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Trump Versus the Venezuelan Revolution

Anti-imperialist march in Caracas on August 14. (AVN)

International leftists must support Venezuelan revolutionaries' efforts to radicalize the Bolivarian process via the National Constituent Assembly, argues Shamus Cooke. 

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Venezuela’s ANC Names New Attorney General & National Ombudsman

Human rights activist Tarek William Saab is Venezuela’s new Attorney General. (RNV)

Human rights activist and former national Ombudsman Tarek William Saab became Venezuela’s new Attorney General Saturday, after former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega was controversially dismissed by the country’s newly elected National Constituent Assembly. 

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Venezuela: 10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro

Sunday's vote was rocked by a roadside bomb explosion in the wealthy eastern Caracas municipality of Chacao. (screenshot)

Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one day after the South American country saw record turnout in National Constituent Assembly elections amid deadly opposition violence. 

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Which Way Out of the Venezuelan Crisis?

Hugo Chávez voting in 2007. Wilson Dias / Wikimedia

George Ciccariello-Maher argues that the only way out of the Venezuelan crisis lies decisively to the Left, namely the construction of a real socialist alternative that will emerge alongside the Maduro government if possible, but without it if necessary

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Strange Fruit: Venezuela has an Opposition that Nobody Should Support

Orlando Figuera was set alight in Altamira on May 20. (archives)

Chris Gilbert addresses the racism and white supremacy of the Venezuelan opposition, in light of recent burnings and lynchings against Black and Brown Venezuelans accused of being "Chavistas" or "thieves" by opposition militants.

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Venezuela: 7 Dead in 48-Hour Opposition Strike as UN Calls to Respect ANC Vote

An opposition barricade blocks a Caracas highway on Friday morning. (Reuters)

The United Nations made a call Friday for Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections to be respected following two days of violent unrest that claimed seven lives across the South American country.

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Opposition Mayor Sentenced to Jail Time for Violating Supreme Court Order

Gustavo Marcano, mayor for Lecheria, Anzoátegui state. (

Gustavo Marcano has been removed from his position and will face 15 months jail time for failing to adhere to a Supreme Court order to clear roads blocked by opposition supporters.


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The Beginning of a Crucial Week in Venezuela

A popular defense brigade caravan in Barinas state. (CRBZ)

Chavismo must mount a revolutionary response to the opposition's efforts to violently derail the National Constituent Assembly, argues Jorge Martin. 

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Venezuela Condemns Attack on UN Ambassador in New York

Venezuela’s UN ambassador, Rafael Ramirez. (Archive)

Caracas demanded Washington guarantee the security of its diplomatic personnel after a family member of Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez was reportedly bitten at a New York steakhouse.

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In Detail: The Deaths So Far


Venezuelanalysis provides readers with an in-depth and daily updated account of the deaths registered in relation to the violent opposition protests that began on April 4th.

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