Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

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White House Protest: No Matter What You Think of Venezuela, No Intervention!

White House Protest: No Matter What You Think of Venezuela, No Intervention!

January 27, 2019

Protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday, to express their outrage about the US preparing to overthrow and intervene in yet another country. Medea Benjamin and Max Blumenthal were there

Attempted Coup in Venezuela with Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay

Attempted Coup in Venezuela with Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay

January 25, 2019

Sharmini Peries hosts a wide ranging conversation about the US backed attempted coup in Venezuela

Defusing the Crisis: A Way Forward for Venezuela

Defusing the Crisis: A Way Forward for Venezuela

January 25, 2019

Venezuelan Sociologist Edgardo Lander and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert discuss how Venezuela got into its current international, economic, and political crisis and what it might take to get out of it

The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela

The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela

January 23, 2019

From economic sanctions to international pressure, how has the US strategy for regime change in Venezuela worked until now? An analysis with CEPR’s Alex Main and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert

Coup in Progress in Venezuela? TRNN Live

Is the US Orchestrating a coup in Venezuela?

January 23, 2019

Lucas Koerner in Venezuela analyzes the current developments withTRNN’s Sharmini Peries and Greg Wilpert

Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Would Make Economic Recovery 'Impossible'

Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production

January 18, 2019

The Trump administration is evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela now. The sanctions that are already in place lead to many deaths and make an economic recovery practically impossible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was "Unauthorized"

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was “Unauthorized”

January 16, 2019

Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro’s recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Roots of Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

December 28, 2018

As US sanctions against Venezuela take an ever-greater toll on the country and its people, it is important to understand how the sanctions work and the extent of the damage they have caused, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the situation    

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

December 14, 2018

While the US tried to portray the landing of Russian nuclear weapons capable bombers in Venezuela as a threat, Venezuela clearly sees the US as the threat, which is why the Russian military was invited, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List and Intensify Sanctions

November 23, 2018

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects

Venezuela’s New Economic Program: Will it Stop Hyperinflation?

August 20, 2018

President Maduro is introducing a series of deep economic reforms, to put an end to hyperinflation and to re-start the economy. But this can only happen if faith is restored in the currency and if US financial sanctions come to an end, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Ultra-Right Group Behind Assassination Attempt on Venezuela’s President Maduro

August 6, 2018

The failed drone attack on President Maduro could lead to a “closing of ranks” behind Maduro, which would complicate internal dialogue and the overcoming of Venezuela’s economic problems. We speak with Venezuelanalysis.com’s Paul Dobson  

Venezuela Introduces New Measures to Halt Hyperinflation: Will they Work?

July 30, 2018

Venezuela’s hyperinflation is now exceeding 200% per month. President Maduro plans to introduce a new currency that is tied to Venezuela’s oil basket, but will the measures work and how has inflation affected the general population? We discuss these issues with Cira Pascual Marquina of Venezuelanalysis.com and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert

Embarrassing Defeat for the US in Its Efforts to Expel Venezuela from the OAS

June 10, 2018

At the OAS, 19 member states voted in favor, 4 against, and 11 abstained when the U.S. tried to have Venezuela sanctioned. The U.S. will not hesitate to bear tremendous pressure on member countries to get its way in Latin America. We speak to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot about the vote and how it came about

Exposing the OAS' Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Exposing the OAS’ Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

May 31, 2018

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a Cold War-era group that acts as a vehicle for US influence, opposing leftist governments in Latin America. Journalist Max Blumenthal challenged the OAS on its extreme anti-Venezuela bias and enlisting of right-wing pro-Israel lobbyists to demonize Nicolas Maduro

Maduro Wins the Presidency in Venezuela – What Will the US Do Next?

May 21, 2018

Opposition candidate Henri Falcon cries foul. We speak with journalist Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com, election observer Roger Harris, and Venezuela analyst Greg Wilpert about the legitimacy of the results, and what is next for Venezuela

Venezuela's Opposition Strategy in Presidential Election is to "Have it Both Ways"

Venezuela’s Opposition Strategy in Presidential Election is to “Have it Both Ways”

May 14, 2018

This coming Sunday is Venezuela’s Presidential election, which was moved up by several months. A large part of the opposition is boycotting the vote, but a serious challenger is in the running against Maduro. We speak to Venezuela expert Miguel Tinker-Salas

Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions, Violating International Law,

March 6, 2018

Declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the U.S., President Trump renewed Obama’s sanctions against Venzuela–violating international law in the process, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

US Efforts to Sabotage Venezuelan Elections Intensify

March 1, 2018

The presidential election in Venezuela is now being derailed by the threat of a U.S. oil embargo and the opposition coalition’s call for a boycott. A strong opposition challenger to President Maduro is running anyway

Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race

February 12, 2018

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pressure from Spain’s ex-Prime Minister. Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains the panorama from the government’s perspective