The country’s inflation rate has rendered Venezuela’s longtime class distinctions increasingly meaningless, as families who were once solidly middle class now spend hours each day searching for food.Read More »
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Could the precious mineral coltan have anything to do with Obama's claim that Venezuela is an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US security?Read More »
Official estimates put the number killed in clashes at 13. Mr Maduro has blamed the violence on fascist groups. He was speaking ahead of a meeting intended to put an end to the unrest, sparked by anger at high inflation, rampant crime and food shortages. But the main opposition coalition has refused to attend, calling it a farce. For more ...Read More »
Will Chávez Revolution Continue in Venezuela? A Debate After Maduro’s Close Election Victory | Democracy Now!
Hugo Chávez’s former foreign minister and vice president, Nicolás Maduro, narrowly won Sunday’s election to fill out the remainder of Chávez’s term following his death from cancer last month. The National Electoral Council of Venezuela says Maduro received 50.7 percent of the vote, besting opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski’s 49.1 percent. The race was far closer than the contest in ...Read More »