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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
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Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
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News Releases

FOCALPoint: Focus on education challenges in Latin America, improving quality in Bolivia and Venezuela
2010-06-09
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The June edition of FOCALPoint focuses on education challenges in Latin America. It highlights the need to improve quality after significant advances were made in broadening access. Regional perspecti...
Murder attempt against pro-ChA¡vez journalist in Portuguesa state
2009-01-15
A murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela.
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sources Select Resources

America Likes Democracy, Except In Venezuela
Chavez in the Crosshairs
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Venezuelans can be sure that their vote counts. The government in Venezuela has done everything to increase voter registration and participation.
The BBC's 'Bogeyman' Narrative on Hugo Chavez
Article
2013
News Unspun
The changes in Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, over the past decade: the development of peaceful, democratic alternatives to the policies of neoliberalism; standards of living improved for mi...
Caribbean Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
The Chavez Legacy
The Revolution Within the Revolution Will Continue
Zeese, Kevin; Flowers, Margaret
Article
2013
Chavez was a leader who, in unity with the people, was able to free Venezuela from the grips of US Empire, brought dignity to the poor and working class, and was central to a Latin American revolt aga...
The Class Conflict in Venezuela
A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The current protests in Venezuela are reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as a tactic to overthrow the elected government. It was December...
Connexions Library: South America Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Golinger, Eva
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” an...
How Chavez Changed History for the Better
A New Kind of Socialism
Landau, Saul
Article
2013
Counterpunch
Hugo Chavez's impact on Venezuela.
Hugo Chávez and me
Ali, Tariq
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Tariq Ali's thoughts on how Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, will be remembered by his supporters as a lover of literature, a fiery speaker and a man who fought for his people and won.
Murder attempt against pro-ChA¡vez journalist in Portuguesa state
Sources News Release
Article
2009
A murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela.
The National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
The Stealth Destabilizer
Scipes, Kim
Article
2014
CounterPunch
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer.
Obama Pushes for Regime Change in Venezuela
Once Again, South America Says No
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2014
CounterPunch
When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the U.S. government says it is. Not surprisingly, that...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Preparing for a Post-Chávez Venezuela
Not One Step Backward, Ni Un Paso Atrás
Ciccariello-Maher, George
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Hugo Chávez is no more, and yet the symbolic importance of the Venezuelan President that exceeded his physical persona in life, providing a condensation point around which popular struggles coalesced,...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
The Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition
Ellner, Steve
Article
2014
The Bullet
The strategy and tactics of the Venezuelan opposition is a replay of events that took place leading up to the coup against Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002 and is similar (although in some ways quite dif...
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger
John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses ...
Toward Revolution and Collective Leadership - Interview
Against The Current vol. 161
Spronk, Susan; Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2012
Against The Current
An interview with Andrés Antillano. Bolivia.
The U.S. Embargo against Venezuela
The State Department's Mock Indignation Gives a Bad Name to U.S. Diplomacy
Article
2006
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
A discussion of the 2006 U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela.
Venezuela Threatened by Far-right Violence
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
Article
2014
Green Left
A statement by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network condemning the recent violent actions instigated by far-right sections of the opposition in various cities across Venezuela.
Venezuela Under Attack Again
Economic Sabotage
Victor, María Páez
Article
2014
CounterPunch
A highly organized attack is once again being carried out against the democratic and popular government of Venezuela. It has involved monetary manipulations, economic sabotage, international media cam...
Venezuelan Elections: Latest Step in the Long Road
Against The Current vol. 161
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2012
Against The Current
"The elections are a mix," the Argentine-Mexican Marxist Guillermo Almeyra suggests, "between a legal and democratic process of conflict resolution, a disguised and mediated, but sharp, class struggle...
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Leech, Garry
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country an...
What 'Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
The Intercept
One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of "democracy" in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military cou...
What's Really Happening in Venezuela?
Shadows of the Weimar Republic
Gilbert, Chris
Article
2014
CounterPunch
An analysis of the 2014 civil unrest in Venezuela.
Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?
The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela
Blum, William
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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