

President of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena (EFE/Fabiola Ferrero)

In the early hours of this Monday morning, Tibisay Lucena, the President of the CNE, congratulated the Venezuelan people on its impressive “demonstration of civility” before announcing that the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), had swept to victory in the Venezuelan legislative elections.

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Venezuela Votes Soon - And the U.S. Isn't Missing Its Chance to Meddle

(CNEEspanol)

"The result is that, win or lose, the opposition is very unlikely to do as well as the national polls indicate. So when the opposition is "surprised" by the results, we can expect claims of fraud."

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Rightwing European Prime Ministers Publicly Accuse Venezuelan Government of Foul Play Ahead of Elections

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy both signed the letter (El Nuevo Herald).

Last Tuesday several European newspapers published an open-letter written by high ranking rightwing political figures in the European Union (EU) and Latin America, criticising the Venezuelan government and its institutions for violating democratic norms just a few days before the country heads to parliamentary elections this December 6th. 

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Venezuela’s Electoral System is Being Unfairly Maligned

(Aporrea)

Venezuela might be experiencing rising discontent fueled by economic woes, violence and corruption, but Caracas hasn’t had trouble holding clean and transparent elections. Contrary to what the OAS might say.  

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