iOS app Android app


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.

Venezuelan President: I Sleep In Chavez's Tomb

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is known for his devotion to late leader Hugo Chavez and now he acknowledges that he sometim...

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...

Maduro's Leadership Questioned Mere Days After Vote


CARACAS, Venezuela -- Nearly half Venezuela's voters don't want Nicolas Maduro in the presidential chair. He's inherited a dysfunctional economy, a de...

Maduro Can Count On Chavez's Well-Greased Vote Machine

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Socialist party activist Rodolfo Sanchez is all nervous energy as he mounts the impossibly steep streets of his impoverished hil...

Venezuela Holds First Vote Post-Chavez | 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.

Tough Times In Post-Chavez Venezuela

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Doing business in post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela is not for the faint of heart. Thousands of companies suffer under currency contro...

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.

Chavez Supporters Throw Rocks At Students

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.21.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez hurled rocks and bottles Thursday in an attack on student protesters who were ...

Maduro: Chavez Embalming Unlikely

AP | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Hugo Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing ...

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...

VP: Chavez's Body Will Be Displayed FOREVER

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's acting president says Hugo Chavez's embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that "his peopl...

Chavez's Armed Supporters: The Wild Card In Venezuela?

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — The banner just inside the poor neighborhood in western Caracas reads, "Loyal to Comandante Chavez." The guard at the gate ...

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...


AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of...