- 2014/03/07: DemNow: Debate: Do Venezuelan Protests Reflect Popular Discontent or the Old Qualms of a Divided Elite?
- 2014/03/08: al Jazeera: Panama demands Venezuela pay $1bn debt
President Martinelli asks Caracas not to use decision to cut diplomatic ties with Panama as 'excuse' to not pay debt.
- 2014/03/06: CBC: Venezuelan clashes leave National Guardsman, civilian dead
- 2014/03/06: BBC: Venezuela's Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama
Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro, has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama.
The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss Venezuela's crisis.
- 2014/03/04: Guardian(UK): Venezuela is not Ukraine
Venezuela's struggle is widely misrepresented in western media. This is a classic conflict between right and left, rich and poor
- 2014/03/04: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's opposition has played into Nicolás Maduro's hands
A year after Chávez's death, the opposition – by failing to reach out to the poor – has missed a golden opportunity to weaken his successor
- 2014/03/03: TheIntercept: The Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote Propaganda on Venezuela
- 2014/03/04: al Jazeera: Venezuela opposition blasts FM's speech to UN
Henrique Capriles Radonski says speech on protests by Elias Jaua to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is "full of lies".
- 2014/03/01: BBerg: Maduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll Increases
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday he is open to meeting with student protesters and opposition leaders as the death toll from more than two weeks of demonstrations rose.
"The country would gain if we met and talked, with respect as always," Maduro said in a nationwide address after calling on two-time presidential hopeful Henrique Capriles to hold talks. "We are inviting actors, artists, private and public entities, opposition leaders, students, governors, mayors, the Catholic Church and whoever wants to participate."
Maduro spoke after the opposition alliance, which has boycotted two meetings with the president, said it would negotiate only when he shows respect and offers an agenda worked out with mediators. In a message passed on by his wife, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez wrote that the invitation lacked sincerity considering the government jailed him and seeks to arrest his political coordinator, Carlos Vecchio.
- 2014/02/27: FAIR: NYT Corrects Venezuela TV Falsehood
- 2014/02/26: DerSpiegel: 'A Perfect Storm': The Failure of Venezuela's New President
He was hand-picked by Hugo Chávez, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has lost control of the country's economy. Vast protests have been the result, but the government in Caracas has shown no signs of bending.
- 2014/02/28: Vice: Does It Matter That the Venezuelan Opposition Is Funded by the US?
- 2014/02/27: BBC: Venezuela student protest in Caracas ends in clashes
- 2014/02/27: CCurrents: Maduro! Please Remind Obama! MLK Condemned US Atrocities And Covert Violence On Three Continents
- 2014/02/26: BBC: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said the number of deaths which can be connected to two weeks of anti-government protests has risen above 50
- 2014/02/25: Guardian(UK): US tells three Venezuelan diplomats to go in tit-for-tat expulsions
- 2014/02/25: CCurrents: The Venezuelan Protesters, Who Are They And What Do They Want?
- 2014/02/25: CCurrents: Violence In Venezuela
- 2014/02/25: BBC: Venezuela's Maduro criticised by party loyalist
A senior member of Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party (PSUV) has criticised the government's handling of recent opposition protests.
Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora - the governor of western Tachira state, where the current wave of protests began - said the deployment of troops to his region was "unacceptable".
He also called for the release of detained student leaders.
- 2014/02/25: al Jazeera: Death toll rises in Venezuela amid roadblocks
Consensus and dialogue rare in divided nation as barricades are enforced and fires smoulder around Caracas.
- 2014/02/23: al Jazeera: Major rival protests staged in Venezuela
Police and anti-government protesters confront each in the capital Caracas.
- 2014/02/20: DemNow: Venezuelan Protests: Another Attempt by U.S.-Backed Right-Wing Groups to Oust Elected Government?
- 2014/02/22: al Jazeera: Venezuela sends troops to violence-hit state
Paratroopers ordered into Tachira, near Colombian border, as anti-government protesters prepare more demonstrations.
- 2014/02/21: BBerg: Maduro Warns Venezuela Opposition as Caracas Protests Return
- 2014/02/21: BBC: Venezuela 'revokes accreditation and visas' of CNN journalists
- 2014/02/21: FDL: Right Wing Rioters In Venezuela Shoot Journalist
- 2014/02/20: VenezuelAnalysis: Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern
- 2014/02/20: MBlumenthal: Who is Leopoldo Lopez?
- 2014/02/21: CBC: Venezuela sends paratroopers to site of unrest
- 2014/02/21: WSWS: Death toll rises to six as clashes continue in Venezuela
- 2014/02/20: BBC: Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage
- 2014/02/20: BBerg: Venezuela to Keep Opposition Leader Jailed Amid Protests
Venezuela is bringing criminal charges against opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for organizing protests that have left at least five dead as violence escalated across the country amid anti-government marches.
- 2014/02/20: EFF: Venezuela's Internet Crackdown Escalates into Regional Blackout
- 2014/02/19: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's opposition firebrand Leopoldo López to appear in court
- 2014/02/19: Guardian(UK): US support for regime change in Venezuela is a mistake
- 2014/02/19: al Jazeera: Towards another coup in Venezuela?
Protests are initiated by ultra-right factions of the opposition in the hope of an eventual systemic overhaul.
- 2014/02/18: BBC: A Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, has handed himself over to the National Guard after holding a speech to thousands of his supporters
- 2014/02/18: CBC: Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela opposition leader, surrenders
Harvard-educated economist, 42, says he has nothing to hide, 4th fatality reported
- 2014/02/17: al Jazeera: Venezuelan protest leader calls new rally
Leopoldo Lopez, wanted by police, releases video as Maduro expels three US consular officials.
- 2014/02/16: BBC: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is expelling three US consular officials, accusing them of meeting students involved in anti-government protests
- 2014/02/15: BBC: Pro and anti-Maduro marches gather thousands in Venezuela
- 2014/02/15: al Jazeera: Venezuela frees protesters as unrest goes on
Government says 25 of 99 anti-Maduro demonstrators have been released pending trial, and that others will be free soon.
- 2014/02/14: BBerg: Let's Watch Venezuela Destroy Itself
- 2014/02/14: Guardian(UK): Venezuela braces for more violence – but it could work in Maduro's favour
- 2014/02/13: CPJ: Venezuelan authorities take foreign cable station off the air
- 2014/02/14: WSWS: Clashes in Venezuela leave three dead
- 2014/02/13: BBC: At least three people were shot dead as violence erupted during anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Wednesday
- 2014/02/13: al Jazeera: Venezuela anti-government rally turns deadly
At least four killed, including a police officer, as thousands gather in capital to demand president's resignation.
- 2013/12/09: UDW: Chavistas Celebrate Victory in the Venezuelan Municipal Elections
- 2013/12/01: al Jazeera: Is Venezuela in crisis?
Bleak media reports about the country's polity and economy are exaggerated.
- 2013/11/20: WSWS: Venezuelan legislature grants president power to rule by decree
- 2013/11/11: POGGE: So turns out the Americans really are actively sabotaging the Venezuelan economy and plotting another coup
- 2013/11/08: VenezuelAnalysis: Document Evidences Destabilization Plan Against Venezuela
- 2013/10/11: BBC: US ship detained by Venezuela...
- 2013/10/09: BBC: Venezuela's President Maduro seeks to govern by decree
- 2013/10/03: UDW: Blame it on Caracas
- 2013/10/02: WSWS: Maduro expels US officials as Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens
- 2013/10/01: CSM: 'Yankees go home:' Venezuela's Maduro ejects three US diplomats
- 2013/09/30: Cryptome: Derwick Associates Alleged Venezuela Bribery
- 2013/09/30: BBC: Venezuela has announced it is expelling three US diplomats, whom it accuses of plotting to sabotage the economy
- 2013/09/24: WSWS: Amid inflation and severe shortages, Venezuela to revamp currency
- 2013/09/11: CDreams: Venezuela Pulls Out of [the Inter-American Court of Human Rights] It Calls 'Tool' of US Imperialsm
- 2013/09/09: BBC: Venezuela: Capriles appeals to OAS human rights commission
The defeated Venezuelan presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, has filed a request at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to declare the April election void.
Mr Capriles alleges there was widespread fraud in the vote narrowly won by acting president Nicolas Maduro.
Last month, the Venezuelan Supreme Court rejected a final plea by Mr Capriles to have the vote annulled.
- 2013/09/08: IndiaTimes: US plotting 'collapse' of my govt, Venezuelan president says
Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed the White House is plotting the "collapse" of his
- 2013/08/28: UDW: Venezuela: Desiring the Commune
- 2013/08/27: IndiaTimes: Venezuela foils plot to kill president Nicolas Maduro
- 2013/07/20: BBC: Venezuela 'ends' bid to restore full US ties
Venezuela says it has "ended" steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the woman nominated as the next envoy to the UN.
Samantha Power said this week she would seek to combat what she called the "crackdown on civil society" in countries including Venezuela.
She was speaking at a US Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
- 2013/07/01: UDW: Leaked Recording Leads to Allegations of Plot to Provoke a Crisis in Venezuela
The Venezuelan government released a recording that allegedly shows that one of the leaders head of the country's opposition coalition discussed a possible coup with U.S. State Department officials.
On Wednesday morning the Minister of Communication and Information, Ernesto Villegas and Caracas mayor Jorge Rodriguez released an audio recording that they alleged showed opposition legislator Maria Corina Machado speaking to a Venezuelan academic, Germán Carrera Damas.
In the recording, Machado discusses the outcome of the April 14 presidential election. She states that the head of the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable's (MUD) Ramon Guillermo Aveledo advocated for a "coup" or other destabilization plan to overthrow the Venezuelan government.
"Aveledo has told the (U.S.) State Department that the only way out of this is to provoke or to accentuate a crisis...a coup," Machado said.
- 2013/06/14: BBC: Venezuela ends house arrest of Judge Maria Afiuni
The Venezuelan authorities have ended the house arrest of a judge held on corruption charges since 2009.
A lawyer for Maria Lourdes Afiuni said a court in Caracas rescinded the detention order on health grounds after a request from the attorney general.
The 50-year-old judge has reportedly been suffering kidney problems.
- 2013/06/12: WSWS: Venezuela’s "normalization" of relations with Washington
[...] it is evident that Maduro is making a decided turn to the right in an attempt to bolster his government.
- 2013/06/10: BBC: The Venezuelan government says it has arrested nine Colombian right-wing paramilitaries who were plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro
- 2013/06/11: CNA: Venezuela arrests 9 Colombians over plot to kill Maduro
Venezuelan authorities said Monday they had arrested nine Colombian paramilitary fighters they accused of plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro amid an ongoing diplomatic spat with Bogota.
- 2013/06/07: WSWS: Venezuela’s Maduro reaches out to big business and Washington
- 2013/05/21: WSWS: The crisis of Venezuela’s "Bolivarian" revolution and the political independence of the working class
- 2013/05/20: al Jazeera: Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
Foreign minister Elias Jaua says country is looking to 'resume diplomatic representation at the highest level'.
- 2013/05/05: Guardian(UK): Venezuela rejects Obama comments on arrested US film-maker Tim Tracy
Maduro government accuses US of being behind post-election violence and insists Tracy was plotting to destabilise Venezuela
- 2013/05/04: BBC: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused former Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him
- 2013/05/02: BBC: Capriles formally contests Venezuelan election result
- 2013/05/02: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Capriles contests poll results
Supreme Court has 72 days to respond to opposition candidate's appeal for annulment of results of last month's election.
- 2013/05/01: BBC: Fistfights have broken out in Venezuela's parliament over the recent disputed presidential election
- 2013/04/30: al Jazeera: Punch-up in Venezuelan parliament
Fistfights broke out during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.
- 2013/04/30: BBC: Venezuela election: Maduro victory margin narrows
- 2013/04/30: Guardian(UK): Venezuela braces for May Day rallies
Supporters of ruling and opposition coalitions plan rival demonstrations in Caracas after closely contested election
- 2013/04/29: BBC: Venezuela to audit votes without opposition conditions
Venezuela's electoral body has said the audit of votes cast in the presidential election will start on 6 May
But it will not carry out the full recount demanded by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, who lost narrowly to President Nicolas Maduro on 14 April.
Mr Capriles called the audit a fake, accusing the electoral council (CNE) of following the government's orders.
CNE president Tibisay Lucena said Mr Capriles' demands were "unfeasible".
- 2013/04/26: CCurrents: Post-Election Violence In Venezuela Was Hatched In Pre-Election Days
- 2013/04/27: Xinhuanet: U.S. denies attempting to destabilize Venezuela
- 2013/04/24: FAIR: Jon Lee Anderson Explains: Because I Said So
- 2013/04/26: CSM: Venezuela's opposition asks election audit to include fingerprint verification
- 2013/04/26: BBC: Venezuela's Henrique Capriles to challenge vote in court
Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has vowed to challenge President Nicolas Maduro's narrow victory in the 14 April presidential poll in the Supreme Court.
- 2013/04/25: BBC: US 'spy' Timothy Hallet Tracy detained in Venezuela
The authorities in Venezuela have detained a United States citizen they accuse of being an intelligence agent.
Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said Timothy Hallet Tracy had directed funds towards student protests after the disputed presidential elections earlier this month.
He said Mr Tracy was trying to destabilise the country with the goal of starting a civil war.
- 2013/04/25: Guardian(UK): Venezuela threatens opposition leader with jail over protest violence
Protests called by Henrique Capriles blamed for nine deaths as US man detained, accused of trying to destabilise Venezuela
- 2013/04/25: BBC: Venezuela's Henrique Capriles issues ultimatum over vote audit
- 2013/04/21: BBC: Venezuela election official plays down vote audit
The electoral commission in Venezuela has said an audit of last Sunday's disputed presidential vote will not affect Nicolas Maduro's victory.
Mr Maduro's main challenger, Henrique Capriles, agreed to the electronic audit after withdrawing his demand for a manual recount.
Officially, he lost by a margin of 1.8 percentage points.
The electoral commission's deputy head, Sandra Oblitas, said that the result was "irreversible".
- 2013/04/20: WSWS: Maduro sworn in as Venezuela sets vote recount
- 2013/04/19: BBC: Nicolas Maduro sworn in as new Venezuelan president
- 2013/04/18: Reuters: South America rushes to back Maduro as U.S. casts doubt on Venezuela vote
- 2013/04/19: Guardian(UK): Security breach as Nicolás Maduro sworn in as Venezuelan president
Onlooker rushes to podium and pushes Maduro from microphone before being bundled away by security guards
- 2013/04/19: al Jazeera: Maduro sworn in as Venezuela president
Latin American leaders attend ceremony as election council agrees to expand audit of results in disputed vote.
- 2013/04/19: al Jazeera: Venezuela to audit remaining electronic votes
National election watchdog says it audit 46 percent of machines that were not checked immediately after Sunday's vote.
- 2013/04/17: DemNow: Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup After Deadly Post-Election Protests
- 2013/04/17: CCurrents: Deadly Opposition Violence In Venezuela: The First Major Destabilization Attempt Since 2002-03
- 2013/04/17: VenezuelAnalysis: Capriles Falsifies Evidence in Order to Claim Fraud in Venezuela’s Elections
- 2013/04/17: TDB: Arrest Warrants Issued For Leaders of Venezuelan Opposition Party
- 2013/04/17: BBC: The US government is refusing to recognise Venezuela's President-elect Nicolas Maduro's victory in disputed elections in Venezuela.
- 2013/04/16: RT: Venezuela's Maduro accuses US Embassy of supporting violent protests
- 2013/04/15: DemNow: Will Chávez Revolution Continue in Venezuela? A Debate After Maduro’s Close Election Victory
- 2013/04/16: FAIR: USA Today: Venezuelans Voted for High Unemployment and Food Shortages
- 2013/04/16: al Jazeera: Deaths in Venezuela post-election violence
Clashes over disputed presidential poll leave seven dead and dozens injured as opposition calls off Wednesday march.
- 2013/04/16: CBC: Venezuela election protests leave 7 dead, 61 injured -- Marches demanding a recount turn violent
- 2013/04/16: WSWS: Narrow victory for Maduro in Venezuelan elections
- 2013/04/15: BBC: Venezuela's election authority has formally proclaimed Nicolas Maduro as the winner of Sunday's closely-fought presidential election
- 2013/04/15: Guardian(UK): Nicolás Maduro narrowly wins Venezuelan presidential election
- 2013/04/15: Guardian(UK): Protests in Venezuela as opposition disputes Nicolás Maduro's victory
- 2013/04/15: BBC: Chavez heir Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election
- 2013/04/15: CBC: Chavez heir Maduro takes narrow win in Venezuela
- 2013/04/15: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Capriles demands recount of votes
Opposition leader refuses to recognise election victory of Nicolas Maduro in tighter-than-expected presidential poll.
- 2013/04/14: al Jazeera: Venezuelans angry over US election critiques
Charges that polls will be unfair arouse cries of hypocrisy against US, which has long interfered in country's politics.
- 2013/04/13: RT: Chavez copycat vs. US poster boy: ‘Either way prospects not good for Venezuela’
- 2013/04/14: BBC: People in Venezuela are voting in a presidential election, called after the death of Hugo Chavez
- 2013/04/14: al Jazeera: Washington's war on Cuba and Venezuela
From the Kissinger files to 'Cablegate', America's counter-productive campaign only served to inflame public opinion.
- 2013/04/14: al Jazeera: Venezuela votes to choose new president
Acting President Maduro "ready to accept" outcome, while opposition candidate Capriles has questioned fairness of race.
- 2013/04/13: RT: 'Number one US target': Oliver Stone calls media coverage of Venezuela 'shameful'
- 2013/04/13: al Jazeera: Venezuela claims to foil 'election plot'
Vice president announces that security forces arrested Colombians plotting to "disrupt presidential election.
- 2013/04/11: al Jazeera: Venezuela candidates rally voters
Chavez's chosen "son" Maduro and rival Capriles race to make last-ditch appeal at mass rallies before Sunday's election.
- 2013/04/11: al Jazeera:Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll's Venezuela on NPR
- 2013/04/08: FAIR: WikiLeaks: Was Chavez Right About U.S. Meddling?
- 2013/04/03: RT: 'US encouraging Venezuela's opposition not to recognize election results'
The US is prying into Venezuelan internal affairs and is likely to call the country’s April 14 election illegitimate if it doesn’t go their way, political expert Francisco Dominguez told RT.
The head of Latin American Studies at Middlesex University in London believes other Latin American countries would not support American interference.
- 2013/04/02: WSWS: Venezuela’s Maduro runs right-wing campaign in preparation for austerity
- 2013/03/31: al Jazeera: [Interim president, Nicolas] Maduro calls opposition heirs of Hitler
Interim president says the opposition are 'heirs of Hitler' for criticising the presence of Cuban doctors in Venezuela.
- 2013/03/17: al Jazeera: Chavez's death, like his life, shows the world's divisions
People don't know the unique role Chavez played in bringing about the unity and second independence of Latin America.
- 2013/03/14: Vice: Hugo Chavez and the Global Poverty Conspiracy
- 2013/03/14: CCurrents: Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed
- 2013/03/12: al Jazeera: Venezuelans gear up for fresh election
Acting president Maduro and opposition leader Capriles register for snap election prompted by Chavez's death.
- 2013/03/11: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez showed that the west's ways aren't always best
- 2013/03/11: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's opposition leader joins presidential race
Henrique Capriles, who lost to Hugo Chávez in October, confirms he will face acting president Nicolás Maduro
- 2013/03/09: BBC: Venezuela announces post-Chavez election date
A presidential election to replace late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will be held on 14 April, the country's electoral commission has said.
- 2013/03/08: DemNow: Hugo Chávez Funeral: Derided by US Media, Venezuelan Leader Uplifted Poor from Caracas to the Bronx
- 2013/03/08: BBC: Venezuela Nicolas Maduro sworn in as acting president
- 2013/03/08: WSWS: Hugo Chavez and socialism
- 2013/03/06: NYT: Latin America After Chávez by the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
- 2013/03/05: GPalast: Vaya con Dios, Hugo Chàvez, mi Amigo
- 2013/03/06: Asia Times: The Roving Eye - El comandante has left the building
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: President Hugo Chavez and race: The shift from avoidance to inclusion
In the wake of the death of the President of Venezuela, an Afro-descendant view on the meaning of Hugo Chavez.
- 2013/03/06: Guardian(UK): South American leaders fly to join Venezuelans mourning Chávez's death
- 2013/03/06: BBC: Venezuelans mourn President Hugo Chavez
- 2013/03/06: CBC: Venezuelan VP Maduro readies to lead after Chavez's death -- Nicolas Maduro to be interim president, governing socialists' candidate in election
Even in death, Hugo Chavez's orders are being followed. The man he anointed to succeed him, Vice-President Nicolas Maduro, will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days.
- 2013/03/06: WSWS: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez dead
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: Chavez's legacy
Hugo Chavez will be mourned not only by Venezuelans, but also by many others who appreciate what he did for the region.
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: Chavez's 'polarising' death
Although villainised as "polarising" by the media, Chavez enjoyed broad support at home, especially among the poor.
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez dies
Outspoken and divisive president dies after two-year battle with cancer, leaving future of oil-rich nation in question.
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: World leaders react to Chavez's death
Both tributes and veiled criticism for controversial Venezuelan leader who was known for his anti-Western stance.
- 2013/03/05: al Jazeera: A life in pictures: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez
A look back at the life and career of one of South America's most popular and controversial leaders.
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: Fiery leader who became scourge of the US
Charismatic ex-paratrooper befriended countries that had frosty relations with Washington, such as Cuba and Libya.
- 2013/03/06: al Jazeera: Timeline: Venezuela during the Chavez era
- 2013/03/05: BBC: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies aged 58
- 2013/03/05: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, dies in Caracas
- 2013/03/05: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez kept his promise to the people of Venezuela
The late Venezuelan president's Bolívarian revolution has been crucial to a wider Latin American philosophy
- 2013/03/05: CBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez dies at 58
- 2013/02/25: FAIR: Hugo Chavez Keeps Showering the Poor
- 2013/02/18: BBC: Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuba cancer care
- 2013/02/09: al Jazeera: Venezuela devalues currency against US dollar
Bolivar loses 32 percent of its value against the dollar in move the government hopes will shrink the deficit.
- 2013/01/29: al Jazeera: Media hate fest for Venezuela keeps on keepin' on
Although Chavez isn't perfect, his villainisation in Western media is perplexing.
- 2013/01/25: FAIR: Why Do Poor People Living in an Abandoned Skyscraper So Outrage the New Yorker?
- 2010/07/: DirectAction: US, EU agencies fund Venezuelan opposition with $40-50 million annually
- 2013/01/24: al Jazeera: Venezuela VP says plot against him uncovered
Nicolas Maduro says unidentified groups "infiltrated" the country in bid to assassinate him and another Chavez ally.
