Venezuela: Resources

Informative links to organizations, resource centers, government websites, and a list of published books, videos, and reports to better understand the past and present situation of Venezuela.

TV & Radio
Government Documents
News and Commentary on Venezuela and Latin America
Venezuelan Government website
Other Venezuelan sites
On Sale Now -- Venezuela DVDs and CDs


Venezuela's ALBA: Alternatives to Corporate Globalization
Global Exchange

U.S. Intervention in Venezuela: A Clear and Present Danger. Strategies and Tactics Used by the U.S. Government to Undermine Democracy, Sovereignty, and Social Progress in Venezuela During the Chávez Era – And What U.S. Citizens Can Do to Stop It
A Global Exchange Report, January, 2006.

The Venezuelan Economy in the Chavez Years
A CEPR report by Mark Weisbrot and Luis Sandoval, July, 2007.
A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research looks at the Venezuelan economy during the last eight years and finds that it does not fit the mold of an "oil boom headed for a bust," as is commonly believed.

Poverty Rates in Venezuela: Getting the Numbers Right
A CEPR report by Mark Weisbrot, Luis Sandoval, and David Rosnick, May, 2006.
This report examines data on poverty in Venezuela, and corrects misreporting which claimed that poverty increased during the seven years of the Chavez administration.

Venezuela After the Re-election of Hugo Chavez
A WOLA Conference Report, July, 2007.
This WOLA conference brought together a dozen distinguished speakers from North America, Britain and Venezuela to analyze the political dynamics and policy challenges in that country. Panels focused on Political Conflict and Democracy, Institutions and Public Policies, and Energy and Foreign Policy.

Venezuela and Indigenous Rights
Analysis by Marc Becker

Bank of the South information
By Vince McElhinn


by Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farell

Changing Venezuela By Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government
by Greg Wilpert

Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
by Michael A. Lebowitz

Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
by Michael A. Lebowitz

Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S.
by Nikolas Kozloff

The Venezuela Reader: The Building of a People’s Democracy
Edited by Olivia Burlingame Goumbri

Barrio Adentro & Other Social Missions in the Bolivarian Revolution
by German Sanchez

The Battle of Venezuela
by Michael McCaughan

Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
by Richard Gott

¡HUGO! From Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution.
By Bart Jones

Venezuela's Bolivarian Process
Edited by Gregory Wilpert



Llaguno Bridge Keys to a Massacre

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Venezuela Bolivariana: People and Struggle of the Fourth World War

Talking of Power: Sex, Race and Class in Revolutionary Venezuela

The Bolivarian Revolution: Enter the Oil Workers

The Old Man and Jesus: Prophets of Rebellion

Venezuela from Below: The Voice of the Rank and File of the Bolivarian Revolution


TV and Radio

NPR's Talk of the Nation on Hugo Chavez 

Streaming audio of 1 hr. show, and written interview on African-Venezuelan music 

President Bush v. Hugo Chavez: A Discussion on the State of Politics in Latin America 

Amy Goodman interviews Hugo Chavez on "Democracy Now!" 

Inside Latin America Chavez's Venezuela: Bush Over A Barrel: "Chavez," by Greg Palast

Vive TV


Government Documents

The Official Venezuelan Constitution The Special Law on Communal Councils

News and Commentary on Venezuela and Latin America
Informative online news and analysis for Venezuela

The leading source for Latin American economies
E-newsletter blog and more dedicated to Latin America solidarity
Search archive and recent issues for articles on Venezuela
Latin American news website
Center for International Policy
International Relations Center
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Informative online news and analysis about Latin America
Oppositional Blog

Venezuelan government websites
The Venezuela Information Office is dedicated to informing the American public about contemporary Venezuela, and receives its funding from the government of Venezuela.
Official Venezuelan Government website
Government site for Communal Councils
The Women's Development Bank
Venezuela National Petroleum Company

Other Venezuelan sites
Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas
Asociación Nacional de Redes y Organizaciones Sociales
The National Indigenous Council of Venezuela
The Peasant Federation of Venezuela
Website for the Network of Communal Councils
Co-managed and Occupied Factories' Worker's Revolutionary Front
United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Community media from Barrio 23 del Enero
Community-based organization supporting internal cultural growth
Latin American Agro-Ecological Institute "Paulo Freire" for Campesino, Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Studies
Nucleus of Endogenous Development "Fabricio Ojeda"