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Sonali Kolhatkar: Don’t Believe Media Coverage of Venezuela

 Most symbolically, Venezuela has now barred a number of U.S. officials from visiting, including George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The backdrop to these political moves is a new crisis within Venezuela that has an old script: right-wing leaders plan a coup, with the U.S.

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U.S. Foreign Policy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on U.S. Police: "They kill Black youth in the street with impunity"

On February 2, the U.S. State Department announced it was imposing restrictions on the visas of several unnamed public officials in Venezuela who the Department accused of repressing political dissent (not incidentally the dissenters have… 633 more words

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TEMPLATE ANALYSIS

Hugo Chavez, whose death at 58 was announced on Wednesday, survived a coup and several assassination attempts.

However, he could not survive his greatest battle – the one with cancer. 251 more words

International News

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Events across the country in solidarity with Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

March 5 is the second anniversary of the passing of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez, who transformed Venezuela through his courageous struggle to help Venezuelans become protagonists of their destiny. 579 more words

A timeline of Venezuela's slide toward disaster

How did it all go so horribly wrong?

Back in 1998, when Hugo Chavez was first elected president, many Venezuelans’ expectations could not have been higher. 1,875 more words

Latin America

Trouble in paradise: Venezuela devalues the Bolivar

Written by Agathe Barcelo,

The Venezuelan government has announced a devaluation of Venezuela’s bolivar currency in response to the consequences of the economic crisis caused by the fall in oil prices, an annual inflation rate of around 64%, and a shortage of many basic goods across the country. 450 more words

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