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Articles

House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions Reuters, May 28, 2014
Fourteen members of the House led by Rep. John Conyers sign letter against sanctions May 27, 2014
Activists and Academics send letter to Senate leader Harry Reid Alliance for Global Justice May 29, 2014

Venezuela Is Not Occupy: U.S. Congress Got It Wrong By Roger Harris, MITF, March 2014

Report by delegation to Venezuela March 14, 2014

What is Happening in Venezuela? By Miguel Tinker Salas, March 4, 2014

In Defense of Venezuela The U.S. media, echoing the sentiments of the U.S. government, is openly encouraging violent regime change in Venezuela. By Dan Kovalik, February 21, 2014

Venezuela Under Attack Again By Maria Paez Victor, February 17, 2014

Media War Against Venezuela Continues By Maria Paez Victor, December 5, 2013

Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation on the April 14, 2013 Presidential Election August 26, 2013 (PDF)

Venezuela's Maduro Responds to Obama's Nominee for UN Envoy Venezuela Analysis, July 19, 2013

Open Letter to Edward Snowden - Ten Reasons Why You Should Beat It To Venezuela. By Roger Burbach, Center for the Study of the Americas, July 15, 2013 (PDF)

The Venezuelan Election - Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Michael Lebowitz, July 2013 (PDF)

The Venezuelan Election - Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Roger Harris, president, MITF, July 2013 (Word document)

The Venezuelan Election - Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Gregory Wilpert, July 2013 (PDF)

No mistakes found in audit of April 14 elections Agencia Venezolana de Noticias, May 17, 2013

Venezuela's new labour law: The best Mother's Day gift Part of the law, which will come into effect this week, will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension. By Thomas Ponniah, May 15, 2013

U.S. Efforts to Block Democracy in Venezuela Harm Hemispheric Relations By Laura Carlsen, Foreign Policy in Focus, May 2, 2013

Venezuela: US Continues Support for Opposition by Ken Jones, April 20, 2013

Presentation in Memory of President Chávez by José Pertierra, Washington, DC, , March 12, 2013

Yo Soy Chavez, Tu Eres Chavez, Todos Somos Chavez by Lisa Sullivan, March 7 2013

Tragedy in Comayagua The population is in shock in the face of the enormous human tragedy in Comayagua Prison, which was built for 250 inmates, but holding 850 in 10 cell blocks on the night of the catastrophic fire. Statement by the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras COFADEH, February 16, 2012

What Happened in December? January 2008 By Patrick Leet
Thoughts on the recent Venezuelan constitutional amendment election. (Word document)

Americans Need to Look Beyond the Media on Venezuela January 15, 2008 By Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela Solidarity Network (US) Statement on the Dec. 2, 2007 Referendum

¡Hugo!: The Definitive Chavez Biography Review by Chuck Kaufman, September 2007

Pre-Election Delegation Denounces US Interference
in Venezuelan Election
November 2, 2006 Venezuela Solidarity Network

U.S. Tax Dollars Continue to Finance Venezuelan Opposition Movements September 5, 2006, Venezuela Information Office

US accused of bid to oust Chávez with secret funds August 30, 2006, The Guardian (UK)

U.S. Aid Stirs Venezuela's Suspicion August 26, 2006, The Associated Press

Ten Days in Venezuela - A Visit to the Land of Hope June 2006  By Kim Scipes

Chavez Leads the Way May 30, 2005. In using oil wealth to help the poor, Venezuela's leader is an example to Latin America. Many Venezuelans, for the first time, are finding their basic needs met and are hopeful about their future.

Venezuela: A Newsday Special Report May 1, 2005. Good summary of recent events and the role of U.S. agencies interfering in Venezuela.

Venezuela - The Country of Parallels May 11, 2005. An important part of what is actually being won in the process is created through parallels. If the health sector in the country is not willing to serve poor people - the president creates a parallel, brings in hundreds of Cuban doctors and lets them work. If the educational sector is working poorly and apparently has not been fighting illiteracy - he creates a parallel, develops education programs and makes the communities responsible for their functioning.

10 Myths and Realities about President Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan government. April 6, 2005

Mission Impossible? Venezuela's Mission to Fight Poverty November 11, 2003

Land Reform

Venezuela's Agrarian Land Reform: More like Lincoln than Lenin, March 1, 2005.

Regional Integration

South American Unity May No Longer Be a Distant Dream, April 11, 2005

Venezuela's Oil Industry

The Economics, Culture, and Politics of Oil in Venezuela August 30, 2003

Interview with Minister of Energy and Mines, Rafael Ramirez, who discusses the shut-down of the Venezuelan oil industry by opposition forces. December 9, 2003

Military policy

Venezuela pulls out of SOA, February 2004

Venezuela Ends Military Ties and Evicts Some U.S. Officers, April 25, 2005

Women's issues

The Housewives’ Union in Venezuela, Benjamin Dangl, April 26, 2005
 

 

 

Venezuelan media: RCTV

Eyes Wide Shut: The International Media Looks at Venezuela August 13, 2007 By Mark Weisbrot, International Business Times

Un Poco Contexto Por Favor July 2007 By Susan Scott

Venezuela and the Media: Fact and Fiction June 1, 2007 By Robert McChesney and Mark Weisbrot

Don't Cry for Venezuela's RCTV June 2007 By Charles Hardy

   
 
 

Information sources

 


Venezuela News, Views, & Analysis

Venezuela Information Office Dedicated to informing the American public about contemporary Venezuela; funded by the government of Venezuela.

Alliance for Global Justice

CIA Involvement in the Coup Against President Chavez

Global Exchange Reality tours.

Constitution of Venezuela (in English). Here or here.

LatinPetroleum.com Independent research into the petroleum industry throughout Latin America.

Venezuela news round-ups e-mailed to you daily or weekly. Sign up here.

Venezuela Reading and Information List (Word document)

More information links
 

 

Movies

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Excellent film about the 2002 coup against President Chavez.

Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America Directed by Aleida Guevara (Che's daughter), who conducts an extended interview with Chavez.

Bolivariana Venezuela: The people, the fight and World War IV. Downloadable version, click here
 

 

 

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