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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

US Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela: Illegal and Destructive

May 24, 2018

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on both Iran and on Venezuela this week, which are both aimed at regime change, but in the case of Iran media and other countries are resisting them, while in Venezuela’s case they are not being questioned, explains CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Former Venezuelan Interior Minister Arrested: Fracturing the Bolivarian Movement

March 21, 2018

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to intensify, the Maduro government arrested Miguel Rodriguez Torres, a well-known former interior minister. What is behind this and does it point to a fragmentation of the governing movement?

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions Cause Death in Venezuela

March 14, 2018

Over 150 intellectuals and activists signed an open letter urging the US and Canada to stop their economic sanctions on Venezuela, which are making the country’s economic problems worse. Special UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas is a signer and visited Venezuela late last year

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

Tillerson Tries and Fails to Rally Latin American Support for Sanctions Against Venezuela

February 11, 2018

US Secretary of State recently completed a tour of Latin American countries where he unsuccessfully tried to rally support for regional sanctions against Venezuela. However, as Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains, US unilateral financial sanctions against Venezuela is causing significant problems for the country