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Venezuela news and analysis from The Nation
December 8, 2022
Biden, Cuba, and Latin America’s Left Turn
When Lula returns to Brazil’s presidency on January 1, every major Latin American country will have a government of the left.
William M. LeoGrande
November 29, 2022
Torture in the Heart of Venezuela
A UN report concludes that the Venezuelan intelligence agency abuses and torments detainees, including human rights defenders, miners, women, children, and Indigenous people.
Mie Hoejris Dahl
May 2, 2022
The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela
Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime.
July 24, 2019
What the UN Report Gets Right—and Wrong—About the Crisis in Venezuela
The document paints a devastating portrait of the country’s economic situation—but overlooks the US role in the suffering.
May 23, 2019
Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela?
They assure us they’re not for war. But they are supporting strangulation through sanctions, which has led to thousands of deaths.
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May 8, 2019
Russiagate Zealotry Continues to Endanger American National Security
If Venezuela becomes a Cuban Missile–like Crisis, will Trump be free to resolve it peacefully?
Stephen F. Cohen
May 7, 2019
Trump Promised Restraint but Has Delivered More Calamitous Intervention
He is sowing chaos and intervening from Yemen to Iran to Venezuela and beyond.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 2, 2019
Once Again, Mainstream Media Get It Wrong on Venezuela
Foreign outlets, dutifully supporting Trump administration calls for regime change, reported that a widespread uprising was underway, even though Juan Guaidó’s coup attempt had little support.
March 14, 2019
Letters From the April 1, 2019, Issue
March 13, 2019
Venezuela’s Deadly Blackout Highlights the Need for a Negotiated Resolution of the Crisis
Maduro is corrupt and increasingly repressive, but US sanctions and violence by the US-supported opposition have contributed to Venezuelans’ suffering.