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Venezuela: "Terrorists" Torch 50 Tons of Food as ex-National Guard Chief Indicted

Around half the food in a government distribution centre was torched Thursday. (AVN)

Venezuelan authorities said Thursday more than 50 tons of food have been incinerated by anti-government groups, amid ongoing attacks on public infrastructure.

 

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Venezuela’s National Dialogue: Disaggregating Key Issues

President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with opposition leader Jesus Torrealba. (AVN)

Steve Ellner argues for the separation of the political and economic aspects of Venezuela's crisis in order to understand the country's current deadlock and possible paths forward.

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Javier Biardeau: A Balance of 2016

Central University of Venezuela sociologist Javier Biardeau. (Archive)

The opposition surge has failed, and it is essential that a Bolivarian surge re-emerges to retake the political initiative, argues Venezuelan sociologist Javier Biardeau. 

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“Dólar Today” Admits Support for Venezuelan Opposition

Dólar Today logo. (Archive)

Dólar Today founder and current US resident Gustavo Díaz voiced support for ultra-right Venezuelan opposition leaders linked to anti-government violence and coups attempts. 

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Dialogue Stalled as MUD Walks Away from Negotiating Table

MUD leaders, including Jesus Chuo Torrealba (second left), give a press conference on Wednesday (UnidadVenezuela).

The rightwing political coalition accuses the government of failing to meet its demands.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Says Dialogue Should Continue

President Nicolas Maduro says dialogue with the MUD will continue. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government says it will continue pushing for dialogue with the country’s opposition, despite right-wing leaders announcing talks were frozen.

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Various Flavors of Fake News about Venezuela

The wife of right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori speaks to the press. (EFE)

It's almost impossible to escape bombardment by the U.S government’s perspective on Venezuela.

 

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Affirms Right to Peaceful Protest

A demonstrator walks past a burning tire during an right-wing protest demanding the ouster of President Maduro in San Cristobal,

Venezuela’s political opposition blasted a Supreme Court ruling this week that found violent demonstrators may not be protected under freedom of assembly laws.

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Venezuela Leaves Latest OAS Session Citing “Interventionism”

Organization of American States member state flags (Archive).

The Venezuelan OAS delegation denounced “interventionist” behavior at the regional organization’s latest extraordinary session.

 

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