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Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolas Maduro, is still the number one option for more than 50% of Venezuelans. (Hinterlac

Analysts partly attribute the upswing in support for the president to his government's increasingly popular grassroots food distribution network, the CLAPs. 


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Steve Ellner: Democratization of PSUV is Key to Chavismo’s Future

Professor Steve Ellner. (Ángel Dejesús)

Distinguished Venezuelan history and politics professor Steve Ellner examines the current state of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution at the crossroads of a deep economic crisis and an opposition-led presidential recall effort. 

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No Recall Referendum in 2016, Confirms Venezuela’s Electoral Council

The CNE says the recall vote won't happen until first quarter 2017. (AVN)

Venezuela’s electoral authority officially ruled out holding a recall referendum in 2016 on Wednesday, despite months of protests by opposition groups.


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Venezuelan Opposition Protests After CNE Postpones Key Referendum Announcement

An anti-government rally in Venezuela earlier Friday. The authenticity of the image has been confirmed by VA. (Ultimas Noticias)

Opposition and pro government rallies broke out across Venezuela Friday, after the country’s electoral authority postponed a key decision on a long awaited recall referendum.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Greeted By Enraged Mob at Airport

Henrique Capriles was trapped in a Venezuelan airport for four hours Wednesday night. (Screengrab of Youtube footage uploaded by

Venezuela’s Henrique Capriles has been confronted by angry protesters on Margarita Island, less than a week after he praised locals for giving President Nicolas Maduro a similar welcome.

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Maduro Announces 2016's Third Minimum Wage Increase

Nicolás Maduro made the wage increase announcement to the Venezuelan people on live television and radio Friday.  (Reuters)

President Nicolás Maduro has announced a 50 percent wage increase set to take effect in September.


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Venezuela’s Maduro Signs $4.5 Billion Mega-Mining Deal

Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed eight agreements totaling USD $4.5 billion with national and transnational mining firms on Friday.

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Venezuela's Maduro Commits Funds to Seized Factory

President Nicolas Maduro tours the installations of the Kimberly Clark and committed millions to help the factory produce import
The factory, now controlled by the workers, can provide 20 percent of the national demand for hard-to-find personal hygiene products.

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Venezuela After Chávez

President Nicolas Maduro together with Socialist Party Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (R) next to a portrait of Hugo Chávez. (

Professor Julia Buxton argues that the Bolivarian Revolution's weakness was its inability to institutionalize the radical popular energies it unleashed in a new order, a failing that has led to the present crisis. 

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Afro-Venezuelans Converge on Caracas in Pro-Maduro March

Eli Machado Blanco (19) dances the mina, a traditional Afro-Venezuelan dance from Curiepe in Barlovento. (Lucas Koerner/Venezuel

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital to defend President Nicolas Maduro, stressing the continuity of liberation struggles from slave resistance to Bolivarian Revolution of the present.  

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