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Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half ...

Black Market Medicine And Animal Drugs: What It's Like To Be Sick In Venezuela

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Rafael Osío Cabrices

VALENCIA, Venezuela -- My dad's diagnosis came a couple days before Christmas: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage III. The doctors planned his first dose of chemotherapy for mid-January. But because of Venezuela's deadly drug shortage, he had to bring everything to the clinic -- from the drugs to the needles to the saline solution. And with cancer, time is key. So we went on a mad dash search to find the medicine any way we could.

The Venezuelan Dialogue From a Cuban Point of View

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The dialogue between the Venezuelan opposition and Nicolas Maduro is in full swing. Its critics are many, its most visible loser: the Cuban government.

How to Start a Movement: A Movie Review of 'Chavez'

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Director Diego Luna brought together a terrific ensemble of actors. Michael Peña gives us an understated yet engrossing rendering of the eponymous Mexican-American icon. We see how his fire burns deep -- how it chars him, not only fuels his cause.

Opposition Leadership Amidst Venezuelan Crisis

Raul Stolk | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul Stolk

The Venezuelan opposition stands on brittle ice. Their following, once united under MUD's umbrella and carried on Henrique Capriles's back, may find itself disbanded if the protests end without any results. Meanwhile, a colossal economic crisis lurks around the corner.

In Defense of Venezuela

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The U.S. media, echoing the sentiments of the U.S. government, is openly encouraging violent regime change in Venezuela. This type of reporting is not only irresponsible, but it is deeply misinformed.

Bogota Mayor Falls Victim to Another Right-Wing Coup in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.

The Death of the Arab Spring

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

For all intents and purposes, the Arab Spring is dead. The Arab Winter has officially arrived.

Ecuador Is A Good Choice for Whistleblower Snowden

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

If Edward Snowden can make it to Ecuador, it will be a good choice for him and the world. The government, including President Rafael Correa and foreig...

Venezuela Holds First Vote Post-Chavez

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Just over a month after Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer, Venezuelans vote Sunday to replace the firebrand socialist president w...

Chavez Legacy Put To The Test In Venezuelan Election

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

* Maduro faces Capriles in election on Sunday * Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies * Opposition leader ...

Chavez Led Latin America Forward

Larry Hirsch | Posted 06.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Larry Hirsch

It takes a larger-than-life character to make necessary changes. If a more progressive Latin America with less inequality is Chavez's legacy, then he made a positive impact on the world.

Chavez: Guiding Star or Cautionary Tale for the left?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

The reality in Venezuela does not support Chavez's supposed leftist credentials. It would be much better for the European and British left to look at more sensible Latin American leftist leaders such as Velasco or Lula, and less toward Chávez's siren calls.

Venezuela: On the Death of Chávez and the Ailing Bolivar

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

How can Venezuela stave off a currency crisis and place its economy back on a solid monetary foundation? The solution is simple: replace the bolivar with the U.S. dollar.

Encounter With Chavez

Ben Barber | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Ben Barber

I asked him if it was true that he had ordered a delay in the evacuation of the Vargas region hit by the mudslide because it might interfere with the election he was in the process of winning. He didn't like that question. Then I asked him about improving relations with the U.S. That ended the interview.

Chávez's Legacy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated." This was certainly true of Hugo Chávez Frias.

PHOTOS: Emotional Venezuelans Mourn Chavez

Posted 05.08.2013 | World

Hundreds of thousands of people lined up in the streets of Caracas on Friday to mark the funeral of late President Hugo Chavez. The ceremony was atten...

Chavez's Last Word

Evening Standard, London | Bo Wilson | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

President Hugo Chavez died of a heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, said the head of Venezuela's presidential...

Chavez: Dictator Or Democrat?

HuffPost France | Geoffroy Clavel and Benjamin Hue | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

Venezuela's “socialist revolution” came to an end on March 5. Democratic revolutionary to some, charismatic dictator to others, Hugo Chavez died o...

WATCH: Chavez's Coffin Taken To The Streets

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

CARACAS, March 6 (Reuters) - The coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was brought out of a military hospital onto the streets of Caracas...

President Hugo Chavez and America's "Backyard"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.

Iran Declares Day Of Mourning For Hugo Chavez

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

By Marcus George DUBAI, March 6 (Reuters) - Iran declared a day of national mourning on Wednesday after the death of Venezuelan Presid...

Unreal Coincidences On Date Of Hugo Chávez's Death

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.05.2013 | Latino Voices

One of Hugo Chávez’s favorite political slogans was trending on Twitter in Venezuela hours after his death, where it became a rallying cry for his ...

LOOK: The Twitterverse Reacts To Chavez Death

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The death of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez left many speechless, yet the Twitterverse was aflutter Tuesday evening as it reacted to the news. In ...

WATCH: Official Announcement Of Chavez's Death

Posted 03.05.2013 | World

On Tuesday, Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the death of President Hugo Chavez. Chavez, 58, had been battling cancer since 2011. ...