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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Venezuela Torn by Election Results

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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.

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Nicolas Maduro and Hugo Chavez

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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.

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Thatcher and Chavez in Heaven

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Habemus President in Charge

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Continuity in Venezuela

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Chavez

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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.

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Chavez to Ashes

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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.

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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.

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Hugo Chavez No More

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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.

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Chavez Is Missing

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Hugo Chavez Missing His Inauguration

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The Chavez Show

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Ailing Hugo Chavez Names Successor

Although he was only recently elected to a fourth term as Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez has flown to Cuba for yet another surgery to address malignant cancer.

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Doha Climate Talks Roundup

An activist observer of the negotiations in Doha, Qatar, this week dismissed offers by developed countries as “an empty shell, an insult to our futures. There is literally no point in countries signing up to this sham of a deal, which will lock the planet in to many more years of inaction.”

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Energizer Hugo

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Danny Glover Is Stoked Hugo Chavez Re-Elected

American actor Danny Glover, who was in Venezuela monitoring the presidential election, says large numbers of Venezuelans are rejoicing at the prospect of the continuation of social programs that have benefited the public since recently re-elected President Hugo Chavez took office in 1999.

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Miners Allegedly Killed Dozens of Indigenous Amazonians

A human rights group has reported an attack on the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela that has left up to 80 people dead after gold miners set fire to a communal house last month.

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Hugo Chavez Needs a Third Surgery

The Venezuelan president will put his re-election plans on hold to return to Cuba to have a third operation on his pelvis, where his cancer may have returned.

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What Hugo Chavez Is Up To

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been busy courting countries from Latin America to Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Far East to assemble a political and economic bulwark against American imperialism. (more)

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Cancer Will Not Keep Hugo Chavez From Politics

The ailing Venezuelan president will run for re-election in 2012, according to a top government official, and intends to hold on to most of his political powers while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba. Chavez has expanded the portfolios of his vice president and finance minister. (more)

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Hugo Deflating

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Cuba to Get 3,000 Times as Much Internet

Thanks to a new undersea cable linking the island nation to Venezuela, Cuba will get a 3,000-fold boost in its information bandwidth. As Read Write Web’s Curt Hopkins points out, the project indicates how valuable the Internet is, even to a country that has serious blogging anxiety.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Smackdown in Venezuela

In a brawl broadcast live on television and radio, Venezuelan legislators exchanged blows as members of President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party tried to remove an opposition member from the parliament’s speaker’s podium.

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‘Carlos’: A Different Kind of Terrorism

“Carlos” is a fictionalized but persuasively believable biography of celebrity terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, a man known for his indolence as well as support for a whole gamut of revolutionary causes.

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Russia to Help Venezuela Build Nuclear Power Plant

With a little help from its friends, Venezuela is now one step closer to building its first nuclear power plant. After a two-day stint in Moscow, President Hugo Chavez has received the support of Russia for the construction of a nuclear power station aimed at diversifying the country’s energy supply.

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Opposition Gains on Hugo Chavez

They just had an election in Venezuela and Hugo Chavez’s party easily won a majority, so why is the opposition celebrating? Because big gains by the anti-Chavez crowd mean the president will not be able to count on a two-thirds majority to push through his legislative agenda, which sometimes coincides with his personal agenda.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 READ MORE



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Meet Colombia’s New President

Colombia has a new president, Juan Manuel Santos, who was sworn in on Saturday and will immediately face a fractured diplomatic state—Venezuela and Ecuador have severed ties with the country—along with continuing drug violence and a long-festering rebel insurgency.

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