- 2013/01/10: DemNow: Debate: With Chávez Ailing, Venezuela’s Longstanding Divisions Threaten New Political Upheaval
- 2013/01/09: al Jazeera: Venezuela to postpone Chavez inauguration
President Chavez will not be able to attend his scheduled swearing-in this week due to health problems, government says.
- 2013/01/08: BBC: The Venezuelan National Assembly has approved a request by President Hugo Chavez to postpone his inauguration for a new term in office, which was scheduled for Thursday
- 2013/01/05: al Jazeera: Venezuela says Chavez oath can be delayed
Official says ailing Hugo Chavez will not relinquish presidency even if he must be sworn in to new term at later date.
- 2013/01/04: al Jazeera: Chavez fights 'severe' lung infection
Venezuela government says president treated for "respiratory deficiency", but does not dispel doubts about his future.
- 2013/01/03: BBC: Chavez 'problems after surgery'
Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" which developed after surgery...
- 2013/01/01: ICH: Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs?
- 2012/12/31: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Chavez in 'delicate' state
President of South American nation "suffers complications" from respiratory infection after cancer surgery in Cuba.
- 2012/12/24: al Jazeera: Venezuela rules out new elections
Congress chief says no fresh polls will be held even if cancer-stricken president fails to attend swearing-in ceremony.
- 2012/12/18: BBC: The Venezuelan government says President Hugo Chavez has suffered a respiratory infection but his condition is stable
- 2012/12/19: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Chavez 'stable' after infection
Against the backdrop of the president's illness, many Venezuelans are talking about a looming transition of power.
- 2012/12/13: FAIR: Does Hugo Chavez Keep Fooling Venezuelans?
- 2012/12/14: Guardian(UK): Venezuela hits out at Barack Obama's remarks on 'authoritarian' Hugo Chávez
US president's interview met with anger amid uncertainty over health of Venezuelan leader and future of country's government
- 2012/12/08: BBC: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez announces new cancer operation
- 2012/12/08: CBC: Venezuela's Chavez says cancer has returned -- Venezuelan president will undergo surgery in Cuba
- 2012/11/28: BBC: Venezuela President Chavez back to Cuba for treatment
- 2012/11/28: al Jazeera: Hugo Chavez to return to Cuba for treatment
Venezuelan president announces he will undergo more radiation therapy in Havana, as part of his cancer treatment.
- 2012/10/15: CD: Huge Chavez confronts (neo) liberal democracy
- 2012/10/10: FAIR: CNN Exposes 'Villain' Chavez's Dastardly Plot to House the Poor
- 2012/10/10: FAIR: ABC's Very Efficient Anti-Chavez Propaganda
- 2012/10/09: DemNow: Danny Glover: Record Venezuela Turnout Hands Chávez Convincing Mandate to Continue Social Agenda
- 2012/10/09: FAIR: What Are Enemies For?: Iran Sham Helps PBS Smear Chavez
- 2012/10/10: WSWS: Venezuela’s Chavez wins election, but by narrower margin
- 2012/10/10: al Jazeera: How will Chavez's victory impact the world?
As Venezuelans vote President Hugo Chavez for another term, we ask what he can accomplish at home and beyond.
- 2012/10/09: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez comes out swinging in first post-election press conference
Venezuelan leader lambasts Washington, backs Assad and laments death of Gaddafi in ebullient address
- 2012/10/09: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Chavez vows 'better' presidency
Leftist president pledges to work with the country's opposition after being re-elected for a fourth term in office.
- 2012/10/08: al Jazeera: Why Hugo rules -- Washington should get real and understand why Venezuela prefers Chavez
- 2012/10/08: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has hailed a "perfect victory", after defeating Henrique Capriles to secure a fourth term in office
- 2012/10/08: al Jazeera: Venezuela's Chavez revels in election victory
Hugo Chavez wins fourth term in office, calling it a "perfect" battle and vowing to be a better president.
- 2012/10/05: al Jazeera: Venezuela contenders wrap up campaign
Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles make final appeals to voters before Sunday's presidential election.
- 2012/10/03: Guardian(UK): Why the US demonises Venezuala's democracy
Venezuela is about to hold impeccably free and fair elections. Yet the US treats it as a dictatorship
In Washington, democracy has a simple definition: does a government do what the state department wants it to do?
- 2012/09/30: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez rival pledges seismic shift in foreign policy
Presidential hopeful Henrique Capriles says he will cancel Russian arms, review oil deals and rethink relations with Iran
- 2012/09/24: al Jazeera: Venezuelan presidential race heats up
Challenger Henrique Capriles mocks President Hugo Chavez's campaign pledges, as thousands march in support of incumbent.
- 2012/09/16: al Jazeera: Venezuela rejects US drug-report accusations
Reaction follows claim that South American country is failing to meet its obligations in fighting narcotics trafficking.
- 2012/09/13: CBC: Chavez's health looms over Venezuelan election campaign
- 2012/08/29: BBC: Miners' attack on Yanomami Amazon tribe 'kills dozens'
An attack by gold miners on a group of Yanomami tribespeople in Venezuela has left up to 80 people dead, according to campaign groups.
The attack is reported to have taken place last month in the remote Irotatheri community, close to the border with Brazil.
The miners allegedly set fire to a communal house, with witnesses reporting finding burnt bodies.
The Yanomami have previously complained of miners encroaching on their lands.
- 2012/08/25: al Jazeera: Deadly explosion at Venezuela oil refinery
At least 24 people killed, 50 more wounded, when enormous gas cloud ignites at massive refinery.
- 2012/08/23: WSWS: Venezuelan TV cuts broadcast after workers challenge Chavez
- 2012/07/26: CCurrents: Freedom Is Slavery, Popular Support Is Authoritarianism
- 2012/07/28: al Jazeera: Venezuelan envoy to Kenya found strangled
Olga Fonseca Gimenez found dead at her official residence in Nairobi less than two weeks after arriving at the embassy.
- 2012/07/24: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has unveiled a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Simon Bolivar, who died in 1830 after leading the fight against Spanish colonial rule in the region
- 2012/07/25: BBC: President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will no longer recognise the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, after a ruling he called a travesty of justice
- 2012/07/03: BBC: Venezuelan doctor accused of revealing state secrets
- 2012/06/01: BBC: Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition
- 2012/05/12: BBC: Hugo Chavez ends 'successful' Cuba cancer treatment
- 2012/05/12: al Jazeera: Chavez gives speech and sings after treatment
Venezuelan president gives rousing performance on his return home after latest round of radiotherapy for cancer in Cuba.
- 2012/04/10: Guardian(UK): enezuela's turning point
Defeating Venezuela's 2002 coup sent a message to the world: under Hugo Chávez we are in charge of our own affairs
- 2012/03/20: CBC: Hugo Chavez says plans for attack on rival uncovered -- 'Foreign groups or sectors' behind alleged plot, Chavez claims
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday that his government has received word of plans for an attack on his leading rival.
Chavez did not give details but said his government had information of a possible plot against opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.
"I have information they want to attack Capriles, and we've offered security for his team," Chavez said in a telephone call broadcast live on state television.
- 2012/02/24: al Jazeera: Chavez heads to Cuba for new surgery
Venezuelan president to leave on Friday as he prepares to undergo operation to remove a lesion found in his pelvic area.
- 2012/01/08: al Jazeera: US expels Venezuelan consul general
State Department says official in Miami is persona non grata, as Iranian president begins visit to Caracas.
- 2011/12/17: al Jazeera: What's behind Venezuela's violent crime problem?
Caracas, which is not facing a formal drug war, has a murder rate comparable to Juarez in Mexico.
- 2011/12/02: BBC: Hugo Chavez hosts summit of [CELAC] new regional group minus US
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hosting a summit of a new regional bloc that brings together 33 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The general aim of the group, which does not include the US or Canada, is to foster regional ties.
Mr Chavez has described the bloc as a counter to US influence in the region.
The two-day summit is Mr Chavez's first big international event since he was treated for cancer and forced to postpone the original meeting in July.
The summit in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, will be the inaugural gathering of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known by its Spanish initials, CELAC.
- 2011/11/13: al Jazeera: Impunity for Venezuela's big landowners
Hundreds of Chavez supporters have been assassinated by wealthy landowners for implementing new land policies.
- 2011/09/09: BBC: US sanctions Venezuelans for alleged Farc links
The US has accused four close allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of helping Colombia's Farc rebels.
The four - an army general, an intelligence officer and two politicians - have been put a US Treasury list of people subject to sanctions.
All are accused of helping the Colombian rebels smuggle cocaine and procure weapons.
The Venezuelan government has condemned the US measure as an act of aggression.
The sanctions were announced by the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
- 2011/07/18: BBC: Chavez to run in 2012 poll, says Venezuela minister
- 2011/07/06: DVoice: "Extreme Dishonesty": The Guardian, Noam Chomsky, and Venezuela
- 2011/07/03: Guardian(UK): Noam Chomsky denounces old friend Hugo Chávez for 'assault' on democracy
- 2011/07/04: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez makes surprise return to Venezuela after cancer surgery
- 2011/07/01: BBC: Venezuela 'is calm' after Hugo Chavez cancer surgery
Venezuela's army has dismissed concerns about political instability in the country after President Hugo Chavez's admission that he had cancer surgery.
- 2011/06/30: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has revealed he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, in his first speech since flying to Cuba for treatment
- 2011/06/22: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez silence fuels fears of power vacuum in Venezuela
President has gone uncharacteristically quiet as he recovers from surgery in Cuba, prompting rumours over his health and warnings of instability
- 2011/05/31: CCurrents: Venezuelans Mobilize Against Obama's Sanctions
- 2011/05/25: CSM: Venezuela threatens to interrupt US oil supply
- 2011/05/25: BBC: Venezuela condemns US sanctions against state oil firm
- 2011/01/06: NatureTGB: Chávez vetoes law challenging university autonomy
- 2010/12/29: BBC: US revokes Venezuela ambassador's visa amid Chavez row [after Venezuela rejects US ambassadorial nominee Larry Palmer]
- 2010/12/19: BBC: Venezuela's Chavez and US clash over future ambassador
Venezuela has reiterated its opposition to the man likely to become the next US ambassador to the country.
The row over diplomat Larry Palmer dates back to August, when he angered Caracas with critical remarks he made about the government.
The US State Department says that if he is confirmed by the Senate, Mr Palmer will travel to Venezuela soon.
President Hugo Chavez says he should be detained and sent home if he tries to enter Venezuela.
- 2010/12/17: BBC: Venezuela's parliament has granted President Hugo Chavez special powers to deal with the aftermath of devastating floods
- 2010/12/10: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Vatican woos Cuba to isolate Chávez
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Venezuela 'a source of serious concern for Cuba'
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Venezuela has 'deep domestic economic problems'
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Argentina criticises Chavez's approach to Venezuelan private sector
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Italian oil firm forces Chavez to accept late deal
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Venezuelan officials 'extremely upset' at failure to attract international gas contract bids
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Safety concerns at Venezuelan oil fields used by Chevron
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: Venezuela suffering economic consequences of Chavez's 'ill-conceived policies'
- 2010/12/09: Guardian(UK): US embassy cables: US scorns Venezuela's nuclear ambitions
- 2010/11/30: BBC: Wikileaks reveal US concerns on Cuba-Venezuela ties
Cuban intelligence agents have deep involvement in Venezuela, according to a 2006 US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks.
- 2010/11/17: BBC: Venezuela deports  left-wing 'rebels' to Colombia
- 2010/10/19: VenezuelAnalysis: From Agribusiness to Agroecology? An Analysis of Venezuela’s Nationalization of AgroIsleña
- 2010/10/20: BBC: The presidents of Iran and Venezuela have promised to deepen their "strategic alliance" against US "imperialism".
- 2010/09/10: Guardian(UK): Misreporting Venezuela's economy
If you want a perfect illustration of media toeing the official line, look no further than the forecasts of Venezuela's economic doom
- 2010/08/31: BBC: Venezuelan anti-Chavez hunger striker dies
A Venezuelan farmer has died after spending five months on hunger strike in protest at the government's land policies, his family has announced.
Franklin Brito said his farm had been expropriated as part of the government's policy of redistributing land to the poor.
- 2010/08/10: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his new Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, have agreed to restore diplomatic relations
- 2010/08/09: CDreams: Chavez Rejects Obama's New US Ambassador
- 2010/08/05: TheBullet: Colombia and Venezuela Rattle Their Sabres -- Uribe's Parting Shot
- 2010/07/23: BBC: Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez severs ties with Colombia
- 2010/07/23: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez breaks diplomatic ties between Venezuela and Colombia
President acts in response to Colombian claims that Venezuela is sheltering Farc and ELN rebels
- 2010/07/18: BBC: Colombia takes Venezuela rebel accusation to OAS
- 2010/07/16: BBC: Venezuela rejects Colombia claim that it harbours rebels
- 2010/07/15: BBC: Venezuela 'harbours rebel groups' - Colombian minister
- 2010/07/13: CNN: Venezuela: Opposition politician arrested on explosives charge
- 2010/06/15: BBC: Hugo Chavez interviewed as Oliver Stone film opens
- 2010/06/12: BBC: The Venezuelan authorities have issued an arrest warrant for [Guillermo Zuloaga] the owner of a private television channel fiercely critical of President Hugo Chavez
- 2010/05/08: BBC: Venezuelan ex-minister [Raul Baduel] is jailed
The former defence minister of Venezuela has been sentenced to almost eight years in prison for corruption while he was in office.
Raul Baduel was a key Hugo Chavez ally, and played an important role in defence of the president when he was temporarily ousted in a 2002 coup.
But after the two fell out in 2007 [over changing the constitution to allow Chavez more than two terms], Mr Baduel was arrested on corruption charges.
- 2010/05/05: CCurrents: "We Are Not Anti-US, We Are Anti-Imperialist" -- Hugo Chavez Interviewed by Cindy Sheehan
- 2010/04/03: BBC: Putin signs key deals with Chavez
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a series of key energy deals with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a visit to the capital, Caracas.
Mr Chavez said Russia had agreed to help Venezuela with a nuclear power plant and on building a space industry.
However, the Venezuelan leader, a long-time adversary of Washington, insisted that "we are not building an alliance against the United States".
Bolivian President Evo Morales was also invited to meet Mr Putin in Caracas.
- 2010/03/26: Guardian(UK): Owner of last anti-Hugo Chávez TV channel arrested
Guillermo Zuloaga, the owner of Globovisión, detained on a warrant charging him with making offensive remarks
- 2010/03/09: DVoice: Obama State Department: Venezuela Must Return to Free Market Capitalism
- 2010/03/01: BBC: Spanish-Venezuelan row escalates
Spain has demanded an explanation from Venezuela over claims that it assisted two rebel groups which plotted to kill Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe.
Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said that Madrid would "act in accordance with that explanation".
Earlier, a Spanish judge charged six suspected members of Basque separatist group Eta and seven alleged Colombian Farc rebels with various offences.
He said he believed Farc had asked for Eta's help in a plot to kill Mr Uribe.
The Venezuelan government has not publicly commented on allegations it was involved.
- 2010/03/01: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez 'terrorist link' sparks diplomatic row between Spain and Venezuela
A Spanish judge has accused the Venezuelan government of involvement with the Basque terrorist group Eta
- 2010/03/01: CBC: Spanish judge accuses Venezuela of rebel ties
A Spanish judge has accused the Venezuelan government of assisting two rebel groups who plotted to kill Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe.
The allegation from Judge Eloy Velasco comes in a 26-page indictment of six members of the Basque group ETA and seven members of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- known by the Spanish acronym FARC -- for a number of crimes, including terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder.
Velasco said a Spanish probe launched in 2008 turned up evidence "that demonstrates Venezuelan governmental co-operation in the illicit collaboration between FARC and ETA."
The key figure in the allegation is a suspected ETA member, Arturo Cubillas Fontan, who lives in Venezuela. Fontan once held a job in the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and may still have one there, Velasco said.
The indictment also claimed ETA and FARC have collaborated since 1993.
Velasco said he believed FARC asked for ETA's help in a plot to kill Colombian officials in Spain, including Uribe. Velasco did not give any indication as to when the attack might have taken place.
- 2010/02/08: CanWest: Venezuelan envoy chides 'ultraright' Canada
The government of Hugo Chavez has responded to Canadian criticism it was "shrinking democratic space" in Venezuela by saying it will take no lessons from an "ultraright" government that "closed " Parliament to avoid an investigation into the handling of Afghan detainees.
In statements made this past Wednesday during a meeting of the Organization of American States, Venezuela's ambassador to the organization, Roy Chaderton Matos, accused the Canadian government of supporting "coup-plotters" and "destabilizers" seeking to upend the South American country.
"I am talking of a Canada governed by an ultraright that closed its Parliament for various months to [evade] an investigation over the violation of human rights -- I am talking about torture and assassinations -- by its soldiers in Afghanistan," Mr. Chaderton said.
- 2010/02/03: MR: US Intelligence Report Classifies Venezuela as "Anti-US Leader"
- 2010/01/13: BBerg: Venezuelans Face Blackouts as Opposition Sees Opening
Venezuela began rolling blackouts today that will continue for the next five months as the worst drought in 50 years threatens to shut the nation’s biggest hydroelectric plant and collapse the power grid.
- 2010/01/09: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has announced that the national currency, the bolivar, will be devalued for the first time since 2005, by at least 17%.
- 2010/01/05: DVoice: U.S.-Venezuelan Relations: Imperialism and Revolution
- 2009/12/20: AoL: US Military Aggression against Venezuela escalating.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez revealed today on his Sunday television and radio program, Aló Presidente, that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have illegally entered Venezuela’s airspace during the past several days. “A few days ago, one of these military planes penetrated Venezuela as far as Fort Mara,” a Venezuelan military fort in the State of Zulia, bordering Colombia. The drone was seen by several Venezuelan soldiers who immediately reported the aerial violation to their superiors. President Chávez gave the order today to shoot down any drones detected in Venezuelan territory. Chávez also directly implicated Washington in this latest threat against regional stability by confirming that the drones were of US origin
- 2009/11/21: BBC: Chavez hails 'Carlos the Jackal' [Ilich Ramirez Sanchez]
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has defended jailed killer "Carlos the Jackal" and several world leaders he says are wrongly considered "bad guys".
In a speech to international socialist politicians, Mr Chavez said "Carlos", a Venezuelan, was not a terrorist but a key "revolutionary fighter".
He is serving a life sentence in France for murders committed in 1975.
Mr Chavez also hailed Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the late Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
- 2009/11/20: Guardian(UK): Venezuela blows up border bridges with Colombia
Tensions raised between two countries as troops dynamite rural walkways Venezuela claims are used by smugglers and militia
- 2009/11/09: BBC: Chavez steps up Colombia war talk
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged his armed forces to be prepared for possible war with Colombia amid growing diplomatic and border tensions.
He said the best way to avoid war was to prepare for it. In response, Colombia said it would seek UN help.
Venezuela blames the tension with its neighbour on closer military ties between Colombia and the US.
- 2009/11/04: CCurrents: House Resolution Designates Venezuela A State Sponsor Of Terrorism
- 2009/10/17: al Jazeera: Bolivia summit adopts new currency
Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed during a summit in Bolivia on creation of a regional currency aimed at reducing the use of the US dollar.
The decision came shortly after members of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (Alba) gathered in the central city of Cochabamba for the start of the two-day summit, the AFP news agency reported.
Top on the agenda for the left-leaning regional trade group, which includes Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua, were talks to implement the new currency, known as the sucre, for use among Alba nations.
"The document is approved," Evo Morales, Bolivia's president and summit host, said on Friday.
Earlier, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, described the new currency as a "revolution of paradigms".
"The sucre is born in the Alba," Chavez said ahead of the meeting.
"The sucre - an autonomous and sovereign monetary system that will be agreed upon today so that it can be implemented in 2010."
- 2009/09/27: BBC: Venezuela summit criticises West
The leaders of Libya and Venezuela have called on Africa and South America to create a new alliance to counter Western dominance.
They were speaking at the second South America-Africa (ASA) summit held in the Venezuelan island of Margarita, attended by nearly 30 leaders.
- 2009/09/22: BBC: Venezuela will pay off more than $4.6bn (£2.8bn) in debts owed by its state-run oil producer in an attempt to boost its slowing economy
- 2009/09/18: CCurrents: U.S. Military Buildup In Colombia, Is The U.S. Preparing For War With Venezuela?
- 2009/09/13: BBC: Russia has agreed to lend Venezuela over $2bn (£1.2bn) to buy weapons, President Hugo Chavez has said
- 2009/09/12: BBC: Venezuela finds vast gas reserve
President Hugo Chavez has announced the discovery of a vast gas field off the coast of Venezuela.
The find - estimated at 7 to 8 trillion cubic feet, about five times what Spain uses in a year - was made with the Spanish energy company Repsol.
Mr Chavez announced the find while in Spain during a tour of Europe and Asia.
- 2009/09/04: BBC: Colombia marches against Chavez
Protests against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have got under way in several cities across Latin America.
The demonstrations were organised by Colombian activists after Mr Chavez criticised Colombia for allowing US forces access to seven military bases.
- 2009/08/28: Rabble: Noam Chomsky in Venezuela: 'A better world is being created'
U.S. author, dissident intellectual, and Professor of Linguistics at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Noam Chomsky met for the first time with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas and analyzed hemispheric politics during a nationally televised forum on Monday.
Chomsky also addressed the media and freedom of expression in the U.S. "In the United States the socio-economic system is designed so that the control over the media is in the hands of a minority who own large corporations... and the result is that the financial interests of those groups are always behind the so-called freedom of expression," he said.
Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes.
- 2009/08/24: FAS:SS: Securing Venezuela’s Arsenals
- 2009/08/09: Guardian(UK): 'Miss Uncontrollable' arrested as Chávez turns on radical ally -- President applauds arrest and detention of militia leader Lina Ron
- 2009/08/04: CCurrents: Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela
Having lost in the realm of ideas, those supporting capitalism must compensate by other means. Barack Obama is a very outspoken devotee of capitalism, and has shown by his coup in Honduras — and also the military build-up in Colombia — that he will go to any length to prop-up U.S. corporations and rich investors in the region.
There can be absolutely no doubt that Obama will seek to undermine the Venezuelan government by any means available, including the very real possibility of a proxy invasion through Colombia. None of these attempts to undermine the advances in Venezuela and other countries will benefit the peoples of Latin America or the United States, minus a tiny minority of the super wealthy.
- 2009/08/06: CBC: Chavez warns Colombia against U.S. deal
- 2009/08/03: BBC: Venezuela seizes coffee companies
The Venezuelan government has seized temporary control of the processing plants of two of the country's biggest coffee companies.
