Sooner than later, the birth of a nation of republics

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

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

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

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…

The Venezuela Diary (Week 28: 20th- 26th January)

This week… It is announced that extreme poverty has been reduced from 11.36 to 6.97% in the last 10 years. The opposition cancel their march for the historic 23rd of January, day when the dictatorship ended in Venezuela in 1958, and they decide to hold a rally instead, due to the massive presence of pro-Chavez…

Huge March Defends Venezuela’s Democracy and Revolution

By Tamara Pearson, Merida, January 23rd 2013, Venezuelanalysis.com The vice-president and ministers [of the Venezuelan Government] marched with up to a million people today to defend the Bolivarian revolution on Democracy Day, while the opposition march turned out to be a small rally. Further, sectors of the far right have called on the armed forces…

Social Inclusion Advances as Canaima Computer Project Progresses to Next Stage

One of the unquestionably most successful projects of the revolutionary Government of Hugo Chavez took another leap forward this week, with the announcement that Venezuela is expected to produce 1,200,000 Canaima Computers this year, after the installation of a new production and assembly plant in the state of Miranda. On an inspection of the assembly…

Maduro reveals murder plot

Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday night that security services had uncovered a plot to assassinate him and parliament head Diosdado Cabello. Mr Maduro revealed details of the plot at a rally commemorating the overthrow of former dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, shortly before travelling to Havana to visit his cancer-stricken superior. The acting president…

President Chavez began systemic medical treatment for underlying disease

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informs the Venezuelan people and other brother peoples on the clinical course of President Hugo Chávez. Forty-five days after carrying out a complex surgical intervention for the removal of a malignant lesion in the pelvis, with severe, acute complications, the patient’s general evolution is favorable. At this…

Scandal as leading Spanish newspaper El Pais forced to retract fake photos of Hugo Chavez in hospital

Spain’s largest selling newspaper was forced to pulp its front page on Thursday after it printed a fake photo of President Hugo Chavez that it claimed showed “the truth” about his health condition. The grainy photo that El Pais originally splashed on its front page on Thursday, billed as a global exclusive, portrayed the head…