All Articles on Venezuela

Photo: Daily Beast photo illustration (11/13/19) of Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro and Daniel Ortega. Views
Media Wonder: Why Can’t Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia?
FAIR has documented how corporate media consistently criticize the success of left-wing political agendas pursued abroad in countries like Venezuela and Bolivia—in defiance of US imperialism—because they are afraid of the threat of a good example.
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Since Morales’ forced resignation, the response of leading Democrats and presidential hopefuls has been one of almost total silence, even among the party’s putative progressives. (Photo: CNN) Views
Bernie Sanders' Stance on Bolivia Matters
Any presidential candidate who claims to represent workers and marginalized communities, who even nominally opposes U.S. imperialism, should be able to identify a coup as such.
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'They Choked Me. They Threw Me Down.': CodePink's Medea Benjamin Assaulted by Right-Wing Venezuelan Opposition and Threatened With Arrest
"This intimidation shows how the U.S. security forces work hand-in-glove with the right-wing forces in Latin America who are trying to stop progressive movements that empower the poor."
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Shoppers carry bags at the Iranian capital Tehran's old Tajrish bazar on April 23, 2019. (Photo: ATTA KENARE / AFP/Getty) Views
How U.S. Sanctions on Iran Are Killing Innocent People
The evidence is undeniable. The U.S. sanctions are seriously destroying Iran’s health infrastructure and are leading to immediate deaths and suffering of the Iranian population.
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Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and ‘Human Rights’ NGOs
Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely on corporate media, or even leading “press freedom” groups...
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Economic and sector sanctions are too often designed to inflict maximum pain on civilians, not empower them. (Photo: Syrian Refugees/Josh Zakary/flickr/cc) Views
Sanctions Are Part of a Failed Foreign Policy Playbook. Stop Relying on Them.
Research has shown that sanctions rarely achieve their desired goals. In the worst-case scenario, they hurt the people of a country—generally the very people we’re purporting to help—without making a dent in the country’s behavior.
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 A man holds a sign against the International Monetary Fund during a demonstration in solidarity with Ecuadorian people at the Embassy of Ecuador on October 14, 2019 in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images) Views
The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet
What the people of the world want it clear: democratic control of their economies. The International Monetary Fund continues to stand in their way.
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The Latest on the Diplomatic War Against Venezuela
So far, the diplomatic war is being won by the Maduro government, but the Venezuelan people continue to suffer from the brutal U.S. sanctions.
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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (2nd L) looks at opposition member Javier Bertucci during the signing of the dialogue agreement between the government and the opposition in Caracas on September 18, 2019. (Photo: Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Dialogue in Venezuela Another Missed Opportunity for Democrats
Instead of aiding and abetting Trump's disastrous policy, the Democrats need to challenge it, and the most obvious candidate to do so is Bernie Sanders.
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"No matter how cynical you might be about propagandistic American media, you are not prepared for how much watching this trailer is like snorting 100% pure John Bolton." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Reuters’ Can’t Find US Critics to Question Amazon’s Anti-Venezuela Propaganda
This technique not only invisibilizes principled US-based dissent from Washington’s aggression, but also associates anti-war and anti-imperial views with governments it has helped Washington vilify. This is not limited to Venezuela.
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