Officials said the measure was designed to guarantee supply to consumers.
They said the plants, Fama de America and Cafe Madrid, would be audited for any irregularities and could face nationalisation if these were proved.
In March, the government set quotas for 12 basic foods, including coffee, to be produced at regulated prices.
Venezuelan Agriculture Minister Elias Jaua said that the government would take control of the coffee plants for three months to allow an audit.
"If at the end of the audit, we can show there has been smuggling, hoarding, disloyal and monopolistic practices, we could consider nationalising the companies," he said.
- 2009/08/01: BBC: Chavez accused of gagging media
Venezuelan opposition groups have protested against a decision to take 34 radio stations off the air, calling it an attack on freedom of speech.
- 2009/05/09: Guardian(UK): Troops seize oil firms' property after cashflow worries threaten to derail Chávez revolution
- 2009/05/08: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has announced plans to nationalise companies that provide services for the country's oil industry
- 2009/04/22: BBC: A court in Venezuela has ordered the arrest of opposition leader Manuel Rosales, who fled to Peru after being charged with corruption
- 2009/04/22: BBC: One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Manuel Rosales, facing a corruption trial in his country, has asked for political asylum in Peru
- 2009/04/21: Guardian(UK): Chávez opposition leader flees to Peru
Manuel Rosales requests political asylum -- Prosecutors say Rosales enriched himself with public funds
- 2009/04/17: BBC: Chavez threatens veto over Cuba
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will veto any final declaration at the forthcoming Summit of the Americas because Cuba is excluded.
The summit, which starts on Friday, includes 34 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The US has said the gathering is reserved for democratic nations.
- 2009/04/04: BBC: Caracas police jailed over deaths
A court in Venezuela has jailed nine former police officers for their role in the deaths of 19 people during demonstrations in 2002.
The violence took place hours ahead of a failed coup against President Hugo Chavez.
Both supporters and opponents of the left-wing leader were shot dead in the demonstrations in the capital, Caracas.
Among those convicted were three former high-ranking police chiefs for the city.
They were jailed for 30 years each for "complicity" in the deaths of pro-government demonstrators, a lawyer for the victims said.
Six other defendants received terms of between 17 and 30 years.
- 2009/03/16: Guardian(UK): Chávez says yes to Russian base
- 2009/03/09: BBC: Chavez warns Colombian minister
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sharply criticised the Colombian Defence Minister, Juan Manuel Santos, calling him a threat to the region.
The criticism came after Mr Santos said he would not rule out Colombian forces pursuing left-wing Colombian rebels in neighbouring countries.
Such a rash and half-witted move, Mr Chavez warned, would prompt a swift military response from Venezuela.
- 2009/03/05: BBC: Venezuela seizes US rice producer
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the expropriation of a rice mill, amid a battle with food companies over price regulation.
Mr Chavez said the mill, owned by a subsidiary of US food giant Cargill, was not distributing rice at government-set prices.
He also threatened to nationalise the country's largest food processor and private company, Polar.
Venezuela has already set quotas and prices for 12 basic foods.
- 2009/03/04: CNN: Chavez orders nationalization of Cargill
Chavez: Practices "a flagrant violation of everything that we have been doing" - President accuses food company of growing specialized forms of rice -
Chavez threatens Caracas-based food maker Polar saying "be alert" - In August, Chavez ordered nationalization of the Banco de Venezuela
- 2009/03/01: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take control of all rice processing plants in the country
- 2009/02/18: VA: Unlike in Colombia, there is no impunity for the murder of trade unionists in Venezuela -- Unionists’ Murder Followed by Marches and Arrests in Anzoategui, Venezuela
- 2009/02/16: CBC: Venezuelans vote to end term limits, Chavez can run again
- 2009/02/16: BBC: Venezuelans have voted to lift limits on terms in office for elected officials, allowing President Hugo Chavez to stand for re-election
- 2009/02/15: BBC: Venezuelans vote on term limits
Venezuelans have begun voting on a proposal that would allow President Hugo Chavez and other elected officials to seek as many terms as they wish.
- 2009/02/14: BBC: Venezuela's Chavez to face crucial vote
- 2009/02/14: CBC: Venezuela expels referendum observer for 'dictator' comment
- 2008/11/27: FAIR: NYT vs. Venezuela's Election Results
- 2008/11/28: CCurrents: Victory For Venezuela’s Socialists In Crucial Elections
- 2008/11/28: CCurrents: The Media Response To Venezuelan Elections
- 2008/11/14: CCurrents: Targeting Hugo Chavez
- 2008/09/19: CBC: Venezuela expels U.S. human rights campaigners
Venezuela's government expelled senior members of U.S.-based Human Rights Watch late Thursday after the group released a report saying President Hugo Chavez's government was undercutting democracy and fundamental rights in the country.
Officials in Caracas said Human Rights Watch Americas director Jose Miguel Vivanco had made unacceptable remarks against the country's institutions.
"We aren't going to tolerate any foreigner coming here to sully the dignity" of Venezuela's institutions, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro told state television.
- 2008/09/18: Guardian(UK): Report accuses Chávez of undermining democracy in Venezuela
- 2008/08/19: BBC: Venezuela takes over cement units
Venezuela has seized control of plants and offices belonging to Mexican cement giant Cemex, as it proceeds with nationalising its cement industry.
Government officials backed by the National Guard took over the factories after talks ended without a deal.
It comes a day after France's Lafarge and Swiss group Holcim agreed to hand over local subsidiaries to Caracas.
Venezuela has begun nationalising several industries as part of a drive toward "21st-Century socialism".
At a political rally on Monday President Hugo Chavez said Cemex would move into state hands - after 60 days of failed negotiations - adding: "These are all steps towards socialism."
According to reports, supporters waved flags and cheered as the authorities moved in to takeover Cemex's operations.
- 2008/07/22: BBC: Hugo Chavez has called for a strategic alliance with Russia to protect Venezuela from the US
- 2008/07/23: Guardian(UK): Hugo Chávez in Moscow to sign $2bn arms deal
- 2008/06/09: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged the new leader of Colombia's FARC rebels to end their four-decade struggle and release all hostages
- 2008/06/08: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will amend a controversial new law that would have required people to co-operate with intelligence agencies
- 2008/06/02: CCurrents: Washington Planning To "Checkmate" Chavez
- 2008/06/03: BBC: A new intelligence law brought in by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has caused concern among rights groups who say it threatens civil liberties
- 2008/06/03: Reuters: Venezuela says U.S. trying to spread violence
- 2008/05/29: CCurrents: Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report [Venezuela vs USA]
- 2008/05/20: CCurrents: Spinning The News - The FARC-EP Files, Venezuela And Interpol
- 2008/05/19: FPB: Chavez will stay out of U.S. election
- 2008/05/19: BBC: Venezuela has denounced an alleged violation of its airspace by an American military aircraft
- 2008/05/14: OilChange: Chavez's Food for Oil Programme
- 2008/05/12: BBC: President Hugo Chavez has signed a decree to nationalise Venezuela's biggest steelmaker, Ternium-Sidor
- 2008/04/09: McClatchyDC: Venezuela to nationalize its steel industry, VP says
- 2008/04/04: OilChange: Venezuela's Congress OKs 'Windfall' Oil Tax
- 2008/03/26: MR: Bush versus Chávez - Washington's War on Venezuela [Appendices]
- 2008/03/24: CPunch: The Coming War on Venezuela
- 2008/03/22: CD: Chronology of the 4th Generation War Against Venezuela
- 2008/03/19: OilChange: Court Backs Chavez in Row with Exxon
- 2008/03/18: Reuters: 'We defeated Exxon,' Venezuelan oil minister says
- 2008/03/18: BBC: Court releases Venezuelan assets
The High Court in London has suspended an order that froze $12bn (£6bn) of the assets of Venezuela's state oil firm, PDVSA, in a dispute with ExxonMobil.
Exxon is seeking $12bn in compensation from PDVSA after its oilfields were nationalised last year.
Venezuela has settled with other international oil firms, but says Exxon exaggerated the value of its assets.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has accused the US government of being involved in the dispute.
- 2008/03/13: LANR: You still can't believe everything you read (especially about Venezuela)
- 2008/03/08: LANR: Orwell's Oracle: The U.S. press turned reality on its head in its analysis of the Andean crisis
- 2008/03/14: AntiWar: Pure Fantasy: Colombia's Laptop Revelations - The globalization of war propaganda
- 2008/03/09: BBC: Chavez issues plea for Betancourt
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged the leader of the left-wing FARC rebels in Colombia to free their only remaining female political hostage.
Speaking in Caracas, alongside the mother of captive Ingrid Betancourt, he addressed his appeal directly to FARC leader Manuel Marulanda
- 2008/03/08: Xinhuanet: Andean nations reach friendly resolution of tensions
- 2008/03/08: AntiWar: Roots of Venezuelan-Colombian Crisis
- 2008/03/06: BBC: Venezuela troops 'move to border'
- 2008/03/05: Guardian(UK): Threat of war as Venezuela and Ecuador order troops to Colombian border
- 2008/03/04: CPunch: Uribe's Colombia is Destabilizing a New Latin America
- 2008/03/04: BBC: Colombia calls for Chavez charges
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he will ask the International Criminal Court to bring genocide charges against President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
He accused Mr Chavez of sponsoring and financing Colombian FARC rebels. Venezuela denies the charge.
Colombian officials say a laptop found during a raid on a FARC camp held files indicating Venezuela gave FARC $300m
- 2008/03/04: Guardian(UK): Colombia accuses Chavez of funding Marxist rebels
- 2008/03/03: HeraldSun: Colombian raid angers Ecuador
Venezuela and Ecuador have moved their armies to the Colombian border and shut down their embassies in Bogota, as tensions soar over Colombia's cross-border killing of a top Colombian FARC rebel in Ecuador.
- 2008/03/03: Australian: US helps to kill guerilla leader
Ecuador and Venezuela yesterday warned Colombia against any further cross-border raids after US-backed troops killed a senior commander of Colombia's largest rebel army in an air-and-ground attack
- 2008/03/03: Guardian(UK): Chavez sends 10 battalions to Colombian border after killing of FARC commander
- 2008/03/02: BBC: Chavez in FARC raid 'war' warning
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned Colombia a strike against Farc rebels inside Venezuela like that in Ecuador on Saturday could start a war.
He was speaking after Colombian air and ground forces killed a senior member of the leftist rebels operating just inside Ecuadorean territory.
FARC spokesman Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier, Bogota said. Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion
- 2008/02/25: CCurrents: The Failure Of Human Rights Watch In Venezuela And Haiti
- 2008/02/22: BBC: Venezuela settles with oil firms
The Venezuelan government has paid $1.8bn (£900m) in compensation to French, Norwegian and Italian oil firms after it nationalised key oil fields.
The move isolates US oil firm Exxon Mobil in its dispute with the country.
- 2008/02/15: BBC: The Venezuelan government has accused US oil giant Exxon Mobil of exaggerating the value of the company's former investments in the country
- 2008/02/12: EnergyBulletin: Chavez vs ExxonMobil war escalates
- 2008/02/13: BBC: Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has announced it is suspending sales of crude to Exxon Mobil, in response to legal action brought by the US firm
- 2008/02/12: Yahoo: Venezuela's State Oil Company [PDVSA] Halts Oil Sales to Exxon Mobil
- 2008/02/11: CBC: Venezuela's Chavez threatens to cut oil to U.S.
- 2008/02/11: BBC: Venezuela threatens to cut US oil
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to cut off oil supplies to the US if it continues what he calls an economic war.
"Take note Mr Bush, Mr Danger," said Mr Chavez in his weekly televised address. "I will cut off oil supplies."
British and US courts froze assets belonging to Venezuela's state energy company last week.
The move followed an application by US oil giant Exxon Mobil for compensation from Venezuela's state oil company.
The Texas-based company claims the amount offered for the nationalisation of its oil installations in Venezuela was insufficient.
- 2008/02/08: CNN: Exxon Violated Arbitration Terms - Venezuela Oil Minister [Rafael Ramirez]
Venezuela's oil minister accused Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Friday of violating the terms of an arbitration process with Petroleos de Venezuela by securing a court-ordered freeze
of more than $12 billion of the company's worldwide assets, and announced the company would appeal the decision in court.
"Exxon Mobil has not respected the arbitrage terms and has resorted to using methods designed to pressure us," Rafael Ramirez told reporters.
- 2008/02/09: DawgsBlawg: Corporations vs. the nation-state - Exxon has just launched a direct assault on the sovereignty of Venezuela.
- 2008/01/10: BBC: Colombian rebels 'free hostages' - Two women hostages have been freed by Colombian rebels, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said.
- 2008/01/10: AFP: Colombian hostages savor freedom after six years in rebel hands
- 2008/01/02: Guardian(UK): FARC hostage rescue fails ...amid accusations of lying and bad faith
- 2007/12/22: BBC: Chavez proposes oil barter scheme
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said Central American and Caribbean states could pay for oil with services or products like bananas and sugar
- 2007/12/14: Guardian(UK): US accuses Venezuela of secret election funding
- 2007/12/04: Guardian(UK): Shock and celebrations as voters stall the Chávez revolution - President suffers narrow defeat in referendum on changing the constitution
- 2007/12/03: BBC: US hails Chavez referendum defeat
- 2007/12/03: CBC: Chavez loses bid for indefinite re-election, sweeping reform
- 2007/12/03: AFP: Chavez reels from vote defeat
- 2007/12/03: Guardian(UK): Chávez on to a winner with referendum gamble
Venezuelans back leader's attempt to extend powers - Exit polls predict victory but turnout is low
- 2007/12/01: AFP: Chavez raises stakes in Venezuelan referendum
- 2007/11/29: CPunch: News Not Fit to Print - US Coup Planned for Venezuela?
- 2007/11/27: CPunch: CIA Destabilization Memo Surfaces on Venezuela
- 2007/11/30: BBC: Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have held a protest against Sunday's referendum on President Hugo Chavez's controversial constitutional reforms
- 2007/11/29: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says he will have "no type of relationship" with the Colombian government while it is headed by President Alvaro Uribe
- 2007/11/29: Guardian(UK): Chávez forced to battle for long-term future
- 2007/11/27: ZMag: Venezuela's Bad Example
- 2007/11/28: BBC: CNN regrets Chavez caption gaffe
The US news channel CNN says it regrets a production mistake which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said could encourage attempts to assassinate him
- 2007/11/27: BBC: Venezuela has recalled its ambassador to Colombia for consultations following a harsh exchange of words between the presidents of both countries
- 2007/11/26: BBC: Chavez freezes ties with Colombia - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez freezes ties with Colombia, after his mediation role in a hostage dispute is ended
- 2007/11/23: Guardian(UK): Hostage hopes fade as Colombia sacks negotiator Chávez
- 2007/11/20: C-E: The big oil leak - The Secret Plan to Beat Hugo Chavez
- 2007/11/19: CCurrents: Coup D'Etat Rumblings In Venezuela
- 2007/11/04: OilWars: Tina Rosenberg goes to school on Venezuela's oil, and flunks
- 2007/11/14: Guardian(UK): Venezuela scrambles for food despite oil boom - Milk, eggs and sugar no longer available in shops
- 2007/11/10: CBC: Spain's king tells Chavez to 'shut up'
- 2007/11/08: BBC: The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has said he has held talks with a representative of the Colombian left-wing rebel group, the FARC
- 2007/11/08: BBC: Gunmen fire on Venezuela protest
- 2007/11/01: BBC: Tear gas used at Venezuela rally
Venezuelan troops have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of students in the capital, Caracas.
The students are demonstrating against constitutional reforms proposed by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.
One of the reforms would abolish term limits for the presidency, thus allowing President Chavez to stand for re-election indefinitely.
The students want a December referendum on the reforms to be postponed, to give voters more time to study the plans
- 2007/10/17: BBC: The Venezuelan Congress, which is dominated by supporters of President Hugo Chavez, has started to debate his proposed changes to the constitution
- 2007/10/17: Guardian(UK): Chávez talks of Cuban and Venezuelan confederation
- 2007/10/12: Guardian(UK): Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz endorses Chávez regional bank plan
- 2007/09/12: BBC: The Colombian government has rejected a proposal by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to travel to Colombia to meet the leader of the Farc rebel group
- 2007/09/11: BBC: Venezuela's national assembly is due to meet for a second time to discuss changes to the constitution that aim to make the country more socialist
- 2007/09/01: AntiWar: Colombia: Chávez Brokers Pact for Govt.-FARC Talks
- 2007/09/01: BBC: Chavez to meet Colombian rebels
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has agreed to invite Colombian rebels to discuss a hostage release deal.
Mr Chavez announced the plan after talks with Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe on his role as mediator between Colombia's government and the rebels
- 2007/09/01: Guardian(UK): Chávez flies to Colombia for talks to free hostages held by guerrillas
- 2007/08/17: Guardian(UK): The old Iran-Contra death squad gang is desperate to discredit Chavez
2007/08/13: IBTimes: Eyes Wide Shut: The International Media Looks at Venezuela
- 2007/08/17: CDreams: Guardian(UK): The Old Iran-Contra Death Squad Gang Is Desperate to Discredit Chavez
- 2007/08/16: BBC: President Hugo Chavez has announced plans to change to Venezuela's constitution, allowing him to remain in power indefinitely
- 2007/08/14: CPunch: Latin America at the Crossroads
- 2007/08/14: ZMag: Eyes Wide Shut: The International Media Looks at Venezuela
- 2007/08/13: ZMag: Hugo Chavez - Few governments in the world have been victims of devastating campaigns full of hatred.
- 2007/08/11: BBC: Chavez tour ends in energy deals
The presidents of Bolivia, Venezuela and Argentina have signed joint energy deals worth more than $1bn in Bolivia
- 2007/08/08: BBC: Chavez offers LatAm energy pact
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to guarantee the energy needs of his allies in Latin America.
Speaking in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, he announced the signing of what he called an "energy security treaty" with Argentina.
Mr Chavez said he intended to sign similar treaties with Uruguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia
- 2007/08/09: Guardian(UK): Chávez opens his wallet wider to boost Latin American influence - Socialist leader strives to break IMF's grip on area
- 2007/07/30: LANR: Pew draws questionable inferences about Venezuelan public opinion
- 2007/07/24: Guardian(UK): Criticise me and you're out, Chávez warns foreigners
Venezuelan leader threatens deportations - Government proposes end to presidential term limit
- 2007/07/22: BBC: Plans to form a single political party [United Socialist Party] in Venezuela have taken a step forward with the first activists' meetings
- 2007/07/12: NewStatesman: Chávez: From hero to tyrant
- 2007/07/06: BBC: Venezuela has criticised [William Brownfield] the outgoing United States' ambassador to the country, saying his three-year term there was a failure.
- 2007/07/04: Guardian(UK): Venezuela sells petrol to Iran to reinforce front against US
- 2007/06/29: Guardian(UK): Chávez hints at nuclear future for Venezuela
- 2007/06/28: OilChange: Venezuela: Now the Chinese Move In
- 2007/06/27: Guardian(UK): Insecure, narcissistic and petulant - how Washington sees Chávez
- 2007/06/27: BBC: Venezuela oil loss put at $4.5bn
US oil giant ConocoPhillips has said that a decision not to accept a minority stake in its operations in Venezuela may cost it $4.5bn.
The firm rejected a deal that would keep them working in Venezuela's most important oil field.
- 2007/06/26: BBC: US firms 'reject' Venezuela deal
Two of the world's largest oil companies have reportedly rejected a deal that would keep them working in Venezuela's most important reserve.
The government is taking over majority control of operations in the Orinoco Belt, as it extends nationalisation.
Sources at the state-owned oil firm, PDVSA, say they've been unable to agree with Conoco Phillips and Exxon Mobil about their future role.
The region could make Venezuela the world's largest oil producer.
- 2007/06/26: Guardian(UK): Be ready for guerrilla war against the US, Chávez tells army
- 2007/06/15: Guardian(UK): Venezuela strikes £500m deal to buy Russian submarines
- 2007/06/09: Guardian(UK): Flares and medallions live again on Chavez's socialist TV
- 2007/06/08: ArabNews: Venezuela: Battle Over Media, Race and Class
- 2007/06/06: WSWS: US attacks Venezuela: "press freedom" as a pretext for intervention
- 2007/06/04: IHT: Ortega accuses Washington of fomenting anti-government protests in Venezuela
- 2007/05/25: FAIR: Coup Co-Conspirators as Free-Speech Martyrs - Distorting the Venezuelan media story
- 2007/05/28: BBC: Clashes before Caracas TV closure
- 2007/05/28: Guardian(UK): Police stop protest as anti-Chávez TV channel taken off air
- 2007/05/21: PINR: Economic Brief: The Nationalization of Venezuelan Oil
- 2007/05/26: BBC: Venezuela court orders TV seizure
Venezuela's top court has allowed the government to take control of private TV transmitters as it prepares to replace commercial with state-run TV.
Radio Caracas Television, a station critical of the government, is being forced to stop broadcasting on its public frequency
- 2007/05/21: Guardian(UK): Venezuela giving Danny Glover $18m to direct film on epic slave revolt - Chávez hopes venture will aid anti-imperialist fight
- 2007/05/05: Guardian(UK): Chávez threatens to nationalise banks
- 2007/05/02: Guardian(UK): Venezuela seizes foreign oil fields
Workers jubilant at nationalisation of reserves - Chavez pulls country out of World Bank and IMF
- 2007/05/01: BBC: Venezuela has said that it has taken control of the massive Orinoco Belt oil projects as part of President Hugo Chavez's nationalisation drive
2007/05/01: Reuters: Venezuela takes operations from big oil companies
- 2007/04/19: VAnalysis: Is The CIA Trying to Kill Venezuela's Hugo Chávez?
- 2007/04/16: BBC: Chavez hosting summit on energy
The pros and cons of ethanol and plans for a 5,000 mile natural gas pipeline are top of the agenda at the South American Energy Summit in Venezuela.
- 2007/04/15: BBerg: Venezuela Pays Off IMF, World Bank Debt, Finance Minister Says
- 2007/04/11: BBerg: Chavez Guarantees Latin American Energy Supply for 100 Years [Calls Bush ethanol plan "craziness"]
- 2007/04/07: Guardian(UK): Cuba and Venezuela turn against ethanol
Castro and Chávez attack US backing for biofuels - Leaders say diverting crops for fuel starves poor
- 2007/03/26: FTimes: Washington restive as Chavez plans pioneer bank [Bank of the South]
- 2007/03/26: BBC: Venezuela steps up land seizures
Venezuela's government has seized more than 330,000 hectares (815,450 acres) of land to redistribute them under an agrarian reform programme.
