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4 Things To Know About The U.S. & Venezuela

Francesca Fiorentini wonders how Venezuela poses a threat to the United States. (AJ+)

Coup attempts, sanctions, accusations – the U.S. and Venezuela just can't seem to get along. And tensions have only gotten worse since the U.S. recently declared Venezuela an “extraordinary threat.” So why are both sides so frustrated?

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Is Venezuela Really an "Extraordinary Threat"? U.S. Sanctions Top Officials as Tensions Grow

Miguel Tinker Salas (Democracynow.org)

Democracy Now! hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview Miguel Tinker Salas, professor at Pomona College and author of the forthcoming book, "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know."

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Why the CIA Won’t Give Up on Venezeula | Interview with Eva Golinger

Abby Martin of RT America show "Breaking the Set" with Eva Golinger, author of The Chavez Code. (RT America)

Abby Martin of Breaking the Set (RT America) speaks with author of the Chavez Code, Eva Golinger about the Western backed resistance groups in Venezuela and how there is a coup happening in real time.

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Imaginary Lines - The Media War on Venezuela

Imaginary Lines host Chris Spannos (TeleSUR English)

Venezuela has been in the eye of a constant media storm. That storm is intensifying as a new opposition coup plot was thwarted last week. Eva Golinger is an attorney and author of The Chavez Code. In this episode of TeleSUR English's original program Imaginary Lines, host Chris Spannos interviews Eva about the media war on Venezuela.

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Imitation and Copy: Venezuela Remembers Chile's Economic War

People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, Feb. 27, 2014. (Pho

This video, produced by Venezuelan broadcaster ViVe, was aired in 2013- following the death of Hugo Chavez, at a time when the private economic began to escalate destabilizing techniques against the Bolivarian government in the face of the opposition’s electoral defeat. The short documentary compares similar tactics employed by the Chilean right-wing in the 1970’s to undermine Salvador Allende’s democratic socialism.

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Venezuelan Voices from GritTV

Laura Flanders join the radical arts collective Otro Beta in Caracas, Venezuela to learn about their work, and what they have to say to the people of the United States.

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Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela

Venezuela: Families of Victims of Right-Wing Violence Seek Justice

Many motorcyclists were injured in the barricades (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

Victims’ relatives accuse international organizations such as the United Nations of turning a blind eye to the 44 deaths in the country. Rachael Boothroyd reports from Caracas for TeleSUR English.

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Second Video Released Shows Right-Wing Extremists Plotting Terror in Venezuela

AFP shows images of extreme violence of rightwing opposition groups. (Photo: AFP)

Two rightwing extremists were planning to carry out a series of coordinated attacks aimed at destabilizing the governement.

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Venezuelan Government Seeks to Curb Speculation, Smuggling of Food Products

The developments are part of an effort to reduce long lines and shortages in supermarkets (Reuters)

A report from teleSur's Rachael Boothroyd from Caracas on Venezuelan government markets that sell food at subsidized prices to the population. A recurring problem is the re-sale of such produce by speculators on the black market; in fact, an estimated 40% of food imports wind up in the hands of smugglers. The government is taking measures to address the problem.

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Inside the Americas- "The World's Tallest Slum"

The Torre de David in Caracas (Iwan Baan)

Known locally as the Tower of David, this skyscraper has been dubbed everything from a den of thieves to the world's tallest slum. These labels conceal the radical story taking place behind the tower's walls. TeleSUR English reports from Caracas

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Protest, Crime, and Democracy in an Oil Economy- Edgar Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

CNN clip

In an interview illustrated with archival footage, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, continues to put Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history-moving now from the beginning of PDVSA to the anti-government protests of today. (Parts 6, 7, 8 & 9 of 9)

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From 1908 to the Beginning of the Chavez Era- Edgar Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

Polar Adeco

In an interview illustrated with archival footage, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, continues to put Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history- moving now from 1908 to the beginnings of what would become the Bolivarian Revolution. Parts 2, 3, 4 & 5 of 9.

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From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

Paul Jay interviews Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself.

In an interview with the Real News Network, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, puts Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history- starting with his upbringing as a child of political exiles in 1948. Parts 1 and 2 of 4.

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Interview with Mark Weisbrot: Will Venezuela's New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

Will Venezuela's New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

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