The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, during his daily program, ¡Aló Presidente! assured that a redistribution process of the national income is set in motion in Venezuela. The national Government has implemented some measures to give back purchasing power to Venezuelan people.
“When we got to the Government, more than a half of the country was declared in poverty and 20% out of the total population was living in extreme poverty. Fortunately, extreme poverty decreased to the half and now it is around 10%. We lowered it to the half,” Chávez highlighted.
8 March 2007. By Stuart Munckton
“Our experience of Venezuela is of a mass people’s revolution. It was something completely different from anything I had experienced in my life … simply the feeling of a mass revolution is something fantastic. It is reminiscent of [Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin’s] phrase that ‘a revolution is the festival of the oppressed’.”
Speech Transcript - Hugo Chavez to George W. Bush: Gringo Go Home Monday, Mar 12, 2007. By: Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
AMY GOODMAN: President Bush has arrived in Guatemala for the second-to-last stop of his five-nation tour of Latin America.. He is meeting with Guatemalan President Oscar Berger for talks expected to be dominated by immigration and free trade.
By: Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com Published: 07/03/07
On his radio program Aló Presidente last Monday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, made a call for party unity, and presented his plan for the formation of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in the next nine months.
Simon Romero, February 23
LA PAZ, Bolivia — To understand Venezuela’s growing influence here, consider that more than two dozen ambassadors are in this capital city, including those of Bolivia’s leading trading partners like Brazil, the United States and Argentina. Yet none enjoy the direct conduit that the Venezuelan ambassador, Julio Montes, has established with President Evo Morales.
Castro Calls Chavez on Aló Presidente (Chavez' weekly TV show)
Translated by By: BBC. Thurs March 1
Chavez: Let's see who is calling from Havana. Bring me some coffee please.
Castro: Hello. Hello. Do you hear me?
Chavez: Who is calling?
Castro: Can you hear me?
Chavez: I hear you.
Castro: Distinguished and dear friend, how are you?
Chavez: [Words inaudible]
Castro: I am listening to you on Hello President. All the figures you have cited, I find your argument very good regarding the growth of the GDP, over the drop in unemployment. Many interesting things.
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2007 By: Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, February 27, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)— Venezuela’s President Chavez announced a new law-decree, which will nationalize the last remaining oil production sites that are under foreign company control.
The nationalizations, which affect oil production in the Orinoco Oil Belt, will take effect on May 1st of this year, until which time companies may negotiate the terms of the nationalization.
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007. By: Venezuelanalysis.com
Venezuela’s January unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level, 11.1%, in over eight years, according to the country’s National Statistics Institute. Also, GDP growth for the 4th quarter of 2006 was higher than expected, at 11.8%.
The January 2007 unemployment rate, explained Statistics Institute President Elias Eljuri, was 5.5 percentage points lower than when Chavez came into office in 1999 and 1.8 points lower than in 2006.
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A Sign-On Letter for Religious Leaders!..
15 February 2007
"For two days now in federal parliament treasurer Peter Costello has attacked ALP signatories of our sign-on invitation for Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to visit Australia”, Kiraz Janicke from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network said today.