President Hugo Chavez said 16 farms - which he described as large and unproductive - had been expropriated.
His government was moving towards a "collective property" policy as part of its "drive towards socialism", he said.
- 2007/03/25: BBC: Venezuela says it is working on a number of new oil deals with China, as it aims to reduce its dependence upon crude exports to the US
- 2007/03/13: UDW: Bush Dodges Chavez Questions, Despite Repeated Prodding
- 2007/03/15: BBC: Exxon mulls future in Venezuela
US oil giant Exxon Mobil is considering its future in Venezuela as the country's president drives through nationalisation plans.
Exxon has said it will comply with a decree by President Hugo Chavez to hand over its multi-billion dollar Orinoco reserve operations by 1 May.
But the world's biggest oil company has yet to signal whether it will maintain a minority interest in the project.
- 2007/03/11: BBC: Chavez launches biting US attack
- 2007/03/11: Guardian(UK): Chavez baits Bush with 'Gringo go home' calls
- 2007/03/10: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has attacked US counterpart George W Bush as a "symbol of domination" as the pair continue rival Latin American tours
- 2007/03/01: IHT: Hugo Chavez exploits oil wealth to push IMF aside
Chavez is promoting what he calls a "socialist" alternative to the Fund and its biggest shareholder, the U.S. Treasury. The
timing could not be worse for the IMF, whose global clout is diminishing as countries from Uruguay to the Philippines pay their debts.
"Chavez is the No. 1 enemy of the IMF in the region," said JosÃ© Guerra, a former head of economic research at
Venezuela's central bank and now a professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. "He views the IMF as an agent in the service of the U.S."
The international lender's worldwide portfolio has shriveled to $11.8 billion from a peak of $81 billion in 2004, and a single
country, Turkey, now accounts for about 75 percent. As its lending wanes, so does the fund's ability to influence government
policies. The IMF and its sister institution, the World Bank, have used aid to promote free trade, unfettered investment flows and limited government.
- 2007/02/28: OilChange: Chavez Nationalizes Last Foreign Oil Fields
- 2007/02/23: ICH: Venezuela's Revolution: Giving Power to the Poor
- 2007/02/23: ICH: Hugo Chavez's Social Democratic Agenda
- 2007/02/15: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has threatened to nationalise stores that sell meat above a government-set price
- 2007/02/02: BBC: Venezuela's president has said he will nationalise a series of oil projects in the Orinoco river belt within months
- 2007/02/01: Guardian(UK): Chávez wins powers to rule by decree but critics cry 'Heil, Hugo'
- 2007/01/31: BBC: Chavez to be granted new powers
- 2007/01/26: NewsHounds: Wonder Why They Hate Us? Fox Guest Says the U.S. Should Destroy Venezuela's Economy
- 2007/01/27: Guardian(UK): Chávez tells US ambassador to stop meddling
- 2007/01/19: PRWatch: Venezuela and RCTV: Censorship or Broadcaster Responsibility?
- 2007/01/19: BoomanTrib: The Joint Cuba/Venezuela Desk
- 2007/01/14: ICH: Chavez and Iran unveil anti-US fund
- 2007/01/10: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has been sworn in for a third term after his election victory in December.
- 2007/01/10: Yahoo: Chavez sworn in for radical new term in Venezuela
- 2007/01/10: Guardian(UK): Chávez puts shares into a spin with vow to nationalise utilities
- 2007/01/09: ZMag: Washington and Its Contempt for the Venezuelan People - The History of Democracy Prevention in Venezuela - Part 2
- 2007/01/09: BBC: Venezuela's financial markets have tumbled after President Hugo Chavez promised to nationalise the biggest phone and power companies
- 2007/01/09: BBC: President Hugo Chavez has pledged to nationalise key Venezuelan companies, as part of plans to transform the country into a full socialist state.
- 2006/12/22: BBC: Venezuela mulls euro oil switch - Venezuela has expressed interest in an Iranian move to ask buyers to pay for oil in euros rather than US dollars.
- 2006/12/14: ArabNews: The Lies Being Told About Venezuela's Chavez
- 2006/12/04: AFP: Decisive electoral victory in Venezuela polls boosts Chavez's revolution
- 2006/12/04: BBC: Chavez wins Venezuela re-election
- 2006/11/22: VA: Washington's "Three Fronts of Attack" on Venezuela
- 2006/11/21: ZMag: Another Coup In The Making in Venezuela?
- 2006/11/17: ZMag: Venezuela: Another Coup In The Making?
- 2006/11/14: Guardian(UK): Welcome to the Chávez revolution - where the rich keep getting richer
- 2006/11/04: CPunch: How the US lost Latin America
2006/10/29: NYT: U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties
- 2006/10/27: CPunch: The Politics of Hugo Chavez
- 2006/10/28: ZMag: US Works to Delegitimize Venezuela's December Presidential Election
- 2006/10/26: Guardian(UK): Goodies galore as Venezuelan presidential rivals vie for votes
- 2006/10/23: FPIF: Hunting Hugo
- 2006/10/25: BBC: Venezuela says it will withdraw from a bitter contest to win a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council if its rival, Guatemala, does the same.
- 2006/10/23: ZMag: US Interference in Venezuelan Elections Ongoing
- 2006/10/23: Guardian(UK): Chávez's revolutionary intent stalls amid bumbling bureaucracy
- 2006/10/19: Guardian(UK): The US has stopped Spain selling 12 military aircraft
to Venezuela by refusing to allow American military technology to be used in the planes.
- 2006/10/18: Guardian(UK): UN braces for long haul as security council election goes on
- 2006/10/16: BBC: Deadlock in Latin America UN race
A crucial fight for one of Latin America's UN Security Council seats remains deadlocked.
Guatemala leads the race even though its share fell to 110 votes in the fourth round, ahead of Venezuela's 75 but short of the 124 needed to win.
The race can now be thrown open to other regional candidates, including Costa Rica, Panama and Uruguay.
The US has strongly backed Guatemala, fearing that Venezuela would use the seat as a platform to denounce it.
- 2006/10/14: CPunch: Correcting the Facts on US/Venezuela Relations
- 2006/10/13: ZMag: U.S. Intervention in Venezuela and in Latin America by Noam Chomsky
- 2006/10/12: BBC: Chavez 'ready to defend Bolivia'
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has vowed to defend Bolivia's government if there is an attempt to overthrow President Evo Morales.
Mr Chavez said: "Venezuela will not keep its arms crossed if the Bolivian government and people are attacked from outside or within."
Mr Chavez has recently accused Washington of plotting to topple his close ally in Bolivia.
- 2006/10/08: BBC: Tens of thousands of people have marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in support of the main opposition candidate, Manuel Rosales.
- 2006/10/06: BBC: Venezuela's foreign minister, Nicolas Maduro, demanded the immediate extradition of Luis Posada Carriles, calling him a dangerous terrorist.
- 2006/10/04: CDreams: MiamiHerald: Here's Why Chávez Is So Mad
- 2006/09/24: BBC: Venezuela rejects US apologies
Venezuela has made a formal complaint to the US authorities and the United Nations after its foreign minister was detained at a New York airport.
The US state department has apologised to Nicolas Maduro who was detained for 90 minutes at New York's JFK airport as he travelled home.
He had been attending this week's UN General Assembly meeting.
He said he was verbally abused and strip-searched in what he said was a "flagrant breach of international law".
- 2006/09/21: InformedComment: Chavez and the Devil: Bush's Use of 'Evil' Comes Home to Roost
- 2006/09/21: SF Gate: Chavez savages Bush in speech - Diplomats at U.N. applaud his attack on U.S. policy
- 2006/09/20: CPunch: Address to the United Nations - Rise Up Against the Empire by Hugo Chavez
- 2006/09/21: Guardian(UK): Chávez attacks 'devil' Bush in UN speech
- 2006/09/20: BBC: Chavez tells UN Bush is 'devil'
- 2006/09/20: CBC: Chavez calls Bush 'the devil' during UN speech
- 2006/09/08: ZMag: Venezuela: Hugo Chavez challenges Bush's empire
- 2006/09/06: WSWS: China’s oil diplomacy: Hugo Chavez makes high profile visit to Beijing
- 2006/08/31: TheState: Venezuela sentences 24 for student slays
A court has sentenced 19 soldiers and five police to prison terms of 10 to 30 years in the shooting deaths of three university students, authorities said Thursday.
- 2006/08/30: Guardian(UK): US accused of bid to oust Chávez with secret funds
- 2006/08/26: BBC: Venezuela says US was smuggling
The authorities in Venezuela have accused the US embassy in Caracas of importing cargo illegally after halting lorries carrying diplomatic baggage.
Cargo found arriving at Caracas airport included parts for military aircraft ejector seats and chicken meat, said Interior Minister Jesse Chacon.
"Everything that doesn't pass through customs is contraband, we are talking about contraband here," he said.
- 2006/08/26: Yahoo: Chavez government probes U.S. funding
- 2006/08/26: Guardian(UK): Chávez says China deal 'great wall' against US - Venezuela to supply a million barrels of oil a day
- 2006/08/25: BBC: Venezuela in diplomatic bag row
Washington says the Venezuelan authorities have illegally seized and searched a diplomatic bag destined for the US embassy in Caracas.
The Venezuelan authorities say they were looking for military hardware being flown in illegally from the US.
- 2006/08/22: BBC: Energy focus for Chavez in China
- 2006/08/20: BBC: Chavez opponent [Manuel Rosales] rallies followers
- 2006/08/20: BBC: The main opposition candidate in Venezuela, Manuel Rosales, has registered his candidacy for December's presidential election.
- 2006/08/12: Turkish Press: Chavez launches second phase of key Venezuelan oil [exploration] project
- 2006/08/10: DVoice: Revolution of Hope
- 2006/08/09: BBC: Venezuela 'to sever Israel ties'
- 2006/08/07: BBC: Israel is withdrawing its ambassador to Venezuela as a row grows between the two countries over the war in Lebanon.
- 2006/08/04: al Jazeera: Venezuela pulls out Israel ambassador
- 2006/08/03: BBC: Chavez seeks ties in west Africa
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in Benin as part of a tour aimed at strengthening ties with Africa.
- 2006/08/01: BBC: Venezuela's chocolate revolution - Venezuela's cocoa farmers see their earnings soar after converting to organic production for upmarket chocolate makers.
- 2006/08/03: BBC: Sweden stops Venezuela arms sales
Sweden's biggest defence manufacturer, the Saab Group, says it will no longer provide weapons to Venezuela.
Saab says it cannot continue sales of anti-aircraft and anti-tank devices to Venezuela because of a US arms embargo against President Chavez's government.
- 2006/08/02: Asia Times: Venezuela, Russia: Comrades in arms
- 2006/08/02: WaTi: Chavez seeks anti-U.S. military alliance
- 2006/07/31: BBC: Chavez signs deals with Vietnam
- 2006/07/28: Guardian(UK): Moscow snubs US to sell arms to Venezuela - Military planes and attack helicopters in £1.6bn deal
- 2006/07/09: LA Times: The Little Tramp's Classic Labor Lesson
Venezuela's socialist government is using a 1936 Chaplin film to educate workers about their rights. Employers are not applauding.
- 2006/07/08: BBC: Venezuela and Colombia have begun work on an ambitious $200m (£108m) pipeline project which will see Venezuelan gas and oil reach Central America.
- 2006/07/05: BBC: Venezuela has joined the South American trade bloc Mercosur
- 2006/07/04: ZMag: The US, Bolivia, and Venezuela [Evo Morales interview]
- 2006/07/01: ZMag: Venezuela's Military [Interview with Commander of the Venezuelan Army General Raul Isais Baduel]
2006/06/28: COHA: Washington's Undeclared War Against Venezuela's Hugo Chávez: The State Department Human Trafficking Report: Raw Ideology Rather Than Bona Fide Research
- 2006/06/25: ZMag: The Wall Street Journal's Chavez Commentary
- 2006/06/25: ZMag: Revolutionary Radio in Venezuela
- 2006/06/24: CDreams: The Wall Street Journal Calls Hugo Chavez A Threat to World Peace
- 2006/06/22: BBC: Venezuela denies UN misuse claim
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez has denied US claims that his country would be a disruptive influence if elected to the UN Security Council.
A US diplomatic note obtained by the BBC says Caracas would use the Council for "ideological grandstanding".
The Bush administration has said it prefers Guatemala for the seat but denies putting pressure on other Latin American nations to vote its way.
Five non-permanent Security Council seats become vacant later this year.
- 2006/06/19: FT: Venezuela fights US bid to keep it off UN panel
- 2006/06/20: BBC: Venezuela mayor tried over siege
An opposition politician has gone on trial in Venezuela, accused of involvement in a siege of the Cuban embassy during a failed coup in 2002.
The charges against Henrique Capriles date back to when President Hugo Chavez was briefly ousted from power.
- 2006/06/20: Guardian(UK): US campaign to stop Venezuela joining UN security council - Washington fears Chávez will block Iran sanctions
- 2006/06/19: THP: Bush Threatens To Block Venezuela From UN Seat...
- 2006/06/17: ICH: Wall Street Journal Gives Hugo Chavez A Mixed Review
- 2006/06/15: BBC: Venezuela will replace its fleet of US fighter jets with Russian aircraft, President Hugo Chavez has said.
- 2006/06/13: ZMag: Trade Treaties and Challenging US Hegemony in the Americas
- 2006/06/06: WaTi: U.S. tries to keep seat from Caracas
- 2006/06/04: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has opened a film studio in the country aimed at curbing the cultural influence of the US in Latin America.
- 2006/06/03: CPunch: Is Latin America Really Turning Left?
- 2006/05/30: TruthOut: The Mouse on Steroids
- 2006/05/31: BBC: Russia in arms talks with Chavez
Russia is holding talks with Venezuela to license the manufacture of Kalashnikov rifles there, Russia's state arms exporter has confirmed.
- 2006/05/31: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has signed a series of energy co-operation agreements during a visit to Ecuador.
- 2006/05/30: BBC: Peru accuses Chavez of meddling
- 2006/05/26: BBC: Chavez and Morales in trade deals
- 2006/05/25: OilDrum: What's Up With Hugo and PDVSA?
- 2006/05/15: BBC: US to impose Venezuela sanctions - The US is to impose a ban on arms sales to Venezuela, US state department officials have said.
- 2006/05/14: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned the US that any attack on Iran will have devastating consequences and send oil prices soaring.
- 2006/05/14: BBC: Chavez to ignore PM on UK trip - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to arrive in the UK, but will not meet Prime Minister Tony Blair
- 2006/05/13: Guardian(UK): Chávez is a threat because he offers the alternative of a decent society
Venezuela's president is using oil revenues to liberate the poor - no wonder his enemies want to overthrow him
- 2006/05/12: IRNA: Oil for no one if Iran attacked - Chavez
- 2006/05/10: CPunch: Is Venezuela the New Niger? The Bush Administration is Trying to Link Hugo Chavez to Iran's Nuclear Program
- 2006/05/08: BBC: Chavez doubles tax for oil firms
The tax paid by foreign oil companies operating in Venezuela will be almost doubled, says President Hugo Chavez.
On his weekly television programme Hello President, Mr Chavez said a new "extraction tax" of 33% would replace the current oil royalty of 17%.
He said the levy would raise at least $885m a year, some of which would be used to fund a housing programme.
- 2006/05/07: Xinhuanet: Chavez suggests vote on extension of presidency to 2031
- 2006/05/06: MiamiHerald: Chavez wants vote on governing until '31
- 2006/05/05: CSM: Chávez plays oil card in Nicaragua
- 2006/05/03: OpEdNews: Evo Morales Now Joins Hugo Chavez As A US Target
- 2006/05/05: Guardian(UK): [London mayor, Ken] Livingstone to host lunch for [Venzuelan leader, Hugo] Chavez
- 2006/05/05: Guardian(UK): South American leaders meet to resolve Bolivia gas crisis
- 2006/05/04: BBC: Venezuela is withdrawing its ambassador to Lima in response to the same move by the Peruvian government on Sunday.
- 2006/05/04: BBC: Argentina energy summit launched
The leaders of Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil have tried to reach an agreement on gas supplies and prices during an emergency energy summit.
- 2006/05/03: ZMag: Evo Morales' Courageous Move Now Makes Him A Us Target Along With Hugo Chavez
- 2006/05/02: FAIR: Ignoring Inaccuracy at the Washington Post - No reply to letter pointing out anti-Chavez column's distortions
- 2006/05/01: ZMag: Venezuela and Brazil - Latin America's Shifting Centres of Gravity
- 2006/04/30: BBC: Peru has decided to recall its ambassador to Venezuela immediately, accusing Caracas of interfering in the current presidential elections.
- 2006/04/29: AFP: Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela poised to sign anti-US trade pact [People's Trade Treaty]
- 2006/04/27: BBC: Leaders push S America pipeline
Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil have agreed to push on with plans for a 10,000km (6,215 mile) gas pipeline from Venezuela to Argentina.
- 2006/04/25: BBerg: Venezuela's Chavez May Escalate Fight With Exxon, Oil Producers
- 2006/04/20: BBC: Venezuela quits Andean trade bloc
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says his country is withdrawing from the South American trade bloc, the Andean Community of Nations.
He told a summit in Paraguay that Venezuela was leaving because recent trade deals between Peru, Colombia and the US had killed off the community.
- 2006/04/19: VHeadline: CIA's subliminal message is: "Away With Chavez!" Soon it will be: "Kill Chavez!"
- 2006/04/18: Yahoo: Chavez says US warships threaten Venezuela, Cuba
- 2006/04/19: ICH: The U.S. Now Planning A Fourth Attempt To Oust Hugo Chavez
- 2006/04/19: ZMag: On The Myth of Sleeping Giants
- 2006/04/19: BBC: Ten inmates have been killed in a prison riot in the Venezuelan state of Tachira, the authorities have said.
- 2006/04/18: CPunch: The Washington Post vs. Venezuela
- 2006/04/18: ZMag: US Planning Fourth Attempt To Oust Hugo Chavez
- 2006/04/14: ICH: Viva Chavez
- 2006/04/12: TLC: Beating The Oil Drums Of War - Part I
- 2006/04/12: ZMag: The Danger of Hugo Chavez's Successful Socialism
- 2006/04/13: BBC: Venezuelan oil firm cuts SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] ties
Venezuela's state oil firm [PDVSA] has said it will no longer disclose information to US financial regulators after paying off debts in the US.
- 2006/04/12: ArabNews: In Venezuela, Locking Up the Vote
- 2006/04/10: ZMag: Channel 4 Smears Chavez
- 2006/04/10: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to expel the US ambassador to the country after accusing him of "provoking" a recent demonstration
- 2006/04/06: AntiWar: Dutch Islands Caught Up in US-Venezuela Friction
- 2006/04/04: CPunch: Provocative Humanitarianism? Bashing Hugo Chavez at the New York Times
What do you call a nation that provides medical aid to desperately poor people in Mexico, heating assistance to low-income families in the U.S., crucial project financing to some of the poorest countries in Africa,
and aid to impoverished Caribbean island nations?
If you're the New York Times, you call it 'provocative,' and you call the leader of that country 'the next Fidel Castro.'
- 2006/04/04: BBC: Chavez gets Russian helicopters
- 2006/04/04: Telegraph(UK): Chavez grabs oil field to fund anti-US campaign
- 2006/04/03: BBC: Venezuela takes back oil fields
Venezuela has taken control of two oil fields operated by French firm Total and Italy's Eni, after the foreign firms fail to agree new deals on their control.
- 2006/04/03: Guardian(UK): Chávez seeks to peg oil at $50 a barrel - Price could see Venezuela producing for 200 years - Country's reserves may exceed Saudi Arabia's
- 2006/04/02: ZMag: US launches major military exercises in the Caribbean as a warning to Venezuela and Cuba
- 2006/03/30: ZMag: Mr. Danger and Socialism for the New Milennium
- 2006/03/27: BBC: Venezuela hits BP with tax bill - Venezuela has hit UK oil giant BP with a $61.4m (£35m) back tax bill.
- 2006/03/23: BBC: UK firm ends Venezuela land row
- 2006/03/22: al Jazeera: Chavez shows carrot to Iran, stick to US
- 2006/03/16: BBC: Chavez pours oil on troubled waters
- 2006/03/16: MRZine: In Venezuela, Oil Sows Emancipation
- 2006/03/18: Xinhuanet: U.S. threatens to ban Venezuelan oil
- 2006/03/16: ZMag: Military Radicalism in Venezuela: How Relevant for Other Developing Countries?
- 2006/03/16: ZMag: Latin America's Leftist Shift: Hopes and Challenges
- 2006/03/17: BBC: Venezuela pushes ties with Africa
- 2006/03/13: BBC: New Venezuela flag divides nation
- 2006/03/12: ZMag: Venezuela in Washington's Sights
- 2006/03/10: ICH: U.S. More Intent on Blocking Chavez
- 2006/03/10: LA Times: U.S. More Intent on Blocking Chavez -
Venezuela's leader seeks to rally opposition to Washington as elections near in the region
- 2006/03/10: CPunch: "They are Trying to Intimidate and Silence Critics of US Foreign Policy" - FBI Grills Professor Over Support for Venezuela
- 2006/03/09: THP: Pomona College Professor Gets a Visit from the U.S. Gestapo
- 2006/03/10: al Jazeera: Venezuela slams US rights claim
- 2006/03/04: CDreams: US Intervention in Venezuela
- 2006/03/04: Guardian(UK): Venezuela aims for biggest military reserve in Americas
- 2006/02/28: Mcall: There are good reasons Venezuelans like Chavez
- 2006/03/02: BBC: South America unveils pipeline
Officials from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela are meeting in Caracas to lay the foundations for a jointly-financed [8,000 km] gas pipeline.
- 2006/03/01: GreenLeft: Venezuela: The threat of a good example
- 2006/02/22: ZMag: Contradictory US Policy Towards Venezuela
- 2006/02/22: GreenLeft: From Che to Chavez: Latin America revolts against the empire
- 2006/02/20: Globe&Mail: Venezuela plans cold shoulder for U.S. on natural gas - Domestic needs, S. America to get priority
- 2006/02/21: CSM: Venezuela's unrealized revolution
- 2006/02/20: BBC: Chavez could seek further terms
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says he may seek to lift a constitutional limit on successive presidential terms.
- 2006/02/17: ICH: US says has "inoculation" strategy to curb Chavez
- 2006/02/18: People's Daily: Chavez threatens to cut off oil to US
- 2006/02/18: al Jazeera: Chavez warns US over Venezuelan oil
- 2006/02/17: ZMag: Bolivarian Revolution Marches Forward, 'Untelevised'
- 2006/02/17: BBC: US warns against Chavez 'danger' - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is one of the biggest dangers facing Latin America, Washington has said.
