Calling All Venezuelans to the Table

With oil prices crashing to the basement this winter, Venezuela could no longer afford to import food. And to make matters worse, most of the imported trickles of food and medicine that do reach Venezuela these days, never actually reach the average person. Especially the average poor person. A good...

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Venezuela and the Silence of the Left

Venezuela is nearing collapse It can turn violent soon. Last week Nicolás Maduro decreed a state of emergency and suspended constitutional rights. He fears “the Empire” is set to strike soon. This measure comes abruptly as the opposition demands Venezuelan Electoral Panel to ratify the 1.8 million signatures collected in...

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Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern

While some in Washington foreign policy circles may attempt to portray the leaders of the new wave of protests in Venezuela as persecuted pro-democracy heroes, they in fact have histories of supporting anti-democratic and unconstitutional efforts to oust the government.

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Sorry, Venezuela Haters: This Economy Is Not the Greece of Latin America

Mark Weisbrot The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/07/venezuela-not-greece-latin-america-oil-poverty Predicting a Venezuelan apocalypse won’t make it happen: in this oil-rich country the only thing imploding is poverty For more than a decade people opposed to the government of Venezuela have argued that its economy would implode. Like communists in the 1930s rooting for the...

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