January 14, 2015
Steve Ellner

Critiques from both Chavistas and the opposition in Venezuela raise the question: How to evaluate a government committed to a gradual democratic road to far-reaching change in the context of extreme polarization and conflict?

November 26, 2014
José Raúl Guzmán

Bad Hair Director Mariana Rondón shares her thoughts on the right to be different, utopian cities, and the ingenuity of children.

September 28, 2014
Alejandro Velasco
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.
June 17, 2014
Steve Ellner

Opposition forces to the Venezuelan government use timeworn scripts to mask their use of violence in their destabilization efforts.

March 14, 2014
Even as they continue to shape the domestic political agenda, Chile's resurgent social movements are mobilizing to build cross-border solidarity, pressuring newly-elected President Michelle Bachelet to ally with other leftist governments in the region.
March 14, 2014

Community members of Pie del Tiro in Mérida maintain a watch in their streets a day after barricades set up by opposition protesters had been cleared. “They [the protesters] rob us…they charge us a toll to cross the barricades.”

March 11, 2014
Alejandro Velasco

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.

March 5, 2014

A week before the one-year anniversary of Chávez's death, panelists Mark Weisbrot, Dan Kovalik, Julio Escalona, and James Early discuss the late President Chávez's global political and social legacy.

March 3, 2014

With few exceptions, most international media coverage of the recent protests in Venezuela gives little sense of the response from the popular social movement actors who support the Maduro government but operate independently from it. 


February 26, 2014
Blogger Francisco Toro claimed in the New York Times that Venezuelan "government pressure ensured that no broadcast media carried coverage" of a speech made by opposition leader Henrique Capriles. But the two largest private media outlets did in fact cover the event. 


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