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Blue Jays-Rangers Brawl Highlights Major League Baseball’s Latino-Anglo Rift

You can argue whether it’s racial or cultural, but tension among the players is real, and integration is not the same as acceptance.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup, Declares State of Emergency

“Washington is activating measures at the request of Venezuela’s fascist right, who are emboldened by the coup in Brazil,” said the nation’s president.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE



‘This Is a Coup’: Brazil’s Workers Party Faces Its Greatest Test

Left-leaning parties like the PT face a conundrum in Latin America: that liberalism and its tolerance for political activity offer openings to right-wing parties that have no qualms about exploiting democratic expression in order to quash democracy.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Venezuelan Newspaper Editor Facing Prison for His Investigative Journalism

A series of articles about an extortion case involving a government-owned mining company could soon put David Natera Febres behind bars for four years.

Posted on Mar 19, 2016 READ MORE



Political Turmoil in a Time of Low Energy Prices

The current rout in oil prices threatens a profound shift in the geopolitical fortunes of major energy-producing countries. Many are already experiencing economic and political turmoil, and the longer low prices persist, the more devastating the consequences are likely to be.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Important Issues for Activists in 2016: An Interview With Kevin Zeese

The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE



What People Around the World Think of America After Trump’s Bewildering Rise

Americans are no strangers to embarrassing exports. But when it comes to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, we may have outdone ourselves.

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 READ MORE



Why Is Venezuela Trying to Annex Two-Thirds of Neighboring Guyana?

After the discovery of a potentially rich oil deposit in the contentious Essequibo region in Guyana, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears intent on exploiting his neighbor’s land.

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE



Did the Pentagon Just Concede That Israel Also Has Nuclear Bombs?

U.S. officials have finally publicly stated a fact about Israel many already feared was true; researchers are starting to study the effects of the Internet on education; and Latin America’s leaders are taking Venezuela’s side in its recent rift with the United States. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 READ MORE


Ecuadorean Official: The U.S. Is the Threat in the Americas, Not Venezuela

The Obama administration is being criticized across Latin America for instituting new sanctions against Venezuela and declaring the country an “unusual and extraordinary threat to national security.” Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says the U.S. has it backward.

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama Ratchets Up Conflict With Venezuela

Tensions between the U.S. and Venezuelan governments mounted this week following the news that President Obama had officially declared Venezuela a national security threat and had levied sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials.

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 READ MORE



Don’t Believe Media Coverage of Venezuela

It’s hard to fathom why Western media seem to buy into the U.S. government’s demonization of Venezuela’s democratically elected socialist government and yet essentially give a pass to countries (Mexico, anyone?) with clearly corrupt and discredited leadership.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 READ MORE



President of Venezuela Announces Diplomatic Sanctions Against U.S.

President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that fewer U.S. diplomats will be allowed to work in Venezuela and visas will be required for Americans traveling there, in what amounts to a sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries.

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 READ MORE



Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Venezuelan Socialists

The American president has signed legislation that freezes assets and revokes travel visas belonging to Venezuelan officials who stand accused of violating the human rights of opponents of the South American nation’s socialist government.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 READ MORE



Report: 48 Dead Due to Alleged Poisoning in Venezuelan Jail

The exact cause of the inmates’ deaths has been the subject of conflicting reports.

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 READ MORE


Venezuelan Protests: Popular Discontent or the Old Qualms of a Divided Elite?

In a second program Friday, “Democracy Now!” hosts a debate on who is protesting in Venezuela and why. Margarita López Maya, a Venezuelan historian and political analyst with the Center for Development Studies at the Central University of Venezuela, engages Roberto Lovato, a writer with New American Media who recently returned from reporting in Caracas.

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Are the Images of Violence Coming From Venezuela Falsified?

Pictures of police brutality supposedly from protests in Venezuela are spreading all over social media, but they may not have been taken in the South American country; an average-sized healthy version of a Barbie doll is being developed; meanwhile, the worst revelation Edward Snowden made is that the U.S. government is trying to discredit political activists. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Meanwhile Everyone Is Waiting for Venezuela’s Protests to Turn More Violent as the Death Toll Rises

The anti-government unrest rocking Venezuela shows no sign of letting up, with the demonstrations and violence now spreading beyond the capital to provincial cities.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 READ MORE



Venezuelan Hard-Liner Resurfaces as Maduro Expels U.S. Officials

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has appeared in a video asking his fellow citizens to join him in a march Tuesday to demand an end to a government crackdown that followed last week’s deadly protests.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 READ MORE



Venezuela Braces for More Violence

A week of protests in Venezuela resulted in the deaths of three people and more than 20 injured Wednesday, leaving President Nicolas Maduro in a struggle to restrain discontent among opposition groups and radical elements of his Chavista movement.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Black Market Buttocks Enhancements Creating ‘Burgeoning Epidemic’ in the U.S.

