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By Blocking the Release of Political Prisoners, Maduro Is Eroding Venezuela's Democracy

Jared Genser | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Jared Genser

CARACAS, Venezuela -- With his rejection of this law, President Maduro has denied any hope for peace, justice and reconciliation in Venezuela. It is clear he sees no need to respect his country's democratic institutions. As Venezuela falls deeper into its humanitarian and economic crisis, we expect Maduro to continue to disregard the autonomy of Venezuela's branches of government in order to maintain power.

Right Wing Majority in Venezuela's National Assembly: The Constitutional and Political Stakes

Dr Francisco Dominguez | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Dr Francisco Dominguez

The constitutional provision that may allow the Right to force the resignation of President Maduro is the recall referendum (Art.72). They already resorted to a recall referendum against Hugo Chavez in August 2004 the then President who won with 59%.

Gustavo Dudamel, It's Okay: El Sistema's Kids Can Take It

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

A grave firestorm of controversy surrounds Gustavo Dudamel's muted support of the Maduro regime in Venezuela. Sound familiar? It's the product of the youth orchestra program from which Dudamel rose, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which he is now Music Director.

The Three M's: Milosevic, Mugabe, and Maduro

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

What do Slobodan Milosevic, Robert Mugabe, and Nicolás Maduro have in common? The Communist Manifesto and inflation.

Venezuela's Legacy of Producing Liberators Persists

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

LA PAZ - In all likelihood, Venezuela will produce another mythical figure: Leopoldo Lopez, the movie star-handsome, Harvard-educated son of privilege, who chose to dedicate his life to public service in his home country. He clearly had passion to serve and steel in his spine, so his potentially comfortable life turned out to be rather different than expected. History beckoned.

Roque Planas

Democrats Ask Obama To Stop Sanctioning Venezuela | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of 16 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to rethink the sanctions he imposed on Venezuelan officials in March. A let...

Venezuela and the Western Media's Double Standard

Salim Lamrani | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Western media, which sides with the undemocratic and coup-prone opposition, have been content simply to denounce human rights violations. At the same time, they fail to report the murders committed by the protesters.

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.

Venezuela and the Hypocrisy of the International Left

Carlos González | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Carlos González

It's time for those us on the left to stop defending the undefendable, to denounce the repressive actions of a government shooting at it's own citizens for demanding a true democracy and a better life. Socialism without democracy is simply a dictatorship.

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.

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

Under Amazon's CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper's CIA coverage are left in the dark.

Maduro To Seek Chavez-Style Decree Powers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was going to parliament on Tuesday to seek decree ...

Venezuelan President Blames Spider-Man For Violence

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has carried the torch from his predecessor Hugo Chavez with zeal, regularly denouncing the politics and culture of...

Maduro To Be Sworn In Amid Audit Of Contested Vote

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, April 19 (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday ...

Venezuela's Election: A Defeat for Chavismo

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

With less than two months since President Hugo Chavez's death and barely half the votes, Maduro has no popular mandate but will undoubtedly claim one by continuing to relentlessly invoke the name of Hugo Chavez.