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…

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…