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…

Prominent Progressive Figures Reply to ‘New Statesman’ Editorial on Venezuela

Signed By: Ken Livingstone Grahame Morris MP Owen Jones Sam Gurney, Policy Officer, European Union and International Relations Department, TUC Tony Burke, Unite the Union Assistant General Secretary Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary “Dear New Statesman, Over the past decade very few countries in the world, if any, have held more elections and referenda than…

The Venezuela Diary Week 29: 27th January – 2nd February

This week… Prisons Minister Varela announces that the site of the prison riot in Barquisimeto will be shut down, and all inmates transferred to various penal facilities around the country, in order to fully eradicate the gangs and gun trade in the facility. Interior Minister Reverol announces that homicides have decreased 15% this year. Communications…

National Assembly uncovers Primero Justicia (Venezuelan Right Wing) corruption network

The Plenary Session of the National Assembly ended with a request for the arrest of opposition deputies Richard Mardo, Juan Carlos Caldera and Gustavo Marcano, all members of the political right-wing party Primero Justicia, after they accepted they received funds withouth declaring them to tax authorities and the electoral board in order to engage in…

Venezuelans are “eating more and eating better”

Venezuela was classed as the country which has made most advances in the struggle against hunger this week by the UN Committee for Agriculture and Alimentation, a claim which was supported by figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) regarding the dietary status of the population. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, in an event in…

Chávez administration gets highest approval rating since 2006

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”

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…