The documentary La Causa is a raw look into these self-organized societies, complete with taxes, courts, and a strict "thug code.”
It's time to admit that Venezuela's "21st century socialism" failed.
Journalist and Soho Forum co-founder Gene Epstein on economists' romance with strongmen and his upcoming debate with Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara.
The country has liberalized one aspect of the disastrous capital controls established by Hugo Chavez in 2003.
"They are importing barrels that cost $80 to $90 and are selling them at $0."
A vital lesson, as we confront calls for more regulation and government control in all aspects of our lives.
Protests, Arrests, Explosions, Venezuela Boiling Over? How Long Would You Wait in Line for Diapers if You Weren't a Government Spokesperson?
An increasingly dire economic situation caused by Venezuela's socialist government is leading to renewed protests
Climbers paying tribute
Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez Successor, Elected President of Venezuela With 50.7 Percent of the Vote, Challenge from Opposition Likely
Margin of victory just 300,000 votes
Opposition has been complaining about biased media coverage
You could cross your fingers but maybe you shouldn't hold your breathe just yet
Stay classy, Nicolas Maduro
May or may not be embalmed
No touchy, says Muslim tradition
Chavez expelled private oil companies in 2007, and the specialized skills they possessed
Few if any of Chavez's admirers would move there
CIA involvement a favorite
Not at all creepy
The Castros knew more about Chavez's medical condition than in his inner circle in Venezuela
U.S., Texas flags since returned to position; Citgo flag remains at half-staff
Venezuelan Defense Ministry Pledges Army Support for Hugo Chavez Successor in Next Month's Special Election
Chavez was just re-elected last year and had not been publicly inaugurated due to illness
Some on the left point to Venezuela as a model