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Rifts Deepen Between Pro- and Anti-Government Factions in Venezuela

As clashes between government forces and protesters in Venezuela continued through the weekend, civilians took sides in rival marches held Saturday, each pointing to the other as the catalyst of the country’s recent wave of unrest.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE



International Media (Finally) Zoom In on Violence in Venezuela

“Tonight, Venezuela is seeing a spasm of violence that’s unlike anything the country has experienced since 1989,” blogger Audrey M. Dacosta wrote from Caracas on Wednesday.

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 READ MORE



‘What You Should Know About the… Protests in Venezuela’

Failing to win a mandate from Venezuelans in elections over the last few years, the leaders of the country’s mainstream, U.S.-backed opposition are exploiting discontent among the population in an effort to topple the democratically elected government, sociologist Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya writes.

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‘Venezuelan Leader Uplifted Poor From Caracas to the Bronx’

As millions gather to mourn Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the spate of criticism still pouring from the mouthpieces of the U.S. corporate media confirms elite hostility toward poor people and their defenders around the world.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Chavez Celebrates Sweeping Victory

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez has survived an electoral challenge with flying colors. His party swept 17 of 22 state elections, although the opposition was victorious in several key skirmishes, including the capital state, the mayoralty of Caracas and even Venezuela’s biggest slum, traditionally a Chavez stronghold.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008 READ MORE


Dear American Voter

A Venezuelan’s Perspective on Campaign ‘08

There’s a great deal riding on this November’s presidential election—and, clearly, not just for Americans. Link TV has put together a new feature called “Dear American Voter” to tell those who will be able to cast their vote in the U.S. what their choices might represent for the rest of the world.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE


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Student Protesters Clash With Police at Venezuelan Rally

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez projects a certain confidence in his leadership prowess to the rest of the world, but this video of a student rally in Caracas indicates that not everyone in Chavez country is on board with his program. 

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 READ MORE


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When Sean Met Hugo

Sean Penn is definitely no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to his off-screen role as celebrity advocate.  His latest foray into global politics will surely ruffle some feathers on Capitol Hill and beyond—on Thursday, Penn met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (pictured) after touring Caracas as part of the actor’s effort to educate himself about the current situation in the South American nation.

Posted on Aug 2, 2007 READ MORE


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In Venezuela, Reality TV

Imagine if a U.S. television station not only aired programs criticizing the federal government but went so far as to stage a coup to overthrow the administration.  That scenario may be difficult for Americans to imagine, but Venezuelan opposition station RCTV did just that in 2002.  Cuban journalist Elizalde takes a look at the Venezuelan media landscape in the aftermath of RCTV’s officially mandated shutdown.

Posted on Jun 9, 2007 READ MORE


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Venezuela and Iran Get Cozy

The love-fest between Tehran and Caracas deepened this week, with an official visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Venezuelan capital.  Hugo Chavez and the Iranian leader embraced, signed 29 agreements and decried American-style world hegemony.

Posted on Sep 17, 2006 READ MORE


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