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Venezuela News, Views, & Analysis

Venezuela Information Office Dedicated to informing the American public about contemporary Venezuela; funded by the government of Venezuela.

CIA Involvement in the Coup Against President Chavez

Global Exchange Reality tours.

Constitution of Venezuela (in English). Here or here. Independent research into the petroleum industry throughout Latin America.

Venezuela news round-ups e-mailed to you daily or weekly. Sign up here.



Washington Office on Latin America Promoting Human Rights, Democracy, and Social and Economic Justice in Latin America.

North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Provides policy makers, analysts, academics, organizers, journalists and religious and community groups with information on major trends in Latin America and its relations with the United States.

Council on Hemispheric Affairs Monitors political, economic, and diplomatic issues facing the Western Hemisphere.

Telesur is the first South American network produced and controlled by Latin Americans.  Existing Spanish language networks are all subsidiaries of US corporations. South Americans often get more news from the US or Iraq than from their neighboring countries, and the networks inject US cultural biases into their coverage.  People in the region need to see Latin America through Latin American eyes. In Spanish and Portuguese. Headquarters in Caracas.



The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Excellent film about the 2002 coup against President Chavez. (Sometimes this video moves around. If not found at this link, search YouTube.

Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America Directed by Aleida Guevara (Che's daughter), who conducts an extended interview with Chavez.

Bolivariana Venezuela: The people, the fight and World War IV. Downloadable version, click here





Chavez Leads the Way May 30, 2005. In using oil wealth to help the poor, Venezuela's leader is an example to Latin America. Many Venezuelans, for the first time, are finding their basic needs met and are hopeful about their future.

Venezuela: A Newsday Special Report May 1, 2005. Good summary of recent events and the role of U.S. agencies interfering in Venezuela.

Mission Impossible? Venezuela's Mission to Fight Poverty November 11, 2003

Venezuela - The Country of Parallels May 11, 2005. An important part of what is actually being won in the process is created through parallels. If the health sector in the country is not willing to serve poor people - the president creates a parallel, brings in hundreds of Cuban doctors and lets them work. If the educational sector is working poorly and apparently has not been fighting illiteracy - he creates a parallel, develops education programs and makes the communities responsible for their functioning.

Land Reform

Venezuela's Agrarian Land Reform: More like Lincoln than Lenin, March 1, 2005.

Regional Integration

South American Unity May No Longer Be a Distant Dream, April 11, 2005

Venezuela's Oil Industry

The Economics, Culture, and Politics of Oil in Venezuela August 30, 2003

Interview with Minister of Energy and Mines, Rafael Ramirez, who discusses the shut-down of the Venezuelan oil industry by opposition forces. December 9, 2003

Military policy

Venezuela pulls out of SOA, February 2004

Venezuela Ends Military Ties and Evicts Some U.S. Officers, April 25, 2005

Women's issues

The Housewives’ Union in Venezuela, Benjamin Dangl, April 26, 2005

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