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Cry for Venezuela

The dream of a socialist Venezuela has turned into a nightmare.

It’s depressing to see the disintegration of President Hugo Chávez’s attempt at political reform. Chávez, elected in 1999, was part of the “pink tide” that swept Latin America in the 2000s. 518 more words


What's Really Going on In Venezuela

Many in the western press are oversimplifying the story about Venezuela, blaming its economic crisis more or less exclusively on the socialist policies of President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez. 1,249 more words


Trump's threat of military action against Venezuela slammed by Latin American governments

CARACAS/LIMA, Aug 12 (Reuters) – After months of attacking Venezuela‘s unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. 768 more words


Putin's Venezuela: How Moscow is grabbing oil assets through loans to Caracas

Caracas/Houston — Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. 2,391 more words


The Crisis in Venezuela, Put Simply

By Sabrina Pawley Benacerraf 

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has now been named the most dangerous city in the world with tens of thousands of Venezuelans escaping to neighbouring countries. 468 more words

Politics Put Simply

Published on May 17, 2017

Tariq Ali discusses the worsening situation in Venezuela. Are we witnessing again the US pressure to topple a South American regime which doesn’t agree with its political and global objectives?

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Current Affairs

من قال إنّ فنزويلا لا تعنينا؟ 

من قال إنّ فنزويلا لا تعنينا؟ 

ناصر قنديل

أغسطس 9, 2017

– تدور رحى حرب باردة تسخن وتخبو كبراكين أميركا اللاتينية بين حين وحين، وينقسم حول ضفتيها المجتمع في فنزويلا، بصورة جلية إلى معسكرين، واحد يضمّ الرأسمال واليمين والنخب الليبرالية، وآخر يضمّ أغلب الطبقة الوسطى ويستند إلى الطبقات الشعبية والفقيرة واليسار ونخب مثقفة ترعرعت على فكر الاستقلال الوطني ومناهضة الهيمنة الأميركية، وليست مهمّتنا التهوين من الأزمة وتصويرها مجرد مؤامرة.