All Articles on Hugo Chávez

Although Venezuela is not technically at war, it is suffering from foreign currency strains triggered by aggressive attacks by a foreign power. U.S. economic sanctions have been going on for years, causing the country at least $20 billion in losses. (Photo: Alex Lanz / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Views
The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us From Transforming Our Economy
"Capitalism is quite simply incapable of regulating itself, and that is precisely where progressive governments and progressive government legislation needs to step in."
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Venezuela’s National Assembly president Juan Guaidó speaks before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos — and Trump’s Regime Change Policy Will Make Sure It Stays That Way
Venezuela is a polarized country and overthrowing the government—even if Washington were not involved in the fight—would only increase this polarization and the chances of greater violence or even civil war
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Juan Guaidó speaking in Caracas on January 21, 2018 (Luis Dávila/República Bolivariana de Venezuela). Views
A Military Coup in Venezuela? Not Without the Military’s Support
A military coup d’état in Venezuela doesn’t seem likely so long as the Armed Forces support Maduro. Meanwhile, U.S. action will likely backfire, and serve only to strengthen those in power
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Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) Views
Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela
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The relationship between Venezuela and Palestine has been particularly strong under the presidencies of late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez and current president Maduro.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West’s Dangerous Game in Venezuela
Western predators are all moving in, each party playing the role entrusted of them, as if history is repeating itself
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A recent local poll shows that 86 percent of Venezuelans oppose military intervention, while 81 percent already disagree with the current US sanctions. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The ‘Venezuelan People’ Are Whoever Agrees With Donald Trump
It also appears that the media have decided that “the people” want regime change, after all
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Venezuela’s economic miseries are largely homegrown, and they are particularly painful given the huge oil resources at the country’s command.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro
The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela
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"The U.S. is trying to overthrow the government of Venezuela and that it will be willing to use violence, to use military force, if necessary." (Photo: Democracy Now) News
'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn
Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals
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Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Jan. 26. (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) Views
Why I Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Before we intervene in another nation, we must, at the very least, pause to ask whether our efforts will make a bad situation even worse
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces he is breaking relations with the U.S., to supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo) Views
Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela
It is a time for diplomacy and for restraint, not another intervention that unleashes violence that we surely will come to regret
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