ASA Summit expects to strengthen South-South cooperation

The III Summit fo Heads of State and Govenrment of Africa and South America started yesterday in Equatorial Guinea in order to strengthen the South-South cooperation for the benefit of both regions. According to official sources, 29 heads of state and delegations from over 50 countries will attend this summit until February 23. The attending…

Venezuela devalues its currency

By Lee Brown, VSC Executive On February 8th, Venezuela announced a devaluation to its currency, the Bolivar, by 32% from 4.3 to 6.3 Bolivars per US dollar. Venezuela has a fixed exchange rate system, which means the government, rather than the market, sets the official exchange rate. This system was re-established in the aftermath of the 2002 coup…

Latest Wikileaks Show Further US Intervention in Venezuela

The emails also leave the reader in no doubt about whom these people are helping the Venezuelan right-wing opposition: “to answer your question, the US networks are definitely involved. I cannot confirm for you if that specific gentleman is involved, but the usual establishments are”. Edited from a piece by Paul Dobson, writing in a…

Conference: The legacy of Hugo Chavez – Showing There Is An Alternative In the 21st Century

NOTICE! ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED – PLEASE COME ALONG TO THE 3RD FLOOR AT ULU FROM 9.30 AM (CONFERENCE STARTS 10.10AM) AND REGISTER ON THE DOOR IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND. Saturday April 27, 9.30am – 5.00pm, University of London Union, Malet Street With: Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan Ambassador & former Education…

National Youth Day Celebrated in Venezuela

Following minute violent demonstrations by extreme right wing university sectors in the past weeks, the revolutionary youth of Venezuela made clear to the country and the world that they are the majority this week with celebrations of National Youth Day. The day, which also commemorates the decisive Battle of La Victoria of 1814, when Jose…

Venezuelans celebrate return of Chávez

People from across Caracas gathered at the Bolívar Square to express their joy at the return of President Hugo Chávez to the country on Monday at 2:30 am. “He’s a great man who has devoted his life to the people and today the people once again take to the streets with joy because our President…

Mothers of May Square celebrate return of Chavez to Venezuela

The President of Mothers of May Square Association, Hebe de Bonafini, has expressed in a statement her admiration for President Chavez, who returned to Venezuela this Monday morning in order to continue with his medical treatment. “… Now you have returned, as you had planned, to your homeland, to your beloved Venezuela . What a…

President Chavez Back in Venezuela

The Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez arrived on Monday at 2:30 am in the country, announced the Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas. As he made his return home, he posted three messages on his Twitter account @chavezcandanga: “We have arrived again in the Venezuelan Homeland. Thank you, my God! Thank you, my beloved people! We…

Revolutionary Advances Shown in Transport

As millions of Venezuelan and international holiday goers took to the roads, buses, planes, boats, and trains for Carnaval this week, various announcements were provided which show the advances being made by the revolutionary Government in the sector of mass public transport. President of the government-run Metro of Caracas, Haiman El Troudi, revealed to the…

VP Maduro: Right-wing opposition representatives have had numerous meetings outside of Venezuela “searching for funds through dollar washing & corruption”

The Government exposed plans and schemes by certain sectors of the opposition alliance (MUD) this week who they accuse of conspiring and seeking intervention from international right wing forces to undermine the democratically elected government of Chavez. Speaking during the celebrations of the birth of one of the national heroes, Jose Antonio Sucre, Vice President…