Venezuela Analysis

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:42:00 -0400
Venezuela: Maduro Reinforces Vaccination Over Omicron Variant, Condemns Western ‘Political’ Response
The United Nations also criticized Western nations for imposing a “travel apartheid” against southern Africa following the Omicron Covid-19 variant appearance.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:32:00 -0400
Maduro Keeps Winning in Venezuela
VA editor Ricardo Vaz argues that despite Chavismo's win in the recent elections, the status quo is likely to stay in place in the coming months.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:08:00 -0400
Venezuela Greets Xiomara Castro’s ‘Historic Mandate’ in Honduran Election
Castro’s win marks yet another victory for the left in Latin America.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:35:00 -0400
International Accompaniment Reports for Venezuela’s November ‘Mega-elections’
We bring you a collection of international observer findings.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:01:00 -0400
No More Criminalization of Poverty in Caracas
Local communities and activists denounce that recent anti-gang police operations have led to human rights abuses.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:27:00 -0400
[UPDATED] Venezuela’s Maduro Reaches Out to Elected Opposition Leaders, Calls for Unity
The Supreme Court ordered that the governor election be repeated in Barinas state on Monday and barred the opposition candidate from running again.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:50:00 -0400
Argelia Laya: The Afro-Venezuelan Woman that Ignited Grassroots Feminist Struggles
On the 24th anniversary of her death, we look back at Argelia Laya's life and work in Venezuelan popular struggles and her call for women's liberation through socialism.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:00:00 -0400
Music Brings Down Walls: A Conversation with Sandino Primera
We talk to the singer and songwriter about the intersection of art and politics in his work and about his father, Alí Primera.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:47:00 -0400
Venezuela: Newly Elected Opposition Mayors Attack Community Radio Stations
Communications Minister Freddy Ñáñez condemned the “fascist attacks,” while the attorney general’s office launched an investigation.

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:51:00 -0400
Venezuela Rejects US and Canadian Efforts to Discredit Elections
Caracas said US imperialism and its allies were the “big losers” following regional and local elections.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:48:00 -0400
Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela
Code Pink's Leonardo Flores lists key points behind Chavismo's landslide victory in Sunday's "mega-elections."

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:49:00 -0400
Dominant PSUV Sweeps Venezuela’s ‘Mega-Elections’
The ruling party won at least 19 governorships with a highly divided opposition landing three.

Sun, 21 Nov 2021 00:01:00 -0400
Back to the Ballot! Rolling Coverage of Venezuela's 'Mega-elections'
Live updates from VA's on-the-ground team as Venezuelans head to the polls to elect a massive 3,082 officials.

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:18:00 -0400
Venezuelan Envoy Alex Saab Pleads Not Guilty in US Court
Demonstrators in various cities throughout the globe held rallies to demand the release of the Colombo-Venezuelan businessman from US custody.

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 12:44:00 -0400
Venezuela’s Mega-elections: All You Need to Know
With the US-backed hardline opposition returning to the ballot, how will the political map shake out?

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:33:00 -0400
Venezuela’s El Sistema Attempts ‘Largest Orchestra’ Guinness World Record
Over 12,000 young musicians played Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave simultaneously in Caracas.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 09:00:00 -0400
Tales of Resistance: The Metamorphosis of Chavista Marches
VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos shares her thoughts and experience on the famed "machinery" behind massive Chavista marches.

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 00:01:00 -0400
Candidates Discuss the November Elections: A Conversation with Jesús García and Janohi Rosas
Jesús García of the PSUV and Janohi Rosas of the APR talk about Venezuela's upcoming regional elections and the policies they will pursue if elected.

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 18:49:00 -0400
Venezuela: Oil Output Reaches 18-Month High Following New Alliance with Iran
Venezuela began receiving diluent shipments from Iran after striking an oil-for-condensate swap deal to boost blending facilities.

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:52:00 -0400
Venezuela Salutes FSLN Victory as New US Sanctions Loom Over Nicaragua
In echoes of Washington’s strategy for regime change in Venezuela, US officials said new unilateral sanctions were forthcoming.

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 17:53:00 -0400
Venezuelan Workers Mobilize for Wage Reforms & Against Labor Persecution
A recent university investigation into the labor market also indicates a sharp rise in informal employment and a drop in social security coverage.

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:42:00 -0400
Balance of Forces in the November Elections: A Conversation with Clodovaldo Hernández
A seasoned analyst reflects on Guaidó’s spectacular demise and the upcoming regional and local elections.

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 18:32:00 -0400
ICC Opens Probe into Venezuela, Signs Cooperation Deal with the Maduro Gov’t
The Venezuelan government disagreed with the Hague-based court opening a formal investigation but respected the decision and called for “positive complementarity.”

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:57:00 -0400
US Drops Seven Charges Against Alex Saab as Part of Deal with Cape Verde
The revelation that the US made a deal with Cape Verde to secure his extradition adds yet another layer to the complicated legal drama involving Saab.

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 09:59:00 -0400
Newly Released Documents Expose How US Intelligence Meddled in Venezuelan Elections via Social Media
Recently released documents have shed light on a US program to interfere in Venezuelan elections using Facebook.

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:00:00 -0400
Venezuela’s November Elections: Washington’s New Strategy but Same Old Assumptions
Political analyst Steve Ellner takes stock of Washington's Venezuela policy and the playing field ahead of November's "mega-elections."

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 17:06:00 -0400
‘Mega-election’ Campaign Kicks Off in Venezuela
The European Union has also deployed its observer team which will be joined by others including the Carter Center and CEELA closer to the day.

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 10:11:00 -0400
As Chávez Said, ‘Let's not Change the Climate, Let's Change the System!’: A Conversation with Max Ajl
An anti-imperialist approach to global warming in the context of COP26.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 18:16:00 -0400
Venezuelan Campesinos Denounce Diesel Price Hike, Lack of Gov't Support
An “unofficial” increase in diesel costs has set off the alarms in the countryside, already hard-hit by fuel scarcity and lack of inputs for production.

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:26:00 -0400
New Investigation Reveals CIA Knew About Operation Gideon but Failed to Stop It
A VICE News report revealed a meeting between a representative of the CIA and plot mastermind Jordan Goudreau.