Category: Coups

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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

J. F. Conway: Venezuela: Target of Economic Warfare

One reason Maduro is so despised by the opposition is that he refuses to follow the neoliberal economic prescription of austerity, privatization, deregulation, etc.

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Eva Golinger: Battle for Venezuela and Its Oil

There is a long history of Washington meddling in the affairs of Venezuela

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Mark Weisbrot: Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite—which is itself mired in corruption—so they want to destroy him by any means necessary

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Shamus Cooke: Trump Versus the Venezuelan Revolution

A “red tide” can rejuvenate the revolutionary forces across the hemisphere and easily drown out the recent victories of various counter-revolutions

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuelan Court Sentences Mayor

Venezuela’s highest court ordered Wednesday the arrest of an opposition mayor accused of refusing to obey the Supreme Court order to stem political violence in his municipality

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Venezuela can solve its own problems

The people could reach a democratic and non-violent solution if they were freed from US meddling

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Gregory Wilpert: Venezuelan Vote Count

The CEO of the company that sold and operates the voting machines in Venezuela says that there was a discrepancy of 1 million votes

Ricardo Vaz: Resurgent Chavismo

A massive turnout of over 8 million voters, around 41% of the electorate, gave chavismo a much-needed shot in the arm

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Mark Weisbrot: Sanctions will worsen the crisis

The U.S. strategy of “regime change” has contributed to the death of hundreds of thousands of people — mostly civilians — in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan

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