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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

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

January 18, 2019

By Vijay Prashad / Common Dreams. It is plain as day that the United States wants to overthrow the government in Venezuela Last Thursday—on January 10—Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela. “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is…

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
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

November 29, 2018

National Security advisor John Bolton visited Brazil on Thursday, to find areas of agreement with Brazil’s recently elected far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. Key targets include Venezuela and Cuba

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

Countries Alarmed Over Venezuelan Migration Forget History of Venezuela’s Acceptance of Migrants

August 28, 2018

As governments in Latin America hold emergency meetings to discuss how to curtail the influx of Venezuelans escaping their country’s economic crisis, they forget how Venezuela for the longest time took in economic refugees escaping other country’s crises

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