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You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEd News is an independent website produced by individuals who are dedicated to disseminating news and analysis about the current political situation in Venezuela.

The site's main objective is to provide a counter-narrative to mainstream media coverage of the Bolivarian Revolution, based on the perspective of leftist and grassroots movements in Venezuela. We aim to cover daily news about Venezuela, as well as to contextualize these developments with in-depth analysis and background information. The site is targeted towards activists, academics, journalists, intellectuals, policy makers from different countries, and the general public.

While the site publishes opinion articles, we also aim to produce the most accurate and fact-based news available on Venezuela. Our goal is to be the primary resource for information and analysis on the country in the English language. is a project of Venezuela Analysis, Inc., which is registered as a non-profit organization in New York State and of the Fundación para la Justicia Económica Global, which is a foundation that is registered in Caracas, Venezuela.

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The website started out in Caracas, Venezuela, in mid-2003, but as of early 2008 its writers are all working on the site from different parts of Venezuela and around world.

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Juan Guaido, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 26, 2020
Former Presidential Candidate Capriles Calls on US to End 'Interim Presidency' Capriles claimed that currently "the opposition has no leadership."
The Grayzone:  Venezuela's Chavistas hold massive rally for legislative victory in Caracas Max Blumenthal reports from the final rally of the governing PSUV party in Caracas, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
Venezuela's PSUV Retakes Control of National Assembly Despite Low Turnout Me'rida, December 7, 2020 ( - The ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) and its allies have swept Venezuela'sparliamentary elections and regained control of the National Assembly (AN).
Citgo, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2020
Venezuela Sentences Former Citgo Executives for Corruption Six former oil executives were sentenced for corruption on Thursday by a Venezuelan court. They were detained in November 2017 in Caracas on charges of embezzlement, money laundering and conspiracy at state oil company PDVSA's US subsidiary, Citgo.
President Nicolas Maduro, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2020
Venezuela's Maduro Congratulates Biden, Offers to Improve Relations Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on his recent electoral victory.
Luis Arce: We have recovered democracy and hope Speech by the president-elect of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) of Bolivia, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
Democracy Returns to Bolivia Following the results, de facto "president"Jeanine Añez, as well as Mesa and the Organization of American States (OAS) General Secretary Luis Almagro, all recognised Arce's victory.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles, a two-time candidate for the presidency of Venezuela, From YouTubeVideos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2020
U.S. Sanctions Venezuela for Having Democratic Elections (You Can't Make This Stuff Up) The Venezuelan government has invited the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) to monitor the December 6 National Assembly (AN) elections.
Jessica Dos Santos worries that the pandemic can be used to justify abuses under the excuse of
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Tales of Resistance: What Comes After COVID-19? VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos writes about a growing number of "small injustices" during the pandemic.
Elliott Abrams, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2020
Venezuela's Oil Production Plunges as US Issues New Threats Special Envoy Elliott Abrams threatened to "go after" shipping companies that continue to transport Venezuelan crude.
Manuel Azuaje, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2020
Resistance Is Not Enough: A Conversation with Manuel Azuaje In this interview, Azuaje argues that we should avoid both a generalized pessimism, on the one hand, and an idealization of grassroots organizations, on the other. He also calls for intellectuals to examine the Bolivarian Process in relation to its prehistory: the correlation of forces leading to Chavez's 1998 election.
From left to right, Cardinal Baltazar Porras, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, leading Jesuit priest Luis Ugalde and Provincial Leader of the Society of Jesus Arturo Sosa. (Supuesto Negado), From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2020
Venezuela's Four Most Sinful Priests Easter week is a very significant time for Venezuelan traditions, both for the Catholic and non-religious population. [In normal times,] some dedicate the holidays to reflection, prayer, and faith, while others spend it resting, having fun or taking trips.
Evo Morales, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 28, 2019
Venezuela Applauds Regional Leftist Victories Venezuelan Chavistas celebrated a series of electoral victories for Latin American leftist forces this Sunday.
Code Pink, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2019
The Latest on the Diplomatic War against Venezuela According to conventional wisdom, the Trump administration, as well as its regional allies in the Lima Group and the Venezuelan opposition, were set to intensify the diplomatic war on the Venezuelan government at the U.N. General Assembly.
Five interpretations of Simon Bolivar by Comando Creativo. (Comando Creativo), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 29, 2019
Cultural Production in Revolutionary Venezuela: A Conversation with Kael Abello A key member of the 'Comando Creativo' artists' collective reflects on how to make relevant art during a revolution.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 19, 2019
Amazon's new Anti-Venezuela TV Series and the Media Complicity The trailer implies that Venezuela is going through the "greatest humanitarian crisis in history" because it buys weapons from "the Russians." Of course. "It would fit a pattern," says the Jack Ryan character, a CIA operative played by John Krasinski, who's better known as Jim Halpert, the likeable paper salesman in The Office.
Colombia-Venezuela border crossing, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 30, 2019
One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia Lisbon, August 29, 2019 ( A new report by Colombian forensic authorities has revealed that over the course of 2019 an average of one Venezuelan person has been killed every day in Colombia.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 25, 2019
Tales of Resistance: No Growth or Prosperity Jessica Dos Santos examines how the economic reforms announced one year ago have not exactly worked in bringing about "growth" and "prosperity."
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 15, 2019
Venezuela Retains Political Control After New US Coercive Measures Despite Washington's recent escalation, the Maduro government remains in control both domestically and in the international scene, Nino Pagliccia argues.
Convert (Archive), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 7, 2019
An Affective Picture of Chavismo (VI): Converts Reinaldo Iturriza contrasts the silent dignity of Chavismo with the vociferous nature of the "converts."
Rebuilding the Hegemony of Chavismo: A Conversation with Gerardo Rojas (Part I), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 4, 2019
Rebuilding the Hegemony of Chavismo: A Conversation with Gerardo Rojas (Part I) Chavismo is the synthesis of Comandante Chavez's thinking, which was itself rooted in the interests and experiences of the popular movement and of the working people but also grew out of the revolutions of the world, and the thinking, theory and imaginary of the Left.
Vice President Pence's Trip to Colombia, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Juan Guaidó's Regime Change Lobby After Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuelan president on 23 January, the opposition leader immediately sought to legitimise his parallel government by garnering international support.

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