- 2006/02/16: BBC: Venezuela has increased the number of reservists in its military to a total of two million men and women.
- 2006/02/13: CPunch: "The Only Road to Peace is Justice" - Riding High with Hugo Chavez
- 2006/02/11: ICH: Riding-high with Hugo Chavez
- 2006/02/07: PWW: U.S. threats to Venezuela’s revolution escalate
- 2006/02/09: al Jazeera: Chavez calls Blair imperialist pawn
- 2006/02/09: BBC: The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has accused the UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, of opening up a European flank in attacks on Venezuela.
- 2006/02/06: EnergyBulletin: Chavez Bloc Races with Oil Cartel to Grid the Continent
- 2006/02/06: CSM: Democracy's 'special forces' face heat - As diplomatic row between US and Venezuela escalates, US democracy-building efforts face more scrutiny
- 2006/02/06: Guardian(UK): Chávez hits back in war of words with Washington
- 2006/02/05: Reuters: Chavez says Bush worse than Hitler
- 2006/02/04: CPunch: Rumsfeld's Hitler Analogy
- 2006/02/03: al Jazeera: Rumsfeld likens Chavez to Hitler
- 2006/02/03: CPunch: US Amps Up Hostility Toward Venezuela
- 2006/02/03: Carpetbagger: Bush's friends continue to unwittingly help Hugo Chavez
- 2006/02/03: BBC: The United States has ordered the expulsion of a senior Venezuelan diplomat in a tit-for-tat move
- 2006/02/03: al Jazeera: Venezuela expels US 'spy'
- 2006/02/02: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is expelling a US naval official [John Correa] accused of spying with a group of Venezuelan officers.
- 2006/02/01: BBC: Telesur and al-Jazeera sign deal
The Latin American TV station Telesur, backed by the Venezuelan government, has signed a co-operation agreement with the Arabic channel al-Jazeera.
- 2006/01/31: ZMag: Editing Chavez to Manufacture a Slur - Some outlets spread spurious charges of anti-Semitism
- 2006/01/31: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused US embassy staff of espionage and says Venezuelan agents have infiltrated the alleged spy ring.
- 2006/01/27: GreenLeft: Chavez speech to WSF in Caracas
- 2006/01/29: Yahoo: Chavez taunts Bush, but Venezuela-US trade grows
- 2006/01/28: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to jail any US officials caught gathering sensitive information about the Venezuelan military.
- 2006/01/28: al Jazeera: Chavez warns US over spy case
- 2006/01/26: USAToday: Venezuela levies spy accusations [against naval officers]
- 2006/01/25: BBC: Caracas, Venezuela hosts 100,000 people in this year's World Social Forum
- 2006/01/26: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has met Roman Catholic leaders to solve a row sparked when a cardinal said the country was becoming a dictatorship.
- 2006/01/26: BBC: The Venezuelan government says several military officers have been caught passing state secrets to the US.
- 2006/01/25: BBC: Protests open Venezuela meeting
Thousands of anti-globalisation protesters have marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, at the start of the World Social Forum.
- 2006/01/22: ZMag: Latin America Shifts Left
- 2006/01/21: CPunch: It Would be Funny, If It Weren't So Tragic - Rumsfeld: Venezuela "Overspending"
- 2006/01/21: BBC: US, Venezuela to seal drug accord - Venezuela and the US appear ready to sign a new agreement to fight international drug trafficking.
- 2006/01/16: AntiWar: US Neocons Accuse Chavez of Anti-Semitism
- 2006/01/16: BBC: Venezuela head angry at cardinal
Venezuela's leader has demanded an explanation after a Roman Catholic cardinal said that the country was becoming a dictatorship.
- 2006/01/16: Guardian(UK): Chávez hits back at cardinal's 'dictator' criticism
- 2006/01/14: BBC: Spain defies US on Venezuela deal - Spain has said it will go ahead with the sale of 12 military planes to Venezuela despite US objections.
- 2006/01/11: BBC: Peru angry over Chavez comments
The Peruvian authorities say comments made by Venezuela's president about candidates for the April election in Peru are unacceptable.
Hugo Chavez described the conservative Lourdes Flores as the candidate of the Peruvian oligarchy.
He also praised the nationalist former army officer, Ollanta Humala, saying he stood for Peru's "abandoned people".
- 2006/01/10: ZMag: Evo Morales, Communitarian Socialism, and the Regional Power Block
- 2006/01/10: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's coffee industry in chaos as price of beans doubles
- 2006/01/09: Yahoo: Belafonte Calls Bush 'Greatest Terrorist'
- 2006/01/07: VHeadline: US history and its current policy: a clear warning to Venezuela and Chavez
- 2006/01/06: Guardian(UK): Peru recalls envoy from [Venzuela] Caracas after Chávez backs poll candidate
- 2006/01/05: BBC: Chavez bloc begins work unopposed - Venezuela's national assembly is sitting for the first time since the opposition boycotted parliamentary elections in December./A>
- 2006/01/04: ZMag: Venezuela's Bolivarian Movement
- 2005/12/28: NSN: Chicago Turns Down Discounted Venezuelan Oil
- 2006/01/02: ZMag: The Bolivarian Revolution - Beyond the Opposition, Beyond Chavez?
- 2005/12/29: ICH: Secret Invasion: US Troops Steal into Paraguay
- 2005/12/31: ZMag: Bolivia and ALBA
- 2005/12/30: CPunch: Evo Morales: I Believe Only in the Power of the People
- 2005/12/30: ZMag: The New Cooperative Movement In Venezuela's Bolivarian Process
- 2005/12/29: CPunch: Bolivia and Venezuela Offer an Alternative to Neo-Liberalism
- 2005/12/28: TPMCafe: Foreign Policy Fantasies about Venezuela
- 2005/12/26: ZMag: Growing Movement of Community Radio in Venezuela
- 2005/12/20: BBC: Venezuela gives Exxon ultimatum
Venezuela has given the world's biggest oil company, ExxonMobil, until the end of this year to enter a joint venture with the state.
- 2005/12/16: Reuters: U.S. military undermines Latam governments- [Latin America Working Group Education Fund] report
- 2005/12/13: BBC: Venezuela jails opposition leader - A Venezuelan court has sentenced one of the most prominent leaders of the opposition to 15 years in prison.
- 2005/12/14: BBC: Venezuela MPs accuse US of 'plot'
Two leading Venezuelan MPs have accused the US State Department, the CIA and a Congresswoman of a plot to damage the government of President Hugo Chavez.
The claims were made by the speaker of Venezuela's parliament Nicolas Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores.
Mr Maduro and Mrs Flores said they had audio tapes proving that members of Venezuela's opposition living in Miami were undercover agents of the CIA and had been secretly plotting to scupper last weeks parliamentary elections.
- 2005/12/14: Guardian(UK): Response - It's not lies - even Chávez supporters knew the election wasn't fair
- 2005/12/12: VA: The Facts About Venezuela's Parliamentary Elections
- 2005/12/08: CPunch: The Venezuelan Election - Chavez Wins, Bush Loses (Again)! Now What?
- 2005/12/09: al Jazeera: CIA 'plot to kill Chavez'
- 2005/12/06: BBC: Chavez opponents face tough times
Congressional elections in Venezuela have led to a seismic shift, with the country's new National Legislative Assembly now dominated by the left-wing bloc loyal to President Hugo Chavez.
- 2005/12/08: Guardian(UK): Cheap fuel for the Bronx, with love from Venezuela
- 2005/12/07: BBC: Mixed reaction to Venezuela poll
- 2005/12/07: WSWS: Venezuelan vote boycott: Washington paves road to intervention
- 2005/12/06: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's left awaits huge win
- 2005/12/06: Guardian(UK): Democracy under threat - Chávez will only gain from the US-backed opposition's ploy to undermine elections
- 2005/12/05: al Jazeera: Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote
- 2005/12/05: BBC: Parties allied to President Hugo Chavez say they have won all 167 seats in the country's parliament, after elections boycotted by the opposition.
- 2005/12/03: Turkish Press: Voters head to polls in Venezuela, Chavez eyes rule change and new term
- 2005/12/03: Yahoo: Three Injured by Blasts in Venezuela
- 2005/12/03: ZMag: Venezuelan Elections
- 2005/12/02: TPMCafe: Open Letter to the Journalists Covering the Venezuelan Elections
- 2005/12/02: PRWatch: Hugo Chavez's PR Coup
- 2005/12/02: Yahoo: U.S. Denies Chavez Claims on Vote Boycott
- 2005/11/29: BBC: Venezuelan opposition quit poll
Three Venezuela opposition parties have pulled out of Sunday's congressional poll, accusing the electoral body of favouring pro-government candidates.
- 2005/11/29: IHT: Spain agrees to sell arms to Venezuela
- 2005/11/29: Guardian(UK): Spain agrees £1.2bn defence deal with Chavez
- 2005/11/26: CPunch: What Really Happened at Mar del Plata
- 2005/11/26: ZMag: Regional Integration After the Collapse of FTAA
- 2005/11/24: ZMag: Destabilization won't be easy [US military in South America]
- 2005/11/24: BBC:
For the first time since the fiery Hugo Chavez was elected as Venezuela's president, a multilateral institution, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), has approved a major loan deal for the country.
- 2005/11/25: Guardian(UK): Chávez the Bush baiter
- 2005/11/24: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, have been meeting on Thursday to discuss joint energy projects.
- 2005/11/23: ZMag: Chavez and the Crawford Madman
- 2005/11/22: BBC: Officials from Venezuela and Massachusetts have signed a deal providing cheap [40% discount] heating oil to low-income homes in the US state.
- 2005/11/21: CPunch: Hugo Chavez vs. the King of Vacations
- 2005/11/21: BBC: The Argentine President, Nestor Kirchner, is in Venezuela for talks with his counterpart Hugo Chavez.
- 2005/11/21: Guardian(UK): Row is all Bush's fault, Chavez tells Mexico
- 2005/11/20: BBC: Thousands of Venezuelans have joined a march against the economic policies of US President George Bush and his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox.
- 2005/11/18: WashPost: Venezuela to Sell Cheap Oil to U.S. Poor
- 2005/11/16: BBC: Venezuela has given a US missionary group 90 days to leave the country.
- 2005/11/14: BBerg: Venezuela Sign Pacts to Double Oil Sales to China
- 2005/11/14: BBC: Mexico and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries.
- 2005/11/14: Yahoo: Venezuela, Mexico Recall Their Ambassadors
- 2005/11/14: SF Gate: Venezuela Refuses to Apologize to Mexico
- 2005/11/09: VA: FBI and CIA identified as helping Plan Venezuelan Prosecutor's Murder
- 2005/11/12: ZMag: Monroe Doctrine and Venezuela
- 2005/11/12: ZMag: Bush vs. Chavez - The Imperial President and the Bolivarian Democrat
- 2005/11/07: CPunch: "Blaming Others for Their Own Failures" - What Country was Bush Talking About?
- 2005/11/07: CPunch: The Origins of Mr. Danger
- 2005/11/07: ZMag: Venezuela's Path
- 2005/11/05: ZMag: The Threat of Hope in Latin America
- 2005/11/04: ICH: U.S. Has Plan For Military Conflict With Venezuela: Pentagon to Venezuela: Who, Us?
- 2005/11/02: BBC: President Hugo Chavez has warned the US he could give some of his country's F-16 fighter jets to Cuba or China.
- 2005/11/01: BBC: The new pan-Latin American TV channel Telesur, backed by the Venezuelan government, has started broadcasting a full schedule of news bulletins.
- 2005/10/29: WSWS: Ibero-American summit criticises US policy
- 2005/10/27: ZMag: Varieties of imperial aggression - The Andean trade treaties
- 2005/10/27: ZMag: Venezuelan trade unionists discuss workers' management and factory occupations
- 2005/10/25: BBC: A court in Venezuela has sentenced 27 Colombian nationals to six years in prison on the charge of military rebellion.
- 2005/10/22: CPunch: Venezuela's National Workers' Union
- 2005/10/20: BBC: US planning invasion, says Chavez
Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, says he is in possession of intelligence showing that the United States plans to invade his country.
- 2005/10/17: CDreams: Miami Herald: US Must Stop Attacking Chávez
- 2005/10/15: WA:ElUniversal: CIA Implicated in Murder of Venezuelan Judge
- 2005/10/15: Turkish Press: World must get used to $50 a barrel of oil: Chavez
- 2005/10/15: VHeadline: US "private military contractors" already in-country to "deal with" Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias...
- 2005/10/15: Yahoo: Chavez: World Faces Major Energy Crisis
- 2005/10/14: CPunch: Hugo Chávez and the Politics of Race
- 2005/10/14: BBC: A US missionary group threatened with expulsion from Venezuela has denied spying for Washington.
- 2005/10/12: FAIR: Parade Magazine's Chavez Smear - Venezuelan president a terrorist funder?
- 2005/10/14: Guardian(UK): Chavez tells US religious group to leave country
- 2005/10/12: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is about to expel a US missionary group, New Tribes Mission.
- 2005/10/20: NYRB: The Gambler
- 2005/10/06: NYRB: Don't Cry for Me, Venezuela [Multiple Books & Chavez Reviewed]
- 2005/10/10: ICH: TV evangelist [Robertson] renews Chavez attacks
- 2005/10/07: BBC: Venezuela's top electoral official Jorge Rodriguez has requested extra security measures following the murder of a local election officer.
- 2005/10/04: WA:elDiarioExterior: Chavez Says That He Too, Is Going Nuclear
- 2005/09/30: CPunch: "The Osama Bin Laden of Latin America" - Luis Posada and US Hypocrisy in War on Terror
- 2005/09/29: CSM: Venezuela accuses US of 'double standard' on terrorism
- 2005/09/29: WSWS: Posada Carriles to stay in US: Washington shields CIA terrorist from prosecution
- 2005/09/28: Reuters: Venezuela blasts US refusal to extradite Cuban
- 2005/09/25: ZMag: Chavez Staying True To Pledge For U.S. Poor
- 2005/09/24: CPunch: The Terrorist Resumé of Luis Posada
- 2005/09/24: CPunch: Hugo Chavez's Mission
- 2005/09/24: ZMag: Hugo Chavez: A Bolivarian Socialist at the United Nations
- 2005/09/22: BBC: Venezuela is to stop giving licences to foreign mining firms, a part of President Hugo Chavez's plan to place natural resources under state control.
- 2005/09/19: CPunch: Hurricane Hugo at the UN
- 2005/09/19: ZMag: Chavez' Surprise for Bush - Offering to Sell Cheap Oil to America's Poor
- 2005/09/18: ZMag: Chavez at the UN (transcript)
- 2005/09/18: ZMag: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - A Revolution That Allows You To See Hope In The Eyes Of Millions
- 2005/09/16: TruthOut: Venezuelan Leader Lashes at US in UN Speech
- 2005/09/16: CDreams: AP: Chavez Takes Bush to Task on World Stage Over War in Iraq
- 2005/09/11: ZMag: Use of a Private U.S. Corporate Structure to Disguise a Government Program - US in Venezuela Part 2 by Philip Agee
- 2005/09/10: ZMag: How United States Intervention Against Venezuela Works [Part 1 of 3] by Philip Agee
- 2005/09/10: Guardian(UK): Troops seize British-owned cattle ranch in Venezuela
- 2005/09/07: BBC: Caribbean leaders sign oil pact
Caribbean leaders have signed up to Petrocaribe, an oil initiative put forward by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez aimed at offering cheap crude.
- 2005/09/06: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is meeting officials from 13 Caribbean nations to agree terms for supplying them with cheap oil
- 2005/09/02: TStar: Why Chavez is in U.S. crosshairs
- 2005/09/02: CPunch: Onward Christian Assassins - Bush, Rev. Robertson and Chavez
- 2005/09/02: ZMag: Venezuela Expropriates
- 2005/09/02: BBC: Venezuela 'targets private banks'
The Venezuelan government is reported to be planning to insist that all private banks appoint two state representatives to their board.
- 2005/09/01: ZMag: Pat Robertson Doesn't Just Speak For Himself
- 2005/08/30: CPunch: Venezuela: a Launch Pad for Muslim Extremism?
- 2005/08/30: Guardian(UK): Venezuela threatens legal action [Pat Robertson]
- 2005/08/29: Yahoo: Ex-CIA op [Posada] would be sent to Venezuela if no asylum
- 2005/08/23: GPalast: Pat and Hugo: The Real Story - Part 1 - Rev. Robertson's Call to Assassinate Hugo Chavez
- 2005/08/29: ZMag: The Fine Art of Handling U.S. Sanctioned Terrorists [Pat Robertson & Luis Posada Carriles]
- 2005/08/29: BBC: Venezuela seeks action in US row
- 2005/08/28: BBC: US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has offered his support to the Venezuelan president after a call by a US TV evangelist for his assassination
- 2005/08/23: BBC: Revolution on Venezuela's estates
One of Britain's richest men, Lord Vestey, says he'll fight the Venezuelan government to stop hundreds of peasant farmers taking over land on his cattle ranches in South America.
- 2005/08/27: ICH: Listen up, you Christo-Fascist bullies
- 2005/08/27: CPunch: Letting the Pat Out of the Bag - The Politics of Death: Assassination
- 2005/08/27: CPunch: Hurricane Hugo
- 2005/08/27: FairUse: Fearing U.S. attack, Venezuela boosts its reserve forces
- 2005/08/25: CPunch: Libeling Venezuela
- 2005/08/25: SeattlePI: (cartoon - Horsey) A branch of the Robertson family
- 2005/08/24: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has signed a deal with Jamaica to supply it with oil at preferential rates.[$40/barrel]
- 2005/08/25: Guardian(UK): Chávez taunts US with oil offer
- 2005/08/24: CPunch: Why Pat Robertson isn't Treated as a Terrorist
- 2005/08/24: ZMag: Turning Chavez Into Noriega
- 2005/08/24: BBC: Chavez assassination row erupts
- 2005/08/23: uComics: (cartoon - Danziger) The Reverend Pat Robertson's Plan To Save Us From Venzuela
- 2005/08/23: CPunch: The Preacher's Fatwah on Chavez - Why Pat Robertson is Not a Christian
- 2005/08/22: NYND: Venezuela Slams Robertson Over Remarks
- 2005/08/22: MM: Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuela's president
- 2005/08/22: BBerg: Venezuela Expects Oil Exports to China to Soar [exports to China to rise fivefold by 2012]
- 2005/08/22: ZMag: Venezuela: "Imperialism Will Be Defeated!"
- 2005/08/17: BBC: Chavez calls for democracy at work - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wants more companies to involve workers when deciding how their factories are run
- 2005/08/19: OO: Expert warns that Venezuela's threats could be the greatest danger to oil prices
- 2005/08/17: WA: Chavez Warns Bush to Back Off, or Face 10$ Per Gallon Gasoline
- 2005/08/16: Yahoo: Venezuela threatens anew to turn off oil spigot to US
- 2005/08/15: BB: Chavez to Give Latin Countries Priority in Developing Heavy Oil
- 2005/08/15: BBC: Chavez makes US oil export threat - Oil exports to the US could stop amid growing tensions between the two countries, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said.
- 2005/08/14: BWeek: Venezuela tax agency closes Shell office
- 2005/08/13: Turkish Press: With oil prices sky high, Venezuela gives gas-guzzling US a huge headache
- 2005/08/12: BBC: Chavez revokes US agent immunity - Caracas has withdrawn the diplomatic immunity of US anti-drugs officials working in Venezuela.
- 2005/08/12: BBC: Venezuela-Shell tax row heats up
Venezuelan tax authorities have closed a Royal Dutch Shell office for 48 hours and asked for an injunction on some of the oil firm's assets in a tax dispute.
- 2005/08/12: NYT: U.S. Pulls Venezuelan Military Visas After Drug Spat
- 2005/08/11: BB: Venezuela to Buy Two Tankers, Send Fuel to Argentina
- 2005/08/11: FM: Venezuela-Uruguay sign 25 year oil deal
- 2005/08/10: VA: Chavez Supporters Won 80% of Local Offices in Venezuela
- 2005/08/09: BBC: The US has dismissed allegations by Venezuela's president that the US Drug Enforcement Administration had used its agents to spy on his government.
- 2005/08/07: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration of using its agents to spy on the south American country.
- 2005/08/01: VHeadline: [Telesur] A slap in the face of the mighty Gringo in the White House, Washington D.C.
- 2005/08/01: CPunch: Return to Venezuela
- 2005/07/31: BWeek: Venezuela's Chavez calls CAFTA 'perverse'
- 2005/07/29: WA: Chávez Blames Crisis in Bolivia on 'U.S. Imperialism'
- 2005/07/31: BBC: Venezuelans march for fair polls
- 2005/07/28: Pravda: New Venezuelan TV network for Latin America outrages Washington
- 2005/07/26: WA: It's Telesur vs. Telebush, As Electronic Warfare Looms Over the Americas
- 2005/07/26: BBC: Cuba bomb suspect denied US bail - A US immigration judge has denied a request for bail from the militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles.
- 2005/07/26: Guardian(UK): 'Chavez TV' beams into South America - Painful birth for new station in war of words with Washington
- 2005/07/21: VA: Venezuela Dismisses Initiative for U.S. Government TV and Radio in Venezuela
- 2005/07/15: BBC: Venezuela doctors in Cuba protest
- 2005/07/15: BBC: Shell faces Venezuelan tax demand
Venezuela has ordered oil giant Shell to pay $131m (£74m) in what it says is unpaid tax, as part of a clampdown on alleged tax avoidance by foreign firms.
- 2005/07/13: ZMag: Venezuela Police Reform
- 2005/07/10: ZMag: An Unholdy Alliance - The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela
- 2005/07/05: Time: Tracking Hurricane Hugo [Chavez]
- 2005/07/01: BBC: Chavez's 'citizen militias' on the march
- 2005/07/02: CPunch: Who Has What to Hide About Luis Posada Carriles?
- 2005/07/01: THP: What I (Almost) Learned in Venezuela
- 2005/07/01: ZMag: Venezuela From Below - The voice of the rank and file of the Bolivarian Revolution
- 2005/06/28: BBC: Venezuela sets up 'CNN rival' [Telesur]
- 2005/06/29: ZMag: Venezuela: Workers Taking Back Control
- 2005/06/21: CPunch: Bush's Lonely Campaign Against Chavez
- 2005/06/15: VA: Venezuela Formally Submits Extradition Request to U.S.
- 2005/06/13: CDreams: UPI: Venezuela: Chavez Blames Bush for Bolivia
- 2005/06/13: BBC: US behind Bolivia crisis - Chavez - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has blamed Washington's brand of capitalism for the recent troubles in Bolivia.
