2 February 2007. By Calvin Tucker
Nobody can quite believe their eyes and ears. More than 15 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has made it abundantly clear that his country is embarked on a socialist revolution.
2 February 2007. By Maria Páez Victor, PhD.
This week, the parliament of Venezuela gave President Hugo Chávez, the authority to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months on 10 issues of domestic importance. This type of power has a time limit and an issue limit and is specifically allowed by Article 203 of the Venezuelan constitution.
26 January 2007. By Zoe Kenny
At a meeting in Brazil on April 26, 2006, plans moved ahead between Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil for a major transcontinental oil pipeline. The pipeline would be 10,000 kilometres long and would link the four countries plus Paraguay and Uruguay.
Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said the pipeline would be integral to economically integrating South America and strengthening it against US imperialism, and was essential in “the fight against poverty and exclusion”.
25 January 2007. By Federico Fuentes
On January 8, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez swore in his new cabinet, including five new members, calling upon them to take an oath that they would “never rest arm or soul in the construction of the Venezuelan path towards socialism”. One the ministers sworn in was Hector Navarro, previously higher education minister and now Venezuela’s minister of science and technology.
by Michael A. Lebowitz
Caracas, 16 December 2006
Was it my imagination or were there lots of sad faces at last night's meeting at the Teresa Carrena theatre -- the site of so many Bolivarian rallies and celebrations? Certainly, here was another occasion for celebration. It was a meeting to recognize the electoral triumph of Hugo Chavez on 3 December and, in particular, to acknowledge the contribution of campaign workers organized in the Comando Miranda.
by Robert Austin Thursday December 07, 2006.
Venezuela's confirmation of its anti-imperialist, democratic socialist revolution through the decisive re-election of president Hugo Chávez this week opens the way for major expansion of its free "womb to tomb" public education program. The following letter, still unanswered almost three weeks on, suggests that an enlightened NUS re-think on Venezuela may be overdue.
Ms Rose Jackson
President, National Union of Students
Center for Economic and Policy Research
December 4, 2006
Fred Fuentes, 10 November 2006
After having supported the May 20 international day of action in solidarity with Venezuela and Cuba, the National Union of Students (NUS) has taken a retrograde step by voting against giving support to the international week of solidarity with Venezuela starting on November 12.
Coral Wynter & Jim McIlroy, Caracas
30 November 2006
Marta Harnecker, a Chilean-born author, intellectual and participant in Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution, spoke to Green Left Weekly’s Coral Wynter and Jim McIlroy about the significance of Venezuela’s December 3 elections, in which socialist incumbent Hugo Chavez faces right-wing, US-backed candidate Manuel Rosales.