Posts Tagged ‘Nicolás Maduro’

South American Left united as US aims for regime change in Venezuela

by Matt Willgress.

On 9 March, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order declaring “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a further round of sanctions on the South American country. Following the introduction […]

The violence in Venezuela is no popular uprising

by Grahame Morris.

What’s really behind the violence in Venezuela? Attempts to portray the violence as a people’s uprising for justice — a “Venezuelan spring” — don’t stand up to scrutiny. The election of Hugo Chavez delivered the huge increases in living standards, opportunities and the end to foreign dominance that the “Middle Eastern springs” had aimed to achieve. […]

Up Close in Race to Replace Chávez

by Adrian Weir.

Although a reasonably frequent visitor to Cuba, this trip, as part of the Acompañamiento Internacional team of election monitors, was my first to the Latin American mainland.Driving into town from Caracas Airport two points struck me: First, the barrios, the working class quarters, perched precariously on the hillsides sloping upwards from the plain of Caracas […]

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