Remember when we told you women in Venezuela are dying as a result of injections administered to add volume to their behinds? Turns out Americans are not exempt from this deadly fad.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE



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Venezuelan Socialism Vindicated in City Elections

“Chavismo,” the left-wing movement that blossomed around deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over the past decade, “comfortably” won municipal elections throughout the country this month, “consolidating President Maduro’s leadership, and further enhancing Venezuelan democracy,” writes a leader of the populist Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Venezuelan Soldiers Force ‘Bourgeois Parasites’ to Slash Prices

President Nicolas Maduro ordered troops to arrest several managers of the electronics chain Daka for raising prices and extorting the Venezuelan people. Soldiers then occupied 5 Daka locations, which led to looting at the company’s store in the city of Valencia.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Venezuelan President Denounces ‘Massive’ Twitter Attack

As thousands of pro-government Twitter accounts were suspended Thursday afternoon, Nicolas Maduro’s administration expressed outrage at the infringement upon freedom of speech. Although neither a reason nor a culprit has been discovered, Maduro blamed the international right wing.

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Petty Politics: U.S. vs. Venezuela

Three American diplomats were kicked out of Caracas on Tuesday for “plotting to sabotage the economy” according to President Nicolas Maduro. And the U.S. government has decided to retaliate.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Was the Venezuelan President Banned From Flying Over U.S. Territory?

En route to China to discuss loans, oil and what have you, President Nicolas Maduro meant to fly over Puerto Rico on Thursday night. That is until Washington denied him permission to do so.

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Silicone Buttocks Injections Are Killing Venezuelan Women

In a nation that is famous for its gorgeous women—Venezuela holds the Guinness World Record for the country with the most winners of worldwide beauty pageants—people go to extremes to attain an impossible standard. And this obsession with aesthetic perfection is starting to take lives.

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Venezuelan Communes Need More Government Aid, Maduro Urges

Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s former right hand man and current president of Venezuela, called on his administration Thursday to offer more help on constructing socialist settlements in the country. The president, addressing the nation on his TV show, “Bolivarian Dialogue,” emphasized that the communes are a priority and require support in order to expand.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Venezuela Opposition Won’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer

Although President Nicolas Maduro won his office by a narrow margin, he has since been confirmed by both an audit of the vote and, Tuesday, a Supreme Court of Justice ruling.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 READ MORE



Venezuela, Nicaragua Offer Snowden Asylum

After spending almost two weeks in the no man’s land transit area of Moscow’s international airport, whistle-blower Edward Snowden may finally have a destination.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 READ MORE


Venezuela Torn by Election Results









Posted on Apr 21, 2013 ENLARGE



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U.S. Seeks Confirmation of Venezuelan Election Outcome (Video)

The United States is inserting itself into Venezuelan politics again by questioning the victory of Hugo Chavez successor Nicolas Maduro and calling for a recount of the vote from Sunday’s closely fought election.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE


Nicolas Maduro and Hugo Chavez









Posted on Apr 15, 2013 ENLARGE



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Life After Hugo: Venezuela Votes (Update)

Polls have closed in Venezuela’s presidential election, which pitted a top lieutenant of the late Hugo Chavez against a veteran Chavez opponent who promised to take the country in a different direction.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE


Thatcher and Chavez in Heaven









Posted on Apr 11, 2013 ENLARGE


Habemus President in Charge









Posted on Mar 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Continuity in Venezuela









Posted on Mar 13, 2013 ENLARGE


Chavez









Posted on Mar 12, 2013 ENLARGE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died this week after a two-year battle with cancer, recognized and respected poverty and the poor.

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 READ MORE


Chavez to Ashes









Posted on Mar 8, 2013 ENLARGE


‘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 WATCH & LISTEN



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Venezuela and the Middle East After Chavez

The foreign policy of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez imagined that socialism and anti-imperialism are the same thing, and that he could lead a new sort of socialist international. These considerations shaped his Middle East policy in ways that were contradictory and hypocritical.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 READ MORE


Hugo Chavez No More









Posted on Mar 6, 2013 ENLARGE



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Venezuelans Hopeful Chavez Will Win ‘Battle for Life’

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been in a hospital since Feb. 18 for treatment of breathing problems amid an ongoing battle with an unspecified cancer, but nearly three in five of his fellow countrymen believe he will return to power.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 READ MORE


Chavez Is Missing









Posted on Jan 16, 2013 ENLARGE


Hugo Chavez Missing His Inauguration









Posted on Jan 11, 2013 ENLARGE


The Chavez Show









Posted on Jan 7, 2013 ENLARGE


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