Venezuela Analysis

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:25:00 -0400
Italian Court Rejects Extradition of Former Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez
The ex-PDVSA chief, accused of corruption, said the ruling was based on his “refugee status.” Venezuelan authorities have yet to comment.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:43:00 -0400
Maduro Calls for End of US Blockade of Venezuela and Cuba in UN Speech
The Venezuelan president called on the global community to reject neo-colonialism and imperialism and build a peaceful and multipolar global order.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:33:00 -0400
Venezuela Advances Towards a New Geopolitical Approach (Part II)
Venezuelan researcher Luis Bonilla-Molina takes a look at Maduro’s handling of the diverse groupings which oppose his government.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:45:00 -0400
Campesinos Occupy Sugar Mill, Demand Government Answers
The producers pointed the finger at the private management for the plant's paralysis and vowed to “rescue” it.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:07:00 -0400
Venezuela Takes Centre Stage at Heated CELAC Summit in Mexico
The organization voiced its “rejection” of US-led sanctions and promised greater action against climate change and for better Covid-19 vaccine access.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:01:00 -0400
Objectivity and Commitment: A Conversation with Gregory Wilpert
A founder of Venezuelanalysis reflects on the website’s project and its evolving relationship with the Bolivarian Process.

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:32:00 -0400
UN Expert Releases Full Report on Impact of US-led Sanctions Against Venezuela
Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan reiterated her call for sanctions relief, stating they undermine Venezuelans’ human rights.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:19:00 -0400
Venezuela: Oil Sector Stagnant as US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Sanctions ‘Overhaul’
The business guild complained that the blockade has hurt US corporations.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:23:00 -0400
UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Venezuela Sanctions Relief
Caracas nonetheless took exception to the “politicization” of the High Commissioner’s report for its “use of sources with little credibility.”

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:23:00 -0400
Venezuela Advances Towards a New Geopolitical Approach (Part I)
Researcher Luis Bonilla-Molina draws some preliminary conclusions about the ongoing Mexico negotiations between the government and US-backed opposition.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:01:00 -0400
Tales of Resistance: Love for the People
"If you’re not in politics for love, then why do it?" asks Jessica Dos Santos in her latest column.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:28:00 -0400
IMF Boosts Venezuelan Foreign Reserves by 83% with $5.1 Bn Injection
The Communist Party warned that a return to “Washington Consensus’ financial institutions” could have “serious consequences” for workers.

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 00:01:00 -0400
Participative Democracy under Siege: A Conversation with Luis Britto García
A highly regarded Venezuelan intellectual reflects on the vicissitudes of the Bolivarian Process’ political model.

Sat, 11 Sep 2021 07:29:00 -0400
Venezuela Hits Out at Colombia’s ‘Flagrant Theft’ of Petrochemical Corporation Monómeros
The Maduro government has demanded the return of the Colombia-based agrochemical producer.

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 17:37:00 -0400
Venezuela Receives First Batch of COVAX Doses, Prepares for In-Person Classes
President Maduro announced schools would re-open in October, with children (ages 3-18) included in the Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:59:00 -0400
Cape Verde Constitutional Court Approves Extradition of Venezuelan Envoy Alex Saab
The defense called the ruling “constitutional suicide” and said it would continue to fight for Saab’s release.

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 08:50:00 -0400
The Three-Act Tragicomedy of the Venezuelan Opposition
VA writer and editor Ricardo Vaz takes stock of the Venezuelan opposition's antics in recent years.

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 22:09:00 -0400
Venezuelan Government, Guaidó Opposition Resume Contentious Negotiations in Mexico
Two “partial agreements” were revealed on Monday night, with talks set to resume on September 24.

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:20:00 -0400
China’s CNPC Set to Jumpstart Joint Oil Ventures in Venezuela
China’s top oil producer had wound down its Venezuela operations as a consequence of US sanctions.

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 12:55:00 -0400
Venezuela Dialogue Offers Way Out of Crisis
Code Pink's Leonardo Flores takes stock of the dialogue process in Mexico and its prospects.

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 16:35:00 -0400
Hardline Venezuelan Opposition Relents and Agrees to Participate in Elections
Opposition figure Henry Ramos Allup said the decision to take part in the vote had the blessing of the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:05:00 -0400
Crisis & Critique: Washington’s Consensus Broken Inside the House
VA columnist Ociel López examines increasing internal cracks in the US’ sanctions policy against Venezuela.

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 16:28:00 -0400
Venezuela Protests ‘Inconsistent’ Accusations of Colombian Border Incursion
Bogotá claimed two Venezuelan soldiers had illegally crossed the border to search a civilian boat earlier this month.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 17:49:00 -0400
Venezuela: Thousands Affected by Floods, Maduro Declares 90-Day Emergency
At least 20 people have died in the western state of Mérida, where heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding.

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 16:29:00 -0400
Venezuela Details Suffering Caused by US Sanctions in Report to ICC
Caracas asked the ICC to open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the US through unilateral coercive measures.

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 10:37:00 -0400
Venezuela’s Gangs Have Been Turned into Armed Capitalist Enterprises (Part II)
Criminologist Andrés Antillano examines a high-profile security operation to neutralize criminal activity in the Cota 905 district in July.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:16:00 -0400
Chainanalysis: Venezuela Leads Latin America in Cryptocurrency Trading
Locals are increasingly switching to P2P methods to bypass inflation, cash shortages and low wages, as well as Washington’s blockade.

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 10:59:00 -0400
Venezuela Relinquishes Stake in Dominican Refinery, Reclaims Debt
PDVSA partnered with Refidomsa in 2010 under former President Chávez as part of the PetroCaribe integration project.

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:14:00 -0400
Venezuela: Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet, Arreaza Replaced as Foreign Minister
Former ambassador to China Felix Plasencia will take over the foreign affairs portfolio.

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:57:00 -0400
Venezuela’s Gangs Have Been Turned into Armed Capitalist Enterprises (Part I)
Criminologist Andrés Antillano looks at the causes of the transformation of Venezuela’s gangs.