The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) unanimously called on President Obama to rescind his executive order sanctioning Venezuela on March 26, 2015. The statement rejects US measures against Venezuela and calls on Mr. Obama to “revert” the executive order, which is a huge development. This is all 33 countries in Latin America and Caribbean, including the “right-wing” ones and US client states. See photo. March 26, 2015

Letter to the people of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat “… In the name of our long-term friendship we alert our American brothers and sisters, lovers of justice and freedom, of the illegal aggression committed by your government on your behalf. We will not allow our friendship with the people of the United States to be affected by this senseless and groundless decision by President Obama. …” Paid advertisement by the Venezuelan government in the New York Times, March 17, 2015

What is Behind the Coup Attempt in Venezuela? Just like in the US, it’s illegal for organizations engaged in political activity to receive funding from foreign governments, yet the US continues to violate this law in Venezuela, as do the entities receiving the funding. By Eva Golinger, February 17, 2015

US Slaps New Sanctions Against Venezuela – Why Now? By Roger D. Harris, January 8, 2015

One step forward, one step back in US-Latin America policy By Alexander Main, The Hill, December 19, 2014

Venezuela sanctions highlight US hypocrisy on human rights By Lauren Carasik, December 18, 2014

House passes bill seeking Venezuela sanctions Reuters, May 28, 2014
Fourteen members of the House led by Rep. John Conyers sign letter against sanctions May 27, 2014
Activists and Academics send letter to Senate leader Harry Reid Alliance for Global Justice May 29, 2014

The U.S. should respect Venezuela and Latin America By Roy Bourgeois, May 7, 2014

“Terrorists” Attack Housing Mission and Preschool in Venezuela April 2, 2014

Venezuela: A Call for Peace By Nicolas Maduro, April 1, 2014

Venezuela Is Not Occupy: U.S. Congress Got It Wrong By Roger Harris, MITF, March 2014

Report by delegation to Venezuela March 14, 2014

What is Happening in Venezuela? By Miguel Tinker Salas, March 4, 2014

In Defense of Venezuela The U.S. media, echoing the sentiments of the U.S. government, is openly encouraging violent regime change in Venezuela. By Dan Kovalik, February 21, 2014

Venezuela Under Attack Again By Maria Paez Victor, February 17, 2014

Media War Against Venezuela Continues By Maria Paez Victor, December 5, 2013

Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation on the April 14, 2013 Presidential Election August 26, 2013 (PDF)

Venezuela’s Maduro Responds to Obama’s Nominee for UN Envoy Venezuela Analysis, July 19, 2013
Open Letter to Edward Snowden – Ten Reasons Why You Should Beat It To Venezuela. By Roger Burbach, Center for the Study of the Americas, July 15, 2013 (PDF)

The Venezuelan Election – Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Michael Lebowitz, July 2013 (PDF)

The Venezuelan Election – Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Roger Harris, president, MITF, July 2013 (Word document)

The Venezuelan Election – Reply to Clifton Ross article, by Gregory Wilpert, July 2013 (PDF)

No mistakes found in audit of April 14 elections Agencia Venezolana de Noticias, May 17, 2013
Venezuela’s new labour law: The best Mother’s Day gift Part of the law, which will come into effect this week, will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension. By Thomas Ponniah, May 15, 2013
U.S. Efforts to Block Democracy in Venezuela Harm Hemispheric Relations By Laura Carlsen, Foreign Policy in Focus, May 2, 2013

Venezuela: US Continues Support for Opposition by Ken Jones, April 20, 2013

Presentation in Memory of President Chávez by José Pertierra, Washington, DC, , March 12, 2013
Yo Soy Chavez, Tu Eres Chavez, Todos Somos Chavez by Lisa Sullivan, March 7 2013

Tragedy in Comayagua The population is in shock in the face of the enormous human tragedy in Comayagua Prison, which was built for 250 inmates, but holding 850 in 10 cell blocks on the night of the catastrophic fire. Statement by the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras COFADEH, February 16, 2012

What Happened in December? January 2008 By Patrick Leet
Thoughts on the recent Venezuelan constitutional amendment election. (Word document)

Americans Need to Look Beyond the Media on Venezuela January 15, 2008 By Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela Solidarity Network (US) Statement on the Dec. 2, 2007 Referendum

¡Hugo!: The Definitive Chavez Biography Review by Chuck Kaufman, September 2007

Pre-Election Delegation Denounces US Interference in Venezuelan Election November 2, 2006 Venezuela Solidarity Network

US accused of bid to oust Chávez with secret funds August 30, 2006, The Guardian (UK)

U.S. Aid Stirs Venezuela’s Suspicion August 26, 2006, The Associated Press

Ten Days in Venezuela – A Visit to the Land of Hope June 2006  By Kim Scipes

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

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

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

10 Myths and Realities about President Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan government. April 6, 2005

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

Land Reform

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

Regional Integration

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

Venezuela’s Oil Industry

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

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

Military policy

Venezuela pulls out of SOA, February 2004

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

Women’s issues

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