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Three National Guard Officials Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Protester

Three GNB sergeants will be charged for their responsibility in the death of a protester this past Monday. (Aporrea)

Three Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) soldiers have been arrested following the fatal shooting of an anti-government protester in Caracas this past Monday.

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One Police Officer Killed, Four Soldiers Wounded in Ongoing Opposition Protests

Local police supervisor Douglas Acevedo Sánchez was gunned down in Merida Tuesday. (Telesur)

A police officer in Merida was reportedly shot dead, while four national guard soldiers were wounded in Caracas. 

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Critiquing Chavismo's Shortcomings: An Interview with Miguel Rodriguez Torres

Miguel Rodriguez Torres. (Archive)

The former interior minister and close Chávez confidant analyzes the trajectory of the Bolivarian Revolution, critiquing its errors and proposing solutions to the present crisis. 

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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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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Changes to Top Military Command

President Maduro at a military parade in commemoration of Venezuelan Independence Day. (AFP | Federico Parra)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday a shuffle of the nation’s top military commanders in a bid to strengthen the Bolivarian Armed Forces’ organization and preparedness.

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What’s Going on in the Barracks?

President Maduro with Admiral in Chief Diego Molero Bellavia. (AP)

Venezuela's armed forces could determine the fate of the Maduro government. 

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Venezuela – A Last Warning

Imports dropped by 18.7% in 2015 due to collapsing oil prices, forcing Venezuelans to queue up for government-regulated goods or

Venezuela's crisis is the failure not of socialism but of reformist attempts to tame and humanize capitalism, argues Jorge Martin. 

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Venezuela to Investigate Alleged Massacre of 28 Miners in Bolivar State

Tumeremo residents and family members of the disappeared miners blockade the principal road, demanding that the authorities reco

Venezuela’s public prosecutor and ombudsman’s office opened investigations Monday into the disappearance of 28 miners in southeastern Bolivar state following allegations by local residents of a possible massacre.

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Venezuela’s Caracazo: State Repression and Neoliberal Misrule

The Venezuelan government deployed military personnel to the streets to repress the popular rebellion that began on February 27t

February 27th marked the 27th anniversary of the Caracazo. Here the author examines the deep roots of the uprising that saw "Venezuelan history split into two", overturning the oligarchic Fourth Republic and paving the way for the Bolivarian Revolution. 

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Venezuela Accuses US of Violating Airspace

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez announces the intrusion of the US plane into the country’s airspace. (VTV)

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez confirmed that a US intelligence jet had flown over the country’s territory on Friday. 

 

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