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Steve Ellner: The Economic War Against Venezuela

Following the Chavista electoral victory on October 15, Chavista leaders have begun to talk of a reactivation and renovation of the Chavista movement

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Joe Emersberger: How Reuters lost what little nerve it had on Venezuela – in five charts

Reuters used to occasionally push back – albeit timidly –  against what other corporate outlets reported about Venezuela. Now it appears to have given up making any effort at all to break from the corporate pack. This article “No visas, bad jobs: Venezuelan emigrants reluctantly return home” is an example. Consider this excerpt: For decades after Read more…

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Steve Ellner: Venezuela’s Fragile Revolution

From Chávez to Maduro

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Joe Emersberger: BBC (Katy Watson) article – distortion and inaccuracy about Venezuela

This BBC article by Katy Watson states Official figures put the number of Venezuelans who have left their homeland for Colombia because of the crisis at 300,000. But the actual number is thought to be much higher. A study of the official figures at a Colombian university put the number at 348,321 over the past Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Emily Thornberry is very misinformed about Venezuela 

At the UK Labour party conference, Emily Thornberry, who I continue to like and believe to be well-intentioned, said the following:  “From Venezuela to The Philippines we see the rule of law ignored and originally democratic governments turning into increasingly autocratic regimes,”  If Venezuela were as “autocratic” as the UK then western media darlings like Leopoldo Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters breaks from the corporate herd and questions the legality of Canada’s sanctions on Venezuela

Just kidding. Of course they didn’t. The question of legality does not even come up in these Reuters articles (here and here). Sanctions on Venezuela violate the charter of the Organization of American States (Chapter 4, Article 19) and other international treaties, but Canada is mimicking the world’s leading gangster state so nobody cares. You also Read more…

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Justin Podur: Media Not Telling Truth About Venezuela

A right-wing insurgency, with the United States’ backing, threatens a fragile democracy

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Bill Berkowitz: Meddling in Venezuela, and Throughout Latin America

As early as 1998, Cedice Libertad, Atlas’s flagship think tank in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, received regular financial support from the Center for International Private Enterprise. In one grant letter, NED funds marked for Cedice are listed to help advocate ‘a change in government.’

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Joe Emersberger: Julio Borges, in one of Venezuela’s largest newspapers, brags abour rallying EU governments against Maduro

In this op-ed from today in El Universal, a newspaper the international corporate media and NGOs like the Committee to Protect Journalists have depicted as having been taken over by the government in 2014, Julio Borges talks about his trip to Europe which was aimed at ramping up international pressure and condemnation of Venezuela’s government. Borges Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: Venezuela’s New Economic Measures

The new measures can help alleviate some of Venezuela’s economic problems, but do not address the heart of the problem, an inflation-depreciation spiral

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