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Venezuelan Opposition Largely Responsible for the Rising Death Toll and Violence in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com says the death toll and violence are on the rise but according to the Attorney General's reports more of these deaths are being instigated and attributed to opposition supporters

  July 2, 2017

Venezuela's Opposition Receives Solid Support from International Media
Media analyst Joe Emersberger takes apart recent international media coverage of Venezuela, which is openly siding with the country's opposition in portraying the government as a dictatorship

  June 19, 2017

Abby Martin: World Ignores Opposition Violence at Venezuela Protests
Empire Files host Abby Martin just returned from Venezuela where she saw first hand how violent opposition protesters attempt to intimidate reporters and thereby give a false impression of what is happening

  June 11, 2017

Venezuelan Government's Call for a Constitutional Assembly is a "Mixed Bag"
Steve Ellner considers the government's call for a constitutional assembly a positive step for breaking the political deadlock, but it still won't solve the country's most pressing problems

  May 12, 2017

Is Venezuela's Withdrawal from the OAS Justified?
Mark Weisbrot, of CEPR, argues that the Organization of American States is not a true multilateral body because the US largely controls it, often against the interests of individual member states

  May 8, 2017

Opposition Protests in Venezuela Lead to Six Deaths
Clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the week in Venezuela, but polls indicate that the government is recuperating popularity and most Venezuelans disagree with opposition tactics says Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com

  April 15, 2017

International Outrage Over Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision
Venezuela's Supreme Court ratified a decision to invalidate the legislature, causing many to call the government a dictatorship. However, this move actually was the result of an opposition trap, says TRNN's Gregory Wilpert

  April 1, 2017

Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Legislative Coup
The National Assembly does not have the constitutional power to remove a president from Venezuela, nor does the opposition have the right to launch a recall with illegal signatures, says George Ciccariello-Maher

  October 28, 2016

President Maduro Calls on the Pope to Help Resolve Conflict with Opposition
The government is struggling to provide basic needs for its people due to an informal banking embargo centered around the United States, says Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis

  October 25, 2016

Recall Referendum on Maduro Moves to Next Phase in spite of "Irregularities"
Venezuelans are hoping for the political process to follow the constitution, says Jeanette Charles of Venezuela Analysis

  September 25, 2016

Massive Pro and Anti Government Demonstrations in Venezuela
Massive opposition protests cannot change the fact that the National Electoral Council is under constitutional obligations that will prevent it from moving the recall referendum to this year, says journalist Jeanette Charles

  September 2, 2016

Venezuelan Opposition Unlikely To Secure Recall Referendum Before Year's End
Steve Ellner: The image of Venezuela as an oppressive failed state is really very far from what's happening on the ground.

  August 14, 2016

Media Exaggerations of Apocalyptic Venezuela Plays into Regime Change Narrative
Gabriel Hetland & Rachael Boothroyd say that the crisis in Venezuela is real, but the international media descriptions of horror stories are far from representative of the real situation on the ground

  July 1, 2016

Venezuela Takes Next Step Toward Presidential Recall Referendum
While Venezuela's national electoral council moves forward with referendum process, President Maduro introduces new measures to address economic problems

  June 10, 2016

U.S. and Secretary General of OAS Defeated in Effort to Sanction Venezuela
Alexander Main of CEPR says OAS members are concerned that the organization could become a tool of the U.S. State Department for intervention in the region

  June 8, 2016

Is There an Economic and Political War Against Venezuela?
Floating exchange rate and rising oil prices will go a long way to stabilize the Venezuelan economy, but other economic reforms are also necessary, says CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot

  June 2, 2016

New and Old Strategies for Ending the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
Prof. Steve Ellner discusses US intervention in Venezuela, the opposition's amnesty law, and their latest strategies for ousting the president.

  March 12, 2016

Opposition Landslide in Venezuela - Maduro Accepts Results
President Maduro accepts results, says counter-revolution has won; Opposition parties might win super-majority in National Assembly that could lead to removal of Maduro - Greg Wilpert and Alejandro Velasco with Paul Jay

  December 7, 2015

Venezuela Opposition Secures "Supermajority" in National Assembly
Gabriel Hetland and Gregory Wilpert say that removing President Maduro from office appears to be its first order of business

  December 9, 2015

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Denounced by Latin American Leaders
Miguel Tinker-Salas says U.S. attempts to destabilize Maduro's government will backfire

  March 11, 2015

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