- 2005/06/11: BBC: The Venezuelan government says it has provided the US with key information on the role of a former CIA agent in the downing of a Cuban airliner.
- 2005/06/08: NN: U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chavez and the Bolivian Crisis
- 2005/06/04: Xinhuanet: Venezuelan VP: CIA plotting to kill Chavez
- 2005/06/04: CPunch: The Centrality of Peasant Movements in Latin America
- 2005/06/04: CPunch: On the Use of State Terrorism - The Posada Precedent
- 2005/06/04: ZMag: Chavez Leads The Way - In using oil wealth to help the poor, Venezuela's leader is an example to Latin America
- 2005/06/04: ZMag: Bush and [Venezuelan-NGO] Sumate
- 2005/06/03: BBC: Venezuela to stage mass war games
- 2005/06/01: CPunch: Beyond Hypocrisy, the US and Posada
- 2005/06/01: CPunch: US Media's Anti-Chavez Bias - Framing Venezuela
- 2005/05/31: CPunch: Chavez Leads the Way
- 2005/05/31: BBC: Venezuela is threatening to refuse entry to US officials in response to the decision to bar Venezuela's top judge from entering the United States.
- 2005/05/29: ZMag: U.S. Denies Venezuela's Detention Request of Terror Suspect Posada Carriles - Venezuela still can issue the extradition request
- 2005/05/29: BBC: Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have rallied in the capital Caracas to demand the US extradites a Cuban exile accused of bombing an airliner in 1976.
- 2005/05/28: CPunch: What's Next in Venezuela?
- 2005/05/28: BBC: The US has rejected Venezuela's request for it to arrest a Cuban-born man, Luis Posada Carriles, over a 1976 airline bombing that killed 73 people.
- 2005/05/25: BBC: Venezuela's government has started test transmissions for a new Latin American television network, Telesur, intended as an ideological rival to CNN.
- 2005/05/23: BBC: Chavez considers breaking US ties
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will consider breaking diplomatic ties with the US if it fails to hand over a Cuban-born terror suspect.
- 2005/05/20: CSM: A Castro ally with oil cash vexes the US - Venezuela's Chávez is the new driving force for a left-leaning region.
- 2005/05/20: BBC: Venezuela has said the US will be guilty of double standards on terrorism if it does not extradite a Cuban exile wanted over the bombing of a plane.
- 2005/05/18: CSM: Latin states seek more control of oil - Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador want new terms with energy firms.
- 2005/05/18: BBC: Caracas 'to try bombing suspect'
Venezuela has sought to reassure the US it will not hand over a Cuban exile accused of bombing an airliner to Fidel Castro's regime if he is extradited.
- 2005/05/15: ZMag: Venezuela Today - Report from the third 'Encuentro Mundial'
- 2005/05/14: BBC: Cuba 'bomber' [Luis Posada Carriles] sought by Venezuela
Venezuela has asked the US to extradite an anti-communist militant to retry him for the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976, diplomats say.
- 2005/05/12: ZMag: Chavez Gaining Support Across Region
- 2005/05/12: ZMag: Venezuela - The Country Of Parallels
- 2005/05/11: VHeadline: Venezuela to request Cuban exile extradition in a few hours
- 2005/05/07: BBC: Two leading opposition figures in Venezuela say they are forming a new party to take on both President Hugo Chavez and the existing opposition.
- 2005/05/05: WashTimes: South America set for Al Jazeera-style Chavez-backed TV
- 2005/05/04: Globe&Mail: U.S. alters tactics on Venezuela
Rice drops hostility, adopts diplomacy in continued effort to rein in Chavez
- 2005/04/28: VHeadline: Venezuela plans to rectify serious anomalies violating its better oil interests
- 2005/05/03: ZMag: Hugo Chavez Frias and the Sense of History
- 2005/05/02: ZMag: Radio Rebelde in Venezuela
- 2005/04/29: BBC: Venezuela land reform gets going
- 2005/04/30: Bellaciao: Hugo Chavez: U.S. citizens are oppressed by their own government
- 2005/04/30: CPunch: Fox News vs. Hugo Chavez
- 2005/04/28: Yahoo: Castro gets best possible economic news: Venezuela's PDVSA to search for oil off Cuba
- 2005/04/29: BBC: Chavez seeks stronger Cuban ties
- 2005/04/27: ZMag: The National Housewives' Union in Venezuela
- 2005/04/26: ZMag: Venezuela ends military exchange programme with the United States
- 2005/04/24: ZMag: Venezuelan Media
- 2005/04/18: BBC: At least eight Colombian soldiers have been detained by Venezuelan authorities at a border post.
- 2005/04/13: ICH: Venezuela Issues Extradition Request for Terrorist in U.S.
- 2005/04/15: AntiWar: Venezuela: Citizen Reserves to Defend Against 'External Aggression'
- 2005/04/11: ZMag: Venezuela represents hope
- 2005/04/10: ZMag: Capitalism Is Savagery
- 2005/04/02: ZMag: Good Things Happening in Venezuela
- 2005/04/09: CPunch: Bush Rebuffed in Venezuela (Again)
- 2005/04/06: CPunch: Chavez's Oil Gambit
- 2005/04/06: WPHerald: Deciphering 'The Chavez Code'
- 2005/04/05: ZMag: Is Washington planning a bloodbath in Caracas?
- 2005/04/04: ZMag: Venezuela at the Crossroads of the New Humanity Century
- 2005/03/31: BBC: Venezuela and Spain have signed a number of trade agreements, including the controversial sale of Spanish military equipment.
- 2005/03/30: ZMag: Venezuela: Supreme Court Opens Way To Jail Coup Leaders
- 2005/03/30: BBC: The Spanish prime minister has defended a plan to sell arms to Venezuela amid US concern that the deal could destabilise countries in Latin America.
- 2005/03/29: BBC: Spanish government plans to sell military equipment to Venezuela have been branded a "monstrous error" by political opponents.
- 2005/03/28: ZMag: Venezuela VP Responds to Rumsfeld - U.S. Wants to Destroy Latin American Unity
- 2005/03/24: TruthOut: Venezuela Criticizes Rumsfeld Remarks
- 2005/03/26: BBC: Venezuela has denied reports that its troops entered Colombia as part of a sweep against suspected fuel smugglers.
- 2005/03/26: WSWS: Rumsfeld’s Latin American tour - Pentagon chief escalates threats against Venezuela
- 2005/03/24: ZMag: The Nature of CIA Intervention in Venezuela [Philip Agee interview]
- 2005/03/24: BBC: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has expressed concern about plans by Venezuela to buy 100,000 Russian AK-47 assault rifles.
- 2005/03/24: WPHerald: Venezuela criticizes ["lord of war"] Rumsfeld remarks
- 2005/03/22: al Jazeera: Book [El Codigo Chavez, by Eva Golinger] claims US tried to topple Chavez
- 2005/03/15: VHeadline: Venezuela’s Land Institute (INTI) recovers common lands for redistribution
- 2005/03/15: ZMag: Venezuela: Bush's Next Oil War?
- 2005/03/15: EnergyBulletin: Venezuela: Bush's next oil war?
- 2005/03/14: Guardian(UK): Venezuela moves to seize thousands of hectares of 'idle' land from British peer
- 2005/03/11: UrukNet: President Hugo Chavez waiting for USA to announce that Venezuela has WMD
- 2005/03/13: ZMag: Chavez steps up calls for socialism
- 2005/03/09: ZMag: White House and Media Escalate War of Words Against Hugo Chavez
- 2005/03/05: MSNBC: Chavez: No oil if U.S. 'gets a little bit crazy' - Venezuelan president warns Washington not to 'hurt' his country
- 2005/03/05: Reuters: Venezuela's Chavez Says U.S. Plotting His Murder
- 2005/03/02: BBC: Uruguay signs deal with Venezuela
- 2005/03/01: ZMag: Venezuela's Agrarian Land Reform: More like Lincoln than Lenin
- 2005/03/01: BBC: Venezuela arrests key Chavez foe [Carlos Ortega]
Police in Venezuela say they have arrested a leader of the strike which failed to oust President Hugo Chavez two years ago.
- 2005/02/28: CNN: Venezuela eyes U.S. military on [the nearby island of] Curacao
- 2005/02/23: VHeadline: Venezuela's Media Minister Andres Izarra reconfirms plot to assassinate President Chavez
- 2005/02/26: CPunch: Land Reform in Venezuela
- 2005/02/25: BBC: Venezuelan authorities have said they will seize land owned by a British company as part of President Chavez's agrarian reform programme.
- 2005/02/21: CJ: The World's Warmonger
- 2005/02/20: VA: "U.S. is Preparing New Aggressions" - Venezuela's Chavez Accuses U.S. Government of Considering his Assassination
- 2005/02/21: CDreams: Reuters: Venezuela's Chavez Says U.S. Plotting to Kill Him
- 2005/02/21: Yahoo: Chavez Threatens to Stop Oil Exports [if the U.S. government tries to assassinate him]
- 2005/02/20: EnergyBulletin: Kill me and oil stops: Chavez
- 2005/02/21: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he believes the US government is planning to assassinate him.
- 2005/02/20: ZMag: Venezuela: Revolution Extends Free Speech
- 2005/02/16: CPunch: Oil-Flush Chavez Begins to Strut His Stuff
- 2005/02/16: BBC: Venezuela's tax authorities have ordered a 48-hour closure of Coca Cola's bottling plants for allegedly not following tax rules.
- 2005/02/16: Guardian(UK): South American leaders meet to resolve kidnap row
- 2005/02/14: News(Au): Castro warns of assassin plot
- 2005/02/15: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has met his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, to try to end a diplomatic row between the two neighbours.
- 2004/07/22: VA: [Tariq Ali Interview] Venezuela: Changing the World by Taking Power
- 2005/02/14: VA: Venezuela's Chavez Accuses U.S. of Delaying Parts for Aging F-16 Fleet
- 2005/02/14: BBC: Lula and Chavez to boost alliance
- 2005/02/13: ZMag: ALBA: Bolivarian Alternative for Latin America and the Caribbean
- 2005/02/10: Moscow Times: America Chides Venezuela for Russian Weapons Deal
- 2005/02/09: ZMag: What is Happening in Venezuela?
- 2005/02/08: BBC: Venezuela is to review all foreign investment in its mining industries in an effort to strengthen its indigenous industrial output.
- 2005/02/04: VHeadline: Fox News right at the front line of attack on Venezuelan democracy
- 2005/02/05: CPunch: Roger Burbach: World Social Forum, the Tale of Two Presidents [Lula & Chavez]
- 2005/02/03: EnergyBulletin: Venezuelan news roundup
- 2005/02/03: ZMag: Documenting the Bolivarian Revolution: Chavez, Venzuela and the New Latin America
- 2005/02/02: AntiWar: Who's Afraid of Venezuela?
- 2005/02/01: ZMag: Imperialism Is Not Invincible - Venezuela's Chavez Closes World Social Forum With Call To Transcend Capitalism
- 2005/01/28: Xinhuanet: US prepares invasion of Venezuela: Venezuelan ambassador
- 2005/01/29: BBC: Colombia and Venezuela have said a 15-day diplomatic crisis over the capture of a rebel commander is over.
- 2005/01/26: MM: Bush Administration Shamed by Venezuelan Democracy
- 2005/01/27: WashTimes: Chavez foe accused of treason with U.S. aid
- 2005/01/26: CPunch: Latin America and the US: a Not-So-Magical Reality
- 2005/01/26: WSWS: Mounting provocations against Venezuela - Washington backs kidnapping of Colombian guerrilla exile in Caracas
- 2005/01/25: EnergyBulletin: Venezuela sidelines US oil companies
- 2005/01/25: CPunch: The Granda Kidnapping Explodes - The US / Colombia Plot Against Venezuela
- 2005/01/25: BBC: The US has denied allegations by Venezuela that it was involved in kidnapping a left-wing Colombian rebel leader on Venezuelan soil.
- 2005/01/25: Guardian(UK): Squatters sit tight as land revolution is put to the test in Venezuela
- 2004/08/06: VI: Land Reform in Venezuela
- 2005/01/24: BBC: Thousands of Venezuelan government supporters have held a protest march against Colombia in Caracas, as a row between the two neighbours intensifies.
- 2005/01/24: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, has been accused [by James Hill, recently retired head of the US army's southern command]
of assisting Colombian guerrillas and funding opposition political parties in Bolivia.
- 2005/01/19: Turkish Press: Venezuela considers Rice statements "very grave"
- 2005/01/15: CPunch: The Kidnapping of a Revolutionary
- 2005/01/14: BBC: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suspended diplomatic and trade links with neighbouring Colombia over a "violation of national sovereignty".
- 2005/01/11: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has signed a new decree on land reform which he says will bring justice to the rural poor.
- 2005/01/10: BBC: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says he is convinced a Colombian guerrilla leader was kidnapped in his country.
- 2005/01/09: BBC: Venezuelan officials enter farm
Officials in Venezuela have gone into a cattle farm owned by a British company and may expropriate it as part of the government's land reform plans.
- 2005/01/06: CPunch: An Open Letter to Hugo Chavez on the Detention of Rodrigo Granda
- 2005/01/04: BBC: Venezuelan authorities have identified more than 500 farms, including 56 large estates, as idle as it continues with its controversial land reform policy.
- 2005/01/03: ZMag: Venezuela's 'Bolivarian Revolution' Continues Despite U.S. Resistance
- 2004/12/29: VA: Strong Evidence of U.S. Media Imbalance on Venezuela
- 2004/12/29: ZMag: Colombia- A Shill (proxy) Country For Us Intervention In Venezuela
- 2004/12/24: ZMag: Political Attacks Against Venezuela Continue
- 2004/12/24: BBC: Venezuela ignores IMF advice on oil money
- 2004/12/24: People's Daily: China, Venezuela pledge to boost strategic partnership
- 2004/12/24: BBC: Venezuela and China sign oil deal
- 2004/12/22: EnergyBulletin: Venezuela's Chavez arrives in China with eye on oil deals
- 2004/12/22: Turkish Press: Venezuela's Chavez arrives in China with eye on oil deals
- 2004/12/18: VHeadline: One month on from the assassination of Danilo Anderson; blown to smithereens by 250 grams of C4 explosive placed underneath his vehicle
- 2004/12/12: ZMag: CIA Documents Cast New Light on Washington's Role in Venezuela
- 2004/12/10: WSWS: Spain’s foreign minister claims Aznar government supported Venezuela coup
- 2004/12/07: ZMag: Participatory Democracy in Venezuela
- 2004/12/02: VHeadline: VHeadline.com today publishes a top secret US Army document
- 2004/12/02: CPunch: The Assassination of Danilo Anderson
- 2004/12/01: EnergyBulletin: After Iraq it is Venezuela
- 2004/12/01: BBC: Moratinos defends coup comments
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has defended his claim that the former government supported a failed coup bid in Venezuela in 2002.
- 2004/11/27: EnergyBulletin: Fighting Oil with Oil in Venezuela
- 2004/11/27: ZMag: Fighting Oil With Oil
- 2004/11/26: BBC: Arrests over Venezuelan killing
Venezuela's security forces have arrested two former police officers [Rolando and Otoniel Guevara] in connection with the killing last week of state prosecutor Danilo Anderson.
- 2004/11/25: BBC: Concern over Venezuela media law
- 2004/11/23: VHeadline: Attorney General's office has new evidence in the case of Danilo Anderson
- 2004/11/21: BBC: New foreign minister in Venezuela
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has named the former state oil company boss, Ali Rodriguez, as the country's new foreign minister.
- 2004/11/20: Guardian(UK): Prosecutor in Chavez coup inquiry is murdered
- 2004/11/19: BBC: Venezuela prosecutor [investigating those involved in a 2002 coup] may have been killed in a double explosion in his car
- 2004/11/14: VHeadline: Eva Golinger: NED on the offensive in Venezuela
- 2004/10/31: VHeadline: British Channel 4's Sandra Jordan gets bird-eye's view of Venezuela's debacle in revealing 'Unreported World' series
- 2004/10/21: ZMag: Reorganizing Venezuelan Labor
- 2004/10/19: ZMag: Prevention and Solidarity - Remedies for Democratizing Health in Venezuela
- 2004/10/15: CPunch: Why Do Bush and Kerry Fear Hugo Chavez?
- 2004/10/15: BBC: Venezuelan plotters sent to jail
A Venezuelan court has handed out the first prison sentences for some of those involved in a failed coup against President Hugo Chavez in April 2002.
- 2004/10/10: EB: President Hugo Chavez Frias: Venezuela is soon to become world's first oil power
- 2004/10/11: BBC: Venezuela raises oil drilling tax
- 2004/10/02: ZMag: Venezuelan Process
- 2004/09/24: BBC: New split in anti-Chavez alliance
- 2004/09/21: BBC: Venezuela opposition faces split
- 2004/09/17: ZMag: Revolutionary University
- 2004/09/16: ZMag: August 15 - A Historic Date for Venezuela, Latin America, and the Left
- 2004/09/12: VA: Venezuela Reacts to U.S. Sanctions for Alleged Trafficking of Women and Children
- 2004/09/09: VHeadline: United States government tries to cover up covert financing to the Venezuelan opposition and Sumate to the tune of US$10 million
- 2004/09/06: VHeadline: Andres Izarra to create competitive State news system
- 2004/09/01: VA: It’s Time for Venezuela’s Private Media to Come Clean with the Opposition
- 2004/09/02: Eureka: Computer scientists release study on Venezuelan referendum
- 2004/09/01: ZMag: From Chavismo to Revolution in Venezuela
- 2004/08/30: BBC: Venezuela land reforms to push on
- 2004/08/27: BBC: Venezuela ratifies Chavez victory
- 2004/08/24: CPunch: Black and Indian Power - The Meaning of Hugo Chavez
- 2004/08/24: CPunch: With Chávez? Reading the International Private Media
- 2004/08/23: Guardian(UK): Audit finds no fraud in Chávez win
- 2004/08/21: BBC: Chavez tells foes 'accept defeat'
- 2004/08/21: BBC: Venezuelan audit confirms Chavez victory
- 2004/08/20: Houston Chronicle: Fraud claims by Chavez critics rejected - Review finds no cyber fraud in Venezuela vote
- 2004/08/20: BBC: Venezuela audit 'confirms' result
- 2004/08/19: CPunch: Final Notes from Caracas - In the Minds of the Rich, the Venezuela Poor Aren't Even Members of Society...Guess Who's Laughing Now
- 2004/08/19: CPunch: The Discreet Charm of the Venezuelan Opposition
- 2004/08/18: Yahoo: Venezuela Opposition Refuses Recall Audit
- 2004/08/18: AlterNet: Why Hugo Chavez Won a Landslide Victory
- 2004/08/18: ZMag: Defending Venezuela
- 2004/08/18: ZMag: After the Venezuela Referendum
- 2004/08/18: CDreams: Venezuela's Referendum Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the United States
- 2004/08/17: Yahoo: Venezuela's Chavez gets boost as US accepts his victory
- 2004/08/17: CDreams: Why Hugo Chavez Won a Landslide Victory
- 2004/08/18: Guardian(UK): 'A resounding defeat for the elite' - The papers appraise Chavez's victory in the presidential recall vote
- 2004/08/17: BBC: Chavez lambasts fraud allegations
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has rounded on his opponents for alleging fraud in a referendum on his rule.
- 2004/08/17: WSWS: CIA-backed opposition suffers defeat in Venezuelan referendum
- 2004/08/17: Guardian(UK): Oil price dips after fresh record - Economists say that despite Venezuelan respite underlying trend is causing real damage
- 2004/08/17: Guardian(UK): [Venezuela] Oiling welfare's wheels
- 2004/08/16: Guardian(UK): Oil prices ease on news of Chávez victory
- 2004/08/16: Vheadline: Jimmy Carter corroborates President Hugo Chavez Frias as clear winner in RR
- 2004/08/16: VA: Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote [59% to 41%]
- 2004/08/16: CPunch: The Importance of Hugo Chavez - Why He Crushed the Oligarchs
- 2004/08/16: CPunch: Chavez Wins
- 2004/08/16: ZMag: The Venezuelan Referendum Ends
- 2004/08/16: BBC: Observers back Venezuela vote
Former US President Jimmy Carter has endorsed official results showing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won Sunday's vote to remain in office.
- 2004/08/16: al Jazeera: Chavez celebrates victory
- 2004/08/16: CBC: Chavez survives recall with 58% support
- 2004/08/16: CBC: Oil prices ease in wake of Chavez referendum victory
- 2004/08/16: CDreams: Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton's Band - Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their 'Negro e Indio' President
- 2004/08/16: CDreams: Reuters: Chavez Declares Recall Victory With 58% Majority
- 2004/08/16: Guardian(UK): Massive turnout as Venezuela goes to polls - Fate of president mired in delays and alleged foul play
- 2004/08/15: ZMag: The Calm Before the ?
- 2004/08/14: ZMag: Subverting Democracy
- 2004/08/15: Guardian(UK): Venezuela to deliver verdict on Chavez's turbulent reign
- 2004/08/14: CPunch: The NYT and Chavez
- 2004/08/14: CPunch: The Media and Venezuela
- 2004/08/14: CPunch: Chavez and the Poor
- 2004/08/14: CPunch: Democracy and Venezuela
- 2004/08/14: CPunch: Subvert Democracy in the Name of Democracy
- 2004/08/14: Independent(UK): Venezuela at fever pitch before crucial vote on President
- 2004/08/12: CPunch: What's at Stake in Venezuela
- 2004/08/13: CPunch: The Referendum on Chávez is Only a Preview of Bigger Battles to Come
- 2004/08/13: CPunch: Pledges to Post Recall Results Before Polls Close - Is Enrique Mendoza Off His Rocker?
- 2004/08/13: ZMag: In Caracas
- 2004/08/12: ZMag: Venezuela Floridated - Will The Gang That Fixed Florida Fix The Vote In Caracas This Sunday?
- 2004/08/13: BBC: Chavez opponents make last push
- 2004/08/11: CPunch: US Supports Anti-Democratic Forces in Venezuela
- 2004/08/11: CDreams: Venezuela Gets the Florida Treatment - Will The Gang That Fixed Florida Fix the Vote in Caracas this Sunday?
