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Opposition Marches for “Return to Democracy” in Venezuela

Opposition supporters protesting in Chacao. (El Correo del Orinoco)

Opposition activists staged a march to demand the “return to democracy” in Venezuela on the anniversary of the overthrow of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez by a civic-military uprising. 

 

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The Curious Case of Venezuela’s Recall Referendum: Murder … or Suicide?

A petition backing a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. ( Fernando Llano/AP)

You haven’t heard the whole story.

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Opposition and Government Reach Five Agreements for Continued Dialogue

Archbishop Claudio María Celli announcing the agreements of the dialogue process from the Gran Melia Hotel in Caracas on Saturd

The MUD recognized for the first time the existence of an economic war against the government, among other key agreements. 

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Venezuela Accuses Peru of Fostering Interventionist Regional Climate

Venezuela's Foreign Minister, known as the "Yellow House". (Archive)

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry accused its Peruvian counterpart of “obeying the interventionist rulebook of Washington to justify intervention in Venezuela, in concert with opposition groups”.  

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Venezuelan Government Releases Five Opposition Activists in Goodwill Gesture

Maduro speaks following talks with the opposition on Monday. (Prensa Presidencial)

The liberation of the prisoners is the first concrete agreement to emerge from recently initiated dialogue between the national government and the political opposition. 

 

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Venezuelan Black Market Rate Surges to Over 1500 Bolivars per Dollar

Venezuela's parallel dollar has been on the rise in recent weeks. (Archive)

The latest depreciation of the bolivar is as much political as it is economic, says sociologist Gregory Wilpert. 

 

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Chavismo Marches as Opposition Reels from Failed Strike

(Gregorio Terán, Juan Carlos La Cruz, Zurimar Campos)

The opposition’s call for a national strike last Friday was largely ignored by the majority of the population.  

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Venezuela: The Suspension of the Recall Referendum, the Sharpening of Class Struggle and the Tasks of Revolutionaries

Chavistas occupy the opposition-led National Assembly on October 23 after the latter passed a unilateral impeachment resolution

In the face of right-wing coup efforts, the PSUV must abandon reformist conciliation and radicalize the revolutionary process, argues Lucha de Clases. 

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Massive Venezuelan Opposition Protests Spark Fresh Anti-Government Violence

Thousands of opposition supporters march on the outskirts of Caracas. (Cordon Press)

One police officer was killed in a wave of attacks on government facilities and personnel. 

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Is Venezuela Really Dictatorship?

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim)

International media's indictments of Venezuela as a dictatorship ignore basic facts, says Ryan Mallet-Outtrim. 

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