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VENEZUELA: Imperialist threats and the limits of populism

Every time the working class and poor of Latin America try to take a step forward and write their own history they confront the power of U.S. imperialism. It uses whatever is in fashion at the time — coups, blockades, … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Street Protests

For over two months, Venezuela has been in the news around the world. The street protests throughout the country have made people sit up and look. But it seems like the thousand or so people detained in the first month … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA: Perspective and Dialogues

A number of articles about the Venezuelan crisis have already been posted on this blog. In this post, I would like to share some words from my comrades at Alborada in relation to the events of the last few months. … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA: Britto García on the Media’s Role in the Current Crisis

Latin American writer Luis Britto García has written at length on the role of the media in Venezuelan politics. “The current situation”, he says in a recent interview, “has a historical context that must be understood”. We must look back … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA: The CIA’s Strategies

In his youth, Raúl Capote was offered an infinite amount of money by the CIA to conspire in Cuba. But Capote was in fact working for Cuban national security, and began to serve as a double agent. In an interview … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Human Rights Experts Call for End to “Media Distortion” of Protests

On March 21st 2014, thirty six Venezuelan human rights activists analysed the overall situation in the country, arguing that there has been a purposeful distortion of the situation by the mass media and even some NGOs for political reasons. As … Continue reading

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The True Face of the Venezuelan Opposition

Many media outlets portray Venezuela’s youthful opposition as “peaceful protesters”, similar to those in the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, or other movements in Latin America. They are, however, very different, and it is important to highlight some of the … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Venezuela, and Bosnia: The Struggle Continues

Foreign intervention in Ukraine led to a putsch by far-right forces on Saturday. One day before, an EU truce laid the groundwork for the formation of a national unity government, leaving President Yanukovych as a ‘powerless figurehead’. But protesters, backed … Continue reading

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Venezuela: An Arena in the Global Fight Against Capitalism and Fascism

Venezuela has been an inspiration for many people in Latin America and around the world since the electoral victory of Hugo Chávez in 1998. His Bolivarian Revolution has improved working conditions, rights, and social welfare for working class Venezuelans. However, … Continue reading

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