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Venezuela news and analysis from The Nation
March 6, 2017
About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…
The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping.
December 16, 2016
Christmas in Caracas? Worse Than the Grinch!
Amid today’s crisis, what is salvageable from the Bolivarian Revolution? A conversation with Alejandro Velasco.
August 17, 2016
Why Is Venezuela in Crisis?
Much of it is due to government blundering. But opposition protests, often violent, and destabilization from Washington have wreaked havoc as well.
June 22, 2016
How Severe Is Venezuela’s Crisis?
It’s deep but not cataclysmic, and mainstream US media have consistently exaggerated the extent of it.
May 26, 2016
As the Oil Industry Collapses, What Will Happen to the Countries That Depend On It?
The combination of low prices and high supply is likely to create some dangerous chaos in the oil heartlands of the world.
Michael T. Klare
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May 10, 2016
Has the Left Run Its Course in Latin America?
Hardly. Despite recent setbacks, it has led the region’s “second independence,” benefiting hundreds of millions.
December 10, 2015
The End of Chavismo? Why Venezuela’s Ruling Party Lost Big, and What Comes Next
Even Chavistas are fed up with the economic crisis and want change. But unlike the right, grassroots leaders are calling for more popular control and collective decision-making.
December 8, 2015
‘Democracy, as Usual,’ in Venezuela
Few outside observers realize that the fundamental conflict is not over democracy; it’s over oil.
Miguel Tinker Salas
December 7, 2015
Is This the End of the Latin American Left?
On Sunday, Venezuela’s right-wing party secured a majority in the country’s main legislative body for the first time since 1998.
July 29, 2015
Leopoldo López Is Not Venezuela’s Savior
Despite US support, the revolutionary has only succeeded in pushing like-minded opposition leaders far, far away.