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Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela

Leonardo Flores CODEPINK
These include good governance in health, housing and food, an improving economic situation, a (mostly) united left, a divided opposition, and an opposition that is extremely unpopular.

The US Is Orchestrating a Coup in Venezuela

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
war criminals Bolton and Pompeo As Venezuela’s second president, Simon Bolivar, noted in the 19th century, the US government continues to “plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty.”

U.S. refuses to recognise upcoming Venezuelan elections

Zoe PC Monthly Review
US Vice-President Mike Pence, who filled in for Donald Trump, who was engaged in unilaterally ordering missile strikes on Syria, spent the majority of his speech criticizing Cuba, Nicolás Maduro and denouncing the upcoming elections.

Elections in Latin America in 2018: Four Cases Previewed

Nino Pagliccia teleSUR
man at polling place with mural In 2018, 12 Latin American countries from Mexico to Peru will hold elections at different levels: presidential, legislative and municipal. Of the 12 elections, seven are for their respective presidents in Costa Rica, Cuba, Paraguay, Colombia, México, Brazil, and Venezuela. What are the expectations?

Venezuela: Chavistas Gain Upper Hand, Big Challenges Remain

Steve Ellner and Federico Fuentes Monthly Review
To get a better sense of the situation on the ground in Venezuela, Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes interviewed Steve Ellner, a well-known analyst of Venezuelan and Latin American politics and a retired professor at Venezuela’s Universidad de Oriente.
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