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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 Conducts Military Exercises, Claiming U.S. Threat

AP | HANNAH DREIER and JORGE RUEDA | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Soldiers rolled out shoulder-fired missiles, fighter planes and armored trucks Saturday for the first of 10 days of milita...

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.

Venezuelan President Moves Swiftly Against The Opposition

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of ...

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.

Venezuela Expels U.S. Officials Amid Protests

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro's government on Monday gave three U.S. Embassy officials 48 hours to leave the country, accusing ...

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.

Venezuelan Economic Crisis Forces President's Hand

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 12.02.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The late President Hugo Chavez's dream of leveraging Venezuela's oil wealth to spread revolution across Latin America is c...

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 ...

Venezuela To Expel 3 U.S. Diplomats

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, a...

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...

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...

Maduro Fills Cabinet With Chavez Allies

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Newly elected Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has shuffled his Cabinet, putting allies of late president Hugo Chavez in positio...

Man Interrupts Maduro's Inaugural Speech


CARACAS, Venezuela — Inauguration day could have gone better for the man picked to lead Venezuela's socialist revolution for the next six years....

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 ...

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...

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.

Maduro Takes Narrow Lead In Venezuela's Polls

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Red-shirted backers of Hugo Chavez's chosen heir transformed downtown Caracas into a raucous festival on the final day of c...

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...

Venezuelan VP Claims Chavez's Cancer Possibly Caused By Enemy Attack

AP | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's vice president, Nicolas Maduro, says the government of President Hugo Chavez plans to expel a U.S. Embassy official ...