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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela’s Crypto-Currency A Waste of Time

Venezuela’s new “Petro” cryptocurrency will either never get off the ground, or slowly fade into obscurity

Rachel Boothroyd: UN Expert: No Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

Independent UN human rights expert Alfred de Zayas made the comments after visiting Venezuela in November to assess the country’s social and economic progress

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Joe Emersberger: A good piece by Adam Johnson: “WaPo’s One-Sided Cheerleading for Coup and Intervention in Venezuela”

This is a very well done piece that Adam Johnson wrote for FAIR: “WaPo’s One-Sided Cheerleading for Coup and Intervention in Venezuela” I’d only add that while many people will see through the Trump administration, even the Obama admin, when it comes to foreign policy, this isn’t as likely when the basic US/corporate media position is echoed Read more…

Katrina Kozarek: Venezuela’s Communes

In the face of economic crisis and US-led international encirclement, Venezuela’s communes continue advancing in the struggle for socialism from the bottom up

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Joe Emersberger: El Nacional, anti-government newspaper, has 11th ranked website in Venezuela; Alexa

I’ve written a lot about how much fierce opposition to the government is regularly expressed in Venezuela’s largest TV networks and newspapers. Western media and big NGOs have been relentlessly pushing the opposite view for almost two decades. Freedom of expression in Venezuela is constantly dying a rapid death according to them. Wouldn’t it be totally Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: Doubling Down on Sanctions for Venezuela

This is not “democracy promotion,” it is regime change, by any means necessary

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Joe Emersberger: With Ed Herman in mind, consider some articles about Venezuela’s “default” today

The death of Ed Herman, co-author with Chomsky of the classic “Manufacturing Consent”, is a tremendous loss but he left behind a body a work to help us carry on his struggle. With Ed Herman’s words (above) in mind, consider some headlines today about Venezuela. Surprisingly one of the least dishonest was provided by Bloomberg News:   A Reuters headline Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: US Sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuela’s recession is making it difficult for the country to meet its debt payments, but US sanctions are making a difficult task almost impossible

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Joe Emersberger: Campaign Against the Arms Trade is completely out to lunch on Venezuela

CAAT calls Venezuela a “hybrid regime” by relying on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index which also labels the UK a “full democracy” – along with a few others like Canada and Spain. What a joke. In all of those “full democracies”, most of Venezuela’s opposition leaders would have been locked up and never seen or Read more…

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Steve Ellner: Social Programs in Venezuela

Venezuela’s social programs have successfully expanded popular participation in the direction of radical democracy but suffer from a lack of institutional checks and balances

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