Articles by: Alejandro Velasco

March 16, 2022

Beyond polarized interpretations, revisiting Chavismo’s long origins and many mutations reveals a political project marked more by adaptation and contradiction than by rigid ideological lines.

March 11, 2022

Read the editor's introduction to our latest issue of the NACLA Report, "Chavismo Revisited," focused on Venezuela in the 20 years since the April 2002 failed coup.

October 28, 2016

The oil curse and socialism are two frequently touted reasons for Venezuela's current crisis. Each is elegant, convincing, and wrong--dangerously so.

June 13, 2016

The following remarks were given during the NACLA Report on the Americas relaunch party, held in New York City on May 27, 2016.

May 7, 2016

NACLA joins Honduran and international human rights groups in demanding the material and intellectual authors behind the May 2 shooting of journalist Felix Molina be investigated and prosecuted.

April 7, 2016

Check out a preview of the upcoming print issue of NACLA Report on the Americas.

February 20, 2015
Beyond binaries and generalizations, vilification and glorification, where do we find Latin America’s “left turn” today?
September 28, 2014
María Pilar García-Guadilla discusses the violent protests that shook Venezuela this year, and their impact on the legacy and policy goals of Chavismo today.
March 11, 2014

For Maduro, while strengthened momentarily, the challenge will come from confronting not these protests, but the ones that may yet to come when opposition hardliners leave the streets.