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Venezuela’s newly-elected National Assembly was sworn in on January 5, ending five years of right-wing opposition control of parliament. Socialist MP Melitza Orellana spoke to Green Left about her key priorities and the main challenges the new assembly will face.

This interview with Fred Fuentes unpacks the issues around the December 6 national assembly elections in Venezuela.

Voting in Venezuela's elections

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s strategy has paid off, winning back control of the National Assembly in the December 6 elections. But it has come at a high price, writes Federico Fuentes.

Venezuelans are set to vote in elections like no other in the country’s recent history when they go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly on December 6, writes Federico Fuentes.

Yanis Iqbal writes that the debate over Venezuela's anti blockade law reveals the contradictions thrown up by efforts to implement a new economic model within a pre-existing bourgeois state.

Venezuela has an anti-blockade law the government says will help circumvent US sanctions. But some argue it is a departure from the socialist policies of former president Hugo Chávez, writes Federico Fuentes.

Venezuela is no stranger to protests. But, unlike other recent protests, today the country is witnessing a wave of "protests of the poor" driven by the difficult situation people face, reports Federico Fuentes.

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has overturned a court decision that denied the Venezuelan government access to its gold stored in the Bank of London, write Vijay Prashad and Carmen Navas Reyes.

United States aggression against Venezuela has intensified in recent weeks. All signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of the US and Venezuelan elections, argues Leonardo Flores.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ “maximum pressure” campaign against Venezuela continues to intensify, writes Yanis Iqbal.

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