Whatever the outcome of today's Venezuelan election, the US has neither the right nor the moral standing to intervene.
Gabriel Hetland teaches at University at Albany and has written about Venezuelan politics for the Nation, NACLA, Qualitative Sociology, and Latin American Perspectives.
Human rights are worth defending. Human Rights Watch is not.
Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.
What mainstream accounts of Venezuela’s “peaceful” opposition leave out.
Bernie Sanders is wrong — Hugo Chávez was no dictator.