Chávez administration gets highest approval rating since 2006

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In the past year, 70 percent of the population considered the performance of the president of the Republic, Hugo Chavez, as good or very good, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the 21st Century Social Research Group (GIS XXI), held in January. “This is the highest approval rating since he was re-elected on…

“I will be a doctor thanks to the Bolivarian Revolution”

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Heidi Pérez comes from Jobure, a small town located in the state of Delta Amacuro (Venezuela’s east) and she is one of the 1,674 medicine students coming from Latin America and Africa who embarked on a career in medicine in the Salvador Allende Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM, Spanish acronym), located in the state…

Joseph Kennedy Praises CITGO as Citizens Energy delivers the heat for struggling US families

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By Sarah Talmadge BALTIMORE — Tiara Frierson and her children found refuge in a family shelter last year after an illness left her hospitalized and unpaid rent and utility bills left them homeless. The strain of keeping the heat on during a difficult time was almost too much to bear, said Frierson, expressing hope that…

Nearly 1,000 Venezuelan families receive new homes today

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On Thursday, 925 Venezuelan families receive their homes in the states of Vargas, Cojedes, Falcón, Distrito Capital and Trujillo thanks to the Bolivarian Government through the government-funded program known as the Great Housing Mission. The National Coordinator of the Top Housing Body Rafael Ramírez, announced that 65 families are receiving their homes in Cojedes, 200…

MEDIA RESPONSE: Venezuela denies ‘uranium’ allegation in The Irish Times

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Sir – In an article titled “Israeli minister welcomes report of blast at nuclear plant” (World News, January 28th), the false allegation that “Venezuela was flying uranium and various components intended for use in nuclear weapons to Tehran” is repeated. The Venezuelan government categorically denies this accusation. This claim, which dates back to 2009, has…

Ambassador Visits CWU NEC

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Venezuelan ambassador Samuel Moncada addressed CWU’s national executive council this morning, bringing news of his country’s social progress and warnings of attacks from right-wing groups. He spoke of the success stories in alleviating poverty in the country, but spoke of the challenges presented by youth unemployment, an ageing population and right-wing attacks including biased reporting in UK…

Sooner than later, the birth of a nation of republics

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) moves toward unity and “sooner than later, we will see the birth of that nation of republics in our continent,” said Tuesday Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro. Maduro said the statements in western state of Barinas, where he opened a new primary school, together with governor in…

Media Hate Fest for Venezuela Keeps on Keepin’ on

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By MARK WEISBROT – AL JAZEERA, January 29th 2013 Last week there was a real media hate-fest for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, with some of the more influential publications on both sides of the Atlantic really hating on the guy. Even by the hate-filled standards to which we have become accustomed, it was impressive. It’s interesting, since…

CELAC Strengthened by Second Annual Summit

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By TAMARA PEARSON AND EWAN ROBERTSON, Merida, January 29th 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com)  The recently formed Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) met last weekend with the European Union (EU) for a Business Summit, before holding its own annual summit over Sunday and Monday. II CELAC Summit On Monday, the 33 heads of state and foreign ministers who…

Elements of Venezuela’s Right-Wing Opposition Call for the Military to Oust the Elected Government

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By Matt Willgress, VSC Co-ordinator Prominent, hardline elements of Venezuela’s right-wing opposition have launched and widely circulated what has been termed a “coup petition” against Venezuela’s elected Government, in one of a series of recent attempts to destabilise the situation and undermine the country’s elected government, which enjoys clear majority support. The petition’s preamble calls…