- 2004/08/11: CDreams: U.S. Supports Anti-democratic Forces in Venezuela Recall
- 2004/08/10: ZMag: Why Hugo Chavez Is Heading For A Stunning Victory
- 2004/08/09: VHeadline: CIA executives gathered in Santiago de Chile revealed in contingency plot to overthrow Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias
- 2004/08/09: Yahoo: Tens of thousands march for Chavez, one week before Venezuela referendum
- 2004/08/07: CPunch: Anti-Chavez Pollsters Panic: Fix Numbers; Reinvent Venezuela
- 2004/08/07: Guardian(UK): Loathed by the rich - Why Hugo Chávez is heading for a stunning victory
- 2004/08/05: ZMag: Colombia and Venezuela - A Clash of two Models
- 2004/08/01: BBC: Venezuela army officers arrested
- 2004/07/28: ZMag: Oil and the Venezuelan State
- 2004/07/28: ZMag: Venezuela - Change the World by Taking Power
- 2004/07/27: CPunch: If We Were Venezuelan, We'd Vote for Chavez
- 2004/07/26: VA: "Chávez must die like a dog, because he deserves it" - Violence Needed Against Chavez, Venezuela Opposition Leader Says. Dictatorship Must Follow
- 2004/07/24: TruthOut: Oil, Venezuela's Lifeblood, Is Now Its Social Currency, Too
- 2004/07/22: VA: Venezuela: Changing the World by Taking Power
- 2004/07/20: VHeadline: Distortions in the Venezuelan media vs. the the people's perception of the truth
- 2004/07/18: VHeadline: Proof and evidence have now become irrelevant...
- 2004/07/10: NN: Terms of Denouement for Venezuela Opposition
- 2004/07/03: VA: 41% want Chavez out - Venezuela President Has 57% Support Ahead of Recall, New Poll Says
- 2004/07/10: VHeadline: What may have occurred during the Cisneros-Carter-Chavez meeting?
- 2004/07/04: ZMag: The Anti-Chavez Echo Chamber
- 2004/07/03: PRWeb: Venezuela's Economy Turns Corner, Says Calif. Consulting Firm
- 2004/07/03: AmeInfo: Perseverance paying off in Venezuela
- 2004/07/01: ZMag: Buzz Words And Venezuela
- 2004/06/29: VHeadline: Why should the United States care who is the President of Venezuela?
- 2004/06/22: VHeadline: The Venezuelan print & broadcast media has abdicated its role as an independent watchdog and objective source of information
- 2004/06/26: VA: Picture of Venezuela's Chavez twisted
- 2004/06/26: CPunch: Venezuela: the Gang's All Here - Replay of Chile and Nicaragua?
- 2004/06/24: VA: Venezuela's Political Situation Discussed at U.S. Senate Hearing
- 2004/06/24: VHeadline: Otto Reich: Mastermind of the April 2002 coup d'etat against President Hugo Chavez
- 2004/06/20: ZMag: The Final Answer Will Be Given by the Tanks - Colombia's new border brigade and the Venezuelan referendum
- 2004/06/15: ZMag: Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger
- 2004/06/12: VHeadline: Venezuela’s democratic system has won again
- 2004/06/09: UN Wire: Venezuela's Chavez To Be Tested In Aug. 15 Recall Vote
- 2004/06/08: BBC: Chavez's recall [vote] set for 15 August
- 2004/06/07: BBC: Chavez allies hold Caracas rally
- 2004/06/05: CPunch: Venezuela 2004, Nicaragua's Contra War Reprised
- 2004/06/03: CBC: Venezuelan president will face recall vote: elections council
- 2004/05/31: al Jazeera: Chavez: No fear of referendum
- 2004/05/29: BBC: US denies Venezuela interference
- 2004/05/29: Independent(UK): Chavez opponents get last chance to force referendum
- 2004/05/28: BBC: Chavez bristles amid fresh attack
In Venezuela there has been a fresh bout of sparring with the US as the latest stage of the battle over Hugo Chavez's presidency gets under way.
- 2004/05/27: VHeadline: 'War Game' by NATO involved assassination of Chavez
- 2004/05/27: ZMag: Venezuela - Dictatorship or Democracy?
- 2004/05/25: MiamiHerald: Venezuelans to be trained to help military
- 2004/05/25: Guardian(UK): Leftwing dictator or saviour of the poor: Chávez faces new challenge to his rule
Oil-rich Venezuela is split over an attempt this week to secure a referendum to oust the controversial president
- 2004/05/24: ZMag: The Venezuelan elite imports soldiers
- 2004/05/18: VHeadline: Complicitous US Ambassador could not quite bring himself to speak the truth
- 2004/05/17: VHeadline: Assassinating Chavez Frias would be devastating for the Venezuelan opposition
- 2004/05/12: Reuters: Venezuela Asks U.S. Military to Leave Base Offices
- 2004/05/13: BBC: Chavez attacks 'invasion plot'
- 2004/05/13: Guardian(UK): Billionaire's farm raided to thwart Chávez 'coup plot'
- 2004/05/11: ZMag: Terrorist Plot Foiled! But Democracy must be vigilant, for there are still more Terrorist plots to come!
- 2004/05/09: BBC: Chavez foils 'assassination plot'
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his forces have captured a group of about 50 Colombian paramilitaries who were plotting to kill or overthrow him.
- 2004/05/10: al Jazeera: Venezuelan President condemns US 'terror'
- 2004/05/08: VA: Bush is to blame for high oil prices - Chavez Vows to Defend Venezuela Against US Intervention
- 2004/04/30: BBC: Storm over Venezuela court reform
- 2004/04/20: People's Daily: Venezuela slams US senator over attack on Chavez
- 2004/04/19: VenezuelAnalysis: Venezuela's Biggest Opposition Party Splits from Anti-Chavez Coalition
- 2004/04/18: ZMag: Venezuela Invasion?
- 2004/04/04: VHeadline: Venezuelan opposition committed genocide in 62 murders of rural leaders
- 2004/03/31: People's Daily: Anti-Chavez ambassadors to be replaced: report
- 2004/03/30: CPunch: What Kind of Democracy to Expect if the Opposition Seizes Power in Venezuela
- 2004/03/28: VHeadline: Venezuelan diplomats meeting to tackle an international disinformation campaign and lies about Venezuela's political process
- 2004/03/26: BBC: Venezuela troops 'used torture'
- 2004/03/25: CPunch: Misreporting Venezuela
- 2004/03/25: CPunch: Is Venezuela Next?
- 2004/03/25: ZMag: Venezuela in the London Independent
- 2004/03/24: CPunch: An Open Letter to John Kerry on Venezuela
- 2004/03/19: BBC: Venezuela taxman targets media
- 2004/03/18: BBC: The big five opposing Chavez
- 2004/03/16: BBC: Venezuela: Chavez's key backers
- 2004/03/14: VHeadline: Community & alternative broadcast media under constant opposition attack
- 2004/03/16: BBC: Venezuela court boosts poll hopes
- 2004/03/13: TruthOut: U.S. Revealed to be Secretly Funding Opponents of Chavez
- 2004/03/13: Independent(UK): US revealed to be secretly funding opponents of Chavez
- 2004/03/11: VHeadline: Human rights in Venezuela are divided along partisan lines
- 2004/03/08: ZMag: How to turn a government into a pariah - Venezuela's 'Matrix'
- 2004/03/07: BBC: Chavez 'talks peace' to enemies
- 2004/03/06: VHeadline: Alan Cisco: Venezuela's opposition has good reason to be desperate
- 2004/03/05: VHeadline: US Congressman Barney Frank has "no confidence" in the constitutional autonomy of Venezuela's National Elections Council (CNE)
- 2004/03/06: CPunch: Is Venezuela Next?
- 2004/03/06: CPunch: Venezuela Equals Haiti? A Report from Caracas
- 2004/03/05: BBC: Chavez decries 'US intervention'
- 2004/03/06: BBC: Mass anti-Chavez rally in Caracas [Tens of thousands]
- 2004/03/05: ZMag: The Destabilization Script as applied to Venezuela
- 2004/03/04: BBC: Tensions simmer over Chavez vote
- 2004/03/04: BBC: Venezuela UN ambassador resigns
- 2004/02/27: US State Dept: Public Announcement regarding the current political situation in Venezuela
- 2004/03/03: Guardian(UK): Fresh protests rock Venezuela
- 2004/03/01: VHeadline: World oil prices shoot to post-Iraq war $33.34 high after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias' cease & desist warning to the United States of America
- 2004/03/02: NYT: Venezuelans' Plan to Recall Chávez Faces a Setback
- 2004/03/02: BBC: Venezuela to rule on Chavez fate [the validity of 2.4 million valid signatures on petition]
- 2004/03/01: People's Daily: Venezuelan President threatens US with oil weapon
- 2004/03/01: Reuters: WSJ: U.S. Plans for Inspectors in Overseas Airports
- 2004/02/27: BBC: Venezuelans march against Chavez
- 2004/02/25: ZMag: Stopping the FTAA: Venezuela
- 2004/02/14: BBC: Chavez vows to appeal recall vote
- 2004/02/13: BBC: Venezuela delay sparks scuffles
- 2004/02/03: VHeadline: Bush 2 administration officials again seeking to stimulate a regime change in Venezuela -- question is no longer IF, but WHEN!
- 2004/01/23: Vheadline: Coup-making in Venezuela: The Bush and oil factors
- 2004/01/24: al Jazeera: Venezuela police free French hostage
- 2004/01/20: BBC: Venezuela army chief backs Chavez
- 2004/01/19: VH: US State Department leaks dissident GN report on Chavez Frias-Colombian guerrillas link
- 2004/01/19: VH: Washington D.C. intensifying its war of words against Venezuela
- 2004/01/17: BBC: US warns of Venezuela bomb threat
- 2004/01/17: al Jazeera: US warns its citizens in Venezuela
- 2004/01/12: People's Daily: Chavez calls Condoleezza Rice an 'illiterate' following sharp criticism
- 2004/01/10: Canoe: Chavez rips U.S.
- 2003/12/30: BBC: Venezuela steps up border defence [after seven Venezuelan soldiers were killed in clashes with Colombian right-wing paramilitaries.]
- 2003/12/26: In These Times: Recall Fever Spreads South - Chávez faces third ouster attempt
- 2003/12/22: BBC: Bishop attacks 'Chavez control'
- (website) VA: VenezuelAnalysis
- 2003/12/19: ZMag: How Many Signatures? Venezuela's Recall Referendum
- 2003/12/03: BBC: Anti-Chavez drive claims success
- 2003/12/02: BBC: Chavez opposition claims victory
- 2003/11/30: BBC: Chavez alleges referendum 'fraud'
- 2003/11/30: BBC: Venezuela closes Colombia border [to stop unregistered voters from crossing into Venezuela to sign a petition]
- 2003/11/29: Guardian(UK): Chávez faces new petition
- 2003/11/28: BBC: Venezuela decides on Chavez vote
- 2003/11/28: BBC: New bid to oust Venezuela leader
- 2003/11/26: CBC: New move to oust Chavez
- 2003/11/24: BBC: 'Millions' back ouster of Chavez opponents
Nearly eight million Venezuelans have signed a petition for a referendum to remove 38 opposition deputies from parliament, said the country's vice-president.
- 2003/11/22: ZMag: The Chavez Government's Economic Policies
- 2003/11/22: BBC: Chavez supporters bid to sack MPs
- 2003/11/13: ZMag: Venezuela's Mission To Fight Poverty
- 2003/10/08: WSWS: Is the US plotting to murder Venezuela’s president?
- 2003/10/03: BBC: Venezuela TV station targeted
The authorities in Venezuela have seized broadcasting equipment of the 24-hour television news channel, Globovision, which is known for its criticism of President Hugo Chavez.
- 2003/09/24: BBC: Punch-up halts Venezuela parliament
- 2003/09/20: VH: Venezuelan Military Intelligence says overwhelming evidence the CIA planned to bring down Chavez Frias' airplane en route to United Nations in New York
- 2003/09/13: ZMag: Venezuela's Recall
- 2003/08/25: ZMag: Lula And The Argentine Signal
- 2003/08/20: UN Wire: Chavez Facing Ouster As Referendum Votes Are Delivered
- 2003/08/20: BBC: Chavez foes push for early poll
- 2003/08/16: Guardian(UK): Venezuela tries to put Chavez to the test - Opposition raises petition for mid-term referendum on the president's revolution
- 2003/08/10: Observer(UK): Venezuela's slum army takes over
In the crowded barrios, the poor who helped Chávez back to power are seizing control of their own lives
- 2003/08/06: BBC: Venezuela nears showdown
The leaders of the Venezuelan Congress have declared a ruling by the Supreme Court unacceptable, bringing the country to the brink of a constitutional crisis.
- 2003/08/06: BBC: Venezuela sets Chavez poll limit
Venezuela's Supreme Court has given parliament 10 days to appoint an electoral council for a referendum on President Hugo Chavez's rule.
- 2003/08/04: ZMag: Two Venezuelan Mayors Press Freedom, Soft Drinks, and Democracy in the Andes
- 2003/08/02: ZMag: Venezuela Challenges the US
- 2003/07/27: ZMag: The Next Battle Of Venezuela Begins
- 2003/07/09: BBC: Violence mars Venezuela wake [for Cardinal Ignacio Velasco]
- 2003/03/29: BBC: Strike leader quits Venezuela
- 2003/03/15: BBC: Venezuela strike leader wins asylum
- 2003/03/14: CBC:CP: Venezuela's strike leader Carlos Ortega granted asylum in Costa Rican embassy
- 2003/02/27: BBC: New arrests of Venezuelan strikers
- 2003/02/26: BBC: Venezuela violence warning
- 2003/02/24: BBC: Venezuela: Chavez's key backers
- 2003/02/24: Guardian(UK): Anti-Chavez leader under house arrest
- 2003/02/23: BBC: Chavez opponent under house arrest
- 2003/02/21: BBC: Chavez opponent appears in court
- 2003/02/21: CBC:CP: Venezuela's Chavez demands 'terrorist' strike leaders go to prison
- 2003/02/22: Sydney Herald: Chavez hits back as police swoop on businessman who led strike
- 2003/02/21: Times(UK): Venezuelan general strike leader is charged with treason
- 2003/02/21: Independent(UK): Anti-Chavez strike leader arrested on treason charges
- 2003/02/21: Guardian(UK): Venezuela arrests strike leader
- 2003/02/20: BBC: Venezuelan protest at arrest
- 2003/02/20: BBC: Venezuela strike leader [Carlos Fernandez] arrested
- 2003/02/20: Guardian(UK): Anti-Chavez protesters murdered [3 military officers and a young woman]
- 2003/02/18: Independent(UK): Venezuelan charged over grenade on jet
- 2003/02/18: Guardian(UK): The media against democracy
Venezuela highlights the threat to freedom from corporate control
- 2003/02/14: PetroWorld: WSJ: Venezuela oil woes are long term
- 2003/02/09: BBC: Venezuela opposition defies Chavez
- 2003/02/07: Guardian(UK): Chavez tries to steady the ship as strike peters out
- 2003/02/07: Sydney Herald: Venezuela announces currency, price controls
- 2003/02/06: BBC: Venezuela pegs currency to US dollar
- 2003/02/05: ZMag: General Strike Organized Against Chavez Crumbles
- 2003/02/05: Independent(UK): Chavez backs referendum to end Venezuelan crisis
- 2003/02/04: BBC: Venezuela rejects poll plan
- 2003/02/03: CDreams: AFP: Venezuela Strike Declared Over Amid Petition Drive
- 2003/02/03: ZMag: Chavez Is On The Offensive - He Does Not Intend To Share The Fate Of Salvador Allende Or Michael Manley
- 2003/02/04: Sydney Herald: Opposition officially ends general strike [Venezuela]
- 2003/02/03: BBC: Venezuela re-opens after strike
- 2003/02/03: BBC: Chavez claims strike victory
- 2003/02/01: Times of India: Venezuelan Oppn leaders agree to ease strike
- 2003/02/01: BBC: Venezuelans march for press freedom
- 2003/01/30: CBC:CP: Venezuela's opposition accuses President Chavez of intimidating bankers
- 2003/01/30: BBC: Venezuela press calls time on strike
- 2003/01/29: CBC: Venezuelan banks agree to end protest
- 2003/01/29: BBC: Striking Venezuelan oil workers sacked
- 2003/01/28: YellowTimes: Economic warfare's new resistance
- 2003/01/28: CBC: Oil production in Venezuela tops 1 million barrels
- 2003/01/28: BBC: Venezuelan strike falters
- 2003/01/27: BBC: Chavez fights strike fallout
- 2003/01/24: BBC: One dead in Venezuela blast
- 2003/01/23: CBC: Pro-Chavez rally takes to the streets of Caracas
- 2003/01/23: Guardian(UK): Venezuela suspends currency dealing
- 2003/01/22: BBC: Referendum on Chavez rule called off
- 2003/01/22: CBC:CP: Venezuelan Supreme Court suspends non-binding vote on Chavez's rule
- 2003/01/22: CBC: Venezuelan president says general strike won't drive him from power
- 2003/01/22: BBC: Venezuela suspends currency markets
- 2003/01/21: CBC:CP: Ex-U.S. president Jimmy Carter drafts proposals for ending Venezuela's strike
- 2003/01/21: CBC: First crack in Venezuela strike
- 2003/01/22: Guardian(UK): Jimmy Carter's Chavez solution
- 2003/01/22: Sydney Herald: Chavez's hopes rest on Carter solution
- 2003/01/20: BBC: Venezuela clashes turn deadly
- 2003/01/20: ZMag: Ronald Reagan And The Venezuelan Strikes
- 2003/01/20: WSWS: Venezuela 'strike': the anatomy of a US-backed provocation
- 2003/01/20: Guardian(UK): Saving Venezuela - Friends and neighbours step in gingerly
- 2003/01/19: BBC: Chavez warns of more food seizures
- 2003/01/18: YellowTimes: Who's to blame in Venezuela?
- 2003/01/19: ZMag: The Process and the 'Strike'
- 2003/01/18: CBC:CP: Chavez flies to Brazil for talks; defends raids on bottling plants
- 2003/01/18: Guardian(UK): Chavez turns to troops amid strike chaos
- 2003/01/17: CBC: Venezuelan troops raid Coca-Cola plant
- 2003/01/18: BBC: Venezuela troops seize drinks firms
- 2003/01/17: Guardian(UK): The great survivor
Conservative attempts to engineer the overthrow of President Chavez have radicalised his supporters
- 2003/01/16: CBC:CP: Venezuela's central bank suspends dollar auctions; 3rd time in 7-week strike
- 2003/01/16: CBC: Defiant Chavez visits UN, clutches constitution
- 2003/01/16: CBC: Venezuelan military mocks president in street protests
- 2003/01/14: NarcoNews: The Venezuela Papers - Archives from December's Strike that Wasn't... and from April's Failed Coup d'etat
- 2003/01/14: NarcoNews: NY Times Reporter Quits Over Conflict of Interest
- 2003/01/14: BBC: Venezuela soldiers 'raid police stations'
- 2003/01/13: ZMag: Slow, low intensity, (so far largely bloodless), class warfare
- 2003/01/12: BBC: Protesters march on Venezuela army base
- 2003/01/12: Independent(UK): Caracas Stories
- 2003/01/11: CPunch: Spinners of Venezuelan Fairy Tales - An Open Letter to All Things Considered
- 2003/01/11: CBC:CP: Chavez supporters, opponents plan more rallies as standoff continues
- 2003/01/10: BBC: Chavez orders food seizures
- 2003/01/10: IRNA: Khatami-Chavez discuss oil market over phone
- 2003/01/11: Sydney Herald: Bank staff turn up heat on Chávez
- 2003/01/10: BBC: US 'seeks solution to Venezuela crisis'
- 2003/01/09: Guardian(UK): Bank strike deepens crisis in Venezuela
- 2003/01/08: CBC:CP: Venezuelan currency hits record low as bankers join strike against president
- 2003/01/08: Guardian(UK): Miami DJs recycled Castro to fool Chavez
- 2003/01/07: CBC: Tax protest begins in Venezuela
- 2003/01/07: BBC: Chavez supporters rally in Caracas
- 2003/01/06: BBC: Chavez vows to defeat foes
- 2003/01/06: CBC:CP: Chavez supporters march in Venezuela to demand probe into slayings
- 2003/01/06: Guardian(UK): Threat of martial law hangs over Venezuela
- 2003/01/06: Sydney Herald: Chavez talks of martial law after two die
- 2003/01/05: BBC: Police wounded in Venezuela protest
- 2003/01/05: CBC: Chavez supporters rally at burial for man slain in Venezuelan political clash
- 2003/01/05: BBC: Police wounded in Venezuela protest
- 2003/01/04: CBC:CP: Chavez supporters attack police with automatic weapons, police chief says
- 2003/01/04: CBC: Protesters back Venezuela's embattled president
- 2003/01/05: Independent(UK): Two die, dozens hurt in Venezuela protest
- 2003/01/04: CPunch: Venezuela: Chomsky's Tropical Nightmare
- 2003/01/03: BBC: Two shot dead in Venezuela clashes
- 2003/01/03: BBC: Venezuela leader calls for 'Latin Opec'
- 2003/01/03: BBC: Tear-gas fired amid Venezuela clashes
- 2003/01/02: CBC: Venezuelan opposition calls for tax revolt
- 2003/01/02: BBC: Venezuela leader vows to beat strike
- 2003/01/01: Sydney Herald: Shipment of petrol arrives in shortage-hit Venezuela
- 2002/12/31: BBC: Venezuela protesters injured
- 2002/12/30: CBC:CP: Venezuelan oil minister says crisis will affect world markets 'for some time'
- 2002/12/29: BBC: Chavez defies oil strikers
- 2002/12/28: BBC: Fuel shipment arrives in Venezuela
- 2002/12/28: Independent(UK): No power, no fuel, no food, but Caracas can still party
- 2002/12/28: Sydney Herald: Venezuela fears fuel oil record price
- 2002/12/27: BBC: Oil trickles through Venezuela's refineries
- 2002/12/26: YTimes: Hugo Chavez and Venezuela's poor versus everybody else
- 2002/12/26: BBC: Bid to end Venezuela deadlock
- 2002/12/26: Sydney Herald: Oil chief admits damage from strike, but says he will prevail
- 2002/12/25: BBC: Protests mark Venezuela Christmas
- 2003/01/: MotherJones: Chaos and Constitution
- 2002/12/23: BBC: Venezuelan oil trickles out
- 2002/12/23: BBC: Venezuelan strikers face ultimatum
- 2002/12/23: CBC:CP: Chavez threatens to fire strikers, but opposition vows to continue protests
- 2002/12/23: CBC: Soldiers break up protest on key Venezuelan bridge
- 2002/12/22: NarcoNews: Christmas Comes Early in Caracas, Venezuela
- 2002/12/23: Independent(UK): Chavez threatens to jail strike leaders
- 2002/12/22: CBC:CP: Chavez vows to regain control of Venezuelan oil monopoly racked by strike
- 2002/12/22: BBC: Venezuela president to sack strikers
- 2002/12/22: BBC: Venezuelan tanker forced into port
- 2002/12/22: Independent(UK): British told to go as military in Venezuela is urged to act
- 2002/12/21: CBC:CP: Huge Venezuela protests seek Chavez's ouster
- 2002/12/21: CBC: Travel warnings as Venezuela strike enters 20th day
- 2002/12/21: BBC: Britons warned to leave Venezuela
- 2002/12/20: CBC:CP: Venezuela's dissident oil executives defy court order to return to work
- 2002/12/19: WSWS: Washington maneuvers toward Venezuelan coup
- 2002/12/19: BBC: Chavez vows to 'defend revolution'
- 2002/12/18: NarcoNews: AP's One-Sided Venezuela Coverage
- 2002/12/18: AlterNet: U.S. Intervening Against Democracy in Venezuela
- 2002/12/18: CBC: Court wrests control of Caracas police from president, restores it to mayor
- 2002/12/18: CPunch: Coup de Petrol in Venezuela
- 2002/12/18: CBC:CP: Protesters press for president's resignation as strike strangles oil industry
- 2002/12/18: BBC: Venezuela protesters block roads
- 2002/12/17: NarcoNews: America Reborn: 32 Nations Back Venezuela - Historic OAS debate turns America right-side-up again
- 2002/12/17: BBC: Venezuela crisis 'may affect US war plans'
- 2002/12/17: CBC:CP: Venezuelan opposition defies army chief's caution, presses anti-Chavez protest
- 2002/12/17: BBC: Venezuela army chief condemns 'sabotage' - Venezuela leader rules out early poll
- 2002/12/17: CBC: Venezuelan army chief condemns general strike in major blow to the opposition
- 2002/12/16: CBC: Police smash roadblocks as Venezuelan strike heats up
- 2002/12/16: CBC:CP: Police clash with stone-throwing protesters as Venezuelan crisis escalates
- 2002/12/16: BBC: Venezuela troops storm oil tanker
- 2002/12/16: BBC: Venezuela army told to obey president
- 2002/12/09: ZMag: Why are the coup plotters so impatient?
- 2002/12/14: CPunch: Venezuela: a Canadian Perspective
- 2002/12/16: Sydney Herald: Huge demonstration bolsters strike against Chavez
- 2002/12/15: BBC: Venezuela's oil troubles
- 2002/12/15: BBC: Chavez opponents take to streets
- 2002/12/13: BBC: Venezuela leader vows to break strike
- 2002/12/14: Guardian(UK): US intervenes in Caracas with call for early poll [Venezuela]
- 2002/12/12: CBC: Ottawa advises Canadians to leave Venezuela
- 2002/12/13: Guardian(UK): Watching rockets, awaiting the bang
As the Venezuelan strike continues, the shouting gets louder, the dangers increase
- 2002/12/12: CPunch: Bush Administration Pushes "Regime Change" in Venezuela
- 2002/12/12: CBC:CP: Venezuela navy seizes tankers; more street protests over president's rule
- 2002/12/12: BBC: 'Rebel oil executives' fired in Venezuela
- 2002/12/11: IRNA: Venezuelan government working for recovery of oil industry
- 2002/12/11: IRNA: Canadian company [Petro-Canada] completes acquisition of Venezuelan block [La Ceiba]
- 2002/12/11: CDreams: Bush Administration Pushes "Regime Change" in Venezuela
- 2002/12/10: NarcoNews: Gaviria Should Leave Venezuela - Venezuelan Majority Takes to the Streets, Coup Plotters Hide
- 2002/12/11: SFGate: Venezuelan conflict stuck in stalemate - Court joins protest; gas getting scarce
- 2002/12/09: America'sPolicy: As Turmoil Deepens in Venezuela, Questions Regarding NED Activities Remain Unanswered
- 2002/12/11: CBC:CP: Tankers refuse to unload cargoes in protest over Venezuelan president's rule
- 2002/12/10: CBC: Venezuelan Supreme Court shuts down
- 2002/12/11: WSWS: Venezuela: Is the CIA preparing another coup?
- 2002/12/11: BBC: Government shrugs off Venezuela strike
- 2002/12/10: Guardian(UK): Racist rage of the Caracas elite
Venezuela's embattled president faces a Pinochet-style opposition
- 2002/12/09: CPunch: The Crisis in Venezuela - What Happened in Altamira Plaza?
- 2002/12/09: BBC: Venezuela officials 'ready for talks'
- 2002/12/10: Sydney Herald: Defiant president may call out troops [Venezuela]
- 2002/12/09: Guardian(UK): Venezuelans support embattled president
- 2002/12/09: BBC: Venezuelans pledge indefinite strike
- 2002/12/09: BBC: Venezuelan oil production in crisis
- 2002/12/08: BBC: Venezuela strike crisis deepens
- 2002/12/06: TruthOut: Venezuelan President Warns of Coup Attempt
- 2002/12/06: CPunch: Satan Cries, "Take Aim" - Going After Hugo Chavez [Venezuela]
- 2002/12/07: BBC: Violence at Venezuela protest
- 2002/12/07: Guardian(UK): Venezuelan strike halts oil exports
- 2002/12/06: BBC: Strikes threaten to cripple Venezuela
- 2002/12/05: CBC:CP: Venezuelan navy seizes pirated oil tanker; strike interferes with oil exports
- 2002/12/05: CBC: Chavez promises to keep Venezuelan oil flowing
- 2002/12/05: BBC: Troops step into Venezuela strike
- 2002/12/03: CBC: Venezuelan troops break up striking oil protesters
- 2002/12/02: BBC: Venezuelan national strike extended
- 2002/12/03: Guardian(UK): Opposition tries to shut down Venezuela
- 2002/12/02: BBC: Anti-Chavez strike hits Venezuela
- 2002/12/02: BBC: Venezuela poised for massive strike
- 2002/11/30: BBC: Venezuelan dissident generals sacked
- 2002/11/30: Guardian(UK): Tension rises as Chavez referendum is scrapped [in Venezuela]
- 2002/11/29: BBC: Court rejects vote on Chavez rule [Venezuela]
- 2002/11/28: BBC: Venezuelans to vote on Chavez rule
- 2002/11/25: CSM: Venezuela's political crisis pits soldiers against police
- 2002/11/21: BBC: Venezuela heads towards fresh strike
- 2002/11/19: BBC: Troops disperse Venezuela protest
- 2002/11/17: CBC: Protests erupt as Venezuela's army replace police
- 2002/11/13: BBC: Street fighting in Venezuelan capital
- 2002/11/08: BBC: Talks begin in troubled Venezuela
- 2002/11/06: BBC: Chavez fights referendum plans [Venezuela]
- 2002/11/01: Insight Mag: Hyde Urges Bush to Help Oust Venezuelan President
- 2002/10/28: WSWS: As Washington eyes Latin "axis of evil", Coup attempts continue in Venezuela
- 2002/10/26: IHT: AP: Military commander backs Chavez [Venezuela]
- 2002/10/24: BBC: Venezuela endorses Lula for Brazil
- 2002/10/24: BBC: Venezuela opposition backs army rebels
- 2002/10/24: Guardian(UK): Venezuelan government scoffs at officers' revolt
- 2002/10/22: BBC: Venezuela military officers urge rebellion
- 2002/10/22: BBC: Venezuela opposition hails strike 'success'
- 2002/10/22: BBC: Venezuela hit by general strike
- 2002/10/18: Guardian(UK): The Venezuelan great survivor rides his luck
- 2002/10/17: CDreams: Venezuelan Democracy Under Siege
- 2002/10/18: BBC: Venezuela says no to Arab oil blockade
- 2002/10/14: BBC: Crowds turn out for Venezuela leader
- 2002/10/10: BBC: Venezuela marchers demand elections
- 2002/10/06: BBC: Venezuela coup attempt 'foiled'
- 2002/09/30: Forbes: Venezuela business backs shutdown, but date unclear
- 2002/09/11: UN Wire: Venezuela: U.N.-Led Mission Meets With Embattled President
- 2002/09/08: BBC: Chavez pushes through oil for Cuba [Venezuela]
- 2002/08/24: BBC: Chavez supporters protest coup ruling [100,000 protest in Venezuela]
- 2002/08/23: BBC: Venezuelan growth slumps [9.9% in the second quarter, increasing pressure on Chavez]
- 2002/08/19: BBC: Chavez vows to fight opposition [Venezuela]
- 2002/08/19: IHT: NYT: Bid to oust Chavez is reviving in Venezuela
- 2002/08/16: Sydney Herald: Coup ruling sparks riots [Venezuela]
- 2002/08/: MD: How hate media incited the coup against the President - Venezuela's press power
- 2002/08/15: NewsDay: Venezuelan Coup Case Sparks Protest
- 2002/08/14: BBC: Venezuela officers cleared over coup
- 2002/08/14: BBC: Venezuelan leader calls for calm [before Supreme Court decision on coup leading military officers]
- 2002/08/10: Guardian(UK): Riots as Caracas court rejects coup trial [Venezuela]
- 2002/08/09: BBC: Venezuela coup plotters reprieved
- 2002/08/07: CDreams: Bush Administration Tries to Hide Role in Venezuela Coup
- 2002/08/03: BBC: Street clashes engulf Venezuela's capital
- 2002/08/02: BBC: Clashes in Venezuela over court decision [Supreme Court refused to try four high-ranking military officers for rebellion]
- 2002/07/20: Sydney Herald: Crude oil drops as Venezuela plans catch-up
- 2002/07/13: CBC:CP: Venezuela calls for dialogue after huge march to demand president's ouster
- 2002/07/12: IHT: Venezuela in danger
- 2002/07/10: UN Wire: Venezuela: Opposition Skips Talks With Chavez, Carter, UNDP, OAS
- 2002/06/21: BBC: Chavez defiant in face of protests [Venezuala]
- 2002/06/17: BBC: Chavez challenges opponents [Venezuala]
- 2002/06/12: BBC: Chavez accused of fostering militia links [Venezuala]
- 2002/06/01: BBC: Chavez blames deaths on coup-plotters
- 2002/05/28: Times of India: Retired [Venezuelan] admiral seeks asylum in El Salvador
- 2002/05/27: BBC: Venezuelan coup leader given asylum
- 2002/05/25: Guardian(UK): Venezuela's fleeting president seeks Colombian sanctuary
- 2002/05/23: BBC: Venezuelan coup leader tries to flee [asks Colombia for political asylum]
- 2002/05/18: BBC: High cost of Venezuela coup
- 2002/05/17: BBC: Russia scraps oil export cap [but in reality the caps have already been ignored for many weeks]
- 2002/05/15: Sydney Herald: Chavez tells of telephone tip-off that helped him turn back coup
- 2002/05/14: BBC: US investigates Venezuela coup role
- 2002/05/14: Times of India: Venezuelan army not ordered to shoot anti-Chavez protesters
- 2002/05/13: Washington Post: Watchdog Agrees to Venezuela Review
- 2002/05/13: CSM: Venezuelans square off over 'circles' -
Begun as community service groups, critics say Bolivarian Circles are militias
- 2002/05/13: Guardian(UK): Opec chief warned Chavez about coup
- 2002/05/09: CPunch: The Distrastrous Foreign Policies of the US
- 2002/05/12: Times of India: Venezuelan marchers honour dead Chavez opponents
- 2002/05/12: Times of India: Chavez says he has proof of US hand in coup
- 2002/05/12: BBC: Venezuelans march against Chavez
- 2002/05/: MR: U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization
- 2002/05/07: ZMag: Venezuela after the Coup Attempt - Will Chavez’ Project Survive?
- 2002/05/09: ZMag: "The coup was directed by the White House" - James Petras on how the U.S. tried to topple Hugo Chávez
- 2002/05/08: WFC: Coup-operation - Bush to other nations: It’s our way or the CIA
- 2002/05/06: BBC: Venezuela president names new cabinet
- 2002/05/05: BBC: Venezuela dialogue commission begins talks
- 2002/05/03: BBC: Venezuela minister warns of new coup
- 2002/05/02: MediaStudy: Bushistas and Venezuela - The Coup That Went South
- 2002/05/01: ZMag: Us Eyes Caspian Oil In "War On Terror"
- 2002/05/03: CSM: Venezuelans of all stripes take to the streets again
- 2002/05/02: BBC: Venezuelan coup leader quizzed
- 2002/04/29: FindLaw: Venezuelan Asylum Seekers Fly to U.S. Via Bolivia
- 2002/04/29: CDreams: Guardian(UK): American Navy 'Helped Venezuelan Coup'
- 2002/04/29: Times of India: Chavez agrees to referendum
- 2002/04/29: WSWS: Camp Bondsteel and America’s plans to control Caspian oil
- 2002/04/29: BBC: Venezuelan cabinet reshuffle
- 2002/04/15: PacificNews: Oil Fix -- Bush Will Act Globally to Lock In U.S. Supply
- 2002/04/26: TENC: How the Associated Press (AP) gutted its own scoop on the Venezuelan coup d'etat
- 2002/04/23: AlterNet: Bush's Master Oil Plan
- 2000/07/17: NSAEBB: The "Death Squad Protection" Act
- 2002/04/24: Times of India: Pentagon finds no support for coup in Venezuela
- 2002/04/24: Guardian(UK): Bush's Bay of Piglets -
If the US was the villain in the Venezuelan coup, Latin America's much-derided leaders were the heroes
- 2002/04/23: CDreams: Newsday: In His Foreign Policy, Bush Engages in Oily Politics [Follow the oil!]
- 2002/04/24: Asia Times: OPEC's loss is Venezuela's gain
- (book) [Amazon] Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum
- 2002/04/22: Guardian(UK): Report from Caracas: The coup
- 2002/04/22: Times of India: US had 'sympathies' for plotters in Venezuela
- 2002/04/21: Times of India: 10 die in Venezuelan copter crash
- 2002/04/20: BBC: New boss for Venezuela's oil giant
- 2002/04/21: Guardian(UK): Venezuela coup linked to Bush team
- 2002/04/21: BBC: Crash kills Venezuela air force chief
- 2002/04/20: BBC: Rift in Venezuelan society
- 2002/04/19: CDreams: Did Bush Administration Dust Off CIA Destabilization Template for Venezuela?
- 2002/04/19: CDreams: Globe & Mail: That's the Way the Coup Crumbles
- 2002/04/18: Irish Times: US military attache implicated in Venezuela coup
- 2002/04/17: Washington Post: Chavez Regained Power While Plotters Bickered
- 2002/04/18: BBC: Bush warns Chavez
- 2002/04/18: BBC: Venezuela picks new finance chief
- 2002/04/18: CPunch: Latin America's Dilemma: The Propaganda of Otto Reich
- 2001/09/: NewYorker: The Revolutionary [Chavez]
- 2002/04/18: WSWS: What the New York Times "overlooked" in the Venezuelan events
- 2002/04/18: WSWS: US debacle in Venezuela: Bush administration backtracks on coup
- 2002/04/17: Guardian(UK): Don't believe everything you read in the papers about Venezuela
- 2002/04/17: CPunch: Undoing Chavez
- 2002/04/17: CDreams: Chicago Tribune: Bush's Response to Coup Criticized - Latin Americans Say U.S. Ignored Democratic Ideals
- 2002/04/16: CDreams: Washington Post: Bush's Betrayal of Democracy
- 2002/04/16: CDreams: Toronto Star: Chavez Fell Foul of Bush Doctrine
- 2002/04/16: Washington Post: Bush's Betrayal of Democracy
- 2002/04/17: Kuro5hin: Bush Administration 'Agreed With' Venezuelan Coup Plotters
- 2002/04/17: JapanTimes: Mr. Chavez's second chance
- 2002/04/17: Sydney Herald: US gave green light to Chavez coup plotters
- 2002/04/17: Guardian(UK): US 'gave the nod' to Venezuelan coup
- 2002/04/17: Independent(UK): Bush aides met plotters before Chavez coup
- 2002/04/17: BBC: US to unveil military command overhaul
- 2002/04/17: BBC: Chavez opposition sceptical of change
- 2002/04/16: CPunch: The Oilman, the General and the Coup that Failed
- 2002/04/12: TENC: 'This is a Media Insurrection' -
Telephone Interview with Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez conducted 12 April - in midst of coup d'état
- 2002/04/16: Economist: Coup and counter-coup
- 2002/04/16: BBC: Chavez: More than empty promises?
- 2002/04/16: BBC: Chavez's 'plane of shame'
- 2002/04/16: Times of India: Chavez comeback upsets investors
- 2002/04/16: Guardian(UK): Cheering on democracy's overthrow -
The putsch against Venezuela's elected leader failed - this time
- 2002/04/16: Guardian(UK): After the coup, Venezuelan president ponders mystery of American plane
- 2002/04/16: Independent(UK): Mr Chavez has a second chance - he must use it
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Currency plunges on Chavez return
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Washington's Chavez dilemma
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Chavez urges unity
- (weblog) El Sur
- 2002/04/14: Stratfor: Venezuela: Rumored U.S. Involvement Could Hurt Bush Administration
- 2002/04/15: IHT: U.S.-Latin breach over Chavez
- 2002/04/15: CDreams: Venezuela: Not a Banana-Oil Republic after All
- 2002/04/15: Economist: Coup and counter-coup
- 2002/04/15: Times of India: Chavez urged to respect constitutional process [by USA]
- 2002/04/15: Times of India: US appeals for democracy in Venezuela
- 2002/04/15: Times of India: OAS chief to visit Venezuela Monday
- 2002/04/15: Times of India: 41 dead, 323 hurt in Venezuelan rioting: Official
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Analysis: After the would-be coup
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Venezuelan press divided
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Oil prices rise on Chavez return
- 2002/04/15: BBC: Chastened Chavez promises change
- 2002/04/15: WSWS: Abortive Venezuelan coup was made in the USA
- 2002/04/15: WSWS: The New York Times salutes a "democratic" coup
- 2002/04/15: Guardian(UK): Chavez rises from very peculiar coup
- 2002/04/15: Guardian(UK): Egg on face of Labour minister who called deposed leader 'ranting demagogue'
- 2002/04/15: Independent(UK): Venezuelan counter-coup returns Chavez to power
- 2002/04/15: Sydney Herald: Oil fears the wild card for traders
- 2002/04/15: Sydney Herald: Ousted Chavez returns in triumph
- (website) South American News (with commentary)
- 2002/04/10: Irish Times: [Chavez] Thorn in the side of new world order
- 2002/04/14: IMC: US renews threatening talk towards Chavez
- 2002/04/14: IMC: Photos show corporate media lied about coup
- 2002/04/14: IMC: Chavez freed! Democracy victory in Venezuela
- (website) Latin America Watch
- 2002/04/14: IRNA: Iran hails return of 'democracy' in Venezuela
- 2002/04/14: Washington Post: Acting Leader Of Venezuela Steps Down - Term Ends After One Day As Pro-Chavez Protests Grow
- 2002/04/14: CBC:CP: Chavez reclaims presidency; thousands celebrate in Venezuela streets
- 2002/04/14: CBC: Chavez makes triumphant return
- 2002/04/14: Times of India: Chavez re-assumes presidency after failed coup
- 2002/04/14: Times of India: One dead, 19 hurt in protests by Chavez supporters
- 2002/04/14: Times of India: OAS to invoke Democratic Charter against Venezuela
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Chavez returns to power
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Chavez calls for national unity
- 2002/04/14: BBC: In pictures: Chavez defies opponents
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Profile: Hugo Chavez
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Analysis: role of the military
- 2002/04/14: BBC: Third Venezuelan president sworn in [in 3 days]
- (website) Venzuala Watch
- (website) GTU: Venezuela Resources
- 2002/04/13: ZMag: Imperial Coup in Venezuela
- 2002/04/13: IMC: Venezuelan Generals Backing Interim President are SOA Grads
- 2002/04/13: IMC: Venezuela Defies CIA's Coup
- 2002/04/13: IMC: Links to stories about Venezuela coup
- 2002/04/14: Independent(UK): The rich rejoice but workers worry as Chavez is locked up
- 2002/04/13: BBC: Pro-Chavez protests grow in Venezuela
- 2002/04/13: IRNA: Daily divulge role of CIA in Venezuela's coup
- 2002/04/13: CBC: Ouster of Venezuela president opposed by attorney general, neighbouring states
- 2002/04/13: CBC: New Venezuelan leader fires court, promises elections
- 2002/04/13: Guardian(UK): Ousted Chavez detained by army -
Venezuelan military may charge former president over bloodbath at demonstration
- 2002/04/13: Independent(UK): Army topples Venezuelan president after 13 killed
- 2002/04/13: Sydney Herald: Chavez exit puts a cloud over OPEC
- 2002/04/13: Times of India: Ready to help new Venezuela administration: IMF
- 2002/04/13: BBC: Profile: Pedro Carmona
- 2002/04/13: BBC: Latin America ambivalent over ouster
- 2002/04/13: BBC: Election pledge for Venezuela
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuela's new dawn
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuelan media: 'It's over!'
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuela army blocks Chavez exile
- 2002/04/12: Independent(UK): Venezuela's president forced to resign by armed forces
- 2002/04/12: ZMag: Coup in Venezuela: An Eyewitness Account
- 2002/04/12: Times of India: Top Venezuelan businessman to head govt
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuela's political disarray
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Analysis: Venezuela's crippled economy
- 2002/04/12: BBC: In pictures: Venezuela in turmoil
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuela president forced out
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Oil prices fall as Chavez resigns
- 2002/04/12: BBC: Venezuela military challenge president
- 2002/04/11: Economist: All blowing over? [Oil Prices]
- 2002/04/11: BBC: Venezuela strike is extended
- 2002/04/11: BBC: Global steel trade war hots up
- 2002/04/10: Guardian(UK): Venezuela protest worries analysts
- 2002/04/09: BBC: Venezuela set for general strike
- 2002/04/08: BBC: Venezuela president sacks oil executives
- 2002/04/08: Guardian(UK): Venezuelan president purges oil company
- 2002/04/07: BBC: Venezuelan oil dispute spreads
- 2002/04/07: BBC: Venezuelan oil dispute spreads
- 2002/04/06: BBC: Venezuela oil dispute claims victims
- 2002/04/05: BBC: Venezuela oil dispute escalates
- 2002/03/21: BBC: Clashes erupt on Venezuela streets
- 2002/03/18: BBC: Oil industry locks horns with Chavez
- 2002/02/16: CDreams: SF Chronicle: Protection for Oil Pipeline Raises US Profile in Colombia - New Policy Stirs Fears Bush Seeks to Widen War
- 2002/02/14: BBC: Venezuela's currency in freefall
- 2002/02/13: BBC: Venezuela to float currency
- 2002/02/08: BBC: Venezuelans march against president
- 2002/01/25: BBC: Chavez reshuffle defies protesters
- 2001/12/28: SF Examiner: U.S. cooking up a coup in Venezeula?
Last modified March 8, 2014