Media, Power and Politics in Venezuela: Inside the Coup 2002

You are invited to a talk with award-winning Venezuelan journalist Ernesto Villegas Poljak as he discusses his new book, Abril Golpe Adentro (Inside the April Coup). Mr. Poljak is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper Ciudad Caracas and has also written for El Nuevo Pais, Economia Hoy, El Universal, Ultimas Noticias, and others. Mr. Poljak will discuss the state of news media in Venezuela today and give first hand account of the role played by private news outlets during the April 2002 coup d’etat in Venezuela.

Sharp Attack Unwarranted

The campaign against Gene Sharp and the Albert Einstein Institution is beyond bizarre.

Environmental Challenges and Actions in Venezuela

As part of an exercise in participatory democracy in Venezuela, communities are assuming leadership in conducting environmental conservation projects across the country to deal with the various environmental challenges facing them. Come to IPS for a rare opportunity to hear directly from and discuss with Miguel Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Viceminister of Environmental Conservation, these and other projects and what role the Chavez government is playing in them.

This is a brownbag event so please feel free to bring your lunch.

Please rsvp by sending an email to or calling 202-234-9382.

IPS is between L and M Streets on 16th Street and two blocks from the Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines) Metro stations.







The Andean Crisis

The Andean Crisis

In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.

United Nations v. United States

In